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 -
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 -
I need all of the major blogs that are set up for Hurricane Katrina.
posted by bamassippi
on Aug 31, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by jonson
on Mar 25, 2003 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Irontom
on May 15, 2002 -
, 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 -
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 -
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 -
(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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Idea for a web content payment system (more inside)
posted by owillis
on Nov 12, 2001 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Anyone remember the brief thread on ISSN
s 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by mathowie
on Mar 8, 2000 -