"Filtering and Quality Assurance in Web 2.0 Leading academic circles obstinately remain convinced that the internet is a waste disposal site. “Peer Review”, as a concept originates from the sciences, and was therefore widely unknown among German historians until very recently. Nevertheless, it became a fetishized in the debate over open access. Some scholars already work according to the motto “publish first, filter later”, but there has been no consensus reached on this topic yet. So, what significance has quality assurance and control for academic blogs? Is it possible that they account for a “cult of the incomplete”, through furthering a stronger emphasis on a more dynamic and process-related understanding of scholarly communication?"
"Yahoo is closing its directory, the thing that started Yahoo in the first place. That shouldn’t be surprising to anyone; Yahoo had been letting the directory fall apart for years. The core of the company died an extended death due to neglect. The stupid thing about it is that with Google’s frequent algorithm changes, spammers, and the sheer ridiculous size of the ‘net, there is a place for a well-maintained searchable subject index. In fact, there’s investment money going into link directories, as I mentioned just a few days ago. But link directories aren’t sexy, so in the bin it goes…"