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May 21st, 2010

Civil Comments

What are the two worst things about the comments sections in online news outlets for articles and (even worse) for blogs or other opinion pieces? The first is that contentious topics draw so many comments that you would need a day or two to read them (assuming you would want to). The lead article on The…

August 11th, 2009

Fun Facts About Blogs

According to the Harper’s Index in the August issue of the same magazine, which cannot be seen here unless a subscriber, 94% of blogs have not been updated in the last four months (Harper’s quotes Technorati as the source).

April 1st, 2009

The Secret of Twitter Revealed!

Yes, the secret of Twitter’s remarkable success can be found in an article in this morning’s USA Today. Unemployed Jason Hirshborn states, “I love the idea of telling people what I’m thinking without having to talk to them,” he says. But, as he points out, it’s a two-way street: “I’m able to ingest a lot…

July 1st, 2008

Tyson Homosexual Nearly Sets Two Records

Many will have read the news that last Sunday Tyson Gay set a new record of 9.68 seconds in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, although the victory was disqualified as a world-record because it was “wind-aided.” The story making the blog rounds today is a hilarious footnote to his notable performance. A posting by…