John C. Dvorak Agrees with My Analysis on Network Neutrality

To all the commentors on Facebook and Twitter that insulted my parentage after reading my take on Network Neutrality, you should know that one of technology’s most experienced pundits agrees with me. From John’s post: “No matter that the net neutrality debate should...

Mashable Launches a Comment Policy [How The Mighty Have Fallen]

Today, Mashable’s hard earned sales dollars were finally put to good use, when the newly hired community manager Vadim Lavrusik, in his first official act, posted a commenting policy for the site. The post was put up three hours today, and judging from the number of...

Henry Blodget Sucks at Math

In other “Internet’s Ombudsman” news, found a post today from America’s Favorite Finance Writer who’s been banned from securities investments. The post is called Hell, Yes, Google Should Buy Groupon. And Twitter. And Foursquare… In it, he fails basic math....

I Know I Give @parislemon A Lot of Crap…

… But when you’re looking for Chrome extensions to do something that, you know, comes with the program, it’s called “making it too easy.” Seriously. Hiding and unhiding the Bookmarks bar is easy. It used to be easier, I’ll admit (it used to be + B. Now it’s + +...

SiliconANGLE Media Lab

I started a new blog for the R&D team and Media Lab group at SiliconANGLE. It’s sort of a secret, so don’t tell anyone.

What Color Poop Did My Kid Kick Out Last Week? [#facebookmail]

Best comment I’ve seen on this stupid, supposed Facebook Mail announcement for next week, by John Baker, on Google Buzz: John Baker – So, how are people going to respond when Facebook becomes the largest e-mail provider in the world? They will say that, and they...

I’m currently featured on the new Samsung.com

And no, I’m not getting paid for this.  This experiment is the brainchild of SiliconANGLE community member Esteban Contreras, aka SocialNerdia. He asked me if I’d wanna participate, and I said yes. While I didn’t craft the question, I did have input on which category...

Does Meetup Have a Spam Problem? Or is Mashable Inflating Numbers?

So I was tooling around the internet tonight, and somehow ended up over at Mashable. As you know, if you hang out on Mashable at all, that it’s pretty well populated with ads. Still, one (presumably) new ad sort of stood out to me. According to this widget/ad on the...

Monica Keller Leaves Facebook: The First of Many?

I saw this post by Owen Thomas over at Venturebeat: “Open-standards advocate Monica Keller leaves Facebook, joins Socialcast.” Facebook’s efforts to raise its reputation for technological openness suffered a blow with the departure of Monica Keller, a well-regarded...

VMWorld: Why You Should Go!

As someone who’s very into video as a creative and informative format, I abhor the ridiculously low-rent look and feel of the xtranormal style “if you can type, you can make a video” videos. In reality, though, some of them are just downright undeniably hilarious....

Have You Seen This Before?

I rightclicked on a YouTube video today, and I saw a new option: Speedtest This. Never saw this...

Spotify Mix: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Soundtrack

Hey guys. My buddy Sean has been preaching ambivalence about the upcoming movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” Unlike Sean, I really don’t care if Michael Cera is a one note actor, I dig his style.  So I’ll probably like the movie any way it turns out. I found the...

Spotify Mix: “Early Adopters”

I wish I could say this was due to popular demand, but you and I both know that’s not true. Something I must have said has driven off every last reader of this website – surprising, yes, I know. At any rate, I’m reprising this idea once more to see if anyone cares a...

MultiUser Sketchpad: Infuriatingly Addictive

I found a new time-suck this morning: MultiUser Sketchpad. Hat tip to: Jesse Baer, and Filip. The principle is pretty simple… It’s a webapp where multiple people can draw on the same pad.  In practice, there are less people drawing penises on everything than you might...

Do You Use Spotify?

I know this is a longshot, particularly since Spotify is one of those “private clubs with memberships available,” but I wanted to poll the three or four of you who regularly read my personal blog. I use Spotify almost daily. I’ve started creating playlists of stuff I...

Movie Review: “We Live in Public”

I finally got around to watching Ondi Timor’s “We Live in Public,” a documentary that was actually released to high critical acclaim back in 2009.  I met the director of the film, Ondi Timor, in March of 2009, very briefly.  Somewhere on the internet, there’s a brief...

Isn’t There Some Oil Spill Or Something? [Calacanis-gate]

Remember that time Scoble got his account jacked up by Facebook? Do you remember what was going on in Kenya at the time? All I’m saying is that there are probably much more important things for us to all give a shit about at the...