PR Watch outs ongoing public relations campaigns in the Spin of the Day
. The June 14th entry offers a search function to find a company’s PR firm. (Database and search provided by O'Dwyer
posted by capt.crackpipe
on Jun 23, 2001 -
Could you Blog for 24 hours straight?
While some folks are happy spending a day Not Blogging, Cat over at Frykitty
is looking for people to join her in her 24 hour charity Blogathon. Sign up to blog with her or just sponsor someone. While I do think spending 24 hours at a PC is a sure sign of insanity, I can certainly respect that sort of insanity.
posted by bondcliff
on Jun 15, 2001 -
Another weblog goin' down.
There are almost too many of these to mention these days, but I hope I can be excused for thinking this one is special: Tomalak's Realm
is shutting its doors on Friday after two and half years and almost ten thousand links. A genuinely useful site, with lots of attention to detail. Thanks to Lawrence for all the work.
posted by rodii
on Jun 4, 2001 -
Steve Jackson Games
, the makers of such fine pen-and-paper RPGs as Gurps
, has been running a blog
since 1994. I've been reading it since 1996, and I just now realized: it was the first blog I've ever read. In addition to release information, they also post game industry news, personal stories, and even the Illuminated Site of the Week
, all with intimacy and personality we've come to expect from blogs.
posted by tweebiscuit
on May 22, 2001 -
'Welcome to Earl's World' - one of the great forgotten blogs?
My project to log people who've registered their first name as their domain name has already found some amazing sites
, and a fair few blogs
. But this seems to be the earliest, offering a Mahir-like quotability. "One man sees a glass that is half empty. Another man sees a glass that is half full. I see a glass that is twice as large as it needs to be."
Does anyone know what happened to Earl? Is he a Mefi regular? What happened with his friend "Susan"? Is Abner Berzon still his stenographer? Film at eleven.
posted by feelinglistless
on May 21, 2001 -
dack kills his blog
". I want to spend more time making short films, playing golf, and reading books. But what I really want to do is make computers, and specifically the Web, a much smaller part of my life.
I guess there's no enjoyment left in poking fun at dot.com vanity in this day and age...
posted by lagado
on May 21, 2001 -
to return Tuesday. Before I went to bed last night it said Monday. I haven't been there for a while and don't know what's up. They used to be The Daily Instigator, (now a porn site) but went down because:
"First of all, the word 'Daily' in your title is a death sentence for your ego when you skip a day. Or in our case, a few weeks. Second, it's hard to arrange legitimate interviews with a word like 'Instigator' in your title. The most important moral: don't think of possible magazine titles while on your sixth beer of the evening."
I was also going to link My Boot for his "She hates my futon" story, but it appears down or gone.
This was going to be a happy post with me saying things like: "No time in history have so many people done so much for so little." But now I wonder is all this altruism fleeting? Is your URL doomed for porn? The rationale for ftrain is why I am on the web myself. How long can good people with good ideas continue to give?
posted by john
on Apr 23, 2001 -
Jason's incredible day
is the most moving blog entry I've read this year, if not ever. It's going in my bookmarks under "amazing stories that can move me to tears."
posted by mathowie
on Apr 12, 2001 -
Foot-and-mouth disease marches forward
in Europe. In order to try to slow down the spread of the virus, UK authorities are urging cancellations of any events that bring people and/or animals together. Which means no horse racing. Which means the Brits are going insane because they have nothing to bet on. (Unlike the US, they don't consider gambling to be an evil on the level of homicide.) What to do? Rodents to the rescue
is offering live webcasts of hamster races to satiate your betting jones. Look at 'em go
! In other hamster news, some dork blew £3000 on a 6-foot-tall fiberglass hamster
left over from the carnage of the Millennium Dome.
posted by aaron
on Mar 8, 2001 -
Plastic is dangling carrots in front of users,
but my first thought is "ewww." Many successful communities have feedback mechanisms, but is a monetary one the best choice? Is this a good way to encourage high quality posts at Plastic, or does it seem like they're trying to create an instant community for $150?
posted by mathowie
on Feb 23, 2001 -
egos on display. could the flames be rising? the guys at the "blog you" site get reviewed.
posted by riley370
on Feb 14, 2001 -
Jorn tries pay for play.
Seeking to sell links near the top of his extremely-widely-read weblog Robot Wisdom, Jorn Barger has set an (experimental) $20 submission
fee: you don't get considered if you don't pay, but if he approves of your site you get a link. (Actually, it's even more complicated than that, which is characteristic of the man.) There's even a $100 fee for certain commercial links. Jorn can do what he likes, of course, but how well do you think this might work?
posted by dhartung
on Feb 13, 2001 -
"Because in the end..."
