A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

July, 2009

  • A View from Elsewhere

    Does Advertising Guide Content?

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    This post started as a collection of thoughts on the AP’s decisions around how they want their content handled on the web. Somehow this lead me to thinking about the FTC’s proposal for guidelines about full disclosure . But as I was writing it, I had...
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    Gidget Dead at 15

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    Gidget, the chihuahua best known for her role as the Taco Bell dog, has died . While sad news (I grew up with Gidget on TV) I couldn't help but smile at this image: "But, she said, Gidget had been the victim of typecasting, which limited her career...
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    Run Popfly Games Locally

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    When I announced that we were closing down Popfly, one of the biggest questions I got was how users could save their content. For the most part, that's not really feasible, but over at Coding4Fun, Dan has posted a link to a tool that was written by two...
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    On Popfly and What’s Next

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    A couple of years ago , a group of us decided to try something different: to create an online service to help people learn to program. Along the way we learned a lot about operating a large-scale web service, about the interesting legal and privacy situations...
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