Welcoming Aileen Thompson!

It is our great pleasure to welcome to the Blog Herald another bi-weekly columnist: Aileen Thompson. Aileen will be our specialist “science blogger” bringing us all the latest news and analysis from the world of scientific blogging.

Aileen has more than a quarter century of experience in print media, having made the transitions from lead type to computer photo-typesetting to “user friendly” when Apple took over the industry in the early 1980s. She has been a graphic artist and reporter, editor and writer for newspapers, newsletters, magazines and special events periodicals in several states. [Read more…]

A Time of Giving

This season is a time of giving and we at the Blog Herald would like to celebrate the holidays with a small gift of our own.

After the New Year, we will be giving $200 USD to a blog that needs some financial help, as well as a link on our blogroll for the whole of 2007.

The criteria for the winning blog is only that it should be helping to make our world a better place. This can be achieved in many different ways, from increasing our awareness as a society, being a symbol of hope through example or more obvious ways- such as fundraising or research.

To recommend a blog or to apply, please leave a comment or email us before midnight, PST, Dec. 31st: editor[at]blogherald.com.

Trimming Down the Author List

The Blog Herald has changed ownership a couple of times, and with each change of hands, a new set of editors, columnists and contributors comes in. You can therefore expect the list of authors to be quite long–in fact, it was becoming longer than any item on the blog’s footer. We therefore decided to trim down the list to the current set of contributors. This includes new ones, those who stayed on from the previous batch, as well as previous editors Matt and Duncan.

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The Blog Herald Welcomes Andy Merrett

The Blog Herald is pleased to introduce another new member of the team: Andy Merrett. We met Andy through the Blue Fish Network, which J. Angelo has been part of since last year.

Andy has been blogging for nearly 3 years and started blogging professionally full-time in July of 2006. He writes for several of Shiny Media‘s blogs, including Tech Digest and HDTVUK, as well as his own blogs. Andy also runs the Blue Fish Network group of independent web sites. His main areas of interest and expertise are technology, Internet trends, music, relationships, and blogging, particularly with a UK focus. Before becoming a full-time blogger, he had a number of IT jobs in both the charity and commercial sector. [Read more…]

We’re all Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

I’m a little surprised and confused with this one.

Time magazine named ‘You’ as its person of the year Saturday, with a mirror cover designed to reflect the importance of user-generated Internet content as a driving force in the modern world.

User-generated content on websites such as YouTube has proved the latest twist in the Internet revolution, with the site attracting millions of users and earning its founders $1.65 billion when it was bought by Google earlier this year.

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