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True Crime Blogging

This site is an interesting mix of blogging and amateur online investigative journalism – trying to get more information on reported crimes by searching Google, MySpace, etc. Lots of advertising, though – true crime is a popular and lucrative...

Chinese censorship applied to bloggers

Today the Chinese state media announced that its government is not satisfied with the growing popularity of blogging in China and wants to force users to register with their genuine name. This way bloggers can be penalized when they...

The local Web, continued

Placeblogger brings together blogs based on their location. Personally, I really am looking forward to aggregators like this one taking off. Maybe they will change how we perceive the blogosphere (i.e. beyond terms of A-list bloggers and the Long...

Podcast: Discussing Henry Jenkins’ “Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers”

In this Podcast I will be giving a last minute Christmas gift recommendation. TUNE IN HERE
Mailing Lists for New Media Research

Mailing Lists for New Media Research

In a time when everything is about blogging, vlogging and glogging it is necessary to highlight an old school tool used by researchers years before anyone had ever heard of blogs, the mailing list. There are thousands of mailing...
Is e-mail really for old people? And happy 35th birthday e-mail!

Is e-mail really for old people? And happy 35th birthday e-mail!

How to keep up as schools in a world where even e-mail is outdated and social networking is the new big thing? Some schools say that the answer is setting up a MySpace page. Can it be that education...
Dualism, Objectification and Gazing: A Philosophical View on Why Pro-Ana Blogs are so Succesful

Dualism, Objectification and Gazing: A Philosophical View on Why Pro-Ana Blogs are so Succesful

Why are there so many pro-ana blogs? What makes them so attractive to people who suffer from anorexia nervosa? I would like to make clear that this post is not going to answer these big questions, but I will...

More archiving of the archived Internet

Not unlike Yahoo’s Timecapsule, BBC points to a British initiative to use a mass blog to record ‘everyday life’ on October 17th. We used to only come together to commemorate the past or yell at the present, now we...

We Are Iran

It all started in 2001 when Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian journalist living in Canada, published a how-to-blog guide in Farsi (Persian). By doing this he started what can be considered as one of the most thriving sub-cultures in the...

Surveillance – From Jeremy Bentham to Michel Foucault to Gilles Deleuze to blogs

On the left you can see the prison that philosopher Jeremy Bentham designed in the 19th century. In this design the prison cells are being build in a circle around a centre in which the guard resides. The guard...

What is social media? An e-book from Spannerworks

This e-book contains 32 pages and can be found here. Spannerworks is a company in the UK that provides search engine optimisation, and paid search and social media optimisation. Therefore this company has written a short e-book to explain...

A review of “Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production” (2005) written by Axel Bruns

“Gatewatching” is a fairly expanded study on collaborative publishing of online news. Bruns describes the practice of journalistic gatekeeping which refers to a regime of control over what content is allowed to emerge from production processes in the media....

Review of An Army of Davids by Glenn Reynolds

The complete title is: An Army of Davids. How markets and technology empower ordinary people to beat big media, big government and other Goliaths. Glenn Reynolds is a professor in Law at the University of Tennessee. He is a...
Review of Blog! by Daniel Burstein and David Kline

Review of Blog! by Daniel Burstein and David Kline

Blog! How the newest media revolution is changing politics, business and culture is a collection of interviews interlaced with a few (short) articles about weblogs. The book is from 2005, which is cool since the subjects talked about are...
Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

We’ve got Blog is a collection of thirty four articles about weblogs compiled and edited by John Rodzvilla. It was published in 2002 during which blogs had been around for three years. As well known blog essayist Rebecca Blood...

Amazon affiliate-program

One way of commersializing your blog is signing up to Amazon affiliate-program. You can have a virtual bookstore on your website by linking to pages at Amazon. If links from your site result in sales, you get a commission...

Optimizing your blog

I found two nice articles about optimizing your blog: 31 Days to a Building a Better Blog Project on Problogger (almost an overload of tips) 5 ways to building a better blog by Neil Patel on Pronetadvertising (especially the...

Bruce Sterling on blogs – podcast

Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk science fiction writer, asks what new media does for writers. He talks about the creative process of writing, the restrictions and politics, the uselessness of Microsoft Word and.. blogs! Apparently, comic book writers and stand-up comedians...

Who’s responsible for Volkskrant-blogs?

Thom Meens, “ombudsman” (some kind of public relations person any… Any suggestions for translation?) for the Volkskrant is not satisfied with the current structure of the Volkskrant (a newspaper) blogservice. A member of a pro-pedophaelia political party had a...
Masters of Media at PICNIC06

Masters of Media at PICNIC06

We raised our voices at the crossmedia conference PICNIC06 We raised questions at the conference such as: Gestural interfaces sound swell, but what if you are disabled? (John Underkoffer about G-speak) Aren’t brainwaves more practical and less tiring for...

Analyzing blog statistics

Great PDF about how to analyze our blog statistics/audience: E-metrics Might help us to improve.
Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License

I have looked around for the creative commons “problem” and I have found out that the best way to show that all posts are under creative commons is to add the logo to our header. Does everyone agree?

Problogger tools list + Copy Scape

I found this list to be very helpful…. (as we discussed in class). I couldn’t find it anymore, so I wanted to save it here! Problogger blog tools This is also a good website to use every once in...
Feed Shark

Feed Shark

Feed Shark is a service that will allow you to list your blog at the main blog services, such as Technorati, GeoUrl, and Weblogs.com. All you have to do is fill out the form in which you have to...