How Privacy Vanishes Online, by Steve Lohr, New York Times, Mar 16 2010
I agree with everything he says, except this sentence: "So far, this type of powerful data mining, which relies on sophisticated statistical correlations, is mostly in the realm of university researchers, not identity thieves and marketers." Having worked for a credit card company, I know that many identity thieves are smart people with PhDs, so if the smart PhDs are doing this at universities, it is a certainty ...
Driveby Culture and the Endless Search for Wow, by Seth Godin, Seth's Blog, Mar 16 2010
This post confirms why I read Seth Godin; he's a marketer with brains. He asks: "Should I write blog posts that increase my traffic or that help change the way (a few) people think?"
ChatRoulette Explained in 357 Seconds, by Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider, Mar 17 2010
Seth's blog post introduced me to ChatRoulette. Well-produced video about this new craze, with some less-than-scientific survey research thrown in for fun.
21 Examples of Flash Journalism, by Mindy McAdams, Teaching Online Journalism, Mar 10 2010
Extremely rich post which will be my weekend reading. (Via Andrew Gelman and Aleks J)