Saturday, August 27, 2005

Privacy and Gadgets

". . . Today people can take pictures of you or make voice recordings
or otherwise capture you at times you don't even suspect it in private
places," says UVA's Paul Lombardo, Ph.D, J.D. According to Lombardo
the days of easily making the distinction between public and private
space are gone. "The best recommendation for people in terms of
privacy is if you're in public don't expect to be treated privately."

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Survey finds 51 percent of journalists use blogs

According to the latest Annual Euro RSCG Magnet and Columbia
University Survey of the Media, 51 percent of journalists are using
weblogs regularly and 28 percent rely on them for their daily
reporting. By contrast, only 1 percent believe in their credibility.
The study is based on responses of 1,202 journalists from the United
States and other countries worldwide (no further details regarding the
other countries was given on Euro RSCG Magnet). Of journalists who
reported using blogs, 70 percent use blogs for work-related tasks:
they use blogs to find story ideas, researching and referencing facts,
finding sources and uncovering breaking news. However, only a few
journalists post on blogs or have their own blogs. "Such activities
might be seen as compromising objectivity and thus credibility."
Source: Anna-Maria Mende,
Link: Report Summary, Euro RSCG Magnet

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

A Blog by Any Other Name...

A Blog by Any Other Name...: "Strauss writes that blogs can strengthen relationships, build brands, improve customer service, bump up your search engine rankings and most importantly, make money: 'You could sell ad space next to your blog. You could tap into affiliate programs and get paid for that. For instance, you could post an ad provided by or Lands' End affiliate programs and receive a commission every time readers click that ad. You could use Google Adsense. This is a service that automatically posts ads next to blogs and for every click on those 'Ads Provided by Google,' a small amount of money is paid to you.'"

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Emerging Alternatives: Blogworld

Emerging Alternatives: Blogworld All the newspapers looked the same — same format, same fonts, same columns complaining about the local daily, same sex advice, same five-thousand-word hole for the cover story. The people were largely the same, too: all but maybe 2 percent of the city-slicker journalists in attendance were white; the vast majority were either Boomer hippies or Gen X slackers.