Talk:Ethan Zuckerman

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Hi folks. My birthdate is January 4, 1973. Hard to document that with online cites, unfortunately - I'm not really finding that posted online anywhere. Suggestions on how to validate that fact? I know better than to edit my own page. Ethanz (talk) 18:00, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


With respect, I have attempted to correct several of the large inaccuracies in this article. This article appears to be based on a single webpage at the Berkmann Center, which seems to be Zuckerman's own autobiography. All else aside, this is simply not a neutral source by Wikipedia's standards.

The Berkmann page states that Zuckerman "helped found Tripod," not that he was a Tripod founder. Zuckerman was not to my knowledge a Founder of Tripod in the sense of someone who received a Founder's position; he arrived and was made an employee nearly two years after Tripod began, and, to correct the record, Josh Thayer (Williams '95) was Tripod's first tech employee/consultant.

I have altered the phrasing to reflect this.

Tripod's main businesses and aspirations were hardly "web hosting" and in a strict sense, Tripod home pages were not really "web hosting," which hardly existed at the time (outside corporations). I have also sought to correct this.

Both my corrections are a stab, and no doubt awkward; however, they are more accurate.

DUE WARNING: Ethan lived upstairs for me for three years at Williams (etc) and I lived with Tripod founders Bo Peabody and Brett Hershey for the summer of '94; the forgoing is based on personal knowledge and perspective. (talk) 22:31, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Zuckerman apologizes for Internet ads and pop-up ads specifically[edit]

"The Internet's Original Sin: It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web." by Ethan Zuckerman in The Atlantic magazine, 14 August 2014 -

From the Future Tense blog at Slate: "The Creator of Pop-Up Ads Issues a Public Apology" by Lily Hay Newman, 15 August 2014 -

Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 04:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)