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WaPo kills Web Watch

November 20, 2006

Web Watch, a popular column in the Washington Post business section written by Frank Ahrens, has ended, according to a post by Ahrens on a blog.

Frank AhrensAhrens wrote, “Web Watch’s history describes the recent history of the Web. It was created to serve as a TV guide for the Internet — to tell you what’s on, what it’s like, if it’s any good.

“As times changed, and Web content exploded, it became impossible for Web Watch to carry out its first mission. If it were like TV listings, imagine pages and pages of listings.

Leslie Walker authored the column for some time, smartly altering it to focus on user interfaces, such as AOL, and cool new applications. Mike Musgrove contributed, as did Rob Pegoraro.

“When I took over the column a year ago, as user-generated content was changing the face of the Internet and mainstream media, I wanted to use Web Watch to tell the story of how the Web is changing us.”

Read more here. Ahrens said that some of the Web Watch content will continue on the Post I.T. blog.

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