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Can the LA Times write a decent story about bloggers and blogging?

Can the LA Times write a decent story about bloggers and blogging? They certainly didn't in their latest piece. Plus they took an interesting angle of writing about bloggers, but ignoring every single LA-based blogger despite the fact that LA just might be home to the largest community of bloggers on the planet. But LA shouldn't feel shunned, the Times didnt mention the Instapundit, Ev, or Metafilter either.
posted by tsarfan on Sep 13, 2002 - 48 comments

Blog baiting.

Blog baiting. This content-free Salon article is pointed to by News.com and chances are it will be picked up by tech weblogs within a couple of hours. Notice the presence of popular (in blogland) underdog in the title (Mozilla). The many blog references in the article body, including a gratuitious reference to the arch-tech-weblog that presumes knowledge of said blog's moderation system. The meta implications of web media composing content so that it may be picked up by weblogs are interesting --and yes, the irony of a MeFi FPP is painfully obvious. What next?
posted by costas on Sep 10, 2002 - 25 comments

Central Park Rape Case Convictions in Question.

Central Park Rape Case Convictions in Question. Does the blogging community care? With daypop having technical difficulties, its hard to tell. Although, one voice expressed his opinion back in June before these current revelations. (question pondered at uppity negro)
posted by negroplease on Sep 6, 2002 - 20 comments

Tangent.cx

Tangent.cx is now online. Endquote first came up with a concept for automating self-linking within his own blog. Now he's expanded the idea so that you can build a network of content-driven-sites that auto-link their content with your own. The niftiest part, to me, is his new link pop-up menus, so that one word can link to articles from multiple sites.
posted by nomisxid on Aug 1, 2002 - 12 comments

Best of British Blogs.

Best of British Blogs. Tom Coates of the award winning plasticbag discusses his misgivings with Simon Waldman of the Guardian.
posted by Fat Buddha on Jul 29, 2002 - 10 comments

Today we'll be discussing

Today we'll be discussing Jason, Slashdot's Commander, and Ernie. Apparently there's going to be a class in blogging taught to journalism grad students. Do you rail against this at all? Is it because most students won't get it and eff up blogging as a whole, or is it because this means that the blog has Sold Out To The Man? usual "I searched and couldn't find this" disclaimers apply.
posted by verso on Jul 22, 2002 - 25 comments

Best British Blog.

Best British Blog. The Guardian has launched a competition to find the best British weblog. Is this another case of the mainstream media not really understanding what blogging is all about?
posted by crayfish on Jul 18, 2002 - 18 comments

Blogging while "homeless" - two Seattle guys just spent a week pretending to be homeless. They claim this newspaper article heavily misquoted them, but they are getting various flak in their message forums. A worthwhile project or were they just jealous of the Seattle Star Wars fans?
posted by gluechunk on Jul 15, 2002 - 19 comments

Laurel Wellman thinks blogging is dumb.

Laurel Wellman thinks blogging is dumb. Well, you knew that was coming.
posted by brookish on Jul 2, 2002 - 32 comments

Auto-organic backlinking in Blogspace

Auto-organic backlinking in Blogspace
Jon Udell has an intriguing article describing the automatic backlinking used by Disenchanted and other sites. For example, if you link to a Disenchanted article, it automatically links back to you. Udell writes:
More than economy is at work here, though. Offering backlinks is a strategy that furthers the ambition of every blogger to engage other minds. It does so by enlarging the surface area and altering the shape of the posted article, which is the unit of information currency in blogspace.
What a groovin' idea. I like that the backlinking is automated, essentially creating new networks of knowledge with every post. Is anyone else doing this? It seems that if this "feature" were included in existing blogging engines, it could change the shape of the net.
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Link courtesy of Kairos News
posted by mecran01 on Jun 25, 2002 - 22 comments

