Archives by Date: May 2005
May 26, 2005
TheFacebook Hot, Friendster Not
Friendster is so one year ago, anyway.
(via Zach Klein)
· Alexa comparison of TheFacebook and Friendster [Alexa]
· Thefacebook To Expand Social Network [MediaPost]
· Friendster CEO Fired [Google News]
· Student's Start-Up Draws Attention and $13 Million [New York Times]
May 25, 2005
Vimeo: Flickr for Video Clips
The cool kids at Connected Ventures are building up Vimeo, best described as a Flickr for video clips. Since bugging Jakob for an account a few weeks ago, I've watched the site add a bunch of cool features, and I have no doubt there are plenty more coming.
As a current user, I can apparently invite friends to use Vimeo. Perhaps I can invite random strangers, too. If anyone wants a Vimeo account, shoot me an email: scott AT skidder.net.
May 20, 2005
Fix Your Links, Drudge
Nobody would argue against the fact that Matt Drudge is doing very well for himself. I was reading the latest XXXXX FLASH XXXXX about one of my employers and decided to go back to the front page... so, following web etiquette, I clicked on the Drudge logo. That brought me to this page:
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX FRI DEC 05, 2003 19:58:09 ET XXXXX
HILLARY RIPS BUSH: WARNS OF 'IRREPARABLE HARM' TO NATION
(blah blah blah...)
Uhhh.... December 5, 2003? It turns out that links to matt.htm, and for whatever reason, Webmaster Drudge has decided not to update that page. It turns out that the logo on every single flash links to the mysterious matt.htm.
You craaazy, Matt Drudge.
May 17, 2005
Praise The West Wing Week on Bravo!
All day, every day: West Wing. Perfect.
Now if I can just get the throbbing pain out of my mouth...
May 04, 2005
Credibility in the Blogosphere?
I love the media, it's always so fun to learn new things. For example, today CBS Marketwatch's Internet Daily told me "Only two of 75 magazines launched or announced in the first quarter of the year had anything to do with technology...Nick Denton's Gawker Media, best known for its Weblogs including Wonkette.com, will begin publishing, "Boink," according to the trade group. It will be produced by students at Boston University and feature profiles and photos of students with articles focused on sex and politics."
Only one problem: it's not true!
It would be cool if it was true. Still, I can't blame it on CBS Marketwatch... apparently, the trade organization Magazine Publishers of America noted in their "New & Noted" section of their Finance / Operations Trends & Magazine Handbook (thrilling title!) that this magazine called Boink, published by Gawker Media, will begin publishing in the Spring on a quarterly basis. Good to know.
Recently, a journalism student from NYU sent in a fake tip regarding Moby to websites, including Gawker and Curbed. After it was posted, the student wrote well-known blogger Jeff Jarvis and asked some questions, including "Do you think Gawker should be held responsible for any damages against Moby?" She ignited a small firestorm on that post's comments.
So, who's so sure that the so-called MSM (sorry, Matt) fact-check so well and that we, as bloggers, are at a different level? Perhaps Gawker Media should sue -- the mere thought of Gawker associating with sex is scandalous! Give me a break.
May 02, 2005
A Sad State of Affairs
A 17-year-old high school journalist was encouraged by a Denver-area military recruiter to sidestep military requirements -- including a high school diploma and a drug test.