MediaPost/ Online Spin> “..Think for a second about how you, as a citizen who uses the Internet, gather information to answer questions like these. How does that compare to your news consumption habits of 10 or 15 years ago? If you’re like me, you consult more sources of news and your newsgathering is more active (seeking out news and accounts of events online) than passive (watching CNN for an hour)…” read full article>
MarketingProfs.com>The March 15 issue of the AMA Marketing News—usually a weekly time capsule of conventional wisdom from a decade ago—had a cover story concerning how agencies and companies are using blogs to promote brands and site visits. But the story was actually a case study in what not to do, plus it failed to even mention wikis as an emerging branding tool. read more>
Kos is still making headlines!
Tech Central Station> “…the Zúniga/Newman episode shows that beyond the ability to make cogent and effective critiques of more established and influential institutions and individuals like Big Media and powerful politicians, the Blogosphere is able to do something that is at times far more difficult — criticize itself…” read full article>
Duncan Riley> I received an email this evening from Blog Herald contributor and all round great blogger Vicki Fox Smith about a case of first degree plagiarism. The case for the prosecution is simple: that John Collari, a self described “Christian Drug Taker”, student of Zion College, and editor of the aptly titled “Diary of a Sinner” did reprint in full, without any attribution, an article titled “The Weblog as Digital Pub” originally published at Just in from Cowtown and later republished with full permission at The Blog Herald.
Now Vicki has been very reasonable in contacting John and asking nicely to remove the plagiarised article, to which there has been no response. In Vicki’s own words on JIFCT: “Jeesh, if he had cited me, or asked permission I would have been fine with him copying it there.”
Vicki’s situation is not unique but it is certainly the most blatant example of plagiarism that I have personally seen. There are undoubtedly other tales in the Blogosphere of similar occurrences. Please feel free to share your thoughts on Vicki’s predicament and any other relevant examples of plagiarism. It could happen to any of us one day, and I’d know I’d be the richer for knowing how other people have dealt with it.
Time> Boston-based music-video producer Steve Garfield, 46, is no ordinary blogger. Instead of simply posting his thoughts online in a chatty weblog like millions of others around the world, he links a Canon GL2 digital video camera to his laptop and uploads short clips of protest rallies, traffic short-cuts and even news events onto his personal Internet site. read more>
USAToday>Some jokers who don’t like the Democratic presidential candidate are trying to make his campaign Web site, johnkerry.com, the first answer to a search of the word “waffles” on Google, the No. 1 Internet search engine.
They’ve nearly succeeded on the No. 2 search engine, Yahoo. By Sunday, eight days after the prank began, johnkerry.com was listed second among 703,000 results of a Yahoo search of the word “waffles.” read more>
JSOnline> Lucas Carlson was interested in what other people were thinking. Specifically, what other students at Reed College were thinking. So last fall, he hung posters on the small Oregon school’s campus, inviting Reed students to start a Weblog – an online journal – through a site he’d set up: www.reediejournals.com read more>
Star-Telegram> The U.S. Supreme Court may be continuing to inch its way into the 21st century technologically, but Justice Antonin Scalia is still kicking and screaming. The same day that the court announced plans to quickly release audiotapes of upcoming arguments in a trio of momentous cases, a deputy federal marshal forced a pair of reporters to erase recordings of a Scalia speech at a Mississippi high school. read more>
SFGate.com> The blog has come to travel. Just as political writers have created their own Internet sites for daily comments (a Web log, or “blog”), two distinguished travel guidebook writers are now writing about their own geographical specialties online. The initial results are so promising that they might persuade other travel writers to do the same. read more>
New AOL reality series “The Startup” will feature weekly updates on blogs from the business owners, MSNBC reports. AOL is apparently trying to capitalize on the success of the Apprentice by launching an online show that follows four small business owners for their first 12 months.