Frank Barnako

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Re: your comment "People are searching for a Web site by typing the Web site's name. Hmmmmmm" - I used to also be bewildering why anyone woud do that, until I read these kinds of people generally fall into two categories ... 1.) The really unsavvy tech users, who don't know enough to type the URL in the address bar and not the search box; and 2.) the very tech-savvy users that are always using Google and just enter the domain name in the search box as a reflex.

Typing a url into a search engine is a smart practice. You are covered for typos an d the box is more central (ie. often closer to your mouse cursor). Those who dismiss it as being wrong should get out of their box.

Digg is an interesting phenomenon, but their "democratic" means of determining top news stories has been found to be dominated by a tiny number of members (briefly described in my post, Unwise Crowds and Web 2.0 - http://www.rogerd.net/articles/unwise-crowds-digg ). Digg is popular and drives lots of traffic, though, and offers a news filtering process that seems to work for its members.

I'd say that the majority of that target demo, the ones who list Jon Stewart as their main source of TV news, are going to Fark.com for their daily news fix. Fark covers a much wider range of stories, and while the selection process is hardly democratic, witha $5 TotalFark subscription you can see everything anyone thinks is Fark-worthy.

That's true. Old people prefer the weather channel and cnn.com because they like their news to be filtered by corporate/political interests and then repeated hundreds of times.

Meanwhile, the younger generation like their news unfiltered, broad in scope & summarized by the key points. Plus, old people could care less about technology for the most part (no offense old-school geeks).

Lastly, only Jon Stewart has the balls to discuss the REAL issues and ask politicians the REAL questions we want answers to. While big media likes to pussyfoot around and avoid controversial topics that are truly important to the people. It's sad when we need a comedy-news show to represent our REAL interests in politics.

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