Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 11 August 09

Love what you do - do what you love - gospel truth via Mr. Miyagi. Doing what he loves: Bill Clinton!
President Clinton to kick off Netroots Nation with opening keynote
People sometimes laugh when I tell them I sometimes use dial-up to connect to the Net and update my blog. But I do for a reason: Not everyone has access to broadband or DSL, let alone electricity!

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind has five bits of unsolicited advice for bloggers: "...technology is just a medium. What is important is the message."

Meryl has fallen in love with AScinema: "...With this video application, you can stream all of your video and movie collections from the web to your mobile phone, meaning you can play them without even the need to store them on your phone. Isn't it cool? It is as if the video you are playing is stored on your phone when actually it is not." I don't like it. I want to keep my own content on my own device. None of this cloud crap for me!

BUZZ: Google reveals caffeine::: a new faster search engine!

Having trouble making your stuff "stick" on Google? this might help.

Here's another from Ann Liu: What to tweet (how to expand your brand or presence) when you're on twitter!

Rafa Saavedra, writer and connoisseur of underground culture from the border city of Tijuana, in México, has turned each one of his electronic media channels into literary sandboxes. On one hand, he publishes short stories and projects in his blog Crossfader Network [es] (and its transmutations); on the other, as compulsive user @rafadro, he has taken to Twitter as a source for creation. His last literary-electronic project, “Soweird”, combines micro-fiction, secrets and Twitter. In an interview [MEXICO: Telling Secrets On Twitter] w/Global Voices' Issa Villarreal, he tells about his most recent project combining Twitter and the telling of secrets.

Peace on earth: Raekwon vs. Joe Budden: The Beef is over…according to Rock the Bells organizers.

No Peace: Making the Band’s Sara Stokes arrested for domestic abuse.

Yesterday I blogged about "journalists" Laura Ling & Euna Lee - I'm happy to link to a blogpost by a GREAT broadcast journalist whose work and dedication has really paid off!

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