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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Viral Conversations: Community Based Production of Biased Reviews


Update: Viral Conversations has changed the language in their FAQ not to encourage gifting of reviewed items and to encourage reviewers to disclose whether they are keeping reviewed items. I just ran across a new site called Viral Conversations. The basic idea is to serve as a brokerage between companies with products they want reviewed […]

Google Ad Planner: Advertising Surveillance of the Internet


For a long time, the only free source of data about site traffic online has been the Alexa Top Sites list, but the data for the Alexa list is based on the very skewed sample of folks who run the Alexa toolbar, and who the heck runs the Alexa toolbar these days? When I’ve needed […]

Where are the AdWords jingles?


I’ve been reading up on the history of media and advertising lately, including a book by Stephen Fox on the history of advertising called Mirror Makers. Fox’s core argument is that advertising strategies are cyclical over time, varying between straightforward, plain text advertising that describes the price and value of the product to atmospheric advertising […]

Surveillance Project Blog


We’ve started a blog for the Berkman Surveillance Project. I’ve been posting all of my surveillance stuff there, including the following stories: Narus: Security through Surveillance Best Western Data Breach as Shell Game CALEA Status