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News looks to charge for online content

CrikeyMay 7, 2009

In a move that could see them shake up the media industry or fall flat on their face, News Corp are developing a plan to charge for online content.

Meet Facebook's porn cops

CrikeyMay 5, 2009

To keep Facebook clean and friendly for advertisers, the site employs a team of "porn cops" who spend their days monitoring and censoring users' content.

Eight things you didn't know about the Internet

CrikeyMay 5, 2009

Can we turn it off? Is there only one? Who controls it? New Scientist answers burning questions about the Net.

Bolt's Swine Flu aporkolypse

Guy RundleMay 4, 2009

Andrew Bolt was quick to imagine the worst about swine flu.

Love in the blogosphere, a cautionary tale

CrikeyMay 1, 2009

How a group of otherwise intelligent people conducted themselves in borderline Lord of the Flies fashion when they went online in 2008. Jim Windolf recalls the story of Keith Gessen and Emily Gould.

Conroy take note: firewalled countries rebel

CrikeyMay 1, 2009

The most oppressive regimes in the world uniformly censor the Internet, but some Chinese geeks have found a loop hole and an online rebellion has begun...

ESPN.com attacked by unicorns

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

Keith Lam is the programming guy for ESPN.com and spent most of his final hour yesterday fighting off unicorns from ESPN.com's site. How did this awesomeness happen? He explains. Kind of.

Twitter audience is exploding, but no-one's sticking around

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

A study has found that over 60% of people who sign up to Twitter have stopped using the service a month later.

Swine flu hysteria pulls 10,000 tweets per hour

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

Twitter is recording about 10,000 tweets about "swine flu" per hour.

Web services drained by unprofitable third world countries

CrikeyApr 29, 2009

Sites like YouTube and Facebook are seeing unprecendent growth in the developing world, but these countries drain their servers and generate little ad revenue. What is the socially minded Web2.0 to do?

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