Bones from the Indiana State University Centre for Biological Computing for his absurd piece entitled:
“Why I f*cking hate weblogs”.
Amongst its gems include: “Weblogs are f*cking stupid”, “Weblogs suck ass”, “Who reads these weblogs? Nobody”, “I f*cking hate weblogs, they are so f*cking stupid. ”
Perhaps you’d like to drop Mr Bones an email on [email protected] or let us know whether you concur with his conclusions.
In addition to launching NewsGator 2.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, NewsGator Technologies announced its new NewsGator Online Services offerings to users today. NewsGator Technologies will be previewing Version 2.0 and their new Online Services at the Digital Experience media event held at the Mirage in Las Vegas tonight between 7 and 10 pm.
NewsGator Online Services is a powerful set of tools, allowing users to search for the content they want, including exclusive subscriber-only content, and read this content on any device. These services are available for anyone – not just NewsGator for Outlook users.
Xeni Jardin at Wired has written on blogging in Spain, of interest to those who are interested in the development of blogging in non-english speaking markets.
Blogs Coming of Age in Spain | Wired
“blogs are gaining serious influence as they become an increasingly important part of media and social dialogue worldwide…nowhere was that more obvious in 2003 than in Spain, where bloggers and journalists say blogs’ role in the country’s cultural life was galvanized this year — and all signs point to increasing impact in the year to come”
Apologies to all our regular contributors as the Blog Heralds comments seem to be down at the moment, after updating MT Blacklist, MT started giving 500 Internal server error messages for posts, reloads and comments. All things being equal should be fixed soon. Can still post new content though at this stage.
UPDATE: after much hair pulling the comments and site are back to normal, except that we have removed the displayed RSS feeds from the right nav bar. There appears to be some clash between MT Blacklist and MT RSS Feed. Not sure what or how, put leaving it as is for now.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Google has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to arrange its initial public offering, a sale that might raise as much as $US4 billion ($5.2 billion), a banker involved in the transaction said. The sale by Google, the world’s most used internet search engine and owner of Pyra Labs, creators of Blogger, is set to be the biggest of the year.
We don’t often comment on new blogs launched by newspapers but the Arizona Republic has had some positive blog coverage in the past year and Bill Goodykoontz is launching a blog on TV on their site, looking at current and new shows in the US from the perspective of a card carrying TV critic. Worth a look.
Ari Paparo has published a great list of Blogging Search Engines for those interesting in blog search and promotion, particularly new bloggers looking at promoting their sites. The list is so big there are a number we hadn’t even heard off. The Blogging Tools sites continue to grow:
Big List of Blog Search Engines | Ari Paparo
Blogs with a twist of God is the theme of this article at the Washington Times as the American Episcopalians (Anglicans) battle it out through the medium of blogging over the ordination of gay clergyand other heavenly matters.
Episcopalians grapple on Web | Washington Times
“A retired English professor from Rutgers University, Mr. Crew says he spends 12 hours a day processing material. Before the Internet, he says, “There was spin. Now there’s counterspin. We have to listen to points of view we don’t like. I have convictions and support them, but don’t want to be an ideologue.”
Interesting article from John C. Dvorak on the ABC site about mobile phones, not so much for the content but for the quote below (you know what they say about men with the biggest and best cars) and also for who frequent blog critic and bad guy Andrew Orlowsi was meeting with.
Cell Phone Hegemony | ABCNews
“First, picture this gathering: New York Times reporter John Markoff, San Jose Mercury News columnist Dan Gillmor, Andrew Orlowsi from The Register, author Gregg Pascal Zachary, blogger/investor Joi Ito, lyricist/pundit John Perry Barlow, and me….Everyone, with the exception of me, like beings possessed, pulled out one, two, or maybe three cell phones, and while collectively drooling, began the macho 21st century showdown game of “who has the coolest cell phone?””