Monthly Archives: March 2007

Why does reality Web TV suck?

I recently had the chance to interview Justin Kan, whose company Justin.tv is showcasing its Web-based reality TV show network by broadcasting just one show: Justin.tv, the tale of a straight, young, male entrepreneur who straps a vidcam to his …

Korean giant monsters, podthrusting, and exploit code

I’ve just published a quick cultural analysis of the awesome Korean giant monster movie The Host over at Wired. This is probably one of the most original and compelling giant monster flicks since the first Godzilla, largely because it’s motivated …

Several weeks full of feminist science and a little Robert Scoble

I’ve been a bit lax in updating this space with my latest columns, so here’s a quick rundown for you. I wrote about a cool new mapping tool, Safe2Pee.org, which allows users to share information about establishments where restrooms are …

Going to SXSW

I’m flying out to Austin for the South by Southwest Interactive Conference (whose hip acronym is SXSW). It’s all about BBQ 2.0. If you’re there, come say hi! I’m going to be on a couple of panels and will be …

I’ve got a bad reputation

Today my Wired article about “crowdhacking” went online, along with an investigative article I did for Wired News about how I paid people on Digg.com to “digg” an incredibly stupid blog I whipped up. Both articles focus on how easy …