Saturday, November 27, 2004

Blogging is growing at a phenomenal rate with a new blog being registered every 7.7 seconds. Sit down and be counted: Want to change the world?
Robert J. Ambrogi, a lawyer and a journalist based in Rockport launches, a new Media Law Blog A blog about freedom of the press

The Blog, The Press, The Media: Academic blogging:
Maybe Academics Are Not So Crazy After All

Many surfers love diving into the waves created by John Quiggin not only because of his ability to foam economic insights, but also because he knows how to measure what does not get done in politics. In addition, he has created a community of commentariat envied by blogmasters in any virtual juristiction.
There's been a fair bit of discussion among academic bloggers about whether blogs count for the purposes of vitas and publication lists) and if so how. The maximalist position (so far not put forward seriously by anyone as far as I know) is that each blog post is a separate publication. The minimal claim is that blogs are a form of community service, like talking to school groups and similar. A good place to start, with plenty of links to earlier contributions, is this post by Eszter Hargittai at Crooked Timber.
Quoting Blogs [ It is a truth almost universally acknowledged Bloggers are Different ]
• · Why webmasters and bloggers should build doors with apple trees (Mac) Broken Windows; [New Technorati This favelet for IE, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, etc. Making a difference in web browsing experience: Get a quick view of what people are saying about any particular article, web page, company, keywords, or blog post]
• · · Mere mention of poetry could disperse a crowd quicker than a fire hose
• · · · A cheaper way to find that book Ach, it has gotten to the point where people think if it's not in Google, it doesn't exist
• · · · · Is there a rule that a meal, in literature, is never just a meal? Does meal always symbolise communion? Why do we know that? Because writing a meal scene is so difficult, and so inherently uninteresting, that there really needs to be some compelling reason to include one in the story... The river of beer is an incredibly hospitable place There’s a dearth of beer-drinking journalists these days ; [Am I losing my mind? ]
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