Saturday, August 30, 2008

Around the Blogosphere 30 August 08

Brazilian blogger Alex Castro [pt] posts the Terms of Use of his blog, among them the rights of bloggers and of blog readers. “Blog readers should remember that reading and commenting on a blog is a privilege that can be revoked at any time. Nobody has the “right” to read a blog or to comment on it. (…) Bloggers should remember that no one is obliged to read blogs, that readers can disappear in a flash and to have readers is a not easy to conquer privilege. Nobody has the “right” to be read and reviewed.”

I believe every blogger should post policy about his or her blog. Here's mine.

Add this to your list of must have iPhone apps. Direct Line (iTunes link) is a service that helps you automatically navigate phone trees to get right to an operator (exactly what companies don’t want you to do).

Afromusing posts the video of Kenyan blogger, Ory Okolloh, at TEDGlobal 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Ory Okolloh is the founder of Mzalendo.com and co-founder of Ushahidi.com

Bahraini blogger and administrator of the locally banned Bahrainonline [Ar] online forum Ali Abdelemam posts an interview with him in an LA newspaper - on blogging and the how authorities view bloggers as trouble.

Marcha contra la inseguridad

With very little to go before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, which is signalled by the sighting of the new moon with the naked eye, Jordan's blogs are already abuzz with greetings, religious observations and personal promises. In a few days I will be posting Ramadan links and a schedule.

Miss Info, who is now experimenting with Twitter, uploaded Thisis50.com turns Game’s album into a free mixtape? "Wow….there are absolutely no rules of engagement at this point."

Dallas Penn: Prince vs. Michael Jackson = Soul Slam XII - In one corner His Purple Badness, in the other corner, the Gloved Boy Wonder. Choose your sides and most of all, bring your dancing shoes. A story on MSNBC asks what's left for Jacko and urges him to make more music. The Guardian offers 50 MJ facts, though this list of "weird" facts from a German website is more interesting.

LoveFrom1stBite shares the recipe for (and photos of) her favorite Moroccan dish, tanjia.

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