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Internet life reporter Mónica Guzmán explores online culture in Seattle and beyond with a wireless sensibility and a byte of wit.

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Coming soon … the Big Blog. Ideas, anyone?

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 08:30:00 +0000

Out goes Net Native, in comes a brand new project -- the Big Blog. In the interim, I need your advice. So if you want to be a sounding board for this new P-I project, send me an e-mail, and I'll keep you in the loop.

Digital newsstand snack

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 07:15:00 +0000

Today's lunchtime timekiller: A pimped-out newspaper box and musings on the future brings simplicity to politics

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:59:00 +0000

Despite all the advances of the Digital Age, following and understanding local legislation is still dense, difficult and complicated. One 27-year-old Seattleite wants to change that with a site she calls Knowledge As Power.

Surreal pictures snack

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:15:00 +0000

Today's lunchtime timekiller: A gallery of "aw"-inspiring pics

The 25 sites we can’t live without

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 10:24:00 +0000

Time magazine writes up a list of the top 25 sites we can't live without. I kind of hope no one really feels that way, but regardless -- here are my thoughts on the first ten.

iPhone craze snack

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:36:00 +0000

Everyone is going nuts over the iPhone. Here are a few links to satisfy your craving.

Monday Wi-Fi: Uptown Espresso, Belltown

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:40:00 +0000

For my last Weekend Wi-Fi, I stop in at the Uptown Espresso in Belltown, where everyone was all business.

Tic-tac-toe snack

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:48:00 +0000

Today's lunchtime timekiller: How to always win tic-tac-toe

A case of the Mondays: Uptown at Belltown

Mon, 25 Jun 2007 09:00:00 +0000

I'll be at the Uptown Espresso in Belltown at 4:30 p.m., and probably for a good while after that

Rad kitties snack

Mon, 25 Jun 2007 05:18:00 +0000

Today's lunchtime timekiller: A blog of cats doing crazy things.

Weekend Wi-Fi Bust: No laptops? Is it possible?

Sun, 24 Jun 2007 07:04:00 +0000

Turns out people read printed materials at Vivace. Nine people, no laptops. Weird.

Meet me at Vivace in South Lake Union

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:43:00 +0000

Meet me at Vivace in South Lake Union this Sunday, where I'll be pestering laptop loungers to tell me all their Internet secrets ...

Pandora: Today Seattle, tomorrow the world

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:28:00 +0000

If Pandora founder Tim Westergren is worried about the future of Internet radio, he's not letting it get in the way of world domination. Westergren addressed a group of Pandora fans at the downtown Seattle libraryTuesday night.

Shooting star game snack

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +0000

Today's lunchtime timekiller: Aim for the stars

Ask the robots

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:31:00 +0000

Mobile technologies are changing not only the way we communicate, but even the way we define our world. My column this week tackles the worrisome aspects of our tech gadgets.