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Better Late Than Never

Dead Milkman 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
posted by jasonspaceman on Dec 2, 2003 - 16 comments

Iranian vice-president is blogging

Iranian vice-president is blogging. Mohammad Ali Abtahi is perhaps the only major politician who publishes his personal diary, and his secretly taken photos from official meetings (e.g. the ousted president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze) on his weblog, which is unfortunately only in Persian. (via iranFilter)
posted by hoder on Nov 24, 2003 - 9 comments

The World as a Blog

The World as a Blog Real time & updating display of weblog postings, around the world, using GeoURL, RSS, and Weblogs.com.
posted by kirkaracha on Aug 24, 2003 - 6 comments

and the band played on

"The morning started again with a series of four mortar shells exploding with a muffled thump in the ocean behind our hospital..." Reports from Monrovia, Liberia by Dr. Andrew Schechtman, a volunteer with Medecins Sans Frontieres -- graphic but compelling.
posted by serafinapekkala on Jul 31, 2003 - 11 comments

the dog ate mother's toes

Dave Barry posts a letter in his weblog encouraging users to submit poems to poetry.com containing the phrase "the dog ate mother's toes" under the penname of Freemont. Hilarity Ensues.
posted by woil on Jul 16, 2003 - 40 comments

dey don’t let no Wegro live in Nashville

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."
posted by Espoo2 on May 8, 2003 - 27 comments

But... who are they?

Anonymous weblogging could be the next big thing for those who want total anonymity online. Using the mixmaster remailer and GPG encryption you can have a truly impersonal weblog. (my thoughts inside)
posted by j.edwards on Apr 24, 2003 - 9 comments

Iranian blogger arrested

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]
posted by dagny on Apr 20, 2003 - 12 comments

None dare call it blogging.

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 - 12 comments

Irwin Norling, the Unknown Photographer

Irwin Norling of Bloomington, Minnesota was a more modest version of Man Ray – with his family in tow, he documented crime and accident scenes for the local police. (The photo gallery is probably NSFW and not safe for delicate stomachs.) He also prolifically documented everyday Bloomington life from the 1940s through the 1980s. City Pages writer Brad Zellar (weblog) stumbled across Norling's photographic archives while visiting the historical society, tracked down the man himself, and wrote this terrific article ... unfortunately Norling passed away a month before its publication.
posted by kmel on Mar 21, 2003 - 5 comments

Peterme calls it quits

The inventor 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."
posted by rcade on Feb 3, 2003 - 25 comments

What's a blog? Where's it goin'?

3 Feb '03 Word of the Day: Blog. Pronunciation: [blahg] 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"?
posted by Shane on Feb 3, 2003 - 25 comments

William Gibson's new weblog

William Gibson's weblog
Gibson, the man who popularized cyberpunk and who, through his invention of the word "cyberspace," may have been the first to assign the sense of space to network interactions (but who also gained a measure of early net.notoriety by shunning even email for years), began publishing a weblog a few days ago. Early topics include his thinking on "piracy," the physical perfection of form found in books, inspirations for his work, and the relationship of one well-regarded writer to grammar nazis.
posted by NortonDC on Jan 9, 2003 - 21 comments

Plane Living

The JetSet Society What if the passengers on any given plane actually lived there? One guy's musings, with sections on the Economy, Love and Death, and of course, Religion.
posted by amberglow on Nov 18, 2002 - 2 comments

The First Community Blog?

