Saturday, March 05, 2005

Blog visitor traffic is important to many bloggers. While readership numbers aren't important to every blogger, many blog owners are attempting to build their visitor totals as much as possible. By the way, how does it feel to be a top ranked blog? Especially when you didn't even know it! Blog Traffic Builders: Ideas That Work

The Blog, The Press, The Media: The coming crackdown on blogging
What if the blogosphere were tightly regulated by the government?

This interview with FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith, warning that political bloggers may soon be subject to draconian regulation as a consequence of McCain-Feingold, has been linked to from all over the blogosphere.

Bradley Smith says that the freewheeling days of political blogging and online punditry are over. In just a few months, he warns, bloggers and news organizations could risk the wrath of the federal government if they improperly link to a campaign's Web site.
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• · · Symantec has been granted U.S. patent number 6,851,057 for a system that enables the detection of complex viruses, worms, and spyware Aha: Gotcha ; Interview with Microsoft's Media Center Bloggers, Part Three Microsoft’s most famous blogger Robert Scoble has been credited by many as having provided a “human face” to Microsoft through his blogging ; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Blog PR
• · · · Noll Scott, who has died in a car crash in Brazil, aged 51, played a key role in the development of Guardian Unlimited Webmaster: Noll Scott - a tribute ; The Observer newspaper in the UK started a blog last weekend; ABC bias confirmed and rejected
• · · · · Wall Street Blog – Think Equity ; Porland Oregonian Public Editor Michael Arrieta-Walden tells Cyberjournalist his readers routinely call or write "to cite stories they've seen blazing the Web Dude, Where's My Blog? ; Time for a little hair of the dog. Following Cory's lead, here's how we can save weblogs from the creeping suspicions that are starting to hurt us all How to save blogs from ourselves
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