Friday, August 15, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 15 August 08

I recently told you that I believe Twitter is coming into its own after proving itself as a valuable tool for bloggers, journalists and anyone who needs to disseminate information in quick microbursts. Chinese citizen reporter ZhouZuolaShuguang tweeted his own detention as it happened Wednesday afternoon China time. Global Voices' John Kennedy has been following the story (and Zuola via Twitter) and has posted an article with updates. [Click..::HeRe::..]

Théophile Kouamouo proposes organizing “blogcamps” in Abidjan [Fr], meetings where local bloggers can share their experiences and train others who are interested in blogging.

Ever wonder what you'd look like as a wide-eyed manga character? allows you to transform yourself into a manga superstar in several easy steps.

Le blog de [moi] posts a disturbing photograph of a Nigerian prostitute, arrested during a recent raid in Italy, laying half-naked on the floor of a jail cell, covered in dust.
According to the newspaper [La Republica]: The photo was taken by our photographer, who had been invited along with other journalists, to monitor the operation of the police against prostitutes. "According to the municipal councillor in charge of security in Parma, quoted by the newspaper, the young woman has... "never been so well treated in his life." The prostitute, who had reacted violently at the time of her arrest, "went to sleep" in the cell, he says. Once awakened, he calims police would have "offered a coffee and proposed to integrate a rehabilitation program."
In "Accent the negative" Camille Paglia writes about Obama, Madonna and has loads of links involving Daniela Mercury!

I ran across a very interesting "hack" on a blog last weekend: I was already logged in to Google, and as those of you with blog*spot blogs know, when you're logged in and want to comment on another's blog*spot you can immediately do so. But in this case a box popped up asking for my login, which I did, but something told me that things weren't right, so immediately after I was done I updated my g-password! Good thing the other blogger hacker was on the other side of the world and probably asleep when I fell into his or her trap!

Chris Edwards writes in The Guardian that Blogs are a growing target for site hackers. "...hackers tend to hit blogs at weekends, when many of their users will be doing something else..."

Sneaker fiends, check THIS out!

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