Siva Vaidhyanathan has started a new blog -- which will eventually spawn a book -- called The Googlization of Everything. Siva, a cultural historian and media scholar, is on the faculty of the Univ. of Virginia. He already has a team blog called Sivacracy.Net, which is hosted by the Institute for the Future of the Book. This new blog is also hosted by them and is a very new/different way in writing a book.
In talking about this new blog, Siva wrote:
This is the latest in a series of “open book” experiments hosted and guided by The Institute for the Future of the Book. The Institute has been supportive of my work for years – long before I became affiliated with it as a fellow and certainly long before we thought up this project together. As with the other projects by Ken Wark and Mitch Stephens, this one will depend on reader criticism and feedback to work right. So this is an appeal for help. If you know something about Google, hip me to it. If you have an observation about how it works or how it affects our lives, write to me about it.
On occasion, I will post an open question on this blog. Please answer it.
This will be an interesting use of blogging and hopefully will spark good conversations about Google. If you are a Google fan or a Google critic, you might want to follow the conversation that develops in The Googlization of Everything. (Add it to your RSS/blog reader.)