The New York Times reports
that community forum sites like Digital Point Solutions'
have created a system whereby forum participants share in the Google AdSense revenue (Revenue sharing FAQ
). Digital Point claims that no gaming of the system has occurred so far. A google search turns up at least a handful
of other sites
that are doing the same (but no major sites, it seems), and the latest drupal adsense module
apparently makes it easy to set up. Curious. [Full disclosure: I know nothing about any of this. I mean, I barely know what a 'blog is (and I'm sticking to that leading apostrophe -- it's the only thing standing between us and Babelian anarchy and we're not even sure 'Babelian' is a legitimate word so now we're really mired in the hypocrisy, huh?).]
posted by nobody
on Jan 16, 2006 -
The (Broken) Triangle: Progressive Bloggers in the Wilderness.
The Huffington Post's
Peter Daou, whose dour forecast
of how Bush and lazy media would spin away the NSA scandal
proved prescient, on why "netroots activists" can't get traction: "It's slow-motion-car-wreck painful, and most certainly NOT where the left's triangle should be a half decade into the new millennium, as the Bush-propping machine hums and whirrs, poll numbers rise and fall, Iraq bleeds, scandal dissolves into scandal, terror speech blends into terror speech. The landscape is there for everyone to see, to analyze. Enough time has elapsed to make the system transparent. It is dismaying for netroots activists to see the same mistakes repeated..."
posted by digaman
on Jan 13, 2006 -
A blog for everyone in Davos.
"Every participant of the Annual Meeting – ranging from business leaders to political leaders, heads of NGOs, religious leaders academics and journalists – will be asked to join the Forum blog...All of the more than 2,000 participants, including presidents and prime ministers, will be asked to provide at least one posting for the blog
posted by nyterrant
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Conservative Blogs Rock!
NEW YORK In an argument sure to be challenged in certain sectors of the blogosphere, a story in The New York Times magazine coming up this Sunday declares that conservative blogs continue to best liberal blogs in political and electoral influence.
posted by Sagres
on Dec 9, 2005 -
is a website for bloggers who choose to put advertising on their blogs. Aparently an answer to Ad-Free Blogs
, this bunny seems to be very happy for the monthly check from Google Adsense.
posted by neo
on Nov 22, 2005 -
A blog invitational -
Jazz group The Bad Plus
came up with a list of conceptually similar authors and bands. They now invite readers to add their own submissions. The type of similarity between the band and the author is up to you: examples from the band's original list include Tom Waits/Charles Bukowski, Jewel/Danielle Steele, and Rush/J.R.R. Tolkien. Here
is the first set of fan submissions, and here
is another blog that is participating.>
posted by ism
on Nov 20, 2005 -
No Condition is Permanent.
World music, and African music in particular, often falls into two categories: pleasant and inoccuous, or the fetishized other. Even speaking of "African" music is misleading. Senegalese mbalax doesn't sound that much like Camaroonian makossa.
And I don't say this as some great authority; I'm still just at the beginning of the learning curve.
So come along with me. There's the broad Benne Loxo du Taccu
, the sidebar of Mudd Up!
, the great (and self-explanitory) African Hiphop
, Stern's Music
(this link going to a more accessible Thione Seck), Aduna
(for Francophones— my middle-school French gets me by, but I'm really there for the music), Du Bruit
(more Francophones, with an emphasis on vinyl sharities), and Worldly Disorientation
(which covers all sorts of world music, but has some excellent African stuff).
Have I missed anything great? Recommend it in the thread. I tend to prefer the psychedelic and dubby stuff more than straight folk styles, but that's me.
posted by klangklangston
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Global Voices Online.
I was a bit surprised to find that this hasn't been posted. Global Voices aims to foster a more diverse online conversation primarily through spot-lighting blogs written by people all over the world. It started last October and has really picked up steam these last few months.
posted by panoptican
on Oct 29, 2005 -
The Story is Over.
- At least, the story is over for The Indictor
. Being rotated out, he's leaving his post at Outpost Crystal; drawing the curtains on one of the few consistent wellsprings for information from New Orleans.
posted by jcterminal
on Sep 16, 2005 -
is a blog spidering search engine that seems designed to allow users to track trends over time (mentions, say, of "pepsi blue" vs "coke zero" over the last 60 days
). It's an interesting, if highly unscientific, use of bloggers writings as informal market research. No word on how many blogs are in their index, nor whether they're collecting any available demographic data on the bloggers (where such information is even available, that is).
posted by jonson
on Sep 11, 2005 -
It should be mentioned wherever possible, and it should not stop until the mainstream media and all politicians realize that we, the people, will not stand for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, nor the utter lies, any longer.
"We" the people? Or just a couple of blowhard bloggers? Do you feel a storm brewing?
posted by If I Had An Anus
on Sep 9, 2005 -
Whats it like to be a Pretty Girl
I found this link while surfing this morning and thought it might make an interesting thread. Not that the writer has any great insights to share, but what is it like to be a Pretty Girl? Pros? Cons? Comments to the contrary? Has anyone been hoodwinked by a Pretty Girl? Any good stories out there to pass a Thursday morning?
posted by elendil71
on Sep 1, 2005 -
Blog readers are young and rich.
[.pdf] released today concludes that as blogs continue to grow, blog readers are tending to be geekier and more affluent than previously thought. Nick Denton who helped sponsor the study (with SixApart) is delighted
with the results.
posted by tsarfan
on Aug 9, 2005 -
9 Anti-Porn Myths Debunked,
a July entry on the porn-industry blog SugarBank
, generated some pretty good debate on the subject of degradation. Comments have been closed
, so now I'd like to read what you people think (yes, I'm a selfish, greedy prick)
. Yesterday, I was firmly in SugarBank's camp, but after reading this
today, I'm not so sure. It's about porn, so maybe NSFW, but there's no dirty pictures or anything.
posted by If I Had An Anus
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Blogger gets fired.
An NYC nanny was fired because of her blog. The twist? she worked for an Helaine Olen, an NY times style-section writer who wrote an article that started like this "OUR former nanny, ... liked to touch her breasts while reading The New Yorker ... She took sleeping pills, joked about offbeat erotic fantasies involving Tucker Carlson and determined she'd had more female sexual partners than her boyfriend.
The nanny, saving money to get a PhD in english, chose to respond
posted by delmoi
on Jul 17, 2005 -
Bloggers Need Not Apply
A pseudonymous faculty member, writing at the Chronicle of Higher Ed. website, says that when faculty search committees do their jobs--that is, when they look for new hires--they may well find candidates who blog automatically suspect. This is true even if the blogger/applicant has never mentioned any details about his or her workplace or fellow employees, employer or students online. It doesn't mean the candidate won't! It doesn't matter if the committee just found the blog via Google either.
posted by raysmj
on Jul 8, 2005 -
is an insightful, well-written blog dedicated to Japanese culture, books, current affairs, news, sex, random images and observations of life, as seen through the eyes of an English expat living in Tokyo.
posted by darkstar
on Jun 18, 2005 -
is a creative project run by five russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jun 1, 2005 -