Saturday, August 02, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 02 August 08

Getting more and more like a soap opera: the continuing saga of XXvsDY... so, could Dawn Yang perhaps be counted as one of those Identity cannibals (girls who admire idols [think Arissa Luna] to the point of losing their own identities)?

Technorati is surveying bloggers (unfortunately they ask no questions about their own services nor do they provide a free-form box where users could offer critiques, comments or suggestions) H/T Geoffrey Philp, who has a link to the survey...

What if you turned on your PC, hopped on the 'Net, logged in to WordPress or Typepad or Blogger or Xanga and discovered your blog was GONE???

SHOCKING DISCLOSURE: Bloggers, do you LOVE your blogs? Don't get too attached, as your keyboard could be pulled out from under your flying fingers: The following appears in Geoffrey Philp's comments section and I am reproducing it here in case his blog is cut

"Dave, I am a great fan of Technorati, and I hope others will follow your example.

I'm going on a month long vacation starting today and so this will have to be my public announcement.

I got this notice from Blogger on July 31, 2008:

"This blog has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.

This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.
Request Unlock Review"

Why this happened, I don't know.

But that my blog with so much work and that has become a resource for some, could be deleted by Google/ Blogger certainly gives one pause.

Hopefully this is some sort of strange mistake. I've seen some downright evil and XXX rated blogspot blogs. They seem to be thriving. Geoffrey, please let us know WHAT you did (if you ever do find out) ---

Blogs=Power: Citizen journalism’s big impact in Korea

Highway Africa has become the biggest annual gathering of African journalists and has a strong element of how technology is changing journalism. A key theme this year is citizen journalism. The conference has some scholarships available for working journalists. A link to the application is here.

Sokari found a blog via “Nigeria, What’s New” called “Looking for good in Lagos“.

With divorce rates soaring to an all new high in Saudi Arabia, Saudi blogger 3abira Sabeel [Ar] asks: “Has divorce become such an easy word?” Global Voices' Amira Al Hussaini translates 3abira's post from Arabic: Saudi Arabia: Is Divorce an Easy Word?

A current craze making its way through the blogosphere is something called "My Disclosure Policy." I guess it's a good idea... here's a sample as it appears on a blog... BUT if you look at the BOTTOM (scroll down to the very bottom) of my blog, you will see a disclosure statement (I've been using the same one thru two blogs dating back to 2005), and if you look in the sidebar I have a LINK to my "Blog Policy" which I created in July of 2007.

Mike Arrington posted a tweet: Suddenly, AOL Loves Lifestreaming; Buys Socialthing!
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  1. Thanks for the help, Dave.

    I suddenly have access to the blog again. No reasons given.

    As I said, I am now going on vacation and this will give me time to think.

    I hope when I come back, the blog will still be there.

    Again, thanks for your support.


  2. wow this is scary, dont know what to do if I lost my account..blogging is my life thanks for the info dave
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