Axis of Logic> Click around the blogosphere and you’ll see a lot of ideological diversity. Bloggers are posting from left, right and center, from perspectives that range from Libertarian to Marxist. And on the surface, that diversity extends to other arenas: Men and women, recent studies show, blog in roughly equal numbers. A notable exception: Women are responsible for as little as four percent of political blogs — “sites devoted to politics, current events, foreign policy, and various ongoing wars” — according to the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE). read more >
WebProNews> Dave Winer, a major advocate of RSS has proposed a truce with Google and other sites that have partnered with competing syndication format, Atom. RSS is currently the industry leader in syndication and went virtually unchallenged until Google’s recent announcement. read more>
Guardian: Academics at Birmingham University have condemned moves by the university authorities to ban 300 of their personal websites. The university’s decision to stop hosting staff websites on university computers follows a series of controversies over links to allegedly anti-semitic content. read more>
Newsday: TEHRAN, Iran – Mohammad Ali Abtahi just wants to be himself.
He doesn’t think his day job, as a Shia Muslim cleric who happens to be one of Iran’s six vice presidents, should keep him from sharing intimate thoughts with the world. So he has a personal Web site, where he writes a daily blog and keeps a photo diary that provides a comic view into Iran’s government. read more >
Nokia is developing software that will help turn its phones into life loggers.
The Lifeblog software automatically arranges all the messages, images, videos and sound clips people capture with their phones. The Lifeblog software automatically arranges all the messages, images, videos and sound clips people capture with their phones. read more>
The most famous face is search, Google, looks like it may be preparing for a change in its overall look according to minty.org
Toronto Star: Out of the hundreds of thousands of blogs out there, most are a self-indulgent waste of time. A few are worthwhile. read more>
Events at the centre of the UK government could become clearer for the public with the launch of an independent website which aims to let people inspect exactly what Downing Street has said. Read more >
Whitney Pastorek, editor of Pindeldyboz, writes in the Village Voice how blogs are ruining her life, in an article which is either satirical or deeply concerning if it were to be entirely true, about the growing blogerati in and around the literary circles of New York.
Blogging Off | Village Voice
“I am no longer getting work done. I am not sleeping enough or eating enough or editing my barely solvent literary magazine, because the aforementioned issues have made it a social imperative that I check up on all the goddamn blogs every single day (and make comments) so that people know I care about their lives/band/Condé Nast. “