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Interesting Mefite Blogs

Which interesting Mefite blogs do you follow? I know of some: blort, languagehat and bibliodyssey. Tell me more!
posted by beshtya on Nov 1, 2011 - 85 comments

Amina blog a hoax

Since the Amina post is closed, is this where we would post that it's been confirmed a hoax? Seems a pretty important point to have in the record here. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jun 13, 2011 - 45 comments

Is it time to give Letters of Note a time out?

Several websites that post great content on a regular basis have been flagged as needing some sort of extra spectacular event to be worth posting to the blue. For instance, OKCupid's blog, The Daily Show, and Reddit IAMA posts. Is it time that Letters of Note gets the same treatment? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Jun 2, 2011 - 189 comments

Languagehat's Year In Reading

Please enjoy this post by MeFi's own languagehat on The Millions, a blog edited by MeFi's own merlinmann cmaxmagee, about some favorite books he read this year. There are also many Year In Reading entries by other literary luminaries and the series will continue until year end.
posted by matildaben on Dec 1, 2010 - 36 comments

Bueller?

Ask MeFi's "Felon Bueller" thread gets picked up by Mental Floss and Jezebel.
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 28, 2009 - 113 comments

Best Blogs of 2007 That You (Maybe) Aren't Readin

#23: Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list. And every year a Metafilter post ridicules its inclusion -- can't wait to see this year's! Have at it, inclusoridiculists.
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 20, 2007 - 108 comments

Seeking Hurricane Katrina Blogs

I need all of the major blogs that are set up for Hurricane Katrina.
posted by bamassippi on Aug 31, 2005 - 17 comments

General blog-related stuff on MetaTalk?

Note: if posting about general weblog-related items, please post to Blogroots.com instead.
Since Blogroots is dead, does that mean we can talk about weblog-related stuff here again?
posted by me3dia on Jul 1, 2005 - 11 comments

Which (Currently active) Metefilter member has the most popular blog

Which (Currently active) Metefilter member has the most popular blog (judged by hit-count)? How about a non-blog site? Who is the most (web-influental) Mefi-member?
posted by growabrain on Jul 1, 2005 - 94 comments

I would like to donate the domain name weblogs.info

I would like to donate the domain name weblogs.info for some useful purpose. Any suggestions or proposals?
posted by tranquileye on Oct 23, 2004 - 5 comments

Blogging software promotional post

MoveableType is cool, but this post is just three generic links and a press release. Just because it's cool software that some of us use doesn't make this a good post. (And from the Post a Thread to MetaTalk page, "if posting about general weblog-related items, please post to Blogroots.com instead.")
posted by kirkaracha on Apr 24, 2003 - 15 comments

you'll be happy to see that Stan Chin's blog is finally live

It's entirely possible that everyone already knows, but for fans of one of our funnier commenters, you'll be happy to see that Stan Chin's blog is finally live, and is a welcome addition to the blogosphere, despite what some might think.
posted by jonson on Mar 25, 2003 - 21 comments

blogs talking about interesting jobs?

Does anyone know of sites/blog sections that let people talk about interesting jobs? My question springs from the IT Workers Get Back to Basics thread, particularly the guy who turned to music, the guy who wants to move to France and learn to make wine and the archeologist's assistant. I tried a couple of google searches, but didnt come up with anything that really yielded anything interesting.

I grew up in small towns and wasn't terribly outgoing, so I never got to talk to a wide range of adults about what they did and how they got to doing it in the first place. To me, it's one of the most interesting conversations you can have.
posted by Irontom on Aug 13, 2002 - 16 comments

What's the scoop on Andrew Sullivan and the Times?

"The New York Times Magazine contributing writer Andrew Sullivan has been banned from the mag indefinitely."
This from Bulldog Reporter's Lifestyle Media Relations Reporter, a newsletter that keeps tabs on media personnel shifts for PR pros. Unfortunately, that's all they said. Anybody got the goods?
posted by me3dia on Jun 11, 2002 - 8 comments

"A New Book Scratches At A Weblog Wound" (NYT)

(NYT) A New Book Scratches At A Weblog Wound
Should Bookblog, a project to collect 9/11-related blog entries (e.g. opinion on WoT events, not day-of reactions), exclude those veteran webloggers. Jason Kottke and others say no. I suppose I could have read a response on the Op-Ed page, but Ariel Sharon sent one in that week too. More here
posted by rschram on Jun 9, 2002 - 5 comments

Weblog FAQK

As always, the Brunching Shuttlecocks nail it, with their Weblog FAQK (spelling theirs.) Excerpt: "Weblogs cover a wide range of topics, such as other weblogs, what the mainstream media are saying about weblogging, new weblogs, advances in weblog publishing, books about weblogging, the future of weblogging, and that one naked guy painted up like Spider-Man."
posted by GaelFC on Jun 6, 2002 - 3 comments

How do I deal with a cease and desist letter to my blog?

