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Blog Caste System

Change is Good has a really great post today about types of bloggers. S/he compares bloggers to the caste system of social orientation. From the post:“How to become one: There is almost no way to become a Brahmin Blogger unless you have an advanced degree (or you’re ABD) and have published some iconoclastic insight on […]

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Clifford Geertz: RIP

Clifford Geertz died on the 30th. He will be remembered as a great anthropologist. I first read “The Interpretation of Cultures” in the 80’s and it greatly influenced my thinking on how societies use symbols and how those symbols are communicated. I also learned the word “meme” from Dr Geertz. From the obituary: “Peter Goddard, […]

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Henry Jenkins: Challenges of Participatory Culture

via Smart Mobs, Henry Jenkins has a really good post (part seven) that breaks down the core skills needed to be a citizen in the coming participatory cultural world. From the post: “We have also identified a set of core social skills and cultural competencies that young people should acquire if they are to be […]

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Greg Allman: Playing for the gods

Guy Kawasaki has a music post up that references a Greg Allman quote and then comments on how it is like pitching VCs. I think it applies to blogging as well so here it is. From the post: “In response to a question from Greg Kihn about performing early in one’s career, Gregg Allman said […]

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Creating the Multiverse

Patrick Cox has a great article up talking about how Netscape created the conditions for the modern web and how the next big thing is 3D worlds. I wrote my masters thesis on Virtual Reality in 1990 and created one of the first VRML interfaces for a large company. I have been hearing that 3D […]

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Howard Rheingold: New Media Consortium

Howard Rheingold gave a keynote address for the NMC, Impact of Digital Media Symposium. From NMC Observer: “Today at 11:00 AM was the headline event (well, actually, they all were!), but haivng Howard Rheingold in world for a keynote is definitely a high water mark for our Impact of Digital Media Symposium… 12 days of […]

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Paul Kedrosky Reads the comScore Video Data

Paul has an interesting comment on the latest comScore online video stats. From Paul: “comScore’s new release tonight containing Internet video data is fascinating stuff. Among other things, comScore says that the total U.S. streaming audience in August of this year was 110.3 million people (each of whom averaged 2 video streams a day). To […]

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NBC’s Jeff Zucker: Change Agent

Big changes are afoot at NBC; layoffs, consolidation and a push torward digital media. Tell us why Jeff: “You have to think about the tremendous changes that are taking place in the media landscape,” said Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal’s television group. “The pace of change over the next five years is going […]

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Versu Wraps up the Intel "Without Boundries" Project

Versu spent 72 hours in a SL/RL project and created several blocks of NYC. From Millionsofus: “With a little help from her friends, she built 2 blocks of New York, the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Yellow Cabs, the list goes on and on. Now for some sleep. Thanks go out to everyone who […]

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PopSugar Raises $5m

Via TechCrunch, PopSugar has closed on a $5m round lead by Sequoia Investments. From TechCrunch: “Blog network Sugar Publishing (the most popular blog in the network is PopSugar) has raised “around $5 million” in a Series A round investment from Sequoia Capital. Michael Moritz will join the Team Sugar board of directors. No word on […]

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