Often, when i read something on my RSS feed, I think that it would be an interesting item to share with others. Sometimes, when i have an immediate association with a person whom it can interest, I would forward a link. Many times, however, I choose not to, in order not to spam people’s mailboxes. So here is what i decided to do…
I want to start posting (from time to time) kind of a digest of various blog-posts I found interesting. I will provide links and a couple of lines description of what it is about. If you find it interesting, click; if not, don’t. Very simple I have no idea how often I will post those, but hope you will find those interesting. Of course, any feedback will be appreciated.
“Comcast forgets the business it is in” – a post by Robert Picard reflecting on the recent battles Comcast has with its own clients on the grounds of limiting file sharing. His argument that by doing so, Comcast is focusing on optimizing its network usage instead of focusing on its core business, which is supplying content to people.
“Could Google’s data collection get more intrusive?” – InformationWeek article republished on “Googalization of everything” ran by Siva Vaidhyanathan. It tells a story of a research paper suggesting data collection about human behavior using other electronic devices in the household, not just the personal computer.
“Make Your Life Flash Before Your Eyes” – Guy Kawasakiintroduces a product that makes it easier to tell your life story in pictures. It looks nice.
“Microsoft’s Free Tools for Scholarly Research” – an update by hratner of “the scholarly kitchen” about MS free research tools. Although the description of the tools didn’t immediately prompt me to check them out, they may turn out to be useful in the future.
“Pressure mounts in the USA for a national broadband infrastructure policy” – an interesting post from Lawrence Baker of BuddeCom about the prospects of broadband infrastructure; is high speed internet worth policy that might cost well over $80-100 billion?
“The new powerhouses of Central Asia” – the world is catching up! snippets of what looks like a very interesting BuddeCom report about telecom developments in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
“China becomes world’s largest internet market” – according to blorge, China, with 19.1% penetration, is now number one country in the world in the number of citizens who are online; that is compared to US with 71% penetration; I wonder what are the long-term repercussions of these numbers with all the power-to-the-user 2.0-ishness?
“Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide” – PC World article by Ken Banks who argues for subsidized advanced handsets in the developing countries as a means of bridging the digital divide; not sure i would subscribe to 100% of his argument, but it is an interesting read.
So, what do you think? Do you find this kind of digest interesting/useful?