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 -
Why I hate Personal Weblogs
While the Introduction to this psuedo-research paper is a bit rough and profane, I couldn't help but agree with much of the content, although I generally don't hate personal weblogs. I particularly enjoyed Chapter 2 - Why Do They Do It
, as well as the the final snippet which asserts: I, in an effort to separate the wheat from the chaff of weblog authors, propose that all weblog authors create a Statement of Audience once per month (or, every two weeks if possible) to facilitate understanding of their place in the universe and the importance of their writings.
posted by jonah
on Jan 7, 2004 -
In May 1999, Chris and Erin Ratay quit their jobs, sold their Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, and shipped their motorcycles to Morocco to begin a trip around the world. Now, four years, 50 countries, and 100,000 miles later, they're back home.
They've kept a continuously updated web journal over the past four years, available here
posted by grrarrgh00
on Aug 11, 2003 -
Abbie the Cat
Abbie the Cat has a posse. One of the few cat-related, non-saccharine weblogs out there. I'm pretty my cat thinks many of these things.
posted by Spezzatura
on Jun 12, 2003 -
The Clickz Weblog Business Strategies 2003 Conference & Expo
kicks off on June 9, with the highly-relevant keynote: "What Are Weblogs?" Also on the schedule: "Business Blogs
: Hype or Opportunity?"
Kathleen Goodwin (conference chair) Blogs
: "Someone wrote that they are offended that blogs, what used to be "an 'innocent' repository of ideas," are now becoming commercialized. Hello! Get with the program. It is the 21st century and every great idea gets commercialized in a nano second these days."
posted by scarabic
on May 29, 2003 -
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?)
posted by adamgreenfield
on Apr 1, 2003 -
15 months after the first waves
, Blogging seems to prove so popular among young Iranian boys and girls that now the number of Persian (or Farsi) weblogs has jumped to more than 9,000. Almost half of them are using Blogger.com
's free service and other half are using a similar but more Persian-friendly online application, created by Iranian programmers, called Persianblog.com
. Tomorrow, they are gathering in a big conference hall in Tehran to meet other colleagues and bloggers and to share what they've experienced during their lovely days of a rare thing in Iranian history: absolute freedom of expression
posted by hoder
on Dec 26, 2002 -
Sinister cult hijacks Weblogs.com?
While working on an application that finds patterns in the data supplied by Weblogs.com, Mo Morgan
found some disturbing patterns:
"[...] between midnight and five there had been over 60 pings to Weblogs.com from sites that contained the string "srichinmoy" in their URI."
At first it just looks like some idiot abusing the ping
system. Or could this be something altogether more sinister?
posted by dutchbint
on Aug 30, 2002 -
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 -
are out; blog names
are in. All of us musical inepts who spent more time thinking up band names than actually learning to play an instrument now have a purpose for our great list of names that rock your world, dude! Here's a really brief list of blog names grabbed from Linkwatcher
, any one of which could have been a band name:
Virulent Memes, Grouse, The Dome of the Sky, Underduck, Sixth Dev, Ten Reasons Why, Industrial Technology and Witchcraft, Phester, Hopeless Romantics, Next Generation Degeneration, Being Terran, Hit or Miss, Entropy, Wee David, Kitty Kitty, Inexplicable Fancy Trash
, etc etc.
On the flip side, you could use random band name generators
to come up with blog names, too.
Some people compile lists
of band names. Of course, some sites take band names seriously
What's your best band/blog name ever?
posted by monkey-mind
on Dec 30, 2001 -
aggregates the latest news coverage on tomorrow's elections and highlights Tuesday's weather in Virginia
, New Jersey
and New York City
. All of the forecasts say it's going to be a wonderful day -- sunny and mostly sunny -- as voters go to the polls. But here's the real question: Does this favor Democrats or Republicans?
posted by flip
on Nov 5, 2001 -
a new entrant in the weblog management system applications arena, has just been released! Let's hear what the Mefi masses think...
posted by fooljay
on Oct 8, 2001 -
The Blogger Purity Test - Phase One
"Stage One is a call for questions. Go to the site (http://pure.fury.com) and submit the questions that you think should be asked of webloggers. You can also read the most recent submissions from other bloggers and readers.
The site will be open for submissions until August 15th, when a few of us will hide away and pick out the best 200 or so questions and present the test survey for the month of September.
Then, it's tallying up the responses and seeing what the state-of-the-blogunion is for 2001.
posted by minjungkim
on Aug 2, 2001 -
I think I'll fix myself a cheese sandwich
"Cheese sandwiches, fucked up punctuation and all! I don't give a rat's ass, I just wanna hear about people's lives." Weblogs together are learning to develope community and I miss the great blogs that are gone, but when I surf around it is to read about people's lives. "Are you ready for a breakdown, sugar? Live it up, it's blogtastic!"
posted by riley370
on Jun 19, 2001 -
geek girl beats out just sex
- Ev analyses click through rates on ads at weblogs.com
- "I did a little sifting through the banner ads and stats at weblogs.com. The average click-through rate for all 689 ads is 0.60%."
posted by rmw
on Feb 23, 2001 -
The New Yorker
dedicates ten columns to Meg
, and weblogs, and nobody blogs it
. (Yeah, I saw M, J and E mention it, but it's as if you modest Maggies didn't want us to see it.) Probably the most appropriate journalist take on personal weblogs so far, too bad it's not online. High profile, with photo-- c'mon, this deserves bloggage!
Page 102, Nov. 13th, Cartoon Issue.
posted by dan_of_brainlog
on Nov 9, 2000 -
with all the "ranting" and "whining" going on out there why would anybody want to be a part of this online community?
posted by jaz
on Oct 11, 2000 -
Tapping Dave Winer's backend , so I don't have to.
Are Webloggers and Weblog-followers getting so jaded as to not even care about the New-And-Improved SubHonker Filter
? Let's see: according to Weblogs.Com's Weblog Search
, it has been mentioned by only 9 weblogs (including its creator's own
) prior to this post, and never made it over the threshold to show up on Beebo's Metalog
. Or maybe that's the point. We're not supposed to be counting hits or trolling for readership. But when you're looking for something new and fresh from someone who has something unique to contribute to the Weblog Community (which we're not even supposed to admit exists) is there an easier way to go than a random dive into the SHF's list of "New" blogs? Or maybe you just want to be made aware within an hour of when your favorite web-pundit has posted another magnum-opus (or magnum-bill-the-cat). Do these tools matter anymore? Or is it just that, with a couple thousand registered to weblogs.com, you have to be an obsessive-compulsive nutcase (like me) to even dive into the swamp, no matter how much Dan has improved the filtering interface. (Four hours going through the list so far, and I've only decided Yes-or-No on about 15%, and it's the obvious 15%!)
posted by wendell
on Jun 26, 2000 -
the age weblog
[via wetlog, of course]
it's pretty obvious she's reading MeFi [and memepool] -- but not linking to them.
posted by palegirl
on May 25, 2000 -
is like a weblog monitor
for all the "site of the day" sites. This is a real time saver, there must be 50 sites all summed up in one place.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 23, 2000 -
"A Weblog is a links page masquerading as a home page. They rarely involve much creativity on the part of the Weblogger. (see: Memo) A Weblog owner simply hunts around for cool stuff other people took the time to do and then they link to it. ...And then there's MetaFilter..."
posted by evhead
on Jan 21, 2000 -