All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blogging’

Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?

According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper or magazine or for broadcast. 3. The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct …

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WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements

WordPress has launched a new version of the WordPress software – version 3.3. Its nickname is “Sonny,” named after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt (not entirely sure why). WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released. This is its third major iteration. The following video shows off the new features. The …

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Syrian Blogger Charged With 3 Insanely Vague Crimes

For all of the news that the rest of the world gets about Syria, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that the country has all of the activity of an abandoned amusement park; it’s a near-blackout. But then news like this emerges from a neighboring country via Amnesty International and you realize, no, that quiet impression is about as far …

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Are Bloggers Journalists?

Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court that ruled an Oregon blogger is not a journalist. Shaylin Clark reported on the story, where Obsidian Finance Group sued …

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Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature

Google announced that if you have your Blogger blog linked to your Google+ profile, you can start sharing your posts more easily on Google+. When you go to post, you will be presented with a box that is prefilled with a +snippet of your post that you can share on the social network. You can disable the prompt if you …

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U.S. Court Rules Oregon Blogger Not A Journalist

UPDATE: Ms. Cox replied to via email to a request for comment. When asked whether she would appeal the ruling she said, “I do Plan to Appeal. Thats all I can Say on that.” When Obsidian Finance Group, an Oregon-based investment firm, sued blogger Crystal Cox for defamation, she believed that the law would protect her. Cox argued that her …

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Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher

Facebook announced that it is increasing the character limit on status updates. In a status update on the Facebook + Journalists page, the company wrote: “In September, we increased the character limit on status updates to 5,000 characters. Today, we’re announcing that you can now write posts with more than 60,000 characters.” They also shared the following graphic: The first …

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Design Is Still An Important Aspect of Blogging

Yes, a blog is only successful as its content, but if your platform looks like a joke, it really won’t matter how good the content your presenting is. In other words, design is still, and will always be, an important aspect of blogging. The web is obviously a visual medium and if you turn your potential audience off with a …

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Are You a Blogger Or a Content Creator?

Do you blog or do you create content? This was one of the main themes of today’s BlogWorld keynote speech, delivered by Mitch Joel, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner, Lisa Stone of BlogHer.com, and Deanna Brown, the CEO of Federated Media. While discussing the concept of building new media empires — to which, Mitch Joel offers, “media empire? WTF?” …

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In Regards to Social Media… Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Bullshit… Definition … Declarations of fact without knowledge, experience or proof. This was a statement from Jason Falls, the CEO of Social Media Explorer, during his keynote session, This Is All Such BS: How to Tell and What to Do When You Are Being Had in Blogging, Social Media and Beyond, while at Blogworld Expo in L.A. According to Falls, …

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Tips And Apps For Quality iPhone Video Content

Creating quality content when blogging is perhaps the key aspect being discussed at this year’s version of BlogWorld. Fully supporting the “content is king” edict, the majority of the speakers/sessions are concerned with helping others create the kind of content that will help your blog, and ultimately, the business its attached, get noticed. Because iPhones are such a predominant aspect …

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The Relationship Between Bloggers and Brands

During the State of the Blogosphere presentation at the 2011 BlogWorld Expo, Technorati CEO Shani Higgins discussed the sometimes tenuous relationship between professional bloggers and the brands they sometimes write about. While a great deal of bloggers do write about various brands in one aspect or another — product reviews, sponsored posts — the relationship between the two entities is …

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