Articles

A selection of my best articles about Internet Technology, written between 2003-2016.

Blog, 2012-2016

2016:

1 September 2016: 3 Reasons Why You Should Read Science Fiction
25 August 2016: What Alexa & AI Means For The Future of Commerce
30 June 2016: Bursting The Filter Bubble
4 May 2016: How We Talk About AI Must Change
20 January 2016: There’s More to Virtual Reality Content Than Just Gaming

2015:

11 December 2015: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2015
4 December 2015: Top 5 Consumer Internet Trends of 2015
12 May 2015: Why Following People On Twitter Is Broken (And What To Do About It)
16 March 2015: Paradise Lost: How Moreover Won & Lost The Real-Time Web
24 February 2015: How MyFitnessPal Became The King Of Diet Trackers

2014:

11 December 2014: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2014
10 September 2014: What Apple Watch Means For Trackers

2013:

20 December 2013: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2013
20 April 2013: Happy 10th Anniversary, ReadWrite! Here Are The People Who Made It Happen
12 March 2013: Food Logging & Changing Diets

2012:

10 December 2012: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2012
14 November 2012: My 23andMe Results

Classic ReadWriteWeb Articles, 2003-2012

2012:

25 October 2012: Health 2.0 Conference: Big Data Making A Big Impact
3 October 2012: How Big Data Is Improving Healthcare
3 September 2012: The Reimagination of Publishing
20 March 2012: Glancee’s SXSW Adventure: Battling Bad WiFi, Battery Drain & The Silicon Valley Mafia
16 February 2012: Volkswagen’s Intelligent Car: The Next Step in Connected Cars

2011:

25 November 2011: How Online Reading Has Evolved in 2011
31 October 2011: Facebook Timeline & The New Lifestreaming Era
6 October 2011: A Great User Experience: The Web Legacy of Steve Jobs
29 September 2011: The Pros & Cons of Frictionless Sharing
1 April 2011: The iPad Turns One: My Top 10 iPad Apps Over the Past Year

2010:

29 December 2010: Best BigCo of 2010: Facebook
25 December 2010: Top Trends of 2010: Growth of eBooks & eReaders
13 December 2010: My Top 10 Web Products of 2010
7 October 2010: How Flipboard Was Created & its Plans Beyond iPad
24 September 2010: Rapid Innovation: The Philosophy of Betaworks CEO John Borthwick

2009:

2 December 2009: Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009
11 September 2009: Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Internet of Things
July 2009: Interview With Tim Berners-Lee
Part 1: Linked Data
Part 2: Search Engines, User Interfaces for Data, Wolfram Alpha, And More…
25 March 2009: The Future of Firefox: Interview With Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer

2008:

18 December 2008: Best BigCo of 2008: Apple
11 October 2008: What’s Next After Web 2.0
4 August 2008: Mainstream Web Watch: The Olympics & Online Video
20 April 2008: ReadWriteWeb Turns 5
22 February 2008: Top Health 2.0 Web Apps

2007:

26 December 2007: Top Web Apps & Sites of 2007
14 December 2007: Best Web LittleCo of 2007: Twitter
11 December 2007: Best Web BigCo of 2007: Facebook
6 December 2007: Web Office: 2007 Year in Review
23 October 2007: 2007 Web 2.0 Summit Review: How the Web 2.0 Conference Has Evolved Over 2 Years

2006:

11 December 2006: 2006 Web Technology Trends
4 June 2006: The Future of Personalized Start Pages
15 May 2006: New Yahoo! homepage (review)
6 February 2006: Rating the Meme Trackers – Memeorandum still tops
21 March 2006: Microcontent Design

2005:

28 December 2005: A Year of Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Ups
22 December 2005: Best Web Companies and Innovators of 2005
21 November 2005: The Second Coming of Content and RSS Feeds
7 October 2005: Cautious Optimism and Cynical Buzz
6 January 2005: Content and Containers

2004:

30 December 2004: Best Web 2.0 Companies of 2004
November 2004: Tim O’Reilly Interview
Part 1: Web 2.0
Part 2: Business Models & RSS
Part 3: eBooks & Remix Culture
30 July 2004: A New Kind of Literacy
22-25 April 2004: One Year On: Part 1 and Part 2
18 January 18 2004: The Fractal Blogosphere

2003:

30 September 2003: The will to publish
31 August 2003: Microcontent Wiki
9 August 2003: The Whiteness of the Whale – the Semantic Web
15 May 2003: What became of the Browser/Editor
20 April 2003: The Read/Write Web

Articles Published Elsewhere, 2004-06

13 April 2006: Google Calendar – further progress on Google’s Web Office suite, ZDNet
21 February 2006: Web Office Suite: best of breed products, ZDNet
15 December 2005: Top Ten Web 2.0 Moments of 2005, ZDNet
5 September 2005: Writing Semantic Markup (co-authored with Joshua Porter), Digital Web
12 June 2005: Is all well in RSS Advertising Land, ION RSS
4 May 2005: Web 2.0 for Designers (co-authored with Joshua Porter), Digital Web
28 April 2004: The Evolution of Corporate Web Sites, Digital Web