April 28, 2003

RSS: Gateway to News and Blog Content

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Clickz Today> RSS search engines can help locate feeds to subscribe to. The real power is they offer on-demand searching of blogs, news, and other information.
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April 27, 2003

Weblogs Unite to Protest Detained Iranian Blogger

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OJR.com> Another journalist is detained by the Iranian government in Tehran. Seems like the same old story of a crackdown on independent media by a hard-line administration. But this time, the detainee, Sina Motallebi, is different. His roots are in print journalism, as a film critic, later covering politics for a reformist paper Ham Mihan, and the arts for Hayat-é-No (subsequently shut down).
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Start-up talks up new blog service

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CNet News.com> Six Apart, which sells popular Weblog tool Movable Type, is launching a new hosting service to compete with Google’s blogging unit.
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The Blog Herald Launched

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blogherald.com> Welcome to The Blog Herald, the internets newest resource on the topic of web logs and blogging. We will strive to provide the latest and best news and views on the world of blogging from the Blog Herald and external sources.

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Writers Wanted: Apply within

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Blogherald.com> The Blog Herald today called for contributors to the newly launched Blogherald.com website.
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Management by Blog?

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business2.com> Sometimes the next big thing on the Net reshapes the online world (universal e-mail, a graphical browser for the Web); sometimes it evaporates upon contact with business reality (PointCast, anyone?). Wise companies explore new trends cautiously, and that seems to be what’s happening with weblogs.
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April 26, 2003

Blogs: flavor of moment or publishing revolution?

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timesdispatch.com>I’m so tired already of the hype about blogs that I’m considering shutting mine down. And I don’t even have one.

Which makes me the only person in the country without a blog, short for Web log.
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April 23, 2003

Blogging Plug-In Debuts in Media Fun Pack

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Microsoft-Watch.com> Microsoft posted for download a bunch of Windows XP Fun Packs and PowerToys that build on top of its Windows Media 9, Movie Maker, digital photography and browsing technologies. Among the more interesting of the downloadables is the Creativity Fun Pack, which includes a blogging plug-in for Windows Media Player 9 that lets users add information about their currently playing music to their Web logs. Microsoftie Sean Alexander blogs about the blog plug-in here.

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In search of clicks that make cash

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vnunet.com> Consolidation among internet search engines continues. In a fortnight, Google acquired Pyra Labs, one of the driving forces in web logs or ‘blogs’, and Yahoo cemented a deal to acquire the search business of Inktomi, one of the grand old aunts of the internet indexing game.
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April 20, 2003

Blogger+Google FAQ

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from blogger.com> As was reported widely, and we announced on the Blogger home page last week, Pyra Labs, the company behind Blogger, was recently acquired by Google. Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what this means for Blogger and Blogger users. Below, we’ve put together some initial answers to many of the biggest questions. More info will be available as we figure it out. Thanks for your support as we transfer into this next exciting phase.
—The Blogger Team
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