Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
It May Be a Long Time Before the Long Tail Is Wagging the Web — Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson's hot, new best seller, "The Long Tail," is causing a sensation with its eye-opening claims about the way the Web is rewriting the rules of commerce. But I've looked at some of the same data …
Discussion: IP Democracy, Business Filter, Newsome.Org, Frank Barnako, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Clickety Clack, Know It All and Slashdot
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: How Long is the Long Tail?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Sizing the Long Tail
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: The Argument Against The Long Tail
Ed Cone / Know It All: Pulling the long tail
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: 'Long Tail' May Not Wag the Web Just Yet
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE BACKLASH, CHAPTER 1 — I'll take it as a compliment that I now warrant a proper Wall Street Journal takedown for crimes of...well, I'm not quite sure what the crimes are. But Lee Gomes has tried mightily to find flaws with the Long Tail theory and deserves a response of some sort.
Discussion: BeyondVC, Blackfriars' Marketing, rexblog, Jim Moore's cybernetics … and J. LeRoy's Evolving Web
Ed Sim / BeyondVC: How long is the Long Tail?
James Moore / Jim Moore's cybernetics …: "Long tail" effect may not really be true; and author seems …
J. LeRoy / J. LeRoy's Evolving Web: Stepping on the Long Tail
Nick / Rough Type:
How large is the long tail? — In his column in the Wall Street Journal today, Lee Gomes tries to debunk Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory, and on his Long Tail blog today, Anderson tries to debunk Gomes's debunking. It's an interesting - and important - debate, and I find myself agreeing with both gentlemen.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: The blind men and the elephant
Kevin Rose / my blog:
Calacanis — I rarely blog, but I recently saw this post by Jason Calacanis so I thought I'd share my thoughts. — Jason, — Clever PR stunt, but man, in the end I believe it's going to do more damage for Netscape than good. Ya see users like Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit and Flickr …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, Guardian Unlimited, robhyndman.com, Scripting News, paradox1x and digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: The Users Will Decided Who Gets Their Content
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited: Netscape v Digg: Does Web 2.0 pay?
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: More on Paying Top Editors
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Digg's Kevin Rose responds to Jason Calacanis, but doesn't really respond.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Kevin Rose cracks (or "how to know when you've won the debate") — Update: This story has been DUGG (but is not yet 'Scaped). — Update2: Looks like the story has been killed on DIGG—go figure. :-) — OK, it's on. :-) — On the latest DIGG Nation (minute 8), Digg co-funder Kevin Rose goes …
James Yu / ShoutBlog: Calacanis digging into Kevin
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Jason: Am not — Kevin: Are too
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: What's that VC hub called? Sand Box Road?
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Digg vs. Netscape, Kevin vs. Jason, Web 2.0 vs. commercial Internet
Mike / CrunchNotes: Netscape v. Digg
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Should Community-Edited News Sites Pay Top Editors? — If there is one push-and-pull balancing act that defines news in the age of Web 2.0, it's the question of how much power to give the audience, the masses, the collective mind, and how much control remains centralized.
Discussion: MiniMediaGuy, InterMedia, paidContent.org, ContentBlogger and Lost Remote
Tom Abate / MiniMediaGuy: Painting Aunt Polly's Fence
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Calacanis doth Protest Too Much
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Paying users for creating content
Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Estimating invalid clicks — Over the past few months, we've provided answers to your invalid click questions. Now, Shuman Ghosemajumder, Business Product Manager for Trust & Safety, is back to provide details on a new related feature.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google AdWords Now Reporting Invalid Click Rates
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Shows Advertisers Their "Invalid Clicks" in AdWords Reports
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Click Fraud stats in Google AdWords
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Is More Open About Click Fraud
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google to offer advertisers click fraud stats — Responding to concerns about click fraud in the online-ad industry, Google will be revealing to advertisers the number of invalid clicks on their ads with changes it's set to make to its AdWords system late Tuesday.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets, UMBC eBiquity, GigaLaw.com Daily News, Techdirt and Slashdot
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Click fraud: Google 'estimating invalid clicks', transparency or PR?
