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June 16th, 2010

The Top 10 YouTube Videos of All Time

ReadWriteWeb does a periodic analysis of the all-time top 10 YouTube videos (by the simple metric of number of views). As reported on the site with its latest summary (June, 2014): We first did this list in August 2007, at which point Evolution of Dance by comedian Judson Laipply was number 1 with nearly 56 million…

June 10th, 2010

Book Burning

This blog entry was prompted by a contemporary cartoon strip about book burning. It’s by Randall Munroe of xkcd.com (via Kate Eltham’s Electric Alphabet blog). This led me down a long road of inquiry, first into the history of book burning, then over to Ray Bradbury’s wonderful 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451. Although most associate book burning historically…

May 24th, 2010

Facebook Privacy Update

In my May 15th blog entry, “Privacy, Facebook and the Future of Publishing,” I looked at the recent brouhaha (haven’t used that word in awhile) over Facebook’s info-grab from its “more than 400 million active users” (as Facebook crows on its depressing stats page). Today Facebook Inc.’s founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, published an…