Full piece here. Does the 80/20 rule or Pareto principle apply when it comes to online media, which would hold that 80% of effects come from 20% of causes, or some similar distribution? Anderson was employed by Conde Nast, and as he saw it, the 20%, but he also argued that the mainstream media is now competing [...]
Tag Archive 'blogging'
Word is popping up in numerous places across the blogosphere of Andrew Sullivan taking his blog and crew bareback into 2013 upon the expiration of his contract with Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast, relying neither upon corporate wages nor upon advertising, but solely upon subscriptions from readers. When queried whether they, too, would pay Sullivan’s [...]
I’m planning on changing my name here at Alexandria. I often don’t say things that are on my mind (really!) or don’t write posts that I’ve been thinking about because my blogging name shows up in search engines due to my other blog, connection to my (totally abandoned) Google+ account etc. and it is all [...]
When I started blogging almost three years ago, I never thought that I would get this hooked. Look at me now….a total Blog Addict. I think and talk about my blog constantly to my family and friends. I say things like “thats one for the blog”and I even talk about posts I’ve read and topics discussed [...]
Greetings to all of you! I know that there are writers that come here; who are of a Conservative/libertarian/Classic Liberal stance. Are there any writers that are interested in writing on my blog? I cannot pay you; but I can let you link to your blog; I also will add a “Blogroll” of contributor Blogs. [...]
Hello all in Alexandria! I’m Pamela D. Hart and I’ve just been bestowed with the privilege of joining your great community and it’s my fondest wish to contribute here as I’ve done all over the blogosphere for the past 3 ½ years—with integrity, honesty and respect. My motto is: We may not agree, but we [...]
In case you haven’t already heard, a blogger named Katy Read got divorced last year, and wondered how she was ever going to make single parenthood work, since she had long since “opted out” of full-time paid employment. Katie Granju was one of many, many other bloggers who picked up the story. Then there appeared [...]
There are currently a spate of services that offer to blog in your name. I’m not talking about services that write the static copy for your website and I’m not talking about services that find interesting articles for you to repost, giving full credit to the author. I’m talking about services that pretend to be you, whether “you” is your company generically or you personally.
I strongly disagree with this practice. If neither you nor any representative of your company can write your company’s own blog posts, there are several good alternatives that do not involve deception.
My net friend, Drima brings to my attention the case of Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam, currently in prison for the crime of peacefully expressing his opinion. Drima writes
You’re all excited about doing something new to your website: new graphics, new copy, maybe even an entirely new website built on a blogging platform that you can easily update yourself. Or perhaps you just want to change registration companies to save some money.
You hire someone to update your website, or you attempt to transfer your domain to a new registrar, and suddenly you realize: Someone else is the principal contact for your domain. You, in fact, may not even have administration rights to your domain.
If you are now feeling irresponsible because you have lost track of your domain, don’t! After all my advice to others about this subject, it happened to me!
Flooding in Pakistan: Join the Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Effort. Blogger beware: Postings can lead to lawsuits. Here, zombies, zombies: hundreds of brains can be found below the Yale Medical School library. Quran Burning and Other Issues of Religious Freedom. Nation’s First Muslim College Opens in California. DNA tests reveal Hitler’s Jewish and African roots. [...]
Yesterday I posted the article A Warning to Anyone who uses Wordpress.com. I reported the mysterious way in which a multi-author blog, and all of its authors, were suspended without warning by Wordpress.com.
This morning there is news: The Alexandria blog has been restored. It’s not all good news however; the incident has prompted Alexandria’s founder to step down as administrator. He feels that he led his authors “into a trap” set by Wordpress.com, and he doesn’t want to have that responsibility anymore.
Here is the story:
Wordpress.com seems like a good solution for anyone who wants a free or very-cheap blog. I myself have recommended it. However, be warned: Wordpress.com can turn on you without warning, and you can lose access to your entire account without explanation or any recourse. This can happen even if you do not own the blog in question, but rather simply contribute to it.
I should really follow my own advice about having blog posts in reserve. Also: I discover what the word “exclusive” means. And I ask readers for suggestions about the content of my auxiliary blog.
In the final stretches of the now slightly Obama leaning presidential campaign, the trailing McCain/Palin camp has truly let loose their steam, and people have noticed it. CNN just recently released information from a McCain aide among other things, quoting that ”Palin is going rouge.” And some of the loudest voices on the internet as well [...]
In a debate questioned from different strategic and political views across the aisle, tonight was with no question the best and most interesting debate we have seen. And in the end, I think the debate ended close, which ultimately is a McCain loss from a strategic standpoint. But in what may have ended that way it has [...]
We’ve talked here recently about the functions of the Fourth Estate with respect to our current Presidential election, so this post is really more of an open question to those out there in the news business, or, more specifically, those having directed their lives at least at some point by acquiring a formal journalism education [...]