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Would You Groan if Google’s Feeling Lucky Button Was Gone?

Barry Schwartz of SearchEngineWatch recently highlighted an article by The Washington Post on the “Google Feeling Lucky Button”, pointing out that while the button is rarely used, Google executives understand that removal would bring an onslaught of protest. But the company has no plans to evict “I’m Feeling Lucky,” which whisks users directly to the […]

Applaud Those Who Warn You: Your Blog’s Content Is Being Stolen

I’ve seen a huge jump in the number of bloggers stunned that they, little blogs on the blogosphere map, are having their content stolen and abused through their feeds. Over and over they say the same thing: “I thought only the top bloggers got their content stolen.” BULL. The joke about size doesn’t matter applies […]

How To Spot a Splog

After publishing “One Year Anniversary Review: Splogs – The Dark Side of Blogging”, I had several people ask me how to know if a blog is a splog or spam blog. Here are some simple clues to look for. In a Splog, Nothing Adds Up Nor Matches Splogs, spamming blogs, are often little more than […]

Cruising The WordPress.com Blogging Community

Since WordPress.com is supposed to be representative of a blogging “community”, using WordPressMU as the multiple blogger software tool, I thought I’d stop in to take a look at the community that I’m a part as a member of WordPress.com. Want to join me? If you are one of the more than 183,000 blogging members […]

Using Your Feeds for Story Ideas

After a couple months of incredible productivity, I hit a dry spell. There was plenty I should be writing about, but shoulds don’t motivate very well. So I went hunting. I’ve written about the many resources available for story ideas, but here’s a trick I do to get me back on course. I call it […]

Adoring Nerds: Science Blogs and Bloggers

Okay, don’t tell anyone but I’m a sucker for nerds. Just show me a tall skinny guy with thick glasses hanging over books, computers, or a chess board and Lorelle goes a little wobbly in the knees. I love them so much I married one, though he hates to be thought of as a nerd […]

The Committee to Protect Bloggers – Risking Your Life for Your Words

Abhijit Nadgouda of iface, someone I don’t know personally but consider a friend, recently introduced me to The Committee To Protect Bloggers, a part of Civiblog, a multi-blog hosting service acting under “an international initiative with the aim of giving voice to individuals and organizations involved in global civil society.” I’ve written about a lot […]

Washington Post – Why Bloggers Blog

The Washington Post’s Web Watch featured “Bloggers on the Reasons Behind Their Daily Words” by Frank Ahrens. Ahrens wanted to know “why do you blog”. The answers came from around the world, but only few in number, so we can only guess at how representative this “poll” is, but I think it gave an interesting […]

US Federal Protection for Political Bloggers

The Blogging Journalist brought my attention to a CNET article, “Political Bloggers May Get Federal Protection” you should consider reading if you are pushing the freedom of speech issues or tackling political issues on your blog. The impact of this legislation might spread farther, so be warned and get involved: Bloggers would be largely immunized […]

The Oldest Living Blogger – 84 Years and Blogging

The Blogging Journalist directed me to “A New Wrinkle on Blogging” from Pantagraph, an article about Prescott “Pete” Lustig, an 84 year old blogger who blogs at The Late Life Crisis. As the name of his blog implies, Lustig believes “late life” is more descriptive and less patronizing than the term ‘senior citizen.’ He started […]

2006 Bloggies Awards Announced

The results are in and the winners of the 2006 Bloggies have been announced. The Bloggies Award list is hard to read so here is a list of the award winners. Congrats to all. Best Web Application for Weblogs – Blogger Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog – Loobylu Best Asian Weblog – Tokyo Girl […]

Gossip Rules Memory

In an article from New Scientist, “The secret to soap opera addiction”, it appears that people are more interested in gossip than about their day-to-day lives. Humans are more interested in juicy gossip about their friends and acquaintances than the mundane details of their lives, so pay more attention to it We remember juicy gossip […]

The State of the Blogosphere 2006

Dave Sifry’s State of the Blogosphere for February 2006 is out, and making a cute pun, he says that the state of the blogosphere is “strong”. …but the truth is that the blogosphere continues to grow at a quickening pace. Technorati currently tracks 27.2 Million weblogs, and the blogosphere we track continues to double about […]

Turning Your Blog Into a Book

Blogger Push Button Blogging’s article, “How to Get a Book Deal With Your Blog” tackles another aspect of blogging: making mountains out of molehills. Part of the joy of blogging is the instant gratification of being published. This is reinforced by the power found in the Copyright Laws that states that something is protected and […]

Horse Sex and What is Dictating Your Blog’s Content?

In a wonderful column by Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat called “Horse Sex Story Was Online Hit”, Westneat examines the top online stories for 2005. And it isn’t your normal look at a top 10. The top stories were those that were posted online and got the highest traffic counts. In his words: Only this list […]

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