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Blogger Gives Commenters Faces
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Blogger has extended the comments feature it annoucned last year, which lets users embed comments and the commenting form below blog posts. The feature has been extended to display profile images next to comments that blog visitors write.

Blogs Can Still Drive Big Traffic
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You would almost think blogging was dead, the way headlines are dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and social media in general. I’ve always considered blogging to be a part of social media anyway, as the commenting factor lends to engagement between author and user.

What is Responsible Blogging to You?
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The Federal Trade Commission has recently taken an interest in regulation of blogs when it comes to bloggers receiving products and writing about them. A lot of discussion has taken place about what it means to blog responsibly.

5 Media/Communication Channels Twitter Has Impacted

Twitter is everywhere you look these days. You don’t have to use it, but you can’t hide from it. If you live under a rock, chances are somebody’s sitting on top of that rock tweeting. It took a little bit for Twitter to catch on, but I think it’s safe to say that it has officially taken the world by storm. Let’s look at just a few ways it has impacted different forms of media and communication.

1. Instant Messaging

Fake Chrome OS Screenshots Punk Tech Media
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Google announced that it would be releasing a new operating system called Google Chrome OS this week. One mysterious blog entry popped up soon after, claiming to have snagged some screenshots of the OS as Google demoed the product to Acer.

Here’s an excerpt from that post:

Cutts Explains How Blogs Can Rank Higher In Google
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If you want your blog to do better in Google’s search results, Matt Cutts recommends WordPress. According to a presentation Google’s Webspam captain gave at WordCamp San Francisco, Word Press takes care of about 80-90 percent of SEO mechanics.

Comments Make Content More Valuable
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Comments are the backbone of the social web. Everything is going social if it has not already been that way for some time. Why is that? People are social by nature. It’s how we communicate. It’s how we learn. It’s how we teach. Do you find comments to be valuable resources? Share your thoughts.

Globe
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A Spanish great-grandmother known as the world’s oldest blogger has died at the age of 97 in the northern Spanish province of La Coruna.

Maria Amelia Lopez, who started blogging after being introduced to it by one of her grandchildren, grabbed readers attention with a mix of memories and humor about her long life that included living through Spain’s Civil War and years of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.

Globe

A Spanish great-grandmother known as the world’s oldest blogger has died at the age of 97 in the northern Spanish province of La Coruna.

Maria Amelia Lopez, who started blogging after being introduced to it by one of her grandchildren, grabbed readers attention with a mix of memories and humor about her long life that included living through Spain’s Civil War and years of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.

Globe

A Spanish great-grandmother known as the world’s oldest blogger has died at the age of 97 in the northern Spanish province of La Coruna.

Maria Amelia Lopez, who started blogging after being introduced to it by one of her grandchildren, grabbed readers attention with a mix of memories and humor about her long life that included living through Spain’s Civil War and years of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.

Globe

A Spanish great-grandmother known as the world’s oldest blogger has died at the age of 97 in the northern Spanish province of La Coruna.

Maria Amelia Lopez, who started blogging after being introduced to it by one of her grandchildren, grabbed readers attention with a mix of memories and humor about her long life that included living through Spain’s Civil War and years of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.

Why Would Twitter Kill RSS?
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There is no question that Twitter and RSS have some things in common. However, they are not the same, and Twitter will not kill the feed reader. This is a concept I have seen come up a number of times, and frankly, I just don’t see it happening, at least not without some dramatic changes in how Twitter is presented to its users.

Nielsen: The Rise and Rise of Power Moms

The power of mommy bloggers continues to gain momentum. At least that’s what recent research from Nielsen Online appears to show.

According to Nielsen, the number of “Power Moms” online is rising (pdf).   Identified as those women aged between 25 and 54 with at least one child and who regularly participate in online activities, this segment now accounts for almost 20% of the active online population.

Google Latitude Badge Launched for Blogger
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Google has released the Public Location Badge, which allows users to publish geographic information to their blog automatically whenever they go somewhere. The badge is powered by Google Latitude.

If you’re unfamiliar with Google Latitude, it is a feature of Google Maps that when enabled, shows your friends your current location wherever you are if you have given it permission to do so.

What Separates a Blogger from a Journalist?
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The New York Times is running an article looking at "hyperlocal" web sites as replacements to traditional newspapers. The catalyst for the concept is obviously the fact that some newspapers have been dying off, at least in print form.

Getting More Blog Readers and Twitter Followers
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Of people who both blog and tweet, the majority would overwhelmingly prefer to have more blog readers than followers on Twitter. This is according to surveys conducted by Darren Rowse who runs ProBlogger and TwiTip.

FTC to Regulate Blogs and Social Media?
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The Federal Trade Commission plans to begin regulating blogs and social media. While they’re getting tougher on results-based advertising, they are also looking at going after blogs and social media users who portray products they’re promoting in a less than accurate light. AdAge explains:

Google Launches Mobile Blogging Capabilities for Blogger
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Google has updated the Blogger dashboard to simplify setting up email and mobile posting for Blogspot blogs. It now supports SMS, MMS, and email posting. The idea is that you can easily post updates to your blog easily while you are on the go.

Olympic Athlete’s Mother Sues Google
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The mother of a US Olympic speed skater has filed suit against Google demanding the company delete an alleged defamatory blog post published by a deceased blogger on Blogspot.

Winter Olympics fans were dazzled in 2006 by the performance of Shani Davis, the first African American speed skater to make the Olympic team. Davis went on to win gold and silver medals and set a number of world records.

Google Helps Identify Anonymous Blogger
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Free speech has always been an irritant to those who become the target of it; freedom in general is a frightening concept to some because of the broad blanket it throws over the righteous and the sinful alike. And as always it seems many people support the freedom concept so long as it supplies protections for the liberties they themselves choose to enjoy—enjoy the wrong set of liberties and you’ll suddenly find far fewer true believers in the founding principles of the American experiment.

Alaskan Politician Outs Anonymous Blogger
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There are lots of politicians out there who aren’t thrilled with the anonymous free speech the Internet offers. If they don’t know the blogger’s name, they don’t know who to be mad at. One Alaskan political blogger got so under a representative’s skin the representative spent months trying to find and disclose her identity.

You know, because apparently there’s nothing else to do in the Alaskan legislature at the moment.