YouTube number one?

Guess again: The #1 video sharing site is Yahoo Video, followed by MySpace Videos, with YouTube in the #3 spot. That’s according to numbers from MediaMetrix published by Erick Schonfeld. Of course, with 16.1 million monthly visitors to Yahoo’s 21.1 million, YouTube is not far behind at all — and it’s got famously fast growth. […]

YouTube number one?

Hot Recorder.

Recording phone interviews is relatively simple: Get an $18 mini recorder control from Radio Shack and plug one end into your phone, the other end into your tape recorder. But what if you’re doing the interview on Skype? Hot Recorder ($15) seems like a slick solution, and it works, up to a point. You install […]

Hot Recorder.

The Haiku Apprentice.

The Haiku Apprentice, by Abigail Friedman (Stone Bridge Press, $15), is both a gentle introduction to the art of haiku and a charming travelogue. The author was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Japan, when she stumbled upon a haiku-writing group. The book describes how she was welcomed into the group and, […]

The Haiku Apprentice.

Be like Al.

Learn to give anti-global-warming presentations just like Al Gore does in An Inconvenient Truth. You could actually make a difference this way: The Climate Project

Be like Al.

2 weeks of immersion.

Two weeks into her Spanish-language immersion kindergarten class, Clara already knows at least three songs, ten separate color words, how to say she needs to go to the bathroom, how to count to thirteen, and the days of the week. Her pronunciation, while still quirky, already has more in common with a native speaker than […]

2 weeks of immersion.

Islamic fascists?

Ordinarily I hate Bush’s turns of phrase, but in this case, I think “Islamic fascists” is probably just about accurate. First time I’ve seen that phrase used… SFGate: Thwarted plot involved 10 jets

Islamic fascists?