Getting Paid for Doing Bad Things (12″ version)

This is the extended version of my earlier blog post. The BBC finally ran my commentary so for those of you who want more info, here it is: Think of it as product placement for the Internet. It’s been around a while, but I just figured out how it works, and it made me realise …

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Blogs And The Suppression Of Dissent

Do blogs suppress dissent? Somewhat against the grain, this, but Michael Feldstein of eLearn magazine reckons blogs can “amplify and accelerate the spread of bad information that leads to bad decisions”. Looking at how stock market bubbles and fashion crazes start, Feldstein says that “the same sorts of problems are likely or even inevitable in …

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