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?
posted by popvulture on May 29, 2002 - 47 comments

Why do people engage in Google-bombing?

Why do people feel so thoroughly justified about engaging 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.
posted by Irontom on May 15, 2002 - 76 comments

Where to find blogs to read?

Besides Google and Eatonweb, any suggestions for weblog directories sorted by category/popularity? How do people narrow down what weblogs to actually read (rather than scan) regularly. Any helpful discussion/suggestions for readers, instead of writers ? Many thanks.
posted by Voyageman on May 12, 2002 - 12 comments

On Salon.com, two new articles

On Salon.com, two new articles by Scott Rosenberg and Steven Johnson weigh in on, you guessed it, weblogs -- Rosenberg's on blogging itself (and how the mainstream media have reacted to it); and Johnson's on his vision of weblogs as components of an "emerging superbrain". Johnson has some interesting ideas (though who knows if he's right), and Rosenberg probably gets it as well as anyone.
posted by mattpfeff on May 9, 2002 - 15 comments

Webmonkey blogging article.

Webmonkey (which I constantly forget still exists) has a new piece up today that seems like it might be of interest here: The Weblog Tool Roundup.
posted by rex on May 2, 2002 - 6 comments

What are some good photo blogs?

(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?
posted by Voyageman on Mar 4, 2002 - 25 comments

The Globe and Mail on community blogs

The Globe and Mail on community blogs and blogging as the new intellectual model for the web: "But, in fact, another kind of intellectual-content site has survived, one that makes much fuller use of the Web's unique structure. And the new model is flourishing." It seems that the new model is us.
posted by mcwetboy on Mar 2, 2002 - 9 comments

Austin Chronicle covers MeFi

"You may have never heard of "weblogging," because it never yet made anyone rich, but blogging is a way cool deal, man"

In preparation for SXSW, MeFi gets a shout-out in the Austin Chronicle.
posted by ColdChef on Mar 1, 2002 - 25 comments

Phone number in-joke on blogs?

So, okay, what's the in-joke on this thing popping up in all and sundry weblogs yesterday: "What is real? 415 564-1347". I assume this is some new Jason- Kottke- as- Laurence- Fishburne thing (I've never met him, but I get such a 'David Wooderson' vibe from that guy).
posted by hincandenza on Feb 27, 2002 - 37 comments

WinerLog has moved.

WinerLog is no longer being hosted on EditThisPage. Film at 11.
posted by rcade on Jan 29, 2002 - 22 comments

Is Weblog Nation still the best selective web site to keep track of interesting blogs?

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?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 15, 2002 - 15 comments

What exactly is it that just happened to Blogger?

What exactly is it that just happened to Blogger? I saw hints that there had been some sort of security breach, and now everything is inaccessible. (And the Blogspot server is outright offline as I write this.) There was some sort of password break?
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 26, 2001 - 40 comments

Q: what is the best designed weblog?

Q: what is the best designed weblog? For me, it's either what Kottke.org used to look like or DiK.
posted by ecvgi on Dec 3, 2001 - 24 comments

you couldn't make this stuff up

I've been reading Amanda's blog for about a month, since I accidentally discovered it. It's awful, enthralling, crude and very real. It reminds me of how important blogs can be to those who write them from the despair and confinement of their surroundings. And not only to sociologists. I'd linked to her before in a comment somewhere, but I now think she's worth a thread of her own. As y2karl remarked at the time you couldn't make this stuff up.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 27, 2001 - 48 comments

Micropayment idea.

Idea for a web content payment system (more inside)
posted by owillis on Nov 12, 2001 - 17 comments

Are you a blogaholic?

Are You A Blogaholic? [via The Umbrella Stand, via anonstupid via almost-empty, from Weblog Wannabe]
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 5, 2001 - 14 comments

Lileks to have pay option.

Lileks to have pay option. It's returning to its full-bandwidth glory and: "I’m going to try something new here. The site, as it was, will still be free. But instead of putting up new stuff willy-nilly, I’m going to create a members section. Every Monday, a new peculiarity from the Institute’s gargantuan archives. Pictures, money, ads, early 60s British men’s magazine pinups, matchbooks, and many other peculiarities. A year’s subscription: $25." Well, count me in.
posted by mw on Nov 4, 2001 - 2 comments

weblogs.com is no longer useful

weblogs.com is no longer useful (since I can't set favorites and have to scroll through a list of X hundred weblogs to see if the ones I am interested in have updated). Question: what else is there?
posted by sylloge on Oct 23, 2001 - 18 comments

Kuro5hin dogs blogs

The utter failure of weblogs as journalism.
posted by owillis on Oct 16, 2001 - 25 comments

OJR on /. during 9-11

Interesting article at the On-line Journalism review looking at how Slashdot's users turned to them when the news sites went down during the 9.11 crisis. Although Mefi's reaction has been examined elsewhere in depth, it's interesting to note here how a 'niche' site was able to cope with the demands of its users.
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 10, 2001 - 1 comment

What's up with people cutting and pasting entire conversations from IM, ICQ or IRC on their blog?

