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PREDICTION by next xmas participating in virtual worlds will be just another entertainment pasttime

by: Lynette Webb (with Dan Calladine)

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Web20 Puts Production in Hands of Many but Rewards in Hands of Few

by: Lynette Webb

Nicholas Carr at Rough Type blog brings an interesting perspective to the economics of Web 2.0. He points out that even though there is a "Long Tail" in terms of content, this isn't reflected in the way monetary rewards are distributed and that, if anything, Web 2.0 has increased this concentration.

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Wikis versus blogs as cultural commentary

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Blogs, wikis, 'voice' and accountability

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in digital age anytime step outside your door you risk ridicule

by: Lynette Webb

The quote says it all really. It comes from a Newsweek article that asked, “will fear of exposure on the Internet cause people to lose every day spontaneity?”.

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Jazz Blogs Curate a 'Lost' Period

by: David Jennings

There's an interesting article on jazz blogs in yesterday's New York Times (registration may be required shortly), which touches on several themes that I cover in the book:

Jazzblogs

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Ten Questions With Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell

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Second Generation Discovery Sites

by: David Jennings

There's an interesting set of issues raised by sites like Best MySpace Band, which add second-generation features to discovery sites like MySpace, Last.fm and so on.

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Yahoo Brand Universe - A Product/Brand Focused Social Media Mashup Mini Site

By: Karl Long

In a very smart move Yahoo has identified 100 brands or properties that are very popular with its users and is using that as the basis for creating brand/product focused mini sites that pull together content from all over Yahoo.

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Analysis Paralysis And Finding Your Voice (again)

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