So this week I’m on the BBC blabbing about how Web tracking companies are out to get us. What did the Beeb want with me? Read on for the details. It started with this blog post I wrote a few weeks ago about how certain ads – one in particular for Jitterbug smartphones – were [...]
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Last week’s drama about 6-year-old Falcon Heene’s bogus balloon flight consumed the Net. When we narrow in on dramatic stories like this, we miss the bigger picture.
Have a supermodel and an angry blogger just killed anonymity dead the Internet? Is Google to blame? And does Cringely hate women? Readers share their thoughts.
My interview with Jon Gordon of Future Tense ran on American Public Radio today. (I know this because a good friend of mine sent me an email telling me I am famous.) It’s about the Twitter phishing scams and the Twitter hacks, which I wrote about on my Culture Crash blog. I even sound like [...]
What do retired billionaires, supermodels, search engines, supervillains, energy drinks, whacked-out actors and fried breakfast pastries have in common? They’re some of the things I’m thankful for this year. If I’m conscious, I’m usually complaining about something. But because it’s almost Thanksgiving I’ve decided to list some of the things I’m grateful for, in and [...]
My, my. The “Windows: Unsafe at any speed?” post last week certainly raised a few hackles -– thanks in part to a totally unexpected appearance on the New York Times web site. (Hello New Yawkers, and welcome to Geek Street USA.) I haven’t gotten this violent a reaction since I suggested the Creation Museum add [...]
I did a podcast yesterday with Jeff Powers, the force of nature behind Geekazine.com. We talked mostly about the YouTube effect on politics and the fact that we haven’t yet had a "Macaca" moment (but there’s still plenty of time), and also about Sarah Palin, Tina Fey, Hulu, and the new crop of amateur video [...]
Earlier this week (was it only yesterday?) I noted the incredible response to the NOW on PBS show’s Sarah Palin’s qualifications to be VP (or lack thereof). I also noted that for the time being PBS had no plans to change how it conducts online polls (ie, vote early, vote often, tell all your friends). [...]
Harry McCracken (aka Technologizer) did a great podcast with the folks over at MyMac Magazine the other day. And what’s so great about it? Because he names me as one of his favorite tech writers, that’s why. And I didn’t even have to pay him (though the check is now in the mail). The money [...]
Jon Newton at P2Pnet took a shine to my screed on Zuckerberg and asked me for the right to republish, which I happily granted. Plus, he agreed to run a nice photo of me along with it. Now I hope none of us get sued. (He said, half joking). You can find it here, reprinted [...]
by Dan Tynan Sure, we make jokes about PR people as we eat their cheese cubes and drink their Yuenglings, but we couldn’t do our jobs without them. I certainly couldn’t. My working life is generally made much easier thanks to the hard work of the kind folks who help connect me to the companies/products [...]
by Dan Tynan When word got out that my wife and I were splitting up, I received several emails from long-time friends who knew us back when we were both skinny–err, dating. “I am a little heartbroken about your current relationship status,” wrote one. “What’s with the single status? Are you guys splitsky? That’s so [...]
(This story originally appeared on PCworld.com, with my byline. It also appeared on Abcnews.com without my byline. ABC sucks — but you knew that already.) by Dan Tynan Mark Zuckerberg, watch your back. Sergey and Larry? Consider early retirement. The next generation is coming up fast, and they aren’t waiting for you Web 2.0 geezers [...]
Or is that on Newsweek.com? The in/on thing gets so confusing when you go electronic. I did an interview with Brian Braiker of Newsweek.com yesterday regarding my piece on Wikileaks and the Bank Julius Baer. He apparently saw it thanks to the many slashdotters who raised my Cringely post high enough for the world to [...]