describes MetaFilter in a piece "Even if it’s fake, it’s real"
for the Nieman Journalism Lab. [more inside]
The Oracle of MeFi
is a curated tumblr of "intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over MeFi," created by Foci of Analysis. Via Projects. [more inside]
long and discursive post has a huge amount of editorialising in it and would really be a better fit on someone's personal blog.
I remember a blog post somewhere advocating for strong moderation, with the theme 'users are the problem.' But now I can't find it. [more inside]
mathowie is featured on the flickr blog
today as part of "8 Years, 8 Members, 8 Stories". [more inside]
New sub-site suggestion: MOFB.metafilter.com [more inside]
Curious about the weird this-is-so
-not-Metafilter-related mail we get at the contact form? Then you might enjoy Thank You For Contacting Metafilter
, aka Shit My Contact Form Says, a tumblr we've put together in the last few days. [more inside]
MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging
about his job. Via Projects
Looking for a Metafilter post or comment regarding a blog of text messages sent to the wrong number. [more inside]
This is not what AskMe is for.
It looks like there is ample evidence that this question is not made in good faith, enough to err on the side of deletion. [more inside]
is a new user who showed up in response to Eating Well On $1 A Day
. That's five days worth of food, folks.
In the Post to Projects screen, it warns: "...so please try to keep it limited to launching new projects and please don't use the space to link to a blog entry or an essay you wrote." [more inside]
has become a featured guest blogger over at Boing Boing. Cory Doctorow writes the introduction
Basketbawful's Livin' Large series, (chronicled here on the Blue
,) has ended. [more inside]
Etiquette call: Using one's own comments on one's own blog? [more inside]
I thought I'd gather together some follow-up links for various things I thought were worth following up on since they were originally posted to the blue. Some things worth checking out, but not individually meaty enough for a whole new FPP. [more inside]
Pony Request: Comments on the status blog.
My MetaFu is failing me. Where's the post (answer?) about the website that helps you turn your blog into a hard copy book. Did I dream it?
on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing
Looking for a post about a programmer who worked at Atari and blogged about his work... [more inside]
Mefi's Own Baby_Balrog
: "Stephen and I traveled to Bilin, near Ramallah, on Friday. [...] IDF soldiers began firing CS gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at the marchers [...] here's a video of me running away when the soldiers started firing gas canisters [...] I had my jump kit with me and tried to help a few people [...]" He's writing a pretty fascinating blog.
is ranked #3 (is it a ranking?) on Time Magazine's first annual blog index
. The full list
on one page (via Valleywag).
breaking the guidelines by posting
a blog post from a site for which he is an editor
? [more inside]
The newsvine elections area
is pretty cool. Vote inside...
Huh. So the blog of a certain Mr. Language Hat is linked in the sidebar at the Village Voice books section
(under "Bookmarks") now? Is this old news? Did I miss something? Cheers for Mr. Hat, in any case.
Pentagram's Paula Scher diagrams
the lifecycle of a blog post (via NYT op-ed.). Who'll do the MeFi variant(s)?
i am having trouble accessing my blog on the ask mefi thread i started earlier. for some reason i can access all other parts of mefi, but not that thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/47579). its over the idiot roommate who has an internet girlfriend from alaska. i just want to let people know i created a blog about it since many wanted to be updated.
Please, if you would like to link to or list any
major good blogs (or resources) regarding Hurricane Katrina, please do so here.
I dislike it when friends of mine in Iraq are accidentally FPP'ed
, when I know for a fact that they could potentially get in trouble for even having a weblog and depend upon "anonymity through numbers" to get away with it.
1> Could this link be fixed to point to the true link
2> Can we establish some kind of method to quote/reference content that cannot, for security reasons, be linked to? Could a few trusted individuals, for example, check out sources/links of material privately?
For instance, I regularly read things in soldier's private journals that I cannot and will not link to because it could get the people in question into serious trouble. I would like to share such things, but if the links become public, then the sources face having their lives destroyed.
