Poynteronline> The normal newspaper industry flow is “print to Web,” but the new wave is “web to print,” and a new book with the provocative title “Never Threaten to Eat Your Co-Workers” does just that. The book, which is expected to be published in the next couple of weeks, is a compendium of “the best” postings on weblogs around the world. The editors are Alan Graham and Bonnie Burton. They’re already planning for followup collections and extending the concept onto a website. read more>
Guardian> In an isolated corner of Baghdad university campus, two young students are sitting together on a bench in a car park which, a year ago, was used to train students in the Jerusalem army, one of Saddam’s tools for suppressing students. read more>
Lawn Greengrass> Just a thought, but how long will it be before some erstwhile publisher begins to see the potential in Blogs and Blogging (what a great title) and decides to publish/print a monthly collection?
He or she will pick a monthly theme, invite Bloggers to contribute, paying only those who are printed and Bob’s your Uncle…a blogazine.
Houston Chronicle> In the physical world, you may try hard to separate aspects of your life. You avoid preaching to your co-workers or talking shop at your church meeting. And you remain discreet with both groups about a date you had last weekend. O the Internet, those separate lives merge, thanks to Google. read more>
via scripting news> Great post by Dave Pollard at “How to save the World” on ways to improve your blog and promote it.
Yahoo! News> Expanding its push into the Internet search space, Microsoft says it plans to launch Internet search services for news and Web logs later this year. The new services, called MSN Newsbot and MSN Blogbot, up the ante in the battle for Internet search market share. Microsoft has already said it is working on its own general Internet search engine, expected to be launched this year, to go head-to-head with Google. The Friday announcements were made at a Microsoft meeting for online advertisers. read more>
Korean Herald> You run into somebody at the subway station while waiting for the train. Somehow, strangely enough, you feel very familiar with the person and start to wonder when and where you have met. After a few moments, you finally realize this is not deja vu, but the eerie result of habitual “blogging.”
If you do a “blog surf” on the Internet, you will find that it is easy to peek into the everyday lives of strangers, from the food they ate yesterday to their business dealings. You can be an anonymous onlooker simply by using a mouse to scroll through their personal blogs. read more>
Internetnews.com> Weblog tools vendor Six Apart is in the latter stages of plans to roll out an open online authentication system to thwart comment spammers. Not much is known about the new TypeKey service but San Mateo, Calif.-based Six Apart promises it will be a free system that provides a central identity that anyone can use to log in and post comments on blogs and other Web sites. read more>
Aberdeen News> Republicans have accused Democratic U.S. House candidate Stephanie Herseth of maintaining a secret Web page to receive campaign donations raised from ads on liberal groups’ Internet sites. read more>
Microsoft continues its development of its social networking come blogging tool Wallop with this Program Manager position up for grabs. Release is still slated for 3rd quarter 2004.