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POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 7:43 PM
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Jimmywales_wikepedia This week's New Yorker has a curious editor's note on page 10.

It sheds light on something that's become known to the magazine since its July 31 piece on Wikipedia -- mainly that the site administrator whose bio identifies him as a tenured professor with a Ph'd D in theology is really some dude from Kentucky who has never taught and holds no advanced degrees.

The magazine found out that EssJay, the Wikipedia mediator of contested facts, was really named Ryan Jordan. A BBC account reports that Jordan, 24, used such expert texts as "Catholicism For Dummies" to wrestle with theological disputes.

POSTED: Thursday, January 25, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Maxwell The CIA's rocking the Facebook to get recruits.

Microsoft hires blogger to tweak details about the company on its Wikipedia page.

Fox subpoenas YouTube to find out which fan of 24 and The Simpsons posted a bunch of episodes online.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 1:27 PM
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Smackdown_home_2007 Here's a pretty shiny bit of Web tech - a site that will search through audio files to help you hear key portions of speeches, broadcasts or podcasts.

To illustrate its product, Pluggd has created the State of The Union Smackdown.

In the red corner is the president, in the blue corner is Sen. James Webb, D-Va.

POSTED: Thursday, January 18, 2007, 1:38 PM
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Hangingjudge Went far and wide for the two new local blogs we've got for you today - they're produced by people here at 400 N. Broad.

Dave Hiltbrand has created a cyber-version of Dave on Demand, his Saturday column at the Inquirer, and in it he goes deep on some pet subjects, like American Idol.

He writes of the Seattle auditions:

POSTED: Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 3:54 PM
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Ipod1_2 No, I don't need it.

Yes, I want it.

Time to ditch that phone, that Palm Pilot, the laptop, the digital camera and that 3rd generation iPod for an all-in-one pocket pal? Not me. Not yet.

POSTED: Sunday, December 17, 2006, 5:30 PM
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Tme Time Magazine picks YOU as the Person of the Year -- the podcasting, social-networking, YouTubing masses.

Captain's Quarters calls it a suck-up choice.

Jeff Jarvis asks, What took Time so long?

POSTED: Thursday, December 14, 2006, 3:18 PM
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A friend over at WHYY sends this link to his favorite new search engine. Turn your speakers on. Don't forget to search for something.

I asked "Who is Ms. Dewey?" Found this.

Posted 12/14/2006 03:49:33 PM
wow, she's way too snotty for my liking - figures its a Microsoft project
Joe Coughlin
Posted 12/14/2006 03:53:09 PM
POSTED: Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 6:31 AM
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Jib Jab has produced a 2006 Year-in-Review.

This is how they describe it: "In an expresson of art meets entertainment meets technology, the video will extend beyond politics to include a look back at the public mishaps of high profile people in our 'celebrity created' society, ranging from Mel Gibson's meltdown to Mark Foley's downward spiral, Brangelina's clan of kids, to Paris, Britney and Tom Cruise."

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