Stories by Michael Duff

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008

Searching for answers as blogger losses grow

Four of my favorite bloggers joined the ranks of the unemployed this month.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Female geeks have found their own Internet voices

My favorite Internet hoax was executed in 2005 by a Libertarian blogger who was tired of being ignored by his community.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008

Culture of snark dominates blogs

"There's this new generation that has grown up online only knowing blogs as having snarky comment areas and never realizing it used to be a personal, intimate space where you'd never say anything ...
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

Everything is revealed to Google Street View

If you are in the habit mowing the lawn in your underwear early on Saturday mornings, you should probably go by Google Street View and punch in your address. To get there in the first place, just ...
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Apple's updated iTunes offers two new features

I'm not an Apple fanboy, OK?
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

'Mad Men' on Twitter puts you in campaign

I remember a Dungeons & Dragons cartoon about fantasy characters sitting around a table pretending to be lawyers, accountants and office workers in modern day.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008

Versatile iPhone more than gaming platform

Judging by popularity, you'd think the iPhone was primarily a game platform. The fancy sensors and tilt functions built into the phone provide a unique gaming experience..
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Aug 31, 2008

The best iPhone protection? Lock your doors

Does anybody out there believe in karma? Pride coming before falls and so forth? This column was supposed to be about cool applications for the iPhone.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Aug 24, 2008

For the love of iPhone

My iPhone will only accept movies made by Wes Anderson.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Aug 17, 2008

Pick-up programs may work, but can pose risks

What if I told you there was a secret formula that could get you any woman you want? What if I told you all the things you're scared of -- dating, flirting, courtship and the club scene -- were ...
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Aug 10, 2008

I still love ScarJo, even if I'm not supposed to

Most geeks cannot imagine hating Scarlett Johansson. To most geeks, the concept is absurd, unthinkable -- like making a Star Wars movie without CGI.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Can humor on the Web turn funny into money?

Jennifer Ordonez doesn't think the Internet is very funny, or at least, not funny enough to make money.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CollegeHumor.com proves Web is funny

Jennifer Ordonez doesn't think the Internet is very funny, or at least not funny enough to make money.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, July 6, 2008

AP argues bloggers' concept of 'fair use'

The Associated Press stirred up some trouble last week by dropping the hammer on a site called the Drudge Retort.
By Michael Duff

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Internet Generation spans time zones, countries, ages

I like to describe this as an "Internet culture" column, but nobody really knows what that means. It sounds smart, so most people just look thoughtful and nod, but every now and then I get some ...
By Michael Duff

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

You, too, can be a famous blogger

So you've started a blog. You've selected some blog software, staked out your subject matter and written your first few posts. Now you just have to get a segment on the Today show and retire off ...
By Michael Duff
n/a

Top headlines

Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Search Augusta jobs