The Age of the Free MP3 Player

This is the season where many bloggers are providing their predictions for the year ahead. I tend to opt out of these because a year is both too long and too short to foresee many types of change, which are like rainstorms or earthquakes: you know one’s coming, but you don’t know quite when or […]

Does the nature of social networks limit their growth?

One idea in John Naughton’s 02007 round-up/02008 predictions struck me: that social networks like MySpace and Facebook “are likely to peak because ego-centric social networking is intrinsically limiting: after you’ve ‘befriended’ everyone you know, what else is there to do?”. He continues, Next year will see mass outbreaks of a Facebook fatigue, as busy professionals […]