Facebook Notes are bleak. The blogging alternative that Mark Zuckerberg always insisted was not for blogging is a great way to read long blog-like posts from people that you used to know. And now, thanks to a facelift, Notes look less like status updates and more like, well, blog posts.
Tumblr just launched a weirdly bare-bones app for Apple's new OS X Yosemite. If you have a Mac and you download it, you'll be able to post to Tumblr from elsewhere on the web using a "Share" button.
What happens when you give Steve Benford, the Professor of Collaborative Computing in at the University of Nottingham, a guitar and some time? He creates an instument that blogs is what.
A growing obsession with digitally archiving everyday life has given rise to countless apps facilitating your diaristic tendencies. Rising above the clutter is Bokeh, a new service that strips lifelogging to its essentials with a pared-down app that stresses less is more.
It takes a lot of experience and skill to diagnose a psychological disorder. If you're a meager human, that is; computers have learned to do it reliably with nothing but an algorithm and mountains of data.
For the past two months, one of my favorite reads has been Never Seconds, a blog started by 9-year-old Martha Payne of western Scotland to document the unappealing, non-nutritious lunches she was being served in her public primary school. Payne, whose mother is a doctor and father has a small farming property, started…
On May 1, a Missouri man named Duane Lester published on his personal blog a post titled "Changes Implemented After MO Auditor Finds ‘Serious Shortcomings' In Holt County Sheriff's Department." 10 days later, the local newspaper for Oregon, Missouri, covered the same story Duane had written about on his blog.
Judging by Google popularity, the word "tumblr" will be a more common search term than "blog" before the end of the year. Welcome to the future, where the majority of web sites sound like band names.
MP3 bloggers were the revolutionaries of music criticism, taking on established outlets like Rolling Stone and Spin by being faster, cooler, and more musical - in that they could embed what they were talking about. Readers could hear it for themselves as they read the blog, rather than looking for it on Napster or…
Imagine, if you will, a world in which Richard Seaver or Robert Gottlieb had stomped their feet and huffed and puffed every time John Leonard forgot to give them their proper "hat tip." Or rather, as I joked on Twitter over the weekend about the new "Curator's Code," if Goethe had lived long enough to chide Mann for…
On Valentine's Day, I may have an unexpected present: My websites might all go dark, and a decade's worth of data may vanish. My host's domain registration is set to expire tomorrow, and the man behind it has disappeared. (Update: He's back! See below.)
Though the revolution in Egypt certainly produced its share of indelible images, this one, showing a group of anti-government bloggers working in Tahrir Square, serves to remind that technology was essential to the cause. [Big Picture]
Iran has long stymied political dissent by shuttering newspapers and intimidating journalists, so effectively applying the same methods of control to the Internet and Iranian blogs should be a piece of cake, right? Right?
This isn't good. Dancho Danchev, a ZDNet blogger specializing in malware and cybercrime, has been missing since August, thought to be somewhere in Bulgaria. ZDNet's only lead? This cryptic message: "Dancho's alive but he's in a lot of trouble."
When I think of professional net surfers—present company excluded, of course—I think of elastic-ankled sweatpants and copious amounts of Cheeto dust. So why are all subjects in Gabriela Herman's Bloggers series so damn good looking?
Bad luck if you're a fast-paced Tumblr fiend running anything less than Android 2.1 on your Android. Their first official Android app has no place on your phone.
Newly upgraded robot journalist, improvement from previous versions, including ambient anomaly detection ability for seeking of stories. Upgrade robot abilities including subject photographing and subject interviewing automatically. Further including abilities to publish stories to internet instantly.