Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech" (why I cancelled my ETech presentations) — As I type this, I am supposed to be in San Diego, delivering a workshop at the ETech conference. But I'm not. I'm at home, with the doors locked, terrified.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Smalltalk Tidbits …, Eric Rice, rc3.org, Things That, Message, Epeus' epigone, ongoing, Valleywag, Global Nerdy, One By One Media, InformationWeek Weblog, Logic+Emotion, Seth's Blog, Coding in an Igloo, Josh Bancroft's …, CrunchNotes, Don Park's Daily Habit, Maryamie, O'Reilly Radar, Marketing Begins At Home, Micro Persuasion, engtech, Life On the Wicked Stage, Burningbird, Rex Hammock's weblog, mamamusings, Backup Brain, Ted Leung on the Air, MinJungKim.com and digg
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Wrong Answer — Scoble on the Kathy Sierra mess:
Stowe Boyd / Message: Kathy Sierra: Death Threats
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone: death and rape threats are criminal
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: The Downside of Having a Web Presence (or: Kathy Sierra vs. the Anonymous Web Thugs)
Jim Turner / One By One Media: From the A-List to the Blacklist
By Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek Weblog: Death Threats Force Designer To Cancel ETech Conference Appearance
The Igloo Coder / Coding in an Igloo: Going dark — Justice pinged me as soon as I got home today …
Josh Bancroft / Josh Bancroft's TinyScreenfuls.com: Kathy Sierra Getting Death Threats, Internet Reaches New Low
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar: Support for Kathy — Kathy Sierra, a Foo and speaker …
David Parmet / Marketing Begins At Home: Kathy Sierra rocks
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: On Death Threats and the Blogosphere
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Death Threats To A Blogger
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog: What is wrong with people? — Kathy Sierra, an author and blogger …
Tom Negrino / Backup Brain: Enraged. And not confused.
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air: Maybe the blogosphere really is a cesspool ... Death threats against Kathy Sierra?!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Taking the week off — I'm physically ill after reading what happened to Kathy Sierra. Maryam and several others here at PodTech asked me about it and are concerned since the same sites that are attacking Kathy also mentioned me and Maryam. Maryam is really freaked out about it. So am I.
Rachel / Licence to Roam: The Ugly side of the web
Tris Hussey / One By One Media: Threats of violence is not protected speech-Support for Kathy Sierra
Sam Sethi / Vecosys: Robert Scoble and Kathy Sierra stop blogging.
Windows Vista Debuts with Strong Global Sales — More than 20 million licenses were sold in the opening month of general availability for the new operating system, as new tools and programs ease the transition for consumers. — Initial sales figures from Microsoft show …
Paul Miller / Engadget: Windows Vista's doing alright for itself
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft says they are selling Vista
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Microsoft: Windows Vista sales double that of XP
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Vista Shows Strong Global Sales
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: Microsoft Releases First Vista Sales Numbers
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sells 20 million Vista licenses — Microsoft claims Windows Vista is off to a fast start, having sold more than 20 million copies since its January 30 consumer release. — By comparison, in its first two months, Windows XP sold 17 million copies, Microsoft said.
Discussion: TechSpot News and ZDNet News
Julio Franco / TechSpot News: Windows Vista sales now at 20 million, after two months
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Vista Sales Strong
Microsoft Says Vista Sales Strong
Discussion: Neowin.net and The Tech Report
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Microsoft Says Vista Sales Strong
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Vista on track to become fastest-adopted Windows
Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
Web anonymity can sink your job search — Your Web presence can make or break a job application — If someone searches for you on the Web and comes up empty-handed, do you exist? — Considering that a growing number of recruiters and hiring managers are using search engines …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Looking for a Job? Make Sure You Have a Web Identity! — Computer World takes a look at how a lack of a web presence can hurt a candidate's chance of getting a job interview, let alone the actual job. While we've probably all tried "Googling" a date or famous celebrity …
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Search Engine Roundtable and Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: No Web Presence? It Might Hurt Your Job Prospects!
