Podcasty Bits

January 11, 2009
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I’ve just created a new video blog called Podcasty Bits, full of bits of pod casting that I hope to do this winter for my course. I really hate videos of myself, and don’t like how I look or sound on camera, so I figure that this is a good way to get over that […]

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Professional Pondering…: Academia on Using Blogs

July 5, 2008
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Professional Pondering…: Academia on Using Blogs has included in a discussion an old interview I did for the toronto star a while ago. It is great (and a bit scary) to find people reading things you’ve said in the past. I hope everyone gets that experience.

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UNICEF, One Laptop per Child, Google Launch Initiative to Preserve and Share Stories around the World

December 12, 2007

UNICEF, One Laptop per Child, Google Launch Initiative to Preserve and Share Stories around the World: “UNICEF, One Laptop per Child, Google Launch Initiative to Preserve and Share Stories around the World.” A child’s view of the $100 laptop” What will a child in the UK make of a laptop designed to help children in […]

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The Levi-Prodi law and the end of the Internet

October 24, 2007

I saw this at Slashdot | Italy Wants to Restrict Blogs: Beppe Grillo’s Blog: The Levi-Prodi law and the end of the Internet Ricardo Franco Levi, Prodi’s right hand man , undersecretary to the President of the Council, has written the text to put a stopper in the mouth of the Internet. The draft law […]

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The US Right attacking Bloggers

July 30, 2007

As Alex says The feeling is mutual This sort of makes the last 7 years of blogging all worthwhile.

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Anne’s Diary

July 18, 2007

Yuka pointed me to Anne’s Diary, a blog-like environment that claims to be totally safe for children. I’ve been looking at it, and I can’t quite get my head around who is really running it and what the politics behind it is. Any thoughts?

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Blogging Is 10 Years Old!?

July 16, 2007

On Slashdot | Blogging Is 10 Years Old: The Ur-blogger in this version of history was Jorn Barger and the blog was Robot Wisdom [Robot Wisdom WebLog Dec97 ]. Barger wrote, “I decided to start my own webpage logging the best stuff.” The Journal article [Happy Blogiversary – WSJ.com] has statements from a baker’s dozen […]

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My early blog, 2001

July 6, 2007

I’m still trying to find my first blog post. I did find this one from may 2001, and am working backwards. Click for full size.

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12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know

May 4, 2007

I found Blog Law » 12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know via Slashdot. I need a canadian version of this, but it will work for the fall.

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EU Bans Sock-Puppet Blogs

February 13, 2007

Via, Slashdot | EU Bans Sock-Puppet Blogs: Fake bloggers soon to be ‘named and shamed’-News-Politics-TimesOnline Hotels, restaurants and online shops that post glowing reviews about themselves under false identities could face criminal prosecution under new rules that come into force next year. Businesses which write fake blog entries or create whole wesbites purporting to be […]

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