From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet

The New York Times takes a look at the Twitter phenomemon. Does this mean it is over?

Participation on Web 2.0 sites weak: Study

A very low percentage who visits sites like YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia actually upload or edit their own content. “The vast majority of visitors are the Internet equivalent of the television generation’s couch potatoes — voyeurs who like to watch rather than create, Tancer’s statistics show.”

Rick’s Ruminations: Full Feeds

“I think the primary justification often given for partial feeds – that it will drive higher clickthroughs back to the publisher’s site – is off-base. As people subscribe to feeds, they subscribe to more feeds. And that means they’re consuming more content, which means that each click out of the feed reader is taking the reader away from more content. In other words, feed reading is consumption-oriented, not transactionally focused.”

When is a Blog in Public Meant to Remain Private?

During the Viriginia Tech tragedies, reporters searched the social web for first person accounts of the shooting. In the process, they made public figures out of people intending to write soley for their family and friends.

About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.