Category Archives: Weblog World!

To Google or not to Google

Blog comment spam is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. It’s screws up comments (which is why we no longer allow comments on most posts here, much to our own lament) and makes the whole web noisier and more useless. … Continue reading

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Weblogs: More is less

Readership of weblogs surged 58% in 2004, and 7% of all U.S. online users — 8 million Americans — are now blogging. At the same time, only 38% of all Americans know what a web log is, and if an … Continue reading

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Microblog

Microsoft has launched a beta weblogging site called MSN Spaces. Anyone with a free HotMail or MSN Messenger account can now publish their own words under Microsoft’s auspices–something Microsoft employees themselves have been doing for a while now. Rather than … Continue reading

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Blogorrhea

Bloggers all over the blogosphere are blogging about ‘blog’ being chosen as “word of the year” by the Mirriam-Webster online (i.e. not the real one) dictionary. Bloggers, tripping over themselves to note the vital role ‘blogs’ played in such important … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point

There is a cancer — warm and angry — metastasizing in the belly of the blogosphere. It grows, thrives, fed by the deluded, the self-satisfied, the people who use the word “blogosphere.” I speak, of course, of the “hat tip.”

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The blog exchange

In what is surely a sign of the times and/or another indicator that Wall Street bears more resemblence to Vegas than it would care to, weblogs are influencing the Dow Jones. A few online sites are reporting that in early … Continue reading

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Blooom!

That’s blog and boom, see. “Blooom.” Man, if bloom.com wasn’t already registered, I’d grab it and start accepting VC money. Yes, the heady, yeasty days of the Boom are back. They’re smaller, of course, and hopefully less stupid. But with … Continue reading

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Esther’s mess

Think your office is a hellhole of flotsam, jetsam and assorted chaos? Compare the piles you’ve carefully organized to Esther Dyson’s cubby and see how a smart person’s brain can spill out all over the place. For those of you … Continue reading

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Williams to Bloggers: I’m Outta Here!

Multimillionaire Blogger founder Evan Williams is leaving Google and the Blogger application behind as he cashes in and checks out, deciding to become a monk in Thailand where full-body massages are, like, $2 an hour or something insane like that, … Continue reading

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This

As I was walking home this evening, a little girl was riding her bike in the middle of the street. She still had the training wheels on as she wobbled and struggled to peddle. It reminded me of when I … Continue reading

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