Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Compilation of the trends deep inside blogging community BlogOn
Election creates an atmosphere where human nature can be studied in depth Ole of Election Spin [Dodgy journos to blame for all the secrecy
[by] Grahame Morris]

The Blog, The Press, The Media: Now What:
Have you ever told a little white lie about having gone to Woodstock, or the Ice Bowl, or one of the political conventions, or heck, to the ball game the night Bonds hit his 700th? Come on. Fess up. Somebody will be talking about how great it was, and you’ll be like, Oh yeah, I was there. Dude, it was awesome. Only, you weren’t even born yet. Or you were waxing your car. Or you couldn’t get tickets. (Or then there is the slight possibility that you are a pathological liar.) You just want to belong.
Today, any Memphis teenager with some ability to do math is trying really, really hard to not belong. A CDC-funded study tallied responses from nearly 75 percent (Yes, three-fourths! Holy cow!) of all students in grades 9-12 to questions about sex, drug use, violence, and suicide. The study found that more than 60 percent of the kids have had sex, and that a third of them have had four or more sexual partners. While the data suggests higher-than-average sexual activity compared to national statistics, what’s striking is the sheer volume of responses — the thorough penetration of the potential survey responders. Three out of four.

[New Political Blog Features Unique Viewpoint
Politopics, a new political blog by journalist and bestselling author Angela Winters, focuses on a Centrist African-American viewpoint.]
• · Blog enthusiasts are excellent evangelist candidates. They're early adopters. Often, they're serial buzz spreaders, and they can funnel waves of others just like them toward your blog and your organization Seven Reasons Why Businesses Should Blog Now [Nick Galvin: Politics schmolitics Icon has scanned the online world for a few of the sites that delight in pointing the finger at politicians and sniggering childishly]
• · · If his newest blog has even a drop of the popularity of its subject matter, former Milwaukeean Jim Romenesko will be a Venti-sized success Baristas: Web habitues take comfort in dissecting nuances of Starbucks life
• · · · I blog, you blog, we blog ... Young and Young at Heart: Blogs Across Amerika; [It's a Young Man's World Blog publishing poster child Nick Denton is once again in the news -- his Gawker empire is launching three new blogs ; 18-24 Advertising Demands]
• · · · · Good Blogons and blogs can come from anywhere: sure, a lot are in New York, Sydney and Vrbov, that being where the world's most net-happy people live, so why not Albury-Wodonga? Blog Leaders of the pack
• · · · · · Dutch Minister's World Revealed in 'Blog'; [Least gains most Hot Air in Media Balloon: Sympathy goes out to singer and former Communist Party tool Karel Gott, a shoe-in for the Castle ]