Jargon Watch: Porncast

Porncast – It had to happen, a new media opportunity opens up and the adult entertainment industry jumps right in.According to Wired columnist Gina Linn there is a small community of people making audio erotica recordings on MP3, and video is starting to appear on aggregators of podcast content including Odeo.Major players like Penthouse, Private […]

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Thanks to the Interesting People email list for pointing out this: if you input Tianamen with a capital T into the Chinese version of Google, you get images of the student protests from a number of years ago.

Hot Stuff

InfoWorld‘s daily podcast claimed that Wi-Fi hotspots had passed 100,000; 2,000 of which are in Seoul (South Korea). The US had the most Wi-Fi hotspots, with the UK in second place.Talking of hotspots, Simon Willison pointed me in the direction of Memeorandum.com which highlights what’s the heat online in terms of blogs and news articles. […]

Trust me, I’m just like you

I got up early on Monday to go Edelman’s seventh annual Trust barometer roadshow thanks to an invite from Richard Edelman and Dr Stuart Smith. There was some interesting items that came out of the research conducted by their StrategyOne division. The rise of bloggers and individuals as pundits was a cornerstone of their presentation. […]


My first transaction online was registering and paying for a piece of shareware software at Kagi.com for my Mac whilst I was still in college. I can’t remember what it did now, but I remember that the author was a student at a Scottish university. The first thing I purchased online in what most people […]