All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blogs’
Nothing catches the eyes like the neon pink silhouette of a nude female, especially when run in high traffic media sites. MSNBC knows this and that’s just what they’ve done. An upcoming story from MSNBC has grabbed the attention of many because it’s showing up on about 800 blogs.
After a New York Times article outlined the blog-life of Mu Mu, a 25-year-old Chinese blogger, Communist party member, and now free-speech sex symbol, the slammed servers may deny you access to her blog more efficiently than the Chinese government. In short, she hasn’t really said anything the government can object to-she’s not an advocate, she’s a dancer, and a symbol of the new dinner table rebellion.
Activist blogs are becoming a more important feature of the blogosphere. With the acknowledged power of blogging for business and for non-profit organization, it’s reasonable to expect that blogs would become a powerful tool for changing the world.
The recent retirement of Judith Miller from the New York Times (NYT) has been part of a political scandal that’s gone past the two-year mark. While the scandal itself has dominated the headline during that time, one major part of the mix was blogs, at least in regards to Miller.
A sixteen-year-old Japanese girl slowly poisoned her mother into a coma while keeping a regularly updated weblog about the crime, alleges Japanese authorities. The unnamed Shizuoka Prefecture minor, from the tiny town of Izunokuni, emulated the infamous Teacup Poisoner, Graham Young.
Blogs have become quite the topic for debate in recent days for a number of reasons including credibility, integrity, quality and accuracy. Political blogs are tour de force for internet political circles and some new ones are showing up on the radar after working on the recent scandals in Washington D.C.
Blogs can be great and wonderful things. They can get inside information and quality analysis out quickly, in many cases fast than any news agency. The problem with unrelenting speed is that sometimes, the information is wrong. The case in point is an apparent suicide at the University of Oklahoma and all the speculation surrounding it.
Do you ever wish you could peer into the future and see what it holds? I’m not talking about a time-traveling DeLorean or space-leaping Tardis.
Blogs are moving into the big time. I mean REALLY big time. For a few years now, blogs have been building steam. Ad revenues from prominent blogs are really starting to pay off. With traffic numbering into the millions for some blogs, it stands to reason corporations would notice their potential.
PubSub.com released LinkRanks yesterday, calling it the “Blogosphere’s most comprehensive tool for tracking the popularity and influence of blogs and websites,” along with a list of its top 1000 most influential sites with web feeds.
Many people get Google news alerts. They’re pretty simple. You pick your topic, say the timely subject of hurricanes. When hurricane stories appear, you get an email. You can pick the frequency upon which they appear and whether or not the alert scoura just the news or the entire web.
The Internet is huge, no doubt about it. With millions of people reading news, checking email, shopping and looking for the occasional odd hobby, it’s a wonderful tool for so many things. In recent years, one of the newest items is the web log, AKA the blog.
It’s getting easier and easier for Joe Blogger to create a professional looking blog with lots of side action flanking his content. Thanks to advertising support, amateur bloggers can now add free news feeds to their sites, pulling in customized topic lists from major news sources like USA Today, CNN, and BBC.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at approximately 7:10 a.m. EDT on Aug. 29, 2005.
Around the world, those who had quietly smoldered for fear of offending the powers that be have found a voice in blogs. For many, the blogosphere has become an anonymous cry to the masses. For the brave, not so anonymous, but equally as scathing, sounding boards are giving them words they hadn’t dared utter in public.
When I step out of the office at the end of the day and rejoin the pedestrian masses, I am quick to notice that nobody’s talking about blogs. Just using the word “blog” in conversation is greeted with blank stares, or at best, a squinty “I heard something about that on the news.” End of blog conversation, on to P. Diddy’s name change and how much we hate [insert fashionable annoyance here].
Asking the question, “how many bloggers love me?” may be a self-esteem reducing exercise, but IceRocket thinks you should know. For IceRocketeer Mark Cuban, the more commonly used method for rating a blog’s popularity, counting the number of links to it, is lacking. A truer method is counting the number of visitors, which is why IceRocket is working out the kinks in its new linktracker feature.
Recently it was reported that the blogosphere was out pacing the famed Moore’s Law, doubling in size every 5.5 months at the rate of 80,000 new blogs set up every day. We’ve also learned since that nearly half of the blogosphere is dead-that is, inactive. And now we find that an unknown number of them are fake to begin with, labeled “Splogs” (spam blogs) by IceRocket’s Mark Cuban, and the trend may yet get worse, reducing the total blogosphere to maybe 35 real blogs (okay, Feedster says at least 500).
The total blogosphere has been doubling in size every five months or so for the past couple of years. That’s 80,000 new blogs set up everyday. IceRocket’s Mark Cuban questions in his blog, though, about how many of these blogs are legit and how to index them.
The citizen journalism phenomenon known as blogging has now reached the attentive and contemplative eyes of one third of the Internet population according to statistics released by comScore Networks. That’s 50 million sets of eyeballs, the majority of which, according to Gawker, seems to be connected to (gasp) upper middle class young males. And with that news, e-marketers around the country are calling emergency meetings as we speak.