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Update: welcome Consumerist readers! While I use my own experience to illustrate concerns about third-party online merchants, this post is mainly about the bigger long-term informational problems I see with reputation, reliability, and online communities. Please feel free to weigh in! A few weeks ago, I caught a familiar story on the local news. A…

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Zombie Stomper by Iron Fist, via Haute Macabre Yup – Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is the project the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is doing next. While my review of P&P&Z was pretty positive, I’m not sure I can in good conscience encourage this trend. Also, note that while P&P&Z has surged to…

It’s just not Google’s week. A mob of angry villagers north of London formed human chains and chased off the Google Maps car (no word whether they had torches). Microsoft is all up in Google’s business (to be precise, they’re funding a team at New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy, led…