Winer finally makes sense

Winer finally makes sense Thanks to Greg Knauss's dissociative translator, Scripting News is more informative and vastly more entertaining. MetaFiter also gets the disassociator once-over.
posted by mikeg on Jun 13, 2002 - 5 comments

It's not often a weblog has you on the edge of your seat

It's not often a weblog has you on the edge of your seat, but Dave Mill's email-posted accounts of his solo attempt to reach the true North Pole are gripping. Stalked by a Polar bear, 6 days to build a runway for his rescue plane before the full moon rips the floes to shreds - this one has it all. I guess he is a live ass.
posted by RichLyon on May 20, 2002 - 9 comments

A Weblog Foundation proposal

A Weblog Foundation proposal aninteresting proposal via http://aintnobaddude.blogspot.com/ to help sustain blogging as an important aspect of media and online community. Any ideas for or against this proposal?
posted by Postroad on May 13, 2002 - 56 comments

Backlinking approaches critical mass.

Backlinking approaches critical mass. Append the referreral history to the page served and illuminate another dimension of linkspace. Via flutterby
posted by NortonDC on May 8, 2002 - 4 comments

At large in the blogosphere

At large in the blogosphere And yet another analysis of the world of blogging. Does this one, by a decent literary and cultural critic, present blogs and blogging in a better light than many earlier ones? note: NY Times free reg reqd.
posted by Postroad on May 5, 2002 - 43 comments

Anti-Idiotarian Coalition/United Blogging Nation?

Anti-Idiotarian Coalition/United Blogging Nation? It seems all this talk of UN bias has has some bloggers so frustrated and angry that they feel it's time to band together as a political force, and the beginnings of a movement are taking shape. Legal actions, media attention, and even a full fledged political party are all ideas that have been bandied about. They already have a couple of legal eagles and prominent blogging figures offering services/resources. All they need now are t-shirts. Oh wait, they have those too. One Nation, under Blog...
posted by mikhail on May 2, 2002 - 15 comments

Antidote to the Liberal Monotone: Blogging

Antidote to the Liberal Monotone: Blogging After reading MetaFilter for a while, I would assume that blogging ticks off all people, left and right, equally. Does exposure like this on a major Op-Ed page show that blogging is on the verge of becoming something big?
posted by dewelch on Apr 4, 2002 - 49 comments

Rewriting history in real time.

Rewriting history in real time. Recent blogging epiphanies and Borg Journalism are creating an amazing system of information sharing. But this article raises some interesting questions about the flip side. If an entry is removed before anyone reads it, does it count?  Or has the collective made it impossible for anything that's said to be retracted?
posted by harrycaul on Apr 3, 2002 - 22 comments

Remember how a few days ago we talked about this whole worsticons thing here? well. it didn't last too long. too bad, i thought it was an interesting sub-cultural experiment. that and it was funny.
posted by jcterminal on Mar 29, 2002 - 3 comments

About to take the plunge into BlogWorld?

About to take the plunge into BlogWorld? Help me out, here! Assuming that I have enough 'interesting' thoughts on my 'interesting' life (ha ha), which of the many products and services out there has the best features for the novice, and which are for the veteran? Talk to me of writing style and format, any early mistakes you made, and what are your proudest blogging moments? F'gedabou' de 'A-List' - what do you think - I wanna pick yer brains!
posted by dash_slot- on Mar 18, 2002 - 29 comments

All the News that's Fit to Blog

All the News that's Fit to Blog Blogs as alternative sources for news. But the writer does not focus on the many un-professional blogs that can be as tedious as the mainstream news. What think?
posted by Postroad on Mar 18, 2002 - 3 comments

Heather Hamilton got fired

Heather Hamilton got fired because of her blog. (NB: foul language a-go-go)
posted by silusGROK on Feb 27, 2002 - 159 comments

Blah, Blah, Blah and Blog

Somebody is going to link to this Wired article about blogging, so lets get it over and done with.
posted by jedro on Feb 18, 2002 - 28 comments

