According to a new study just released by the USC Annenberg Digital Future Project as much as 43 percent of Americans, who belong to online communities, feel just as strongly about their virtual worlds as their real-world counterparts. In addition, more than 40 percent of Internet users said that the Web helps them stay in touch with more friends and family.
In two episodes [11 and 12] the WordPress Podcast is interviewing Matt Mullenweg on several topics, including the next version of WordPress. I noticed that the podcast has taken David Peralty on board, which has improved the input of the podcast I have to say.
Update: And again Russia offers joining the program. I sort of loose the order, because why after this announcement?
For several elections, the Republican spin machine has tried to cast Bush and the GOP as the party of believing Christians as I show with a clip from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly interviewing Pres. Bush. Several clips from interviews with former Bush insider David Kuo, however, show the flaws in this strategy. [link]
The above is from November 7th
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It Takes a Monopoly: For reasons that have little to do with the product, itself, Windows Vista simply can’t lose.
Windows Vista is finally here, a shadow of what it was once supposed to be, but here nonetheless, and now the pundits are holding forth on whether or not Microsoft’s new operating system will succeed. What a waste of good punditry: of course Vista will succeed, and those who think it will fail simply do not know what they are talking about.
Le Web 3.0 seems to have dissappointed quite a number of visitors. Loic sold out the conference for his own political carreer according to many. Why sold out? 3 politicians were prefered above actually knowledgable speakers who do speak english and do answer questions. Similar “traditional media” was given priority seats and a free ride (according to some), not really the acclaimed web mentality.
I read too that the IRC was struggling, laptops were suppose to be turned off (!). Meanwhile Loic called the conference an Unconference.
In all, so what? Well, it’s lost enthousiasm, time, energy and might also damage congresses which might provide value for their visitors.
I guess this is a warning sign “how not to do it” for other conferences. The videos of le web 3 are provided by maarten schenk [thanks!]
Update:onemanandhisblog seems to cover most of the program.
There’s a slow poison out there that’s severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it’s a “health food,” one of our most popular. Now, I’m a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it’s organic. I state my bias here just so you’ll know I’m not anti-health food. The dangerous food I’m speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they’re all over the place. You can hardly escape them anymore.