Articles


An article is a written analysis, news report or feature, and in my case usually has multiple links (as I value the two-way Web).

I’ve written thousands of articles about internet technology over the years. Up till October 2012, these were published on my tech blog ReadWriteWeb.

From November 2012 onwards, I’ve posted many of my tech articles here on richardm106.sg-host.com.

I’ve also written the occasional guest article for external sites.

Best Of

Here’s a selection of my best articles and columns about internet technology, written between 2003-2019.

Cybercultural, 2019

Dec 12, 2019: The decade in culture-tech: streaming, binging, opining
Dec 4, 2019: Top 5 Culture-Tech Trends of 2019
Sep 5, 2019: How blogs, newsletters & Tumblr can fight back against social media
Aug 22, 2019: How interactive media fits into the cultural landscape
Jun 19, 2019: What Facebook’s Libra means for Spotify & other media companies

Columns, 2017-2018

2018:

27 Dec, 2018: 2019 tech predictions
30 Oct, 2018: A digital future for libraries
18 Sep, 2018: Why crypto crashed in 2018
29 May, 2018: Blockchain vs Netflix
19 Feb, 2018: AI manipulation is on the rise

2017:

27 Nov, 2017: How the streaming era is changing music
14 Aug, 2017: The future of entertainment media
10 July, 2017: Holding algorithms accountable
15 May, 2017: Virtual reality, actual problem
20 Mar, 2017: A dangerous new era in social engineering

Blog, 2012-2016

2016:

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

2015:

11 Dec, 2015: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2015
4 Dec, 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 Mar, 2015: Paradise Lost: How Moreover Won & Lost The Real-Time Web
24 Feb, 2015: How MyFitnessPal Became The King Of Diet Trackers

2014:

11 Dec, 2014: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2014
10 Sep, 2014: What Apple Watch Means For Trackers

2013:

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

2012:

10 Dec, 2012: RicMac’s Top 10 Tech Of 2012
14 Nov, 2012: My 23andMe Results

Classic ReadWriteWeb Articles, 2003-2012

2012:

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

2011:

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

2010:

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

2009:

2 Dec, 2009: Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009
11 Sep, 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 Mar, 2009: The Future of Firefox: Interview With Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer

2008:

18 Dec, 2008: Best BigCo of 2008: Apple
11 Oct, 2008: What’s Next After Web 2.0
4 Aug, 2008: Mainstream Web Watch: The Olympics & Online Video
20 Apr, 2008: ReadWriteWeb Turns 5
22 Feb, 2008: Top Health 2.0 Web Apps

2007:

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

2006:

11 Dec, 2006: 2006 Web Technology Trends
4 Jun, 2006: The Future of Personalized Start Pages
15 May, 2006: New Yahoo! homepage (review)
6 Feb, 2006: Rating the Meme Trackers – Memeorandum still tops
21 Mar, 2006: Microcontent Design

2005:

28 Dec, 2005: A Year of Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Ups
22 Dec, 2005: Best Web Companies and Innovators of 2005
21 Nov, 2005: The Second Coming of Content and RSS Feeds
7 Oct, 2005: Cautious Optimism and Cynical Buzz
6 Jan, 2005: Content and Containers

2004:

30 Dec, 2004: Best Web 2.0 Companies of 2004
Nov, 2004: Tim O’Reilly Interview
Part 1: Web 2.0
Part 2: Business Models & RSS
Part 3: eBooks & Remix Culture
30 Jul, 2004: A New Kind of Literacy
22-25 Apr, 2004: One Year On: Part 1 and Part 2
18 Jan, 2004: The Fractal Blogosphere

2003:

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

Articles Published Elsewhere, 2004-06

13 Apr, 2006: Google Calendar – further progress on Google’s Web Office suite, ZDNet
21 Feb, 2006: Web Office Suite: best of breed products, ZDNet
15 Dec, 2005: Top Ten Web 2.0 Moments of 2005, ZDNet
5 Sep, 2005: Writing Semantic Markup (co-authored with Joshua Porter), Digital Web
12 Jun, 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 Apr, 2004: The Evolution of Corporate Web Sites, Digital Web