All posts for “blogging”
The other day, Nancy White asked me if I had ever heard about this documentary about blogs called 59 bloggers. I hadn't, but checked out the (Wordpress) web site, which was a blog, but with only one entry. One weird thing was that the blogroll still had the wordpress defaults. Something seemed weird. Then, Duncan posts Don't mess with us nerds which tells the sordid tale of the "59 Bloggers" guy and his attempted bullying of Chuck Olsen, who has been working on a blogumentary (a term he... Continue Reading
We we're actually "on" kryptonite, but we talked about it during the podcast. Jake McKee, Chris Carfi and me talked about the recent story about Kryptonite- bike locks that can be picked with a bic pen. More than that, we focused on how the company handled the affair and Jake's recent email interview with the Kryptonite PR person. As always, it was a good time. Enjoy. Update: I uploaded a picture of yours truly during the snapcast and give you a tour of the scene with flickr notes on the... Continue Reading
I think weâ€™re entering a new phase in blogging where big stars enter the picture in large numbers. Weâ€™ve seen folks like Zach Braff and Rosie O'Donnell do it successfully. Ariana Huffington is sure to get a lot of attention for her upcoming HuffingtonPost.com (not up until May 9). Hereâ€™s the group she has lined up, according to the New York Times article: Walter Cronkite, David Mamet, Nora Ephron, Warren Beatty, James Fallows, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Arthur M.... Continue Reading
Chris pointed me to the Family Guy Blog and my first thought was, oh man, this may suck. The Family Guy is such a clever and painfully funny show, I had low expectations for how it would translate to the blog world. Would it be Stewie's character? Would it be another crappy character blog? From what I've seen so far, they've done it right. I'm impressed. In Channel 9 fashion, the blog offers a view into the production of the show and the people behind it. It has RSS, comments and all.... Continue Reading
A guest stayed with us this weekend as he looked for a place to live here in Seattle. He is a bright young guy named Jordan Rule and this is the story of how he got here. On Friday night over dinner, a friend of ours said this before Jordan arrived: â€œSo, let me get this straight, you left a comment on this guyâ€™s web site and now heâ€™s staying in your HOUSE?â€?? My answer was yes, with a grin. This friend was looking at web sites in the old view- that web sites and people are different... Continue Reading
Last night I got a chance to hang out with a majority of the folks from SocialText at Nancy White's House. Among other things, I learned about a resource by Chris Dent called Purple Numbers that I'd never heard about before. In my words, it takes blog-style permalinks to the granular level. Using Purple Numbers, you can have permalinks to a specific paragraph of a weblog entry as opposed to one link for the whole thing. For instance, I can link you to a paragraph where Chris describes the... Continue Reading
I've been enjoying the smart discussion about folksonomies and tagging at Many-2-Many. Danah and Clay have differing views on the subject: Danah: First, donâ€™t forget Lakoffâ€™s Women, Fire and Dangerous Things. Classification schemes are always culturally dependent based on how people organize information. There is nothing universal about the terms that we use, the relationship between those terms and the meanings behind them. Many terms are contested, used differently by different... Continue Reading
I'm posting this because of the sign-of-the-times appeal. Today Howard Dean used his "Blog for America" to announce that he is running for the Chairmanship of the Democratic Nat'l Committee. What, no press release? No news conference? I'm sure those may follow, but as usual-- the blog world knows first.
Dina Mehta, who lives in Mumbai India, helped set up a great weblog to support relief efforts in the region after the earthquake/tsunami. Since setting up the site, she's wondering if it would have been better to use a wiki instead of a blog. Because its a community that is open, a community of people wanting to pitch in and make a difference as we watch the horror unfurling in this part of the world. We know the magic of community in coming together for a cause. Perhaps a wiki might have... Continue Reading
A while back I heard about a new idea for a social networking site from Josh Petersen, who happens to live in my neighborhood. He described a site called â€œ43 Thingsâ€?? where a person can find other people based on common goals or â€œthingsâ€??. Soon after, he quit his job at Microsoft, assembled a great team called The Robot Co-op and today, 43 Things went live with an invitation-only beta. I see 43 Things as a big step forward for social networking sites because it builds a productive... Continue Reading
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