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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
3 Feb '03 Word of the Day: Blog.
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
(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 -
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 -