C|Net news.com reports that the new Google toolbar will support blog posting through blogger blogs and block pop ups on websites.
Recent news on Jeremy Zawodny’s blog in relation to the new MSN Search facilities and an MSNBot hitting sites has really stirred up the zeal in many a blogger with calls to block the bot lead by
Jonathan Franzen Maciej Ceglowski of Idle Words The Blog Herald says, lets support competition, with a sense of irony given that Googles competition is coming from the planets largest monopolist.
This interesting peice appearing in the New York Times on Bloggers and attempts to increase traffic, a common theme amongst many bloggers.
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The following article appeared at Tech Central Station today and is a worthy read, if only for the controversy in will probably create in the Blogosphere on the issues of what makes a good blog, at best a subjective topic worthing of many a good blog posting and for the blogs Glenn Harlan Reynolds did not consider worthy;
By Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Well, after that opening pun I suppose there’s nowhere to go but up. . . . Anyway, the editors at TCS thought it might be a good idea if I wrote a bit on the difference between good weblogs and bad ones. Given the sniping inspired by Dave Winer’s Harvard essay on what makes a weblog, I should probably be afraid to raise this topic, but bloggers rush in where angels fear to tread.
So far, corporate has yet to weigh in on its growing cadre of bloggers. But that may be about to change. Despite the fact that more and more Microsoft employees have jumped on the blogging bandwagon, Microsoft has not announced any kind of corporate blogging policy…at least so far.
But it seems as if Microsoft corporate is beginning to take more of an active interest in how its employees are expressing their opinions in their Web logs.
OJR.com> There was a time in the not-so-distant past when CitySearch and Microsoft’s Sidewalk were going to take urban areas by storm, offering guides to nightlife and tourists spots and crushing online newspapers right where they lived. Nice try. Instead, they’ve morphed into city listings, no more than glorified Yellow Pages with bare-bones staff.
Almost everybody on the planet would be aware as this article is written that the NY Times has lost its editor following the Jayson Blair PC gone mad issue. However not everyone would be aware that Blogs played a vital role in the downfall.