Monthly Archives: May 2005

Rogue Dialers Still On The Rampage

By | May 31, 2005

Seems that those rogue dialers are still out there: This from the Manchester Evening News: £8m net swindle UP TO 300 internet users a day are targeted by a swindle which cost British consumers about £8m in a year, says BT. The company has received more than 80,000 complaints from computer users whose machines are linked to premium… Read More »

Love Is In The Air, Or At Least A Captive Audience Is

By | May 31, 2005

Was reading a piece in the Journal (subscription only) saying Delta Air Lines’ Song division is going to plug the CD by Better Than Ezra (a band that last had a hit 10 years ago) to passengers, a captive audience Delta have just realised they can sell anything to so long as they batter them hard enough: Better… Read More »

Podentaries

By | May 28, 2005

Great piece (thanks, Bleeding Edge) by Randy Kennedy in today’s NYT about podcasting audio tours: With Irreverence and an iPod, Recreating the Museum Tour : The creators of this guide, David Gilbert, a professor of communication at Marymount Manhattan College, and a group of his students, describe it on their Web site as a way to “hack the… Read More »

The Blogosphere (Tree)mapped

By | May 28, 2005

I was intrigued by this effort to count the number of blogs around the world and offer a break down by region, if not country. The results, though very rough, and which include large slabs of the world (like South America), offer up some interesting conclusions, particularly for Asia. Bottom line is that there is a huge chunk… Read More »