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Virginia Tech and What the Blogosphere is Doing

There is a move afoot in the blogosphere that declares April 30th a One Day of Silence. The move, as much as it is linkbait (the badges they give you link back to the One Day site), is a move that is not without controversy. It is a call for the blogosphere to remember the […]

MySpace: No Longer Just a Place for Friends

Your friendly neighborhood social media pest is back again. This time with some information about MySpace News. The story was passed along to me by Problogger Darren Rowse who saw it over at Search Engine Journal. MySpace News allows potential sources to submit their websites or feeds for consideration as news sources – which I’ll […]

Everything I Needed to Know About Politics I Learned from Facebook


Social Media is the wave of the future. You don’t have to be a blogger or a blog follower or even a blog agnostic to recognize that the cool kids are hanging out at places like Facebook, or MySpace. Have you heard about Twitter – the pseudo instant conversation maker that mashes up web, IM […]

Dick Clark Returns to TV for New Year


Tonight I watched ABC’s coverage of the ball dropping in Times Square, and I have to say that Dick Clark’s agent needs to be fired. Whoever let him appear on camera is more concerned with Dick Clark™ than they are about this man as a human being. I have no idea about the state of […]

Pathetic: A Boy Named Google


Swedish couple names first-born ‘Google’ (UPI) KALMAR, , Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) — A couple in Sweden who uses computers a lot have chosen to name their firstborn son Google, after the world-dominant search engine. Elias Kai, who is Lebanese, told The Local newspaper he’s a “great fan” of the search engine, but the name […]

Comment: Who’s the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist?


Yesterday, James commented on a CNN.com article that asks whether Abu al-Zarqawi is a bigger threat than Osama bin Laden. James wrote, Al Qaeda has, since its inception, been an umbrella organization for differently motivated Islamist terrorists. There have been many al-Zarqawi’s; only one bin Laden. Al Qaeda is sufficiently established that getting rid of […]