The Printed Internet:
One man's attempt to recreate the internet. On paper. And publish it on the internet.
Book Blogs Search Engine:
"Looking for reviews of a book by real-life book bloggers? Tired of sifting through corporate sites in your regular Google search results? That’s why I created the Book Blogs custom search engine – all book bloggers, all the time! Whether you’re looking for other non-commercial reviews of a book you’ve just read, or want real readers’ opinions on a new book you’re considering, this is the place." If you want to include your book blog in the search engine, leave a comment at this link.
Restoring Journalism Maureen Tkacik talks about her life as a journalist, the nothing-based economy, and the future of journalism. She suggests abandoning authority and productively channeling narcissism.
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is the online blog of The Journal of Business and Design
. Topics of recent interest include Drawords
, an ongoing caption this drawing project, and Typography in China
, an explanation of the availability of Chinese typefaces. Also, @Issue interviews
an iconic group that includes captains of industry and design.
- a blog about pens, with links to lots of other pens and stationery blogs.
Charles Darwin's blog
"Well there I was minding my own business in the Cafe of the Natural History Museum…"
Meet The Bloggers.
New BBC Radio Four series begins this week which interviews prominant bloggers about their craft. First up Anna of little.red.boat
and Annie of Going Underground
. Full first programme and unedited interviews here
. I think this is the first time a major network has dedicated a whole series to the topic and treated it with such seriousness and intelligence -- I particularly like the moments in which the prose is sonically illustrated.
Websites that changed the world?
Bestest best of the web? What have you done for me today, sugar
Aug 13, 2006 — TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] has launched a Web log
, using his first entry to recount his poor upbringing and ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and Israel want to start a new world war.
"Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war"
Blogging being outsourced to China.
Entrepreneurs outsource blogging for money-making schemes. Where can you read about it? Their blog of course.
is a new tool that helps us busy bloggers by using our own content and a "sophisticated Artificial Intelligence algorithm" to automatically create and post content to a weblog.
Yo! Check out Dylan's video blog!
Does 11-year old Dylan point us towards the future of video blogs? [via waxy
"The community blog for weirdos like you."--just opened and trying to emulate Metafilter, without the politics...take a peek.
I am learn is a weblog written by a Perl script and – get this – its managed to create quite … a lucid weblog. Yes. A weblog. By a Perl script. The author says
"I wrote a ridiculous Perl program to generate text. Thing is, it developed some bugs, and has managed to create phrases and combinations of words (which actually make sense) that I didn’t even program in. I hooked it up to the Blogger API, and now it updates its own weblog with no editing on my part (I just give it a bunch of topics to talk about)."[via Kevin Francis
- Name:Zena Amaar / Location:baghdad, Iraq
I am 13 years old. I am in the 2nd class in AL-MUTAMAYSAT secondary school whech means the secondary school for excellent student.
I spend most of my time working on computer and reading stories, i have a library of about 75 books some of them are stories and the others are poetical books. Also i help my mother in housework.
My father is a lucturer in the colleg of engineering. At the same time he is postgradute student. He is working hardly to get the PhD in computer engineering.
My mother is assestant prof. in the colleg of engineering.
I have only one brother. He is in the primary school in the 4th class. I love my family so much.
(via sylloge :
Blog to work? Blogging and journalism.
How do weblog posts fit in with the traditional journalistic procedures of subbing and editing?
Can newspaper weblogs ever really be part of the blogging community?
Should journalists be allowed to maintain personal weblogs?
is giving a talk on BlogTalk 2.0
in Vienna today. This is v1.1 (sic!) of the Program.
Summaries and rough notes from the Monday afternoon sessions at Blogtalk can be found here
Today's topics: After midnight. Weblogs and jam sessions
talking about blogging suck?
Not exactly renewing my faith in humanity.
Evidently even mentioning Maury Povitch on your website will result in receiving hundreds of comments from people who believe they are writing to Maury himself. The results are predictably unpredictable. (NOTE: Have a sense of irony and 20 minutes handy before clicking)
To commemorate the end of National Poetry Month
, today is Poem In Your Pocket Day
. And for us ItarWebby types, it's also Poem On Your Blog Day
. via Sharon at Watermark
drummer Dean 'Clean' Sabatino has set up a blog
to post 18 year old tour diary entries, which begin with the band's first full tour in the summer of 1985. via irregular orbit
The World as a Blog
Real time & updating display of weblog postings, around the world, using GeoURL
, RSS, and Weblogs.com
The Daily Adventures of Mixerman
is the hilariously brutal daily blog of an anonymous studio engineer, recording an anonymous major-label rock band. As Ink19
says, "What Spinal Tap did to Heavy Metal, Mixerman does to The Recording Process."
Iranian blogger arrested
Sina Motallebi, well-known blogger and journalist was arrested this morning. He is accused of threatening the national security by giving interviews to Persian language radios outside Iran, wrtiting articles both in newspapers and his weblog. His weblog, WebGard (i.e. web surfer), was among the top 5 Persian most popular weblogs while his wife, Farnaz, has her own weblog, mostly writing about their newly-born baby boy, Mani. [via jj
Superseding the mainstream media, or "quirky parasites"?
Less of interest here than the IraqFilter context itself - which amounts to the question "Is blogging to Gulf II what TV was to Vietnam and cable was to Gulf I?" - is an established medium caught in the act of visibly sizing up this comer, this new kid on the block, this parvenu we know as "blogging."
Is it a valid new medium of reportage, fit to take its place alongside print and broadcast? Or is it merely parasitic, interstitial, even marginal? Inquiring minds want to know. (Note O'Donnell's hedges and his final & bizarrely misplaced condescension: "Maybe Allbritton will start a trend - bloggers no longer dependent on the mainstream for their material." WTF?)
of the term blog is giving up his verb. "I've gotta do something else with this site," says Peter Merholz
, who began one of the first 25 weblogs in May 1998. "More essays. No blogging."
3 Feb '03 Word of the Day: Blog.
Definition 1: A clipping of "weblog," blog is internet jargon for what is basically an online journal or diary. Yes, blogs are going mainstream.
Will businesses discover uses for blogs
& blog software? Will (mobile-phone) "moblogging"
catch on? This link says ...the first Web logs consisted largely of links to sites on the Internet that the author found interesting. Early bloggers were presurfing the Web for people, in a sense
[sound familiar?]. About 1999, as free software came on the scene -- making it easy to create Web logs -- the content began to shift. Blogs became more personal, less link-driven.
But what is a blog to you
? And what is the future of the "blogosphere"?
The Homeless Guy Weblog
A weblog written by Kevin Barbieux, who lives in a homeless shelter in Nashville and has been homeless since 1982. The guy can write and has put together an amazing blog through some of the Bill Gates computers in the public libraries.
MSNBC.com Launches Weblogs
Sign of the times? Sign of the apocalypse? Or both?
Move over Kottke
, here comes Chris Matthews