Siri Gets Acquired by Apple (and Why I’m Disappointed)

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 28th

I’ve long been a fan of the ideas behind Siri and their artificial intelligence powered personal assistant.  Obviously, as a non-iPhone owner, I’ve had to watch from the sidelines on this one, and follow their growth


Microsoft Windows 7’s Warm Release an Advent to the Shared Computing Space

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 28th

Windows is doing well, it would seem:

Just six months after its release, Windows 7 is now installed on one in 10 of the world's PCs, Microsoft has confirmed.


Where is Your Ning Community Going to Live?

Angela Connor | April 26th

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands or even millions of people running an online community on Ning, it’s time to pull out your credit card or look for new digs.

The company announced


What the FTC and Facebook Can Learn from the Final Fantasy Franchise [Make Menus More Fun]

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 26th

This Sunday, Chuck Schumer (Democrat Senator from New York) held a press conference around a letter he wrote to the FTC asking for regulation around privacy settings on social networks. From TheHill:


Facebook Insights: Not Scary and Not Effective (Yet)

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 23rd

I wrote a post the day of Facebook’s f8 developer conference trying to mitigate the outrage and panic expressed by a lot of Open advocates. Since I wrote that post, a great deal has happened


Study: Students ADDICTED to Social Media, or is it Brain Evolution?

Mary Wallace | April 23rd

Univeristy of Maryland’s International Center for Media & the Public Agenda did a study, asking 200 students to abstain from their computers and smart phones for one full day and then to blog about how


Wiring the Web

Chris Selland | April 23rd

It's been a busy couple of weeks for tying together the disparate pages and services that most of know as 'the web' - and the identities, preferences and profiles of those who use and browse it. 


Why $10 a Month for Hulu is Just Right, IF…

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 22nd

The rumor is today that Hulu’s moving forward with their plans to charge for access to the site.  At first blush, this sounds like a colossally stupid move.

The Web


An Open Letter to My Friends Concerned About Open [#F8]

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 21st

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote address this morning at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, I’ve been fielding a variety of phone calls ranging from panicked to outraged from many advocates of Open. One of the recurring


Facebook Friends The Web – They Will Unleash Creativity and Money For All

John Furrier | April 21st

Facebook is trying to leverage their huge installed based to socialize all the web.  Today, at F8 Facebook's developer conference Mark Zuckerberg announced his vision to socialize the web with Facebook's new changes.