tagged w/ Bloggers
The Charleston Gazette newspaper featured an article a few months ago that shows how blogging has changed the way we communicate. Soldiers are creating milblogs, blogs that describe their experiences while serving in the U.S. military.
This is quite possibly the most personal connection between us and soldiers who are overseas. The entries are funny, tragic, informative, and just plain good.
You can find the newspaper article about the blogs here:
The Charleston Gazette newspaper featured an article a few months ago that shows how... more
Many humble folks today have their own websites, and a lot of us have tried to use the popularity of the internet to finally hit the ever-receding big cash bonanza. Many of our hopes are like wishes to hit an oil gusher or, like a Gold-Rush prospector, strike gold as in the olden days of yore. But in today's vast internet world, the question becomes one of finding a way to grab lots of traffic from the big, "slick" sites that are always circling around us like barracudas. The answer: Get some videos on your little website! But you have to know the right kind, a specific type that is a slam-bang winner for you! This piece reveals the SECRET about the GREATEST videos!!
This droll article includes photographs and a hilarious video. The context is the message; read it and learn the long-concealed secret to great internet financial success!!Many humble folks today have their own websites, and a lot of us have tried to use the... more
Business '08 conference. Agenda includes 'The State of the Social Media World', 'Four Case Studies: Successful Social Media Creation' & 'Closing Keynote: You Can't Manufacture Buzz...Or Can You?' Business '08 conference. Agenda includes 'The State of the Social Media... more
Daily Kos user "Grassroots Mom" does extensive research comparing the various bills and senate activity of both Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. This is a good look at what the two has done during their time in the Senate and a representation of what they stand for and care about.
One of the best researched, informative articles I've read about the candidates.Daily Kos user "Grassroots Mom" does extensive research comparing the... more
You have a blog. You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire your work. Imperceptibly and all but instantaneously, your post slips into a vast and recursive network of software agents, where it is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web. Within minutes, if you've written about a timely and noteworthy topic, a small army of bots will get the word out to anyone remotely interested, from fellow bloggers to corporate marketers.You have a blog. You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire... more
The world can be a dangerous place for journalists. Each year many are killed covering conflicts. The same can be said for citizen journalists who bear equal risks in reporting or capturing events.
Last month Wei Wenhua was driving in his car, in China, when he witnessed a horrific scene. 50 city inspectors were beating villagers who were attempting to halt trucks dumping trash near their home.
Wenhua took out his cell phone and began snapping photos of the assaults. The inspectors turned their ire toward Wenhua and beat him mercilessly. By the time he arrived at the hospital, he was dead.
The inspectors are known as chengguan in Chinese, and are auxiliary support for police. They are expected to deal with petty crimes, such as cracking down on unlicensed trading. They frequently are seen chasing street vendors off the streets and confiscating their goods.
Recently, sina.com published news of the beating, and the blogosphere lit up with comments from both in China and from around the world.
On blogs and publications around the world, Wei Wenhua is now being called a martyr. He is thought to be the first citizen journalist killed while trying to capture an event as it was happening. The world can be a dangerous place for journalists. Each year many are killed... more
"Years ago, killings such as these would not have received such attention, and victims would have been forgotten, but with modern technology in the hands of ordinary citizens, abusive officials are getting caught in the act." -from article"Years ago, killings such as these would not have received such attention, and... more
A citizen journalist filmed an encounter between government officials and civilians prompting an attack from the city inspectors. They beat him to death:
"A scuffle developed when residents tried to prevent trucks from unloading the rubbish, Xinhua said.
When Wei took out his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him, attacking him for five minutes, Xinhua said. Wei was dead on arrival at a Tianmen hospital, the report said."A citizen journalist filmed an encounter between government officials and civilians... more
Authorities have fired an official in central China after city inspectors beat to death a man who filmed their confrontation with villagers, China's Xinhua news agency reports.
The killing has sparked outrage in China, with thousands expressing outrage in Chinese Internet chat rooms, often the only outlet for public criticism of the government.
The incident has also alarmed advocates of press freedom, who say municipal authorities had no right to attack a man for simply filming them.Authorities have fired an official in central China after city inspectors beat to... more
Bloggers are today blogging that it is a special day in the world of Blog.
Today is the tenth anniversary of the birth of blogging, this article takes you through the ups and downs of the blogging world, from it's creative consummation to it's current standing as one of the Web's most used utilities.
Happy Blog-day to you, Happy Blog-day to you, Happy Blog-day dear Bloggers, Happy Blog-day to you! Bloggers are today blogging that it is a special day in the world of Blog. Today... more
There goes the first amendment... They are slowly taking apart the Constitution piecemeal.
The end of Free Speech in America has arrived at our doorstep. It's a new law called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and it is worded in a clever way that could allow the U.S. government to arrest and incarcerate any individual who speaks out against the Bush Administration, the war on Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security or any government agency (including the FDA). The law has already passed the House on a traitorous vote of 405 to 6, and it is now being considered in the Senate where a vote is imminent. All over the internet, intelligent people who care about freedom are speaking out against this extremely dangerous law.There goes the first amendment... They are slowly taking apart the Constitution... more