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BBC, Yahoo! Reuters getting into social news?

Despite what the neigh-sayers are putting about, ‘blogging is taking its toll on news coverage. Gone are the days of a 6 o’clock exclusive; this is the time when scoops are claimed in back-bedrooms after an internet conversation with drunken colleague tumbling out of a board meeting in different time zone, and from a bus […]

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Tech’ news in brief: The Last Tax-Free Christmas Online?

Is buying on-line in the US to become a taxing ordeal? Well, if the Democrats get their way, maybe: “There can be a guilty little pleasure in buying that $350 iPod or $1,200 laptop online: avoiding the sales tax you’d have to pay at a local store. Technically, online purchasers owe sales tax to their […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee fears for the web, Part 4: politics and society

Politics, it would seem, knows no limits. Politics permeate every aspect of our lives, no matter where we choose to live out that life, be it in this world or a virtual one such as the web. In the first installment, I discussed the worries voiced by the founder of the web, Sir Tim Burners-Lee, […]

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When the printed word is pressed for an answer to ‘blogging…

Wars have been won with the power of the written word, printed and disseminated amongst a populous to incite or excite in equal measure. So having read through another installment of SEO Book, a quote taken from Clay Shirky’s Fame vs Fortune: Micropayments and Free Content caught my eye by being as astonishing as it […]

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Spammers outsourcing to India?

Some among us are inundated on a daily basis with unsolicited email messages. A client of mine receives no less than 300 per day. To untangle the legitimate messages from the not-so-legitimate email messages is a daily, time-consuming task he’s surely loathed to perform. For those like me that ‘blog, there’s a similar threat to […]