Thailand Life.....as seen through the eyes of a Thai teen

Thailand Life.....as seen through the eyes of a Thai teen
posted by bunnyfire on Feb 15, 2002 - 10 comments

Here comes the backlash. Like a torrent of crap down Main St., Blogtown after a heavy rain.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger on Feb 8, 2002 - 13 comments

Mitsu of SyntheticZero

Mitsu of SyntheticZero has started what might become a series of posts related to creativity and depression.
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    Bette Midler gives one hell of a nose job

    Bette Midler gives one hell of a nose job The weblog of Ívar Páll Jónsson, a 27 year old student of economics from Iceland. As he says himself, "Insanity is just a state of mind."
    posted by feelinglistless on Feb 2, 2002 - 9 comments

    What were you saying on the morning of 9/11?

    What were you saying on the morning of 9/11? I have been very dissatisfied with this archive of the news on 9/11. I think this stuff has its place. But, it does not help us tell our grandkids how people were reacting that morning. For posterity's sake, I think it is much more important to record what happened on blogs and other online communities that morning. So, I am trying to collect online conversations that took place immediately after the news of the attacks broke on September 11. I have one link from here and one from Slashdot. Sorry if I am missing out on important ones. My hope is that this post will lead to more links to conversations. I am not interested in war blogs unless they have a reference to a conversation on the morning of 9/11.
    posted by SandeepKrishnamurthy on Feb 1, 2002 - 48 comments

    State of the Union Blog:

    State of the Union Blog: quite possibly the first web site devoted to analyzing a speech before it happens. (warning: contains Republican content)
    posted by darukaru on Jan 29, 2002 - 27 comments

    This is the single best

    This is the single best entry I have ever read, written by anyone, anywhere, on any blog.
    posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 25, 2002 - 50 comments

    Bloggie nominations.

    Bloggie nominations.
    posted by Tin Man on Jan 24, 2002 - 29 comments

    Evan Williams says an interim version of Blogger Pro will be launched this week, and last night he demoed it for the Weblogger Interest Group in Mountain View. New stuff: automatic weblogs.com ping, image posting, draft posting, and post to the past.
    posted by tranquileye on Jan 23, 2002 - 30 comments

    Blogger Code Decoder.

    Blogger Code Decoder. Those Blogger Codes are the most annoying thing since Pokemon but just in case...
    posted by lostbyanecho on Jan 14, 2002 - 11 comments

    If you want an on-line diary but LiveJournal just doesn't quite have your tone, try a DeadJournal instead!
    posted by Su on Jan 8, 2002 - 4 comments

    What is AWCA?

    What is AWCA? "It’s an illness that can strike at any time, that can affect even the most sensible and rational blogger. It strikes slowly at first — a glance at The Nation or Village Voice, a quick peek at what the Berkeley City Council is up to this week — but can develop into a full-bore obsession. Minutes trolling on Indymedia turn into hours, ridiculed websites make their way to the Windows Favorites list, until finally one cannot bear to turn off the computer before seeing the words quagmire, proportionality, Arab street, root causes, and “terrorists” (in quotation marks only)." My name is Steve, and I suffer from AWCA.
    posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 25, 2001 - 29 comments

    BlogBack

    BlogBack RIP, November 16th. SnorComments: RIP, about a week later, due to a massive migration of BlogBack's deserting rats. With the blogging community reaching critical mass, is it possible for a remotely-hosted comments service to survive the bandwidth bludgeoning?
    posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 20, 2001 - 37 comments

    Got a "Dot-mil Buddy"?

    Got a "Dot-mil Buddy"? George plus two other webloggers have new readers from the .mil domain. What about you?
    posted by xowie on Dec 19, 2001 - 15 comments

    What is the future of online news.

