‘Blog’ is the #1 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Inc. has announced that “blog” is the most searched-on word from its sites: Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks,” was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year… Springfield, Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster compiles […]

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TCS Column: We Have Met The Enemy, and They Will Be Us

I’m pleased to report that my first Tech Central Station column is now up over at TCS. I discuss the increasingly blurred border between blogs and traditional media: These days, enjoyable sport can be had observing the ongoing battle royale between the staid defenders of traditional journalism on the one side, and the young punks […]

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TTLB EcoTeam Growing

The TTLB EcoTeam is going strong, and has now swelled to ten members. Please welcome the latest additions: Cao’s Blog Mark A. Kilmer&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspRebel Rouser Broken Masterpieces&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspFeste…a foolsblog One Year Bible Blog&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspPillage Idiot And important note: If you want to join the EcoTeam, please be sure to donate using this link, and join the team here. […]

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Ecosystem Issues

As many of you may have noticed, the Ecosystem is having some issues over the past few days. I’m working to resolve them, but for now, please have patience. And if you know anything about debugging strange issues with MySQL indicies, please read this thread at the MySQL forums and let me know what you […]

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Brokaw’s Bad Advice

Tom Brokaw has terrible advice for his chosen successor Brian Williams: “Put your head down and do the work, and don’t read the many media critics who will be out there with commentary and criticism in the beginning. Your compact is not with them but with the audience.” You know, I was just thinking that […]

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TTLB EcoTeam Update

Please welcome the very first group of blogs to join the TTLB EcoTeam in the Spirit of America Friends of Iraq Blogger Challenge: Stand In the Trenches It Is What It Is Adrian Warnock In addition, a very special welcome and thank you to Adrian for bringing on board the support of the Blogdom of […]

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NZB on Pundit Review Radio

I’ll be making my formal radio debut on Pundit Review Radio tomorrow morning. You can catch it live via WBIX’s internet stream, or wait for the archives to appear on Pundit Review’s blog page. The show runs from noon to 1pm Eastern time; I’ll be on in the second half hour. If you are so […]

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Spirit of America Blogger Challenge: Support the TTLB EcoTeam!

I’m pleased to announce that I have joined the Spirit of America Friends of Iraq Blogger Challenge and have formed a challenge team, The TTLB EcoTeam. If you are unfamiliar with SoA, here’s a primer: Spirit of America helps Americans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan assist people in need. We fulfill requests from American personnel […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s a bad day to be a turkey, but a good day to be an American. I hope all reading this are enjoying good food, good company, and good spirits (in both senses of the word). As for this bear, for the first time in many years, I am not on the road for the […]

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Blogpulse Campaign Radar 2004

I’m intrigued by the work done at Blogpulse on trends in blogger references during the 2004 political campaign. Their Campaign Radar 2004 examines blog postings for links to other blogs, and other media sites, and has a number of spiffy charts showing data such as the popularity of various topics over time and the most […]

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Queen of Sky: Grounded

Glenn points to Cathy Seip’s column on “the Queen of Sky”, a flight attendant who was fired for pictures posted on her blog, labelling it “politically correct prudery”. Queen of Sky’s blog is here, and the photos in question — showing QoS in mildly suggestive poses — are here. The problem with the photos, I […]

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Shoot Things! Blow Stuff Up!

Unsure what to get the teenagers on your Christmas list? The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is here to help, with their wonderful list of the top worst violent videogames: As the holiday shopping season begins, we come together as citizens, consumers and investors concerned about the marketing of a culture of violence in a […]

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Dan Rather Resigns: Sort Of. But not really.

From The Associated Press, via MSNBC: Rather to step down as CBS News anchor Yay! Veteran to remain with network as correspondent Boo! Seriously: what the hell kind of resignation is this? And no, I won’t be happy until Rather is sneaking out the back door with his coat over his head snarling “no pictures, […]

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What, Mary Mapes Turned You Down?

For bloggers, it would appear Christmas has come early this year: In yet another management shift, CNN on Monday hired former CBS News executive Jonathan Klein to oversee its flagship network and try to narrow the prime-time ratings gap with industry leader Fox News Channel. Yes, that would be Jonathan “[a blogger is] a guy […]

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Blogger Ethics: Would you join the club?

Nick Denton has proposed the idea of a blog ethics committee, nominating Jason Calacanis and Jeff Jarvis to lead it. Calacanis is willing, Jeff is more skeptical of the need. I’ll need to think more on this, but my first reactions are: – If you’re going to have a “code of ethics” that bloggers can […]

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Wizbang’s 2004 Weblog Awards

Wizbang is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Weblog Awards, some of which are based on Ecosystem categories. I’m gunning for ‘Best Weblog Written By An Arctic Land Mammal’, myself. But I’ll probably get screwed by those damned snowshoe hares again this year…

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Reuters: Now Known as the Media Relations Department of Microsoft

Reuters is now apparently running Microsoft press releases as news articles, or might as well be. Check out this splendid piece on Steve Ballmer’s speech warning of the dangers that Linux poses to Asian governments: Microsoft Corp warned Asian governments on Thursday they could face patent lawsuits for using the Linux operating system instead of […]

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Iraq Will Receive 80% Debt Relief

This seems like a rather significant, and extremely positive, development: Major economic powers agreed on Sunday to write off billions of dollars of debt for Iraq (news – web sites) in a deal that marked a significant step in U.S. efforts to help put the Iraqi economy back on its feet. Under the agreement, the […]

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