If you want to be in Google, you gotta be on the Web. It seems so obvious, it’s a shame that in 2003 someone has to point this out. But people persist in complaining that information that is not on the web should nevertheless be given priority in Google.
Archives for May 2003
are noble beasts. Soon the Basenjicam will be back online though and you’ll see the King of Dogs in resplendent red and white.
on Information Authority. “I believe the core question that any independent media organization has to answer with regard to the web is the value of being an information authority versus the value of revenue from a paid-content model. Is there a point – and if so what and where is that point – at which the value of being an information authority is greater than the revenue derived from the paid-content model?”
I’ve been AWOL for the past couple weeks due to the extremely busy time I’m going through at the moment. But it’s good stuff! A week and a bit ago I took possession of my – our – first house, and since then I’ve been painting, doing very minor renovations (mostly just adding dog-proofing), and then doing the actual packing and moving itself. We’re still in boxes, but all the major work is now complete and things will be getting back to normal very soon!
the idea of “social software” became the hottest thing. Jack Schofield in the Guardian takes a look in an article called Social climbers. The best quote to my eye is the quote Schofield includes from Tom Coates of plasticbag.org:
But Tom Coates, from UpMyStreet. com, has reservations about the “current hysteria”. Three months before the conference, he posted a short essay on his blog, Plasticbag.org, saying: “There’s something about the abandonment of concepts of ‘online community’ and the complete rejection of familiar terms and paradigms like the message board that worries me. There seems to be a bizarre lack of history to the whole enterprise – a desire to claim a territory as unexplored when it’s patently not.”