Posts from December 2002

Where we live: A


Where we live
: A German site, Bloggbox, takes the Google Zeitgeist chart and crops it to look like a colorful valley: the place where we live now.

Sex sells: Keith Kelly in

Sex sells
: Keith Kelly in the NY Post reports that Caroline Waxler, known to many a blogger hereabouts, has sold a book:

Waxler’s book, “Stocking up on Sin: How to Crush the Market with Vice-based Investing,” will focus on how to make lots of cash through socially irresponsible investing in things like booze, drugs, weapons, gambling and prostitution.

VLog fight: In the world

VLog fight
: In the world of blogs, you know you’re onto something when you start reading a lot of posts arguing why you’re not onto something.

I vlog and Justin Katz (below) vlogs about how vlogs won’t work. Now Alex Knapp says vlogging won’t work because video takes longer and because it’s harder, thus evil Big Media will control it.

Quite the contrary, sir: Vlogging brings the power of video into the hands of the people. Just as Quark and blogging let anyone publish so does vlogging let anyone produce video. You’re not listening to me: This new software makes it EASY. I’m not exaggerating when I said that my 6-year-old did it.

: But here’s the real point. Read the comments in Knapp’s post and you see a groundswell demanding Lileks on video. Now that’s an idea whose time has come: Lileks TV. Repeat after me: I want my LTV! I want my LTV!

: I’m still playing with the right voice, content, and look for this idea. Of course, vlogs should not replace blogs; they are clumsier and slower. But for the right content and the right voice, vlogs will be perfect. Lileks will be perfect because he has a strong voice and he has a great graphic sense of humor and I’ll be his inflection and emotion will only make his bleats even more entertaining, for example.

Searchopoly: David Galbraith says: Expect

: David Galbraith says:

Expect FAST, the Norwegian company behind Alltheweb, to be acquired by Overture or possibly even Microsoft.

That will leave 3 players in online search, the rest won’t matter.

Finally: Clay Shirky reports on

: Clay Shirky reports on his confab-come-experiment in social software. [via der Schockenwellenreiter]