(Source: CBC) is having a tough time keeping up with all the bloggers "publishing partisan messages during the current election campaign.
". Under current law they are asking all bloggers to register as advertisers, while also going on record as being open to changing the law.
posted by futureproof
on May 15, 2005 -
the simplest ideas are usually the best ones.
Its easy to forget that the internet is a relatively new medium. Whats the bet that in the future that we will all be wishing that we still had all of our content that we contributed to "cyberspace" such as reviews, comments, posts... Who knows if 10 - 15 years from now, if the sites we post on will still be up, even stable sites such as MetaFilter may not exist in the future. sites have shut down before,
taking everyones content with it. Its a simple idea, why not just store your content, be it on your desktop or a web application? So who wants to start a MeFi label
over at bulletin board buddy.
posted by omega
on Mar 16, 2005 -
posted by reklaw
on Aug 10, 2004 -
Murder Most Foul?
Yesterday, Dave Winer, the self-described "inventor of blogs", abruptly pulled the plug on 3000 blogs being hosted by weblogs.com, saying simply, "I can't afford to host these sites. I don't want to start a site hosting business. These are firm, non-negotiable statements."
He's giving his hostees a couple of weeks to request an export of their site content, but they're otherwise S.O.L. Not surprisingly, some people are a little bent out of shape
, particularly since the blogs just disappeared without any prior notice.
(P.S. What happened to "Blogroots"?)
posted by briank
on Jun 15, 2004 -
Today's entry on the Google blog was altered in a subtle way.
The earlier entry boasted of their Bangalore data center, but the afternoon's version now features the Zurich center more prominently and relegates Bangalore to a footnote. Could it be that the company is a little less boastful in their handling of the outsourcing debate than they thought they could be?
posted by clevershark
on May 11, 2004 -
: spurious blogs that look real, but exist solely to purvey smut in a very shady way. They're becoming ever more clever, those spammers.
posted by moonbird
on Nov 17, 2003 -
Blogrolls around the globe now all point to Laura's blog
. Laura doesn't sound like your stereotypical evil hacker to me, but something sure went wrong at Blogrolling.com
. Anyone know what?
Laura's blog seems to have gone down what with all the hits it must be getting, but you can still read Google's cache
posted by jill
on Nov 17, 2003 -
Hatred via weblog.
The Jewish Internet Association
, a tax-exempt, non-profit California corporation, considers the Internet a battleground, where "every channel must be utilized to resist and convert others to our defense and support." A whois showed they have the same mailing address as palestinefacts.org
. However, examining their weblog
reveals an agenda that is every bit as hateful as Hamas.
From a recent entry:
"The Palestinian Arabs go through a pretense of having a government" .... "This must end. In the past the only way such murderous, bastard regimes have ended was through massive destruction of their people and lands." .... "The same process will be required to end the fraudulant "peace process" and come to the point where there can be a new start."
The JIA site links to a guide for shutting down offensive websites
. Do you think the same techniques would work against them too?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Oct 16, 2003 -
Warblogger as Goodwill Ambassador
Chief Wiggles, one of the major military warbloggers, is running a toy drive for Iraqi children. Seems like it might be a nice way to engender some good vibes in the next generation of Iraqis.
posted by jengod
on Sep 23, 2003 -
Tired of WarBlogs? (NSFW)
Most blogs are people whining about their life, computers or the war. Not sexblogs. I'm not involved with this site, but I noticed them when they linked to me.
posted by nyxxxx
on Mar 31, 2003 -
ABC's blog "The Note" suspends operations,
citing lack of resources needed for war coverage, the blog's humorous style not being "the right national tonic," and this shocker: "We suspect that the amount of strictly political news — the kind of stuff that is the meat and starch of The Note — is likely to dramatically decrease in the coming days." GUH?
Aren't blogs now more important than ever? Aren't politics
now more important than ever? What message is being sent by the mainstream media here? (Via the indispensable Lloyd Grove
of the Washington Post.)
posted by PrinceValium
on Mar 11, 2003 -
Du-blog-ious Achievement Awards
Marc Weisblott cannot even keep from slagging himself
: “Maintained a personal blog without permalinks, archives, or even dates on the posts, thus preventing the sort of critical scrutiny he performs on others. Barely earned more money at age thirty-one than he did at twenty-one. And – oh, yes – enough of a coward to not be able to compile a Worst Blogs of 2002 list without attaching himself to the end of the list. Or is that just unadulterated self-loathing?”
posted by joeclark
on Dec 26, 2002 -
Treetop Bloggers Protest Logging
A group of anti-logging activists are now ready to maintain their own blog
130 feet up in an ancient redwood. I've considered tree sitting
, but find myself much more inclined to do so if I could continue working (or reading MeFi, as the case may be). Interesting intersection of technology and activism. Doncha think? (via /.
posted by maniactown
on Dec 13, 2002 -
"The Blog Twinning Project
asks people to tell it which blogs they consider to be similar, and tallies results. Pairs of blogs with lots of mutual votes are declared 'twinned'."
Not a bad way to discover new reading material.
posted by Scottk
on Oct 30, 2002 -
are being credited with being at the forefront of an underground movement which is undermining the fundamentalist hierarchy. Perhaps we should blog Iraq.
posted by Fat Buddha
on Oct 5, 2002 -
is a blog genealogy site: "You can register your blogs and record which blogs inspired their creation." It's an interesting new way to catalog and find blogs in tandem with Blogdex's social network explorer
. Which blogs inspired you to start your own blog and have you in turn inspired anyone else to blog? The favorite blogs thread was a long time ago so those of you who've had blogs for years, which new(ish) blogs inspire you to continue blogging now? [ via Blogroots
posted by lia
on Aug 4, 2002 -
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 -
I posted about it before
and there was a mixed response. But Blogathon 2002
actually started this morning at 6 am PST. Bloggers with a gimmick have posted details here
and it's not too late to sponsor
. Are you watching? And what's your favorite blogger doing?
posted by dobbs
on Jul 27, 2002 -
posted by rodii
on May 15, 2002 -
- Like everything else cultural, language goes through phases and fads, and what seemed one week like a fresh, inventive phrase quickly becomes debased through misuse and overuse.
- Tracking such things, and commenting on them, is fun, and it's nice to have a corpus of examples to draw on to make your point. It might be fun to take Metafilter as a starting place. You could even build a site around it.
- Those smaller fish that swim around with sharks are called remoras.
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 -
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 -
is a 'weblog on language' by a Brussels-based freelance interpreter. Are any of your favourite blogs on
posted by ceiriog
on Apr 22, 2002 -
WebLogs bring less traffic than major media sites.
There isn't any surprize there, but what kind
of traffic does each bring?
...those Google/Scientology articles I wrote didn't get nearly as many links from blogs... but they were of much broader interest to readers than the blog articles, so when a few major media sites linked to them, they got a ton of traffic.
Major media sites have to appeal to a common denominator, while smaller sites (MeFi) can focus on quality and thought provoking content. Is there any wonder there's less people interested in the specifics?
posted by KnitWit
on Apr 5, 2002 -
- this is how Slashdot started out. Relatively technical weblog that deals with everything from nano to CS and quantum, to design and the occasional "popular" news items (ex. praying achieves pregnancy). Been up for a year and a half I think but still doesn't have the user base. But the stories posted there are worth it. You can search the whole archive since day one, by category.
posted by Why
on Feb 14, 2002 -