Boycott Technorati?

A few months back Edelman Public Relations and the blog search engine Technorati announced a partnership. The gist of it seems to be that Edelman gave Techorati some funding to fast track the expansion of Technorati into other countries.

Due to Edelman’s recent troubles, some folks are raising questions about the propriety of the deal....

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Taking at Look at the New York Times Most Popular Feature

Jeff Jarvis points to an interesting post by Chris Riley that compares the editor-controlled content on the BBC homepage to the content on the BBC Most Popular Now page, which is determined by usage patterns of site visitors. He found editors and users were in synch in the stories they chose 37% of the time....

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Could Political Google Bombs Work?

There has been a lot of buzz about using Google Bombs to disseminate negative articles in political races (such as this recent article on MSNBC’s site and this one on the New York Times site), and we even wrote about it briefly here yesterday. While I agree with my colleague,...

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When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

eKarjala inspired me to take the time and dig up some fossils of today's most popular websites using the Wayback Machine. Click on the images to be taken to the archived websites and the text link to see today's versions:

APPLE (December, 1998)


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China Filters the Internet

Researchers from OpenNet Initiative (ONI) released an excellent report last year on the scope and degree to which China filters Internet content. Though quite a few countries filter Internet content, the researchers agree that "China's Internet filtering regime is the most sophisticated effort of its kind in the world." They describe it as "pervasive,...

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