The Pew Future of the Internet II report tells us that by 2020, we’ll be living Bladerunner-style:
Tech “refuseniks” will emerge as a cultural group characterized by their choice to live off the network. Some will do this as a benign way to limit information overload, while others will commit acts of violence and terror against technology-inspired change.
Wisdump has its Top 10 Web 2.0 losers.
Techmeme has enacted sponsored posts- an interesting advertising angle. Here’s Gabe’s announcement and here are the pricing plans. Here are notes on the first three sponsors. And here is Dwight Silverman’s take. My initial thoughts are that this is a clever alternative to traditional advertising, and as long as Gabe picks the right sort of sponsors, it ought to work well.
George Ou on proof that Antivirus software slows your computer to a crawl.