Most serious web users realise that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. Above the echelon of casual editors are more serious volunteers who argue with each other about what belongs and what doesn't. There's an entire cadre of deletionists who want fewer articles of higher quality, while there are others that would choose to create a freer environment... Most searchers who end up there are pretty happy with that result. But as we get further and further into Googleworld, who decides what's worthy?
POSTED BY NIALL COOK - blogs.hillandknowlton.com - 4 July
What a refreshing change to see Google defending privacy rights in its tussle with Viacom. Regardless of the legal rights and wrongs - or why Viacom needs user logins and IP addresses when it only wants to compare the popularity of original videos with those that feature copyright material - Google has an opportunity here to prove it respects its users' private information.
POSTED BY JAMES WARREN - jameswarren.wordpress.com - 4 July
I've been thinking a lot recently about digital strategy and I keep coming back to one very simple universal truth: the key to success in digital comms can be distilled down to two words: BE NICE. If you don't have it within your DNA to be nice then don't even think about trying to do anything digital.