Tag Archives: Slashdot

The Unsocial Web

By | June 26, 2006

A piece by Donna Bogatin on why many more people read web sites liked digg.com rather than contribute to it has in itself spawned enough responses to become something of a summary of why the social web, citizen journalism, user-created content etc may not be quite the revolution it appears. Here’s how I see the responses: I just… Read More »

Should Offensive Comments Be Deleted Or Edited?

By | May 12, 2005

Further to my posting about HP blogger David Gee removing another comment from his blog, here’s a reply to an email I sent him requesting comment: My May 10 blog posting summarizes my personal opinion on blog censorship well. I stated the following: “Comments, whether positive or negative, are all fair game as the blogsphere resoundingly reminded me last… Read More »

The Slashdot Report, Part III: An Interview With Jeff Henning

By | April 9, 2005

Here are extracts from an IM interview with Jeff Henning, COO, Perseus Development Corporation, an online survey company. Me: i was starting from the experience of being slashdotted/boingboinged, and trying to give it some context for the general user, and using it as an excuse to talk about how information gets around… Jeff Henning: Well, let me start… Read More »

The Slashdot Report Part II: Where Does The / And The . Come From?

By | April 9, 2005

 This week’s column is about The Slashdot Effect, (subscription only, I’m afraid) and I’ve already started receiving mail telling me my explanation of the term Slashdot is wrong. Here’s what I wrote: Slashdot (slashdot.org, named after the slashes and dots in a Web site address) One reader commented: Hi Jeremy, The slash and dot in Slashdot do NOT refer… Read More »

Update: More On iPods — And Their Batteries

By | December 1, 2003

 Seems the guys — the Neistat Brothers — who were complaining about not being to replace their iPod batteries without expensive customer support were wrong, and even the guy who hosted their video isn’t happy.   As far as I can work out, the brothers posted a soundfile of an Apple customer support guy saying they may as… Read More »