October 21, 2004

Vermonter’s Internet Ax-Grinding Attracts National Attention

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A little rehash of some of the lefts blogging elite as we get closers to the US Presidential election
Altweeklies> Jerome Armstrong was one of the architects of Howard Dean’s Internet campaign. He’s best known for starting the first grassroots Howard Dean website and for introducing Joe Trippi, Dean’s campaign manager, to Meetup.com. At the peak of its influence, the website drew 190,000 volunteers to monthly campaign meetings. read more>

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The Box on Bush’s Back

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Bloggers at the centre of attention again, although it may all be a storm in a jacket.
Slate> Wonder how the Bush-bulge scuffle got its start? While the blogger Joseph Cannon’s girlfriend was watching the first presidential debate, she noticed something odd: An object seemed to be protruding from President Bush’s back. read more>

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October 18, 2004

Blogs Provide Vital Voice

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The Ledger> Newspaper readers who follow blogs remain cautious as they judge bloggers’ credibility, but they say a willingness to challenge traditional journalists makes the network of personal sites a vital newcomer to the media scene. About 20 percent of readers told a national group of newspaper editors that they read blogs at least sometimes, if not regularly. The responses were gathered in an online survey by the Associated Press Managing Editors’ National Credibility Roundtables Project. read more>

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Blogging in Bama puts voices online

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Birmingham News> o her classmates at Mortimer Jordan, she’s a high school senior. To the rest of the world, 17-year-old Ariel Benefield is The Outlaw Republican. Ariel of Birmingham is one of hundreds of Alabamans to grab a piece of the World Wide Web. She writes a Web log, or “blog” for short, a sort of online diary. read more>

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October 15, 2004

California blogger company taps the titans

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A nice, happy, SixApart tale….
mercurynews.com> Last year, Ben and Mena Trott were mingling at a fund-raiser in the Bay Area for former presidential hopeful Howard Dean when a young man rushed over to them.

“You’re Ben and Mena! You guys rock!” he gushed, ignoring Dean and celebrities like film director Rob Reiner, who were standing nearby. read more>

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October 14, 2004

APME Survey: Newspaper Readers Use Blogs Cautiously

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Poynteronline> Newspaper readers who follow blogs remain cautious as they judge bloggers’ credibility, but they say a willingness to challenge traditional journalists makes the network of personal sites a vital newcomer to the media scene. read more>

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Blogging at the end of the earth

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I have a particular interest here as “the end of the earth” is Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and I live 180km South of Perth.
PC World> Blogging, or web logging, can be a powerful tool to bring a human face to enterprise, become published and build networks, according to Richard Giles who is organising a “blognite” in Perth later this month.

Giles, who manages Sun Microsystems’s partner accounts, thinks Australia is usually disadvantaged by its geographical isolation and has the most to gain by blogging as a way of staying interconnected. read more>

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Blog addiction

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theloquitur.com> The Internet serves as a giant diary for the public at large to display their daily adventures and thoughts. In the few last years the trend of online diaries, or blogs, has blown up faster than big hair back in the 80s.
There are many types of online diaries available on the web. The most popular are livejournals read more>

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Blogs viewed cautiously as vital medium

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Nashuatelegraph> Newspaper readers who follow blogs remain cautious as they judge bloggers’ credibility, but they say a willingness to challenge traditional journalists makes the network of personal sites a vital newcomer to the media scene. read more>

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Glitch gags gossip blog Gawker

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Not much of a story, but whats interesting is the last line “Gawker averages 54,604 visitors daily”.
News.com>Gawker, a popular New York Web log run by Gawker Media, suffered a one-day outage due to a glitch in a credit card transaction, said Susan Wade, a spokeswoman for Network Solutions, which handles the registration of Gawker Media’s numerous domain names. read more>

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