RIP Dooce Paid Members Public
The queen of mummy bloggers, the first influencer… Call her what you will, the tragic loss of Heather Armstrong means that one of the web's true pioneers is gone.
Blogosphere mag launching blogger awards Paid Members Public
The magazine for bloggers has launched some awards - for blogger. Of course.
Trump administration cosies up to client media Paid Members Public
Ah, Media Twitter is all aflutter with this news from the New York Times: > The Gateway Pundit, a provocative conservative blog, gained notice last year for its fervent pro-Trump coverage and its penchant for promoting false rumors about voter fraud and Hillary Clinton’s health that rocketed around right-wing websites.
Blogger flees Pakistan "fearing for his life" Paid Members Public
In some parts of the world, blogging is still very much a revolutionary activity [http://indianexpress.com/article/world/second-missing-pakistani-blogger-found-leaves-country-fearing-for-life-family-4497420/] : > Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went missing earlier this month has been found but has quickly left the country fearing for his life, his family said on Sunday. Saeed’s
Death of a (war)blogger Paid Members Public
Noted in passing: the death of early bloggers (and one of the early warbloggers [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warblog], post 9/11), Steven DenBeste [http://brickmuppet.mee.nu/steven_denbeste_1952-2016]. His old blog, USSClueless, is available as an archive [https://erbosoft.com/ussclueless/]. Update: Perry de Havilland pays
From blogger to Bloomberg Paid Members Public
Bloomberg has a new hire [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/business/media/josh-topolsky-of-the-verge-is-joining-bloomberg.html] : > Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg as the editor of a series of online ventures it is introducing as part of a revamped journalism strategy. He’ll
Do you aspire to dress like a blogger? Paid Members Public
I got an e-mail from Next (the clothes and homewares people, not the conference people) earlier. This is what it looked like: Yes, Next is selling “blogger style” as a look. Is there any other industry where blogging has been so throughly assimilated into the way it operates as fashion?
The face(s) of emerging media Paid Members Public
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasartoni/11337783913/] This year’s LeWeb Official Bloggers (minus a few), shot by the painfully talented Luca [http://www.lucasartoni.com]. I’m concerned how much I look like the aged patriarch of the group – given that some others, like Erno [http://ernohannink.com/blog/