Fulfilling the MetaFilter Promise. What is your vision of what the MetaFilter (and MetaTalk) project could be or should be? Those here tend to agree that this enterprise is important, so why is it so? What is MetaFilter doing and what might it do? As an exercise in originality, consider posting your ideas before reading the others. (Disclaimer: I'm writing a thesis on Blog Communities, and this one's my fave).
I need to pick MeFier's brains and I guess this is the place to do it.
I belong to a mailing list that has an absolutely horrible archive. There's great information in the archive that's next to impossible to dig out.
The solution seems to be to switch to something like a blog. But Movable Type, as far as I can tell, doesn't allow people to participate both on a blog-type page and by email, does it?
Can any MeFiers tell me of a blog-type program that also sends out posts as emails and lets people respond via email?
Thanks in advance for any help and I apologize if this is too off topic.
I've looked in the FAQ, the Wiki, riffola's user page, and nowhere can I find a comprehensive list of MeFiers' blogs. Does such a thing exist? If not, should such a thing exist? I think a portal showing recent entries from MeFiers' blogs could be nearly as entertaining as MeFi itself.
Request for opinions: What free weblog site would you recommend?
After 5 years online publishing hundreds of pages of content, my personal site poprocks.com
has received a cease and desist letter
from Barcelona candy company Zeta Espacial. I write about pop culture, and I am identified with the domain, personally and professionally. I have never tried to sell the domain to anyone, nor have I ever had its value appraised. Do I have any hope?
Why do people feel
so thoroughly justified
in Google bombing
Why is your opinion about something so important as to justify monkeywrenching the best search engine (if not the best thing) on the net? Why is your self-righteous indignation more important that leaving well enough alone?
If it is so important to you, why don't you build something equivalent with the specific aim of "educating the people" and stop piggybacking off of Google?
I am interested in Matt's opinion on this, since he's one of the ones that set this whole thing off.
what? no love for waferbaby?
hey, remember when matt when on vacation and he posted a list of all the sites of all the users?
does that page still exist?
(Not too be a brown nose but) Matt's use of photographic images in a.wholelottanothing.org is beautiful (and central to the content it seems to me ?) Besides photographica.org, any other photocentric weblogs anyone would recommend? Thanks. PS Do you think there will there be more of these? Will soundtracks happen too?
Tony Pierce is auctioning off
a link from his blog
A question on new web technologies: What new stuff are you guys implementing in your blogs. On my end, I've been dealing with moving my site to an XHTML code-base and looking at stuff like RDF, but I'm wondering what the rest of the community out there is doing. Web Services? SOAP? Any other stuff? I'm trying to figure out new stuff to add to my site and was wondering what the rest of you were looking into.
is no longer being hosted on EditThisPage
. Film at 11.
Is Weblog Nation
still the best selective web site to keep track of interesting blogs? Was it ever? It seems a bit staid and badly classified. The last category, for instance. is a mess. Yet, for rookies like me, it delivers.
So does anyone know of a better, more critical and more up-to-date one-step guide or portal, that cuts out the dross and concentrates on what's good?
Winer's weblog down temporarily to plug new product.
I was quite surprised to see the weblog gone.. and a product ad in my face.
Since it's his work and his site, it's fine ;-) But it made me think.. is there such a thing as a weblog becoming too
self-promotional? Or is this a perfect use for weblogs in a society where we're all screaming for attention?
From an NYTimes review [login: metafi/metafi]
of Lawrence Lessig's The Future of Ideas
To casual Web surfers, it may hardly feel that the Internet has been trapped in an intellectual vise grip. ... Mind-expanding novelties -- like ''bloggers,'' which allow users to create instant public online diaries -- spring to life every other week.
A post like this
seems like it should be on someone's personal 'blog and not Mefi...
Micro Advertising - a way to make niche internet publishing profitable?
: "It's all about targeted micro buys of advertising space - the old principle of getting the right message in front of the right group of people. Buying 10,000 impressions of your message in front of a very targeted audience for a low fee. " Thomas has created a Yahoo group
to hash out the issues further, if anyone's interested.
I don't use blogger, so I don't know if this functionality exists elsewhere, but this
looks pretty cool for blogger users on Mac OS 10.1.
is taking his discussion list
down after two years of active posting, at least partly because of inflammatory posts over the last two days. (More inside...)