    What is the future of online news. Will subscription eventually win through? Is there a viable business model that will allow independent publishers (such as Salon) to survive, or will we see further media consolidation? Where does blogging fit into this spectrum?
    posted by RobertLoch on Dec 19, 2001 - 9 comments

    blogdex social network explorer

    blogdex social network explorer via Hack the Planet. Who links to you?
    posted by otherchaz on Dec 17, 2001 - 11 comments

    The four noble truths of blogging

    The four noble truths of blogging
    1. Painful Mediocrity (Kutaifishi)
    2. Cause of Painfully Mediocre Blogging (Jittaifishi)
    3. Cessation of Mediocre Blogging (Zeitgeistidiota)
    4. The Path (drole la voie d'acces)

    posted by riley370 on Dec 14, 2001 - 14 comments

    Blogdexter

    Blogdexter searches the Blogdex for the URL you feed it and gives you the results. At the Blogdex page. Isn't that what that "url search" link--at the Blogdex--page is for?
    posted by Su on Nov 5, 2001 - 12 comments

    I was just over at Matt's blog, and he mentions that his favorite baby blog is evohr.org. Personally, mine is henrysdiary.com. What's yours? Or do you have problems with this sort of site... do you think it's exploitive or otherwise dangerous?
    posted by silusGROK on Oct 23, 2001 - 44 comments

    Are you ready for The Galaxy Girls -- the world's first group weblog written by drag queens? I count nine girls participating so far, and more are on the way. Diamonds, Vicodin, Strom Thurmond -- whatever it takes to get ready for the next show!
    posted by bjennings on Oct 16, 2001 - 2 comments

    Stupid things I have done,

    Stupid things I have done, a list by Heather and her readers.
    posted by Mo Nickels on Oct 14, 2001 - 34 comments

    Blogging behind bars.

    Blogging behind bars. "Before he sent me to the hole, the administrator looked at me and said, "You should have thought about this before you started playing games." I didn't start this journal to play any games, but now that we're playing, I'm determined to win."
    posted by obiwanwasabi on Sep 24, 2001 - 9 comments

    Entertainment Weekly's

    Entertainment Weekly's current (September 28, 2001) edition begins its story on the Internet in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States with a paragraph stating that:

    By 9:15 Tuesday morning, a link to a live webcam atop the Empire State Building with a clear view of lower Manhattan was posted on Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog (scripting.com). And dozens of other daily log writers, including the all-encompasing Metafilter.com, compiled the highlights from U.S. and foreign news sources.

    The article goes on to mention many other links to relevant online sites including kottke.org, thefineline.org/tflblog, and camworld.com. Apologies if this is a repost. I couldn't find it in recent days listings or search results.
    posted by MarkBakalor on Sep 21, 2001 - 10 comments


    Moby tells his side of the story.

    Moby tells his side of the story. Moby lives in Lower Manhattan, and he has been keeping the world updated in his own online journal. He has some rather poignant things to say. Moby feels that paying taxes to security organizations who have failed to protect the US is stupid. I'm inclined to agree.
    posted by wackybrit on Sep 14, 2001 - 25 comments

    A world wide weblog.

    A world wide weblog. Neale's trying out an idea: a weblog by anyone, anywhere--but the technological "seeds" have to be planted by people. So far it's spread to Brunei, Australia, England, the US and the Moon. Slow virus, distributed guestbook, or what? I don't know, but I like it. Help blanket the earth!
    posted by rodii on Sep 2, 2001 - 31 comments

    Proof

    Proof that lame child actors grow up to be lame adult actors. With lame web sites.
    posted by o2b on Aug 24, 2001 - 91 comments

    I enjoy introducing my friends to the web and weblogging and I am quite fond of watching them play with the medium without prior knowledge of the weblog community and it's "rules". It's fascinating to see what they produce when they are not told to "Write everyday about what happens in your life and then link to things you found while surfing". One such friend is Karen Wright who has taken to her website perceiving.org with a style that is very much her own. Somehow it feels more literary, more story-centric, less about links and more about life. What do you all think? How have "the rules" effected your writing?
    posted by shmuel on Aug 22, 2001 - 30 comments

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