Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

Blog Action Day, 15 October 2008, is an annual nonprofit event designed to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to discuss the same issue on the same day. Think of it as something like an intellectual flash mob. You don’t have to sign up to participate, but right now there are 2,305 sites registered. […]

“Putting Our Hot Heads Together”

This essay in AListApart seeks to answer a pressing question for anyone trying to manage an online community: “How can we transform discussion sections on major sites and online magazines from shooting ranges into arenas of collaboration?” (tip) Rather than proceed to direct confrontation, Carolyn Wood suggests we “go for the prize behind Door Number […]

Blogger Sued For $20 Million

Virginia DeBolt brings us the tale of Leslie Richards … who was approached by a firm representing itself as having producing documentaries for PBS. The firm, Vision Media Television, said it wanted to include Leslie’s business in an upcoming episode for “public television,” but she’d first have to put up $26,000. Fortunately, that “pay to […]

RNC Lifts Flickr Photo?

Political Newsline has spotted a probable copyright violation on the Republican National Committee blog, in a post made by online communications manager James Richardson. (tip) The photo in question has a watermark (which is how PN was able to track it down) and is clearly marked “All rights reserved” on its Flickr home. Who’s going […]