Tag Archives: Blogging

The Rise and Fall of Blogging, Twitter and Facebook

By | July 9, 2007

A lot of people ask me whether they should blog. Usually I give them the stock answer: blog because you’ve got something to say, because you feel you’ve got to write, and because you want to connect to other people on the same subject. But now I think I’d add another suggestion: don’t bother. Here, in a nutshell is a history of… Read More »

The Blogosphere’s Soul Has a Buyer

By | July 1, 2006

The blogosphere is reaching its moment of truth sooner than one might have expected — in the form of a website that offers a marketplace for bloggers willing to write about a product in return for money. What’s revealing is the discussion that follows news about PayPerPost.com on TechCrunch — comments that not only bring into sharp relief… Read More »

The Escalating TrackBack Spam Wars

By | July 21, 2005

I’ve been noticing what I think is an upgrade in TrackBack Spam on my blog. Uusally they’re pretty easy to spot — a load of links spattered across some gibberish. But the ones I’ve received today seem to be better, like this one: Looks innocent enough, right? Except the words are actually mine, from another, unrelated post, and… Read More »

Trackback Spam, Praising Dvorak, Office Revenge And Other Byways On The Route To Where You’re Going

By | June 8, 2005

One of the scary, but compelling, bits of having a blog is seeing how people found you. TypePad offer referring addresses which make this very easy, but all it does is make you wonder whether most of the people visiting you are on their way to somewhere else. (It also reveals how well trackback spam works.) Here’s a sampling… Read More »

Beyond Blogging

By | March 9, 2004

Here’s a new blogging tool that goes further than blogging. Developed by University of Maryland student Anthony Casalena, Squarespace is “an intelligent Internet content management system” he believes is the next evolution of publishing on the World Wide Web — for everyone. “Casalena threw HTML editors and file transfer protocol (FTP) software out the window. With Squarespace, users… Read More »