One of the most insightful, engaging, and well written sites (not to mention the one that got plenty of us blogging in the first place) stops updating, at least for the near future; the tear-jerker of a last entry touches on so many things- relationships, art, emotions, careers, etc - it perfectly encapsulates so much of what made the page great. We'll miss you, Jack Saturn.
That being said, I can't wait for the book.
posted by NickBarat
on Jan 31, 2001 -
A corporate MetaFilter?
The editors of Suck
present Plastic.com, a moderated web log with commentary, in collaboration with editors from about a dozen other leading cultural / news print and on-line zines
posted by MattD
on Jan 15, 2001 -
Is LiveJournal taking aim at Blogger?
I use both Blogger and LiveJournal myself, one for my weblog and one for more of a web journal I write things in occasionally. I think both web apps have different strengths and purposes, but there are certainly marked similarities, especially in light of the successful server fund raising drives both services have recently completed.
posted by Axodys
on Jan 12, 2001 -
LiveJournal's "Paid Accounts" model
might be the route that Pyra wants to take with Blogger. I don't know much about LiveJournal's features as compared with Blogger, but they certainly have thought out their revenue model. Does anyone know anything about LiveJournal?
posted by jmcnally
on Jan 8, 2001 -
I'm not Brad F'n Pitt.
Everyone's favorite fake celebrity diary has cleared house today, leaving one of the most contrite apologies I've ever seen. Methinks one of the real Pitt's handlers caught an eyeful of the fictionalized accounts of constant drug use, the assorted sex with various celebrities (including Willard Scott), and Jen Aniston's shower habit and slapped a cease and desist on "Pitt." Although the main link's been deactivated, the entries are still there.
posted by solistrato
on Dec 15, 2000 -
Has the BlogHop
self rating thing gotten out of hand? Seems like every blog I visit these days has the color stripe (except mine of course).
posted by Mr. skullhead
on Nov 11, 2000 -
Whatever happened to...
The Weblog of a Six Year Old. It was soo-o-o cute, and so precocious of a kid to practice typing on the Web, with parents' help, of course!
posted by rschram
on Oct 13, 2000 -
An eaves dropping 'blog
- for example:
"I looked over, and I noticed that she's stepped out of her Kia, and is talking on her Nokia cell phone... in the parking lot of Ikea."
--Two guys in line for the ATM
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Oct 5, 2000 -
Everything / Nothing is a type of blog
I've just become aware of, with the running theme buying young guys that blog porn
and violence. What do you guys think?
posted by owillis
on Sep 6, 2000 -
If not the best weblog in the world, certainly in the top three.
For all of us who think that there's no good blogs out there, I point to defense exhibit A: Ethel the Blog
. It is, indeed, one of the best websites of any definition in the world, and I envy Steven K. Baum's mighty intellect greatly.
I already reviewed it at my review blog, but because I know how low the traffic is there
, and because this is indeed one of the best websites in the world, I'm posting it here. I don't know Steven. We've never met. He is not paying me to say this. This is purely for the public good.
And now, quite possibly, the best blog in the world.
posted by Ezrael
on Jul 2, 2000 -
looked swell on my Mac, but the tables are all screwy when I look at it through Windows (at work). Explorer 5 ain't the same on both platforms. Argh!! Not a hard fix, but what do you do when your 'blog looks like ass and you can't fix it for a whole day!! I know it's uncool to link to oneself - I'm not just trying to generate pageviews. I'm genuinely pissed off about all these web standards problems!
posted by aladfar
on Jun 2, 2000 -
Where did CC go?
Is it true the editorial cabal at the Aged have censored CC following postings on MeFi? It's Sunday night and she's not blogging ... Has Casey been exposed as a Rocky regular and management have dumped her? Did palegirl kidnap her? Bring back CC you bastards!
posted by beergirl
on May 28, 2000 -
Does anyone know what happened to GirlText
? Elizabeth was supercool, but for the last week or two, there's been a "denied access" page. Bummer.
posted by delfuego
on May 21, 2000 -
The Great Blog-Off
is coming- so far 8 bloggers will be madly competing for 24 hours to find the best links on the web on an as-yet-unknown topic. A lesson in futility or potentially dirty, self-absorbed fun? Discuss amongst yourselves.
posted by wisdom
on May 9, 2000 -
Winerlog really sucks these days.
Don't you agree? I hope that the 'logger who told me he might be taking it over from the original editor, who *was* funny, has not, cause I'd hate to be dissing him. But I don't think it was him. Based on the number of clicks I've gotten from it before, and now, I guess no one *else* thinks it's funny anymore either...?
posted by baylink
on May 4, 2000 -