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Convert an RSS feed to ActivityPub
for autoposting to Mastodon or similar. Via Nelson
via:nelson  mastodon  rss  blogging  scripts 
12 days ago by jm
The Joy Reid fight reinforces how critical the Internet Archive is to modern politics - The Washington Post
What the Wayback Machine provides, in essence, is a third-party archiving service that largely escapes the influence of the content creators. If you publish a blog on a blogging platform (or a tweet on Twitter, etc.), you still have the power to go in and remove or alter what you’ve written. The Wayback Machine makes it much more difficult to cover your tracks, should you wish to. As more people who grew up creating content for the Web enter positions of authority in media and politics, that archive becomes more important.

If the Wayback Machine hadn’t indexed Reid’s site, her words might have been lost. Or if someone had stumbled onto her old blog post, her expert’s argument that the post was fraudulent in some way might carry more weight. But with that index timestamped more than a decade ago, the argument is substantially undercut.

Reid’s blog, though, is not currently available on the Wayback Machine. Her old blog updated the file on its server telling automated systems what can and can’t be indexed, a set of instructions that the Wayback Machine’s system respects as it gathers information from around the Web. By changing that file, Reid’s team essentially pulled a curtain down on her past writing.
internet-archive  archival  history  joy-reid  web  blogging  wayback-machine  robots.txt 
april 2018 by jm
Food Blogger Mehreen And Anges De Sucre's Patisserie Owner Reshmi Bennett In Online War Over #BloggerBlackmail
I can't believe this is the state of food blogging in the UK and Ireland. full-on payola for reviews. See also @damienmulley's excellent rant on the subject in this country: https://twitter.com/damienmulley/status/633353368757497858 -- there's even rate cards for positive review tweets/posts/facebook updates etc.
food  blogging  restaurants  uk  bakeries  reviews  payola  blogger-blackmail  pr 
august 2015 by jm
Confessions of a former internet troll - Vox
I want to tell you about when violent campaigns against harmless bloggers weren't any halfway decent troll's idea of a good time — even the then-malicious would've found it too easy to be fun. When the punches went up, not down. Before the best players quit or went criminal or were changed by too long a time being angry. When there was cruelty, yes, and palpable strains of sexism and racism and every kind of phobia, sure, but when these things had the character of adolescents pushing the boundaries of cheap shock, disagreeable like that but not criminal. Not because that time was defensible — it wasn't, not really — but because it was calmer and the rage wasn't there yet. Because trolling still meant getting a rise for a laugh, not making helpless people fear for their lives because they're threatening some Redditor's self-proclaimed monopoly on reason. I want to tell you about it because I want to make sense of how it is now and why it changed.
vox  trolls  blogging  gamergate  4chan  weev  history  teenagers 
september 2014 by jm
Russia passes bill requiring bloggers to register with government
A bill passed by the Russian parliament on Tuesday says that any blogger read by at least 3,000 people a day has to register with the government telecom watchdog and follow the same rules as those imposed by Russian law on mass media. These include privacy safeguards, the obligation to check all facts, silent days before elections and loose but threatening injunctions against "abetting terrorism" and "extremism."


Russian blogging platforms have responded by changing view-counter tickers to display "2500+" as a max.
russia  blogs  blogging  terrorism  extremism  internet  regulation  chilling-effects  censorship 
april 2014 by jm
How did WordPress win?
from a former SixApart PM. I'd put my money on "unambiguously free" (ie. OSS) which in turn drives the developer ecosystem, myself
open-source  sixapart  wordpress  movable-type  web  blogs  blogging  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Digital Socket Awards
'We’d like you to nominate the longlist of best music of 2010 on www.digitalsocketawards.com. From this, 26 blogger judges from towns and cities all over Ireland will each score their top choices to reach a shortlist of three finalists in each category. The winners will be announced on 3 February 2011 at a live event in Dublin’s Grand Social.'
blogs  blogging  irishblogs  music  mp3  mp3blogs  ireland  awards  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
U2 Manager Blames 'Free' And Anonymous Internet Bloggers For Industry Troubles | Techdirt
great Mike Masnick post responding to the latest woe-is-me missive from U2's asshat-in-residence Paul McGuinness (via Jim Carroll)
via:jimcarroll  u2  mp3blogs  paul-mcguinness  mike-masnick  techdirt  music  mp3  downloading  filesharing  piracy  blogging  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
Nialler9's getting the IMRO shakedown
Irish music blogs apparently need to pay a minimum of EUR150/year to the collection agency for "making copyrighted music available online" -- and they intend to ask _all_ sites who offer music, Irish or not, to pay this fee (!)
imro  shakedown  nialler9  ireland  music  mp3  blogs  blogging  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
2010 Irish Blog Awards Nominations
bloody hell, where did these all come from?! wow
blogs  ireland  blogging  awards  from delicious
february 2010 by jm
a typical incendiary blog post
'This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum roll, preparing the reader for the shocking truth to be contained in the next sentence. This sentence contains the thesis of the blog post, a trite and obvious statement cast as a dazzling and controversial insight.'
funny  cliches  blogging  trolling  blogs  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Una "UnaRocks" Mullally on the state of Irish blogs
'I think that ‘first wave’ of Irish blogging was over a long time ago, probably around the time Blogorrah hit the dirt, but in spite of time and an increase of participants and bigger audience there seems to be no real drive to improve content. People will always read something good – online or offline – and until that something good (hopefully in plural) starts to emerge and while good bloggers log off indefinitely, Irish blogging, for what it’s worth, is in a state of disarray.'
irish  irishblogs  ireland  writing  blogosphere  blogging  unarocks  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Me and Belle de Jour – ‘Could it be Brooke?’
LinkMachineGo knew the true identity of Belle du Jour way back when -- and set a Google trap to ensnare snooping journos. nice work
belle-du-jour  google  blogging  blogs  via:waxy  privacy  googlewhack  identity  daily-mail  journalism  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
flogr
'shows your pictures from flickr in a customizable photo portfolio interface which includes a main photo page with EXIF details and flickr user comments, a customizable thumbnails page of your recent work, a slideshow component to browse through thumbnails, a tag cloud page, and an about page that shows your flickr user profile. With flogr you can control which photos are shown by specifying the flickr tag(s) to include so you can show only your best photographs if you choose. Flogr is powered by PHP, MySQL (optional), and Flickr.' excellent! via yoz
via:yoz  flickr  photos  web  cms  php  blogging  photoblog  gallery  slideshow  flogr  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
Please don’t hesitate to contact me - a rant about Powwow Water
brilliant encounter between an inept UK water-cooler supplier, the cluetrain, and the Streisand effect
funny  law  streisand-effect  legal-threats  prfail  pr  powwow  water  uk  water-coolers  blogging  ethics  fail  from delicious
september 2009 by jm

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