Thursday, October 21, 2004

Iraqi kidnappers who threatened to kill an Australian journalist checked his work by "Googling" his name on the net before freeing him. Now Google Even Saves Life of a Journalist: Kidnappers 'Googled' journo before freeing him
[If you want to survive these days as a journalist become a Pajamahadeen]
The New York Press more on the worst political reporters

The Blog, The Press, The Media: Web of Altruistic Intrigue: Connecting the dots
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web but he had something bigger in mind all along. Now he's working on Internet 2.0.
Berners-Lee's invention was based on an information retrieval program called Enquire (named after a Victorian book, Enquire Within Upon Everything), which he wrote in 1980 while working as a programmer at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. In part, the lack of riches is because Berners-Lee did the unthinkable when he finished writing the tools that defined the web's basic structure more than 10 years later: he gave them away, with CERN's blessing, no strings attached.

• Mark Frauenfelder reports Berners-Lee did the unthinkable when he finished writing the tools that defined the web's basic structure: he gave them away with no strings attached [While Moore chips and tiny fish are on the menu, some are Selling technology down the river]
• · Sifry's Alerts State of the Blogosphere: Corporate Bloggers; [Blair’s Alert]
• · · The head of Australia's competition watchdog has cautioned that it may not be all smooth sailing for the Federal Government's proposed media ownership changes Mr Samuel said definitions that differentiated TV, radio and newspapers were blurred, and regulations were outdated ; [Sunday Channel 9: Graeme Samuel has a tough job as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Graeme Samuel on the job]
• · · · Bloggers should care about the government jailing Judith Miller. You uphold the public's right to know and citizens' right to challenge authority. What happens to Miller and other journalists happens to you and me. The government’s growing attack on freedom of speech and the free press I love this blog world--you make a general statement and then some people write a book for you about it. I am totally persuaded and will now stop pruning my garden, leaving behind my old fashioned notion that editing and flowering areare necessary partners Whose economy is it?; [Freddy Kreuger: The printer's devil Crikey & Newspaper circulation figures]
• · · · · Surveillance and Society
• · · · · · Tracing the Evolution of Social Software ; [David Hills is the new CEO of LookSmart via Search Engine Watch Blog]