Facebook May Have Volunteered You for a Study

Here’s nother reason not to trust social content silos. I’m sure Twitter can do the same thing but who is going to read the terms of service of these sites to find out? A team of researchers, led by Adam Kramer at Facebook in Menlo Park, California, was curious...

The Definition of a Blog

The best description I’ve seen. A blog is the unedited voice of a person. # The lack of editing is central, because it’s one person who’s responsible for every word. When you click the Publish button you should feel butterflies, at least sometimes, because there’s no one to pass the buck...

My Re-Education on Net Neutrality

I’ve written a couple of blog posts regarding video over the Internet and Net Neutrality. The posts I wrote were based on what I was reading in the technology press and some main stream news sources. I was always skeptical to the idea of reclassifying Internet Service Providers (ISP) as...

Google Craps on RSS Again

Google keeps cutting off RSS for its various services. The biggest shot at RSS was when Google shut down Google Reader. Now they are shutting down RSS for YouTube. According to Ars Technica: If you’re a news junky, you probably use an RSS reader like Feed.ly to keep up...

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Online Video: Second Class Service

It’s becoming more and more clear that Internet broadband providers like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and more are cleverly shaping Internet traffic to hide how they throttle online video to home consumers. A great example in the linked article at GigaOm.com shows the writer streaming an episode of The...

Kevin Marks on the Last 10 Years and the Next 10 Years of the Web

Kevin Marks compares and contrasts the Web as it was a decade ago, where it is right now, and where it possibly should be headed. He has some great observations about how cyclical the open and closed nature of the Web was and still is. He believes that we...

Wrapping My Head Around a SQRL

SQRL, if adopted and implemented can change our entire relationship with web sites and how we use them. SQRL is simple, elegant, and uses current technology which should create a low barrier to entry for web sites to employ. This just might be the perfect solution to the problem...

Venue 8 Pro Review

I received my Dell Venue 8 Pro on Friday and my impressions over the last couple of days is this is the type of device for which Windows 8 was made. To start, the form factor is near perfect. 8 inches is still a little too large for my...

Kevin Spacey and the Future of Video Entertainment

This is simply brilliant. Kevin  Spacey can see what the major networks and the cable and satellite industry can’t. Content creators want to create content and content consumers want to consume it. Give the viewer/listener what they want and give it to them at a fair price and they...