Is it me or is there now a concensus that the world's slow shift from broadcast to network is full tilt? Last year was a jargon-frenzy as people tried to dump the old language and find some fresh powerpoint-ese to reflect what was going on around them. Maybe this year will be the one where we get beneath the hype. Some of the big brains are already on it. Kathy Sierra has begin a comment storm as she peels away at the Dumbness of Crowds. And Mr 2.0, Tim O'Reilly, has been revisiting his notes to emphasise his belief that networks are real: "What started out as a software development methodology is increasingly becoming a facet of every field, as network enabled conversations become a principal carrier of new ideas." Meanwhile, Johnnie keeps on delving into what makes a networked world tick. But most tellingly of all is that the UK's ultimately warped cultural barometer, The Daily Mail, says it's time to take all the bloggers and string 'em up. "Unless they have a camera", because, er, they're different. Or something.