Userati Connections

I admit it… once I started stumbling across my own name on the Internet, I began using Google to find out who has linked to me and how my visibility compares to that of other people whose names I come across. Now Userati automates all that pesky ego-surfing, and even quantifies the result. Userati uses Google to see how many times person X is listed on the same page as…

Jouralists Losing Touch with the Man on the Street

“[M]any big-city journalists — especially those who set the agenda for what gets covered in the rest of the media — have moved away from much of the largely middle- and working-class audience they purport to serve. At best, they’re out of touch. At worst, they’ve become elitists.” David Shaw –Jouralists Losing Touch with the Man on the StreetLA Times)

The Age of Google: It's Even a Verb

“Time was, when a writer said: ‘Kierkegaard observed that…,’ there was at least a fighting chance that he had actually read Kierkegaard. Nowadays it is much more likely he just used Google to flesh out some dimly-remembered quote he heard from a college lecturer or a TV talking head, or came on by chance while browsing. John Derbyshire –The Age of Google: It’s Even a VerbNational Review) Google doesn’t return…

But in the End, They're Still Nothing More than Videogames

“What sort of recreation has the ability to absorb people to the extent that marriages break up, jobs are lost, and they lose friends? How does playing a game on a computer make someone lose functionality in the REAL world, because they want to spend too much time in some imaginary reality? For crying out loud, I thought, it’s just a game.” Jewels finds out the answer. –But in the…