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July, 2010

  • 23 July

    Hosting Company Shuts Down Blogging Service


    The incident apparently began with the FBI monitoring certain web blogs for terrorist activity. Al-Qaeda is known to operate and spread their communication through the Internet, but the odd part about this shut down is that it was a community web service with many users. The blogging service, Blogetery, reportedly …

June, 2010

  • 2 June

    The internet and the third world: NGO blogging and tweeting from Bangladesh


    ActionAid is running a blogging and tweeting educational campaign for the third world, teaching people in poor communities how to use social media to tell their stories through .org sites. The project is called TOTO and is an ActionAid Australia initiative which puts bloggers in poor communities for one to …

March, 2010

  • 19 March

    Blogging software roundup

    Run a hosting site long enough and you are bound to encounter customers who want blogs. Even if you are a customer yourself, there is a good chance you will want a blog. You could get a free one from WordPress or Blogger, but having your own domain for it …

October, 2009

  • 1 October

    Joomla vs WordPress


    Question: I’m torn between two content management systems (CMS). Should I choose Joomla or WordPress? Answer: There are hundreds of content management systems and tens of really good ones, but two very popular ones: Joomla and WordPress, are often highlighted. The truth of the matter is that there are benefits …

September, 2009

  • 9 September

    The caveats of free blog hosting

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    Blogs are all the rage these days. It seems like everyone and their dog has one. Not able to justify the expense of web hosting, many new bloggers have turned to free hosts specially designed for blogs only. While it’s a good way for some to save money, there are …

August, 2009

  • 19 August

    WordPress acquires world's only two-letter .me

    WordPress is best known as the world’s most popular blogging platform. Now it’s the owner WP.me, the only two-letter .me domain in the world. The name will be used for a free URL redirection service for bloggers hosting on the WordPress site, similar to Bit.ly on Twitter. WordPress not only …

July, 2009

  • 17 July

    Goldman Sachs gives up domain claim

    Last April, blogger Mike Morgan got a cease and desist letter from financial firm Goldman Sachs. The letter demanded that he take down his website, GoldmanSachs666.com, a blog critical of the company. Goldman claims it violated its intellectual property rights. An attorney himself, Morgan fought back, and won. Though “Goldman …

June, 2009

  • 9 June

    Why people keep blogging

    Last week the New York Times ran a feature about several bloggers who had abandoned their blogs. They quoted statistics from Technorati stating that 95 percent of blogs are abandoned, the ruins of the lost World Wide Web. They cite many reasons. Some people thought they would become financially independent. …

May, 2009

  • 18 May

    Who Knew <i>That</i> About Blogging?

    Every year, blog search engine Technorati publishes the State of the Blogosphere. Though the report has been out for some time, I find myself going back to it from time to time because it has so much information about blogging: Bloggers write nearly one million posts per day collectively. Mean …

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