Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self Paid Members Public
An interview with a Verizon suit makes it clear that Tumblr is a hollow shell of what it once was. What does this say for the experimentation the web once offered?
Why "real names" commenting isn't a panacea Paid Members Public
Cory Doctorow explores the disaster that YouTube’s switch to Google+ commenting [http://boingboing.net/2013/11/13/vi-hart-cramming-g-into-yout.html] has been: > The promise of G+ in the beginning was that making people use their real names would incentivize them to behave themselves. It’s abundantly clear now that
The Times vrs NightJack: Destroying Journalists' Reputation Paid Members Public
I think that it’s absolutely despicable that a journalistic operation did this. The “public interest” figleaf they’re using blows away the second you consider that they’ve made it easier for people to connect the blog posts with real cases, not harder. I’ve seen journalists in several
Le Web 3 '07: Jason Calacanis on Spam Pollution Paid Members Public
Google is starting to smack down spam, but it’s still an issue – affiliate links.Calacanis had some suggestions for the attendees about how to manage this: - Build curation into your service. - Police your service - Reduce anonymity without reducing freedom - Punish bad peopleUsers have to “own