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June 28 2010

Julia Ioffe: Roulette Russian

The teen-ager behind Chatroulette.

June 24 2010

Brian Raftery: King of Cheez - The Internet’s Meme Maestro Turns Junk Into Gold

Huh has about 150 other ideas in development and about 1,000 registered domain names.

June 22 2010

David Carr: Inviting In a Brash Outsider

It was the creation of an online network called VBS.tv in 2007 that now threatens to bring the nifty and naughty Vice aesthetic to the world at large.

Angwin-Fowler: Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages

As it matures, Wikipedia, one of the world's largest crowdsourcing initiatives, is becoming less freewheeling and more like the organizations it set out to replace.

June 21 2010

Peter Serafinowicz: Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I'm In

In the meantime, I'll be suing myself for pirating my own show. And I'm pretty scared, because I have an amazing lawyer.

June 16 2010

Alex Pappademas: All The Dirt That's Fit To Print

We're used to National Enquirer stories on "shocking" plastic surgery, but in 2010 the rag almost won a Pulitzer.

June 15 2010

Golnaz Esfandiari: Misreading Tehran - The Twitter Devolution

Far from being a tool of revolution in Iran over the last year, the Internet, in many ways, just complicated the picture.

June 14 2010

Fowler and Trachtenberg: Vanity' Press Goes Digital

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books. Now Ms. McQuestion has sold 36,000 e-books through Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle e-bookstore and has a film option with a Hollywoo

Raffi Khatchadourian: No Secrets

Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency.

May 12 2010

Clay Shirky: The Collapse of Complex Business Models

Expensive bits of video made in complex ways now compete with cheap bits made in simple ways.

May 03 2010

Erin Biba: On Twitter, Filmmaker Kevin Smith Is a Superstar

"Yeah, I used Twitter to sell out Carnegie Hall. My dream is to never have to take a real job again."

Jeremy Clarkson: What a daft way to stop your spaniel eating the milkman

Agatha Christie, for instance, was home-schooled and at no point was she forced to eat breadcrumbs from her neighbour’s bird table.

April 13 2010

Tom Downey: China’s Cyberposse

The idea that you manage the local bureaucracy by sicking the masses on them is actually not a democratic tradition but a Maoist tradition.

March 30 2010

Noah Shachtman: How Andrew Breitbart Hacks the Media

“The idea is that I have to screw with media, and I have to screw with the Left, in order to give legitimate stories the ability to reach their natural watermark.”

Glenn Greenwald: The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters

The public and private means for manipulating public opinion are rapidly increasing at exactly the same time that checks on secrecy (such as investigative journalism) are vanishing.

January 25 2010

Ellen McGirt: Mr. Social: Ashton Kutcher Plans to Be the Next New-Media Mogul

Here's what scares Kutcher: "When I have a conversation with someone and they say, 'I'm not worried about monetization yet.' "

January 03 2010

Doctorow's Project: With a Little Help

Cory Doctorow kicks off a unique publishing experiment.
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