Who Writes Wikipedia? — Wikimedia 2006 Elections — Part 2: Who Writes Wikipedia? — Part 3: Who Runs Wikipedia? (coming Wednesday) — If you translate this essay, please contact me. — Vote for me in the election for the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Directors.
Discussion: Confused Of Calcutta, Google Blogoscoped, Ross Mayfield's Weblog, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Big in Japan and Raw
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Who Makes Wikipedia Work?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: What is Wikipedia? — Aaron Swartz has done some yeoman's work …
Alexander Muse / Big in Japan: Wikipedia answers. . . The founders of the wikipedia claim …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: How Wikipedia entries get written
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Internet Phone Upstart at a Crossroads: Off the Hook, or Off the Mark? — Jeffrey A. Citron, the chief executive of Vonage, stood above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in May, celebrating the initial public offering of the Internet telephone company he grew from a bud.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and 21talks
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Vonage Hits the Two Million Mark — The New York Times Matt Richtel has this piece today on Vonage, which includes a rare interview with high-profile co-founder Jeff Citron (whom Richtel misidentifies as CEO of the company — Citron is actually Chairman and Chief Strategist.
Discussion: VoIP Now
Robert Levine / New York Times:
New Web Sites Seeking Profit in Wiki Model — Every day, millions of people find answers on Wikipedia to questions both trivial and serious. Jack Herrick found his business model there. — In 2004, Mr. Herrick acquired the how-to guide eHow.com, which featured articles written by paid freelance writers.
Discussion: Convergence Culture Consortium, Furdlog, Mathew Ingram and UMBC eBiquity
Sam Ford / Convergence Culture Consortium: Wikis Providing Greater Potential for Collective Intelligence
Furd / Furdlog: Wikis As A Money-Maker?
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Why Wired's wiki won't work
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New iPods, iMac due September 12 — Apple will take advantage of a September 12 media event to introduce the second-generation iPod nano, an updated 5G iPod, and upgraded iMacs, sources tell Think Secret. — Additional members of the media are slated to received invitations to the event this week …
Discussion: Engadget and MethodShop
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Think Secret's skinny for Apple's September 12th event
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Between Popular and Personal there is Social — Every time I see Gabe Rivera of TechMeme, I ask for the same thing — MeMeme. Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what my friends are interested in.
Discussion: efuddle.com, John Furrier and The Blog Herald
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to roll-out iTunes movies and 'one more thing' — The charismatic leader and co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs, plans to summons the worldwide media to a special event this month in which he'll usher in a new chapter in the company's digital media strategy, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Engadget and digg
Robert Levine / New York Times:
MySpace Music Store Is New Challenge for Big Labels — So far none of the companies that sell music online have emerged as serious competitors to the iTunes Music Store of Apple Computer. But not one of them has an audience like MySpace, which millions of teenage and twentysomething music fans visit every day.
Discussion: A VC, David Card and I4U News
Simon Perry / Digital-Lifestyles.info:
SanDisk Forced to Remove MP3 Players From IFA:Exclusive — SanDisk have been forced to remove all of their MP3 music players from their stand at the huge CE show, IFA in Berlin, Digital-Lifestyles can exclusively reveal. — Societa Italiana per lo Sviluppo Dell' Elettronica, S.p.A. …
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News, The Raw Feed and Guardian Unlimited
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited: SanDisk dispute ends with empty stand
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Some thoughts about FOO and elitism... I'm going to try over the next few days to capture retrospectively my FOO experience in a little detail. I didn't think I'd have enough time to do it, but it turns out that when you're trying to avoid writing your talk for major conferences in the US there's …
Discussion: John Furrier
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
ZapTXT: promising RSS topic subscription service — With the messy demise of PubSub, I've been looking for a decent keyword and topic subscription service to replace it. ZapTXT could very well meet my requirements, except for the odd fact that it doesn't output in RSS (more on that below).
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and rev2.org
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: FEED ALERTS OVER INSTANT MESSENGER & SMS
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Track and Monitor Feeds with ZapTXT
'Adware' attack on privacy tool — Software that claimed to provide increased privacy whilst surfing the web has been criticised by computer experts and the blogging community. — The application Browzar has been branded "adware" by many because it directs web searches to online adverts.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Under The Stairs, digg and Slashdot
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Browzar Responds to Privacy Concerns
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Privacy Web Browser 'Browzar' Branded Adware
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Yahoo! launches 'social search' in Britain with multimillion-pound ad campaign — Yahoo! will launch a service today that allows users to ask other people's advice, when looking for anything from a good hotel or bar to an apple pie recipe, rather than rely solely upon electronically generated search results.
Discussion: E-consultancy and paidContent.org
Richard Maven / E-consultancy: Yahoo debuts Answers in UK
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
When a Plan Comes Together — Today I was browsing Windows Live QnA and stumbled across one the user pages (shown below) and realized that we've finally shipped the Windows Live friends list to another web property besides Windows Live Spaces — This is one of the coolest things about working …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK, Primordial and LiveSide
Sam Sethi / TechCrunch UK: Has Yahoo found the answer?
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Digg that Fat Belly! — Chris Anderson in his book, The Long Tail (read Chris' book), divides the power law distribution curve into only two segments... the hit-driven head (Big Head) and, obviously, the long tail. What's missing is actually the most important part... the section in the middle of the curve The Fat Belly.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Start-up pays people to answer questions online — A new social search site that pays people to answer questions from visitors will become publicly available on Monday. — ChaCha.com will pay "guides" up to $10 per hour spent searching for Web sites that contain answers to user questions.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, TechCrunch UK, Mashable!, Google Operating System and ResourceShelf
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog: New Engine 'ChaCha' Offers Real-Time Answers From Live 'Guides'
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: ChaCha Launches - MySpace Meets Search
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Asking the Internet — Yahoo is very proud of Yahoo Answers …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA doesn't like independent experts — For the past few years, the Recording Industry Association of America has battled file sharing by threatening those it suspects of illegally downloading music with lawsuits. Many potential defendants opt for expensive settlements with the RIAA, others decide to fight it out in court.
Digitalgopher / digg: RIAA doesn't like independent experts
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: RIAA Doesn't Like Independent Experts