The First Community Blog? Five years ago today, Caleb Donaldson pulled the plug on Geek Cereal, a social experiment that began on March 21, 1996. Some of the links don't work like they should anymore, but the calendar will get you to all the juicy bits. An interesting little time capsule. The site's demise is mentioned in this Ghost Sites 1997 obit, and in this virtual eulogy from Caleb's dad on MIT's website.
posted by tpoh.org on Oct 24, 2002 - 6 comments

An annotated bibliography on weblogs & blogging

An annotated bibliography on weblogs & blogging A l blog site on blogging. History, uses, development, articles etc. with a very large list of links to all aspects of blogging.
posted by Postroad on Sep 19, 2002 - 4 comments

The Homeless Guy Weblog

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.
posted by Coop on Sep 14, 2002 - 70 comments

Wil Weaton cut from new Star Trek movie

Wil Weaton cut from new Star Trek movie... Along with 48 minutes of film, Wil Wheaton's cameo as Wesley Crusher was cut in the first production cut of Star Trek: Nemesis. Rick Berman, Producer, called Wheaton personally to let him know. In heartfelt commentary related through his online journal, Wheaton ended his description of his feelings at the news by saying, "Somewhere in Brooklyn, Wesley Crusher falls silent forever".
posted by SpecialK on Aug 15, 2002 - 34 comments

In the colorful tradition of linking, debates about the etiquette and legality thereof, and moronic corporate policy, comes Don't Link to Us: a weblog documenting corporate sites with painfully stupid linking policies. Perhaps, as the footnote points out, public shaming is the only means by which the tyranny of evil men can be fended off.
posted by Danelope on Aug 7, 2002 - 12 comments

Weblogs Goin' To Skool

Weblogs Goin' To Skool Overview, schedule, and resources posted for that potentially infamous UC Berkeley J-school class on weblogs.
posted by peterme on Aug 7, 2002 - 7 comments

Kuro5hin launches a fund-raising drive and moves toward non-profit status.

Kuro5hin launches a fund-raising drive and moves toward non-profit status. (Via Blogroots.) Could this be a model for MetaFilter?
posted by timeistight on Jun 18, 2002 - 40 comments

MSNBC.com Launches Weblogs

MSNBC.com Launches Weblogs
Sign of the times? Sign of the apocalypse? Or both? Move over Kottke, here comes Chris Matthews...
posted by wendell on Jun 3, 2002 - 22 comments

Today is the seventh anniversary of the launch of Jeffrey Zeldman Presents. Is this the longest running weblog/journal/daily report?
posted by timeistight on May 31, 2002 - 6 comments

"It's the dirty little secret of punditry being exposed, that a lot of people can do it."

"It's the dirty little secret of punditry being exposed, that a lot of people can do it." Howard Kurtz welcomes us "to the blogosphere, a rapidly expanding universe where legions of ordinary folks are launching Weblogs...." Why haven't I heard of this before? 8^)
posted by BGM on Apr 22, 2002 - 5 comments

Sophie's World

Sophie's World (a novel about the history of philosophy) is an international bestseller by Jostein Gaarder. Praised by critics for successfully condensing over 3000 years of thought into 400 pages without dumbing the concepts down, itfeatures an enigmatic philosopher teaching a 14 year old Norwegian girl called Sophie. So far, there's been a board game, a movie, a weblog, a musical and a CD-ROM (full text online). It's an absolutely wonderful read and a great introduction to philosophy.
posted by adrianhon on Jan 27, 2002 - 22 comments

Weblog tools overview

Weblog tools overview wanna do such a cool site like meFi? google knows the answer...
posted by heimkonsole on Nov 14, 2001 - 6 comments

Adum Druckman

Adum Druckman does a nostalgic then-and-now by comparing today's weblogs to its earlier incarnation, the clunky personal homepage. While I appreciate Druckman's yearning for yesteryear, I think he needs to browse around more -- there's still plenty of clunky old pages out there to charm him. But it does make me pause and wonder where will weblogs go next? Your thoughts?
posted by debrahyde on Sep 6, 2001 - 8 comments

When did Mo revive World New York? Woohoo!
posted by sudama on Jan 25, 2001 - 10 comments

India discovers weblogs

India discovers weblogs It doesn't say much, but it's a start. Print alert: There's also an article in Speak magazines about online journals and weblogs.
posted by debrahyde on Dec 6, 2000 - 3 comments

The weblog index

The weblog index at eatonweb.com is quite nice. It's definitely a good place to begin your weblogging for the day.
posted by triptych on Nov 6, 1999 - 0 comments

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