Posts Tagged: blogs

The New Splog

Back in April of 2004 I was posting about something I called “splogging“. Basically it was the repeated and never-ending activity of leaving comments on someone’s blog post, essentially, spam comments. At the time, it was funny, because I was using this against friends! Eventually spam comments became a real problem, and it was no… Reads more »

AOL Buys Weblogs Inc.

News has been circulating since late last night that AOL has purchased Weblogs Inc. which publishes an entire network of blogs, including the very popular Engadget. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but various bloggers have been suggesting anywhere from $25 to $40 million USD, which certainly makes sense as the company makes at… Reads more »

Predicting Katrina

Now that the blame game is well underway in the United States and especially in New Orleans, it’s interesting to see who predicted Katrina and who did not. Surely someone must have known it was coming right? In fact, lots of people did, including Brendan Loy: One of the earliest and perhaps clearest alarms about… Reads more »

Better Blog Search

Reporting on a Blogspotting interview with Bloglines CEO Mark Fletcher, Mark Evans thinks that the blog search market is “ripe for Google to steal the business”: Fletcher’s hitting exactly on what I’ve been harping on for months that there has to be a better mousetrap for blog search. Despite all the attention it receives, Technorati… Reads more »

Blogs are Advertising in BC?

Darren Barefoot reports that Elections BC has decided that blogs are simply campaign advertising: “Under the Election Act, it will fall within the definition of election advertising, and we would ask them to register,” says Jennifer Miller, of Elections B.C. Miller says the volume of sites is overwhelming, and doesn’t rule out asking for a… Reads more »