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity: Revealed: how Google manages click fraud
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: How Google Manages Click Fraud
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
TiVo Is Watching When You Don't Watch, and It Tattles — AS the advertising and television industries debate how to measure viewers of shows watched on digital video recorders, the pioneering maker of the recorders, TiVo, is getting into the argument. It is starting a research division …
Discussion: TechEffect, AdJab, flashpoint, Clickety Clack, TiVo's Privacy Promises …, Screenwerk and Lost Remote
Brian Ward / TechEffect: Stuck in the middle with TiVo
Chris Thilk / AdJab: TiVo reports on ad watching habits
Ian Kennedy / flashpoint: Yet another way to monetize your audience
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: TiVo to Track Ad Watching/Skipping
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: TiVo to sell commercial viewing data
Fred / A VC:
VC Cliché of the Week — One of the best lines I have heard in a long time was uttered by an entrepreneur we know. He was talking about one of his co-founders who one day decided he didn't want to work anymore. He said about his co-founder, "he called in rich". I laughed so hard I almost cried.
Discussion: Business Filter and Texas Startup Blog
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: How much is enough: Calling in Rich
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
AlwaysOn: YouTube wants to stay independent — During a panel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley was asked by moderator Kara Swisher about disparaging comments Bill Gates made about his service at the D conference. "Speaking about competiton and Gates …
Discussion: LEWIS 360° and Bag and Baggage
Morgan McLintic / LEWIS 360°: How far will consumer-generated media go?
stanfordsummit's GoingOn feed:
AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006 Live Webcast
AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006 Live Webcast
Discussion: Between the Lines, Bag and Baggage, Jeff Clavier's Software Only and VC Ratings
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: AlwaysOn: Open source and patent trolls
Denise / Bag and Baggage: AlwaysOn: Opening Evening
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: AlwaysOn Summit, BlogHer & IBD Network's Strategy Series on Enterprise 2.0
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings: Gil Penchina lauds Google, describes eBay as "lock down"
Facebook Launches Back-to-School Promotion to Give Away 10 Million Music Samplers from iTunes — PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 25, 2006—Facebook, the social directory that allows people to share information, announced today a back-to-school promotion to give away 10 million music samplers …
Discussion: TechCrunch, PostBubble, Mashable!, ilounge.com and The Blogging Times
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Facebook and iTunes to treat students like children
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook Giving Away Free iTunes Music
Larry Angell / ilounge.com: Facebook giving away 10 million iTunes music samplers
Minic Rivera / The Blogging Times: Facebook giving 10 million music samplers
Mike / Techdirt:
Who's Getting What Out Of The iTunes/Facebook Deal?
Who's Getting What Out Of The iTunes/Facebook Deal?
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Infinite Loop
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
SayNow helps musicians call their fans — Sometimes simple systems work the best and SayNow might be one of those cases. The service, still in private beta, is targeting musicians on MySpace who want to exchange voice messages with their fans. They can record voice messages …
Discussion: Mashable!, SMS Text News and textually.org
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Congress spanks naughty sex sites — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would make it a federal felony for Webmasters to use innocent words like "Barbie" or "Furby" but actually feature sexual content on their sites. — Anyone who includes misleading "words" …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Slashdot
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: New US Child Protection Law Might Make Webmasters Second Guess What They Write
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Congress vs Misleading Meta Tags
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will Linux Rule The Digital Home? — For consumer electronics industry, digital home is the next big pot of gold, a pot so big that it has everyone from Apple (AAPL) to Microsoft (MSFT) to Intel (INTC) licking their chops. But it is Linux could emerge as one of the biggest winners in this bonanza.
Discussion: Changing Way and eHomeUpgrade
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Digital Home Limbo
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch:
SightSpeed 5.0 Launches — Berkeley, CA based SightSpeed, an IP video and voice services company, is launching its 5.0 product tonight. — While many of the changes are upgrades to its video product suite (including a new video codec) and user interface (which is already good), SightSpeed makes several introductions in this launch.
Discussion: Robin Good's Latest News, Gizmodo, GigaOM and VoIP Watch
Robin Good / Robin Good's Latest News: Watch TV Back Home And Call Any Phone Number Around The World …
Om Malik / GigaOM: Vo(IP) Shows Up In Strange Places
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Keating Et Al On SightSpeed 5.0