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable: Yahoo! Removes Category (Directory) Links From Under Search Results
How to beat Google, part 1 — Our entire industry is scared witless by Google's dominance in search and advertising. Microsoft and Yahoo have been unsuccessful at staunching the bleeding of their search market share. VCs parrot the Google PR FUD machine that you need giant datacenters next to hydroelectric dams to compete.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Skrenta on beating Google
Sprint Announces WiMAX Ecosystem Initiatives — ORLANDO, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) today announced further progress with the development of its upcoming Mobile WiMAX advanced multimedia network, citing wireless device and chipset initiatives while identifying additional service markets.
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM, eHomeUpgrade, dailywireless.org and Phone Scoop
Paul Miller / Engadget: Sprint fills in a few more WiMAX deets
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Sprint's Lil WiMAX Details
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Wikipedia co-founder seeks to start over — In just six years, Wikipedia has mushroomed into one of the Web's most astonishing successes, with 1.7 million articles in English alone. The downside is that the free encyclopedia has its share of errors and juvenile vandalism, and sometimes the writing is incomprehensibly arcane.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Larry Sanger / citizendium.org:
Why the Citizendium Will (Probably) Succeed
Why the Citizendium Will (Probably) Succeed
Discussion: Webware.com, E-Media Tidbits, Mashable!, franticindustries and Tinfinger
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: CITIZENDIUM: WIKIPEDIA 2.0 — Citizendium, the new wiki project …
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits: Citizendium: A More Accountable Wikipedia?
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Citizendium: Wikipedia Co-founder Launches a Competing Wiki
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: Former Wikipedia fellow starts fresh with Citizendium
Paul Montgomery / Tinfinger: Citizendium launches, gets ignored
Meet the W580: the Walkman® phone with street style — Sony Ericsson's new W580 WALKMAN® phone announced today is the music phone that's pure street style. This slim slider phone speaks volumes in urban cool while delivering the full-on Walkman® phone music experience.
Discussion: Phone Scoop, Engadget, CrunchGear, Forever Geek and Gizmodo
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Sony Ericsson intros W580, Z750 Walkman phones
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear: Sony-Ericsson Launches First 3G Phone for US-and-A
Griffith / Forever Geek: Sony Ericsson announces 2 new cellphones
So, how many podcasts did you download today? — Simon Kelner of 'The Independent' caused a stir last week when he said he didn't know anyone who'd used a podcast. What a dinosaur! But, discovers Tim Luckhurst, he can't be alone. Most days, responses to newspaper blogs barely …
Discussion: Martin Stabe, Greenslade, Wordblog, Telegraph Blogs, bojo and mathewingram.com/work
Andrew Grant-Adamson / Wordblog: Blog eats blog
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs: Stop me if you've heard this one before
Bobbie / bojo: "Wait and watch" as the Indy eats itself
AOL: Powerpoint paralysis — Ever wonder precisely why big companies such as AOL are so painfully sluggish? Here's an insight. AOL recently launched an enhanced search service which, alongside search results from Google, showed capsule reviews, videos and other content from AOL itself.
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Opposable Thumbs:
Why a $100 XBox can be better than the Apple TV — I was out of town this weekend meeting a friend from back home who happened to be in Columbus, OH, on business. Originally we'd planned to go karting, but the threat of rain and the lure of beer took us in a different direction.
Discussion: AppleTV Hacker and digg
Mike Curtis / AppleTV Hacker: Why a $100 XBox can be better than the Apple TV
Many net users 'not safety-aware' — Fewer than half of the UK's 29m adult internet users believe they are responsible for protecting personal information online, a survey suggests. — One in six of the 2,441 people surveyed felt responsibility rested with banks.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Who is responsible for net user security?
Mini-blog is the talk of Silicon Valley — Silicon Valley is abuzz over a new mini-blogging service for mobile phones that some predict will be a mass-market hit with the reach of a YouTube or MySpace. — Over the past two weeks, Twitter has attracted the sort of hyperbole the Valley reserves …
Discussion: Vecosys, Bloggers Blog and Roam4free
Mike Butcher / Vecosys: Is Twitter burning $115,883.88 a month?
Pat Phelan / Roam4free: Is Europe hurting Twitter?