May 31, 2003
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?”
May 28, 2003
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.
May 27, 2003
International Herald Tribune> Imagine Walker Evans and Nan Goldin rolled together on your computer screen. In the 1930s and ’40s Evans secretly photographed people on New York City subways. The result was a book titled “Many Are Called.”
May 25, 2003
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.
May 24, 2003
The Blog Heralds least favourite Australian High Court Jugde and noted political activist, Justice Michael Kirby, is reported in this mornings Sydney Morning Herald as warning against the threat of hositle robots and “quark atoms”, and that they dwarf al-Qaeda as the biggest threat of the 21st Century.
May 23, 2003
Dan Gilmours EJournal reports that Google’s Evan Williams has denied internet reports that Google plans to split Blogs into a seperate search facility.
The report goes on to say that Google does intend to exclude most blogs from the Google New search facility.
May 22, 2003
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.
May 21, 2003
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.
A customer of Dixons became so annoyed after months of dealing with the after sales care team at the UK electrical retailer that she has set up a blog to publicise the appalling service she received.
May 20, 2003
The rising profile of the “Star Wars Kid” video, which has supposedly resulted in millions of downloads from the internet, has also given the opportunity to 2 bloggers, Andy Baio and Jish Mukerji to raise their profiles through a donation drive for the Star Wars Kid, an overweight teenager from Canada.