What's up with people cutting and pasting entire conversations from IM, ICQ or IRC on their blog?
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cyniczny on Sep 25, 2001 - 11 comments

Firda made a Weblog Hipness Quiz

It's inevitable: Firda made a Weblog Hipness Quiz, with aggregated results here.

Yeah, I got a 30. But I lied about one of the answers.
posted by anildash on Jul 3, 2001 - 21 comments

Anyone know of any good blogs?

Anyone know of any good blogs? I'm an on/off reader of weblogs and find it difficult to be kept interested by any for more than a couple of months. I realise that bloggers have a lot to say, in the main they are articulate and opinionated, but not many seem to actually do anything with their lives.

I find that my interest in a weblog will soon wane if all that it consists of are links and opinions of books/movies/music. Are there any bloggers out there who have out-of-the-ordinary lives? Active people? Travelling people? Please let me know.

And before you comment I am in the process of setting up my own blog in my own attempt to fill a gap.
posted by makka on May 15, 2001 - 12 comments

the Web Intersections weblog showed up in my referrers today

Maybe I'm just slow, but the Web Intersections weblog showed up in my referrers today. It's an automated link convergence checker: find a link, then find weblogs that link to it.
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 19, 2001 - 2 comments

Did you get your ISSN?

Anyone remember the brief thread on ISSNs for blogs? I didn't either, until I got mine this morning (I'm number 1534-0015). Did anyone else get one of these?
posted by norm on Feb 27, 2001 - 4 comments

What do you think the most underated weblogs are?

What do you think the most underated weblogs are? I could give a damn about the popular ones: popularity usually = mediocrity, in my opinion. I'm just searching for the more obscure ones that don't suck. No shameless self promotion please. No one likes an egoist.
posted by Mr. skullhead on Oct 8, 2000 - 9 comments

There are too many blogs out there...

I've been recently introduced to weblogs - well, I read memepool.com for a while, but didn't realize there were a few million others... And that's the problem. There are a few million others. The amount of information and interesting content available is daunting to the point of being depressing.

Yes, it depresses me that there is so much *good*stuff* out there, because I can't possible get to it all! And that's just the internet! There's so much more in Real Life! Aargh... this is such a *plain* thought, but it is a thought that bothers me immensely... maybe I'm just weird.

There may be a bit of a feeling of inadequacy, as well... not sure about that. :-)
posted by whatnotever on May 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Weblog. A link

Weblog. A link, a one to two sentence comment. Usually links to another weblogger. The web is completely known. Time to pack up and leave.

Occasionally someone with say something half-way intelligent about web trends, or unknown/misunderstood webthings, and sometimes that person will not be speaking from their own point of view as a dot-com person, but will try to take a critical perspective and derive some insight about the Internet society, and not simply the Internet marketplace.

I'll be damned if half the riothero's of the weblog world would stop writing essays on how get hits and do the above more often.

And another thing -- Is there anyone who simply reads weblogs. (Personally, I am a buswaiter at a trendy Internet restaurant, but I have a homepage I've been revising....)
posted by rschram on May 8, 2000 - 9 comments

can they withstand a business model test?

While both deepleap and pyra are interesting applications can they withstand a business model test? I don't think so... From what I've heard, deepleap is scampering for investors but how do they plan on making money? Also the folks at pyra created the famous blogger but have yet to make any money? I ask the weblog community, especially Matt, does this make sense? While these web pioneers may get the web, and the people the met at sxsw get the web, I think they are missing a crucial factor... you must have a business model and not just a functional and useful application. What do you think?
posted by efader on Mar 20, 2000 - 3 comments

blog rankings

because of cliquiness and popularity rankings. I don't think the author gets that not many people take the popularity rankings seriously. And when people redesign, they're doing for themselves or their readers, not for higher rankings. I haven't checked the beebo site in a couple weeks, and when I did, I was surprised to see how high MetaFilter was.

Weblog-as-genre is blowing up in terms of numbers, especially if you open up the definition of weblog to "anything regularly updated and listed in some sort of time frame." Tools like blogger are making personal publishing easier and there will be more and more of these types of pages everyday. I don't see an end in sight or any cause for concern from the "old guard" of the weblog community. About the only problem weblog writers and readers face is trying to find and read all the good ones each day. But that's what update lists and meta-blogs are for.
posted by mathowie on Mar 8, 2000 - 9 comments

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