All hell broke lose, and the blog-vendor lobby who patronise the people who in their dot.com terms, “provide the content” for their “blogosphere” (on which they are now claiming mining rights), got a real sharp repost. One minute these tools guys extol the grassroots as their validation for being important, and the next minute, they see them as a worm farm, to be harvested at leisure. Needless to say, bloggers weren’t buying into this power relationship:
Ken admits this made him anxious. “It was scary to think that the whole world could be looking. I’ve been apprehensive a few times when things she posted seemed a little embarrassing.”
Having considered reader comments, and listened carefully to our 2 entries, Pete Hopkins from This Pirate Kills Fascists wins the $20 USD for the first reasonably sung version of Blogging Pie. Congrats to Pete! Now Pete, please put your email address on your site so we can send you money. Stay tuned for a new Challenge shortly.
TriValley Herald>”As Frank saw it, the startup faces two challenges: dealing with incumbents who do collaboration and document and calendar-sharing including OpenText and eRoom on the one hand, and those that already have a history selling Web log tools such as Traction on the other. “
Jonathon Delacour writes on Blog Ethics and his personal experiences at being at the end of a negative Blog posting. A must read for those interested in the ongoing debate on Blog Ethics.
“I still have strong reservations about removing entries but I’ve changed my mind about pretty much everything else. And while I can understand the impulse to encourage “accountability”, I find I’ve crossed over to Dave Winer’s side of the fence as regards “substantially editing (although not removing) content after having posted it to the web.”
The Blog Herald has come across what is arguably the sickest blog posting ever, if it is true. And if it is not true, the imagination of those who wrote it is seriously warped. Be warned though: this is not for the squeamish. Please feel free to share your thoughts here on the quality (or lack there of) of this article
Getting Cut For Love: Sxxxy.org
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