Gongol.com Archives: September 2009
Brian Gongol

September 30, 2009

Computers and the Internet Facebook may have booted a radio host for abusing its "no commercial gain" policy
There's simply no good way to make a social-networking website work for a mass audience over the long term. Some people are resolutely anti-commercial; others will try to find ways to make money off everything they do. Some people want privacy and others want to share altogether too much. What is easy enough for a novice to understand becomes terminally dull to a heavy long-term user. There just isn't a sustainable long-term business model for mass-market social networking. Facebook won't be the dominant social-networking site in ten years -- probably not even in five.

Computers and the Internet Sen. Chuck Grassley loves his Kindle

Broadcasting Podcast: Ending street spam

Broadcasting Podcast: Speeding up slow computers

Business and Finance GM can't sell Saturn, so the division is being shut down
The company was founded in 1985, so if it's closed this year, it will have lasted only 24 years. That's a shorter time building cars than either Packer or Studebaker.

Science and Technology Stephen Hawking is changing jobs

Computers and the Internet How newspapers should get into mobile Internet service

Aviation News When you live in the proximity of Offutt AFB, you're going to see the Presidential 747 once in a while

News Don't steal steaks in Nebraska: They take their beef seriously
A man stole a pallet of ribeye steaks after being fired from a meatpacking plant back in December, and got caught. The judge has sentenced him to up to 12 years in prison.

Water News Boil order for parts of Dallas County

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