DaveNet: Harvard case study on blogging.
Seventeen new technology feeds from Yahoo.
San Jose Business Journal: "Spam McGriddles." Oh the humanity.
Steve Gillmor: Sun Adopts RSS. "Everybody's talking about it.."
Scoble blogs back at Sun's Schwartz. I agree with Scoble. It's nice to see Sun get that RSS can help them communicate with developers. It certainly can. But they're hardly in a position to teach Microsoft about this. And it's grossly inaccurate to say that RSS was created by the open source community. It's the old disease, there's only open source and Microsoft. RSS was created by neither. Time to recalc your assumptions.
Salon: "MoveOn.org's anti-Bush ads, which began last Thursday, were timed to counteract the president's own $4.5 million ad blitz that began late last week."
John Kerry, in Florida today: "I remember Spring Break. You could come down here, kick back, do nothing. The only place you can do that now is on the Bush economic team."
My cardiologist says stories like this are just drug company PR. I don't know what to think. I have the disease. My bad-cholesterol level is very low now, with drugs. The report says it should be lower. More Lipitor, more money for the company. I feel manipulated.
Borland has an RSS howto.
Just heard on NPR that police found the body of Spalding Grey in New York's East River.
I'm working on getting a discussion of Clay Shirky's Power Law thesis at BloggerCon. I invited Clay himself to lead the session but unfortunately he can't. I believe that there is a power law in weblogs, but is that bad news? Can you conclude that every medium is like every one that came before? History certainly doesn't support that. Consider the post just above this. I don't have strong feelings about Spalding Grey, beyond the normal sympathy and curiosity that a reasonably normal adult would have for a dead person who probably suffered, at least at the end of his life. But I know that some of the people who read this weblog have a deeper connection to Grey's life and work. So when I heard the news, and realized that it was quite new, it was virtually automatic for me to point to it. I know that I'm one of the A-list guys. I work at being that. It's been a goal for me because I want ideas that I think are important to be heard. Is that a bad thing? Of course I don't think so.
EContent: Can RSS Relieve Information Overload?
The Houston Chronicle reports that Presidential brother Neil Bush was married in Houston yesterday. "President George W Bush and Florida Gov Jeb Bush did not attend."
What is TV Freak? (in the Czech Republic)
Mike Walsh comments on last night's CNN special on the Dean campaign. I agree with Mike, Trippi didn't look like he was very involved in the campaign. Rather than focus on the website and compete with Dean for campaign dollars that aren't likely to come, take eight months and write a book, not so much memoir of the campaign but a vision for the future.
Good news for Democrats from Zogby via Political Wire.
Jay Rosen has written a chapter for an upcoming O'Reilly book entitled Extreme Democracy, a collection of essays from Adina Levin, Joi Ito, Ross Mayfield, Jim Moore, Howard Rheingold, Doc Searls, Clay Shirky, and Ethan Zuckerman. I had originally said it was a Jay Rosen book. My mistake. I didn't know there was a collection in the works.
NY Times: "Radio Perola is part of a mushrooming chain of small government-supported radio and television stations that are central to Mr. Chavez's efforts to counter the four big private television networks, which paint him as an unstable dictator."
Re-watched Jerry McGuire recently. It has one of the best lines ever, Rene Zellweger says to Tom Cruise: "You had me at hello." Nice story, sweet ending, leaves you cheering (if you're an sentimentalist like I am). Surprisingly like As Good As It Gets, but Rene and Tom are sweeter than Helen and Jack. Cuba Gooding is in both movies. One movie has a cute little kid and the other has a cute little dog. In both movies the leading lady is a single mom, and has an older female relative who lives with her.
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