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YouTube Comes of Age
13th of July 2006 15

YouTube Comes of Age

We’ve recently been playing with video blogging more. Darren has done several in the past weeks and I’ve got a couple buried around too. The most popular video hosting service around, YouTube, has come under fire recently for performance and availability reasons. It’s a big service. They have done a ...more
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College-Startup for Sale!
7th of July 2006 19

College-Startup for Sale!

College Startup is a wonderful little blog that I was turned onto some time ago by Darren. Since then, it has been a notable little item in my Bloglines account which was where today I found out that its owner, Ben Bleikamp, has decided to sell. The auction is being ...more
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Non English Posts make up over Two Thirds of Total Blog Posting
1st of May 2006 Darren Rowse 31

Non English Posts make up over Two Thirds of Total Blog Posting

What is the most common language used by bloggers? It might surprise some to know that it’s not English but Japanese according to David Sifry. English comes in second with Chinese third. The interesting thing is that Japanese is on the rise in the last six or so months. In ...more
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BBC Continues to Explore New Media
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 7

BBC Continues to Explore New Media

The Guardian reports that the BBC is redeveloping their online presence to be much more new media focused: ‘The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of MySpace.com.’
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Cory Doctorow Speaks
18th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Cory Doctorow Speaks

Tonight I heard at the last minute about a lecture that Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing was giving here in Melbourne (thanks to a ProBlogger reader for letting me know about it) His topic: ‘Offering a remarkable global perspective on the future, Cory will discuss his view that technologies which ...more
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Mark Pilgrim Gets Back in the Game
9th of April 2006 2

Mark Pilgrim Gets Back in the Game

Mark Pilgrim is back. Mark Pilgrim was actually one of the early shapers of my philosophy on blogging and left me somewhat disappointed when he left the game a few years ago. It looks like he’s back though, based on his entertaining (as a parent) entry on bath time with ...more
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Web 2.0 Spam
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Web 2.0 Spam

It seems spammers are getting a little web 2.0 in their design. The last few days I’ve had the one below quite a few times. Large fonts, rounded corners, shiny icons…. Almost (not quite) looks like something from a collection of Web 2.0 logos.
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A Negative Blogosphere?
18th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 31

A Negative Blogosphere?

Fascinating post over at Scobleizer on The new A list – some reflections by Robert on how he sees the the new breed of bloggers coming through treating his mate Dave Winer who recently announced he’s looking at stepping away from blogging. He describes this new ‘A-list’ of bloggers as ...more
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WeSmirch launched by Memeorandum
14th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 1

WeSmirch launched by Memeorandum

The team behind the popular memeorandum and tech.memeorandum have announced a new site ‘WeSmirch‘ which takes the format of their other popular sites and applies it to tracking gossip and celebrity blogs. I know lots of bloggers who will be doing their best to to get picked up by this ...more
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