Europe goes to the Blogs

The Blog Herald has noted some interesting stories this week from the continent that bought the world WW1, WW2 and other French defeats. The Register has reported that some hard statistics in the former Eastern Bloc (see: Russian) country of Poland that have emerged to help answer the question “are most bloggers teenage girls, or simply middle-aged men who write like teenage girls?”
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Blog Ethics and the Star Wars Kid

On May 20, the Blog Herald commented on the Star Wars Kid Video Blog charity and issues in relation to exploitation, ethics, transparency, irony and morals. In the week since we have received numerous emails, had a number of public comments on this site, have had debates with others on other blogs and, to use the old phrase, opened a can of worms.
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Mena Trott speaks on Type Pad and Movable Type

Mena Trott, co-founder and owner of Six Apart, authors of the Blog Heralds favourite blogging utility, Movable Type, today emailed subscribers with what Six Apart has planned for the future. Highlights included a commitment to continue development of MT and MT Pro, and a better explanation of the target market for Type Pad. For those in the blogging community not on the subscriber list, the text of the statement follows.
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Blog Herald responds to Andy Baio

As the publicity machine of the Star Wars Kid blog charity blasts its ways across worldwide media, a number of comments have been made at The Blog Herald, and emailed directly to the Blog Herald about our questioning of the possible exploitation of Ghyslain. Today we respond to Andy Baio.
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Blog fundraisers cease after questions asked

A strange thing happened in the Blogosphere yesterday. Following the Blog Herald’s questioning of Star Wars Kid video promoter Andy Baio and associate Jish Mukerji’s fundraising activities for the Star Wars Kid, Jish Mukerji’s blog has indicated an end to the campaign.
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