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Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]

There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some stuff out there is going to piss some people off. Some of the most recent types of content causing a …

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Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers

Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before I shared my own thoughts (which are that they won’t work, basically). Since then, I’ve looked at some other articles …

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Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched

WordPress announced that there’s a new “Views by Country” option available from the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com homepage. The feature is designed to let bloggers quickly see where there audience is around the globe. “When you click on or hover over a country name, the map zooms in so you can really get a feel for all the …

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Tumblr Updates No Self-Harm Blog Policy: You Can Discuss It, Just Don’t Promote It

Last week, Tumblr announced a new policy that drew some mixed responses, and now they’ve made some clarifications in the hopes of making things clearer to their millions of users. The new policy will ban so called “self-harm” blogs, defined as those that advocate or glorify things like anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation, and suicide. Blogs that would fall into this category, …

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TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers

After AOL acquired TechCrunch, the popular tech blog started going through a lot of changes. They weren’t all immediately noticeable, but it didn’t take too long for things to be very publicly coming apart at the seams. That’s no slight on TechCrunch as it stands today. It still has writers that deserve the respect of being taken seriously. Some of …

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Content Marketing Infographic Looks At “Heart Of Online Success”

Content+ put together the following infographic breaking down “the anatomy of content marketing,” which it calls the “heart of online success”. It draws on data from a variety of sources as cited at the bottom. Some interesting stats it lays out: – Word of mouth is the primary factor behind up to 50% of buying decisions – Blogs on company …

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Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains

Google’s Blogger has had some issues where new posts on custom domains aren’t being indexed by Google. Bloggers have been complaining about it, understandably, on Google’s Webmaster Help forum (via Barry Schwartz). Apparently, Google initially thought it was happening as the result of normal updating, but Google’s John Mueller chimed in to say, “We hear from your posts here that …

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WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications

WordPress announced that WordPress.com blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an area for you to type a reply in,” says Greg on the WordPress.com blog. “When you’re done, just click Reply …

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Tumblr Highlighted Posts Feature Launches

Tumblr announced the launch of a new feature called “Highlighted Posts”. A post on the Tumblr Staff Blog explains: Every now and then, a post comes along that’s meant for big things. It could be pulling the wraps off your new project, promoting your next show, raising awareness for a cause, or just sharing a truly incredible photo. Today you’ll …

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Country Specific Blog URLs

Recently Google has found an awesome way to defend blogs against local law. Say you’re in the UK reading a blog, normally the URL would read (blogname).blogspot.com, but now with this new trick the URL can read (blogname).blogspot.com.uk. Pretty cool, right? According to Google, when a ccTLD appears, it corresponds to the current country location of the reader. An unofficial …

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Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You

The FBI is shopping around for a contractor to do some snooping for them on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. In a document called “Social Media Application” (pdf) released on January 19, it was revealed that the Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) at the FBI is looking for a company to provide software that can analyze any …

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Does Your Favorite Blog Make a Statement About You?

If you’re a regular, or even semi-regular web user, there are undoubtedly a number of favorite sites you have, including those that would be considered blogs. Even though there have been questions about the sustainability of blogs in a world of Twitter and Facebook, the fact is, they are still great sources of information, even if a lot of them …

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