Tumblr’s OS X App Is a Full-Screen Tumblr Because Nothing Else Matters

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. » 10/17/14 3:00pm 10/17/14 3:00pm

This Guitar Blogs

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. » 10/06/14 3:45am 10/06/14 3:45am

Bokeh Is a Beautiful and Clutter-Free App That Logs Your Life

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. » 12/03/13 12:40pm 12/03/13 12:40pm

Cyber Therapist Can Spot PTSD by Creeping on Veterans' Blogs

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. » 6/05/13 5:56pm 6/05/13 5:56pm

Blogger Invoices Local News After They Rip His Video From YouTube

Blogger Michael McKisson got a bit of a surprise when he turned on the TV and saw a familiar video. The clip, which McKisson had filmed and uploaded to YouTube for his own blog, Tucson Velo, was featured in a story on the local news. » 8/13/12 5:00pm 8/13/12 5:00pm

9-Year-Old School Lunch Blogger Silenced By Politicians (Updated)

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… » 6/15/12 7:10am 6/15/12 7:10am

Brave Blogger Confronts Evil Newspaper Editor Who Plagiarized His Post


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. » 5/15/12 12:40am 5/15/12 12:40am

The Blog Is Dead; Long Live Tumblr!

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. » 4/16/12 5:27am 4/16/12 5:27am

Legendary Music Blogger Sean Adams on ‘Slow Death of MP3 Blogging’

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… » 4/04/12 10:00pm 4/04/12 10:00pm

Stop Calling It Curation

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… » 3/12/12 4:00pm 3/12/12 4:00pm

Happy Valentine's Day, Tech Bloggers

There's been so much hate and self-righteous indignation in tech blog circles lately. Name calling. Ugly accusations. Petty bickering. It's even divided good friends, brother against brother. Can't we all just get along? » 2/14/12 5:40pm 2/14/12 5:40pm

Why I'll Never Trust a Human With My Data Again (Updated)

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.) » 2/13/12 2:00pm 2/13/12 2:00pm

Blogging the Revolution

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] » 2/14/11 9:20am 2/14/11 9:20am

The Insurgent Bloggers of Iran

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? » 1/21/11 1:00pm 1/21/11 1:00pm

ZDNet Blogger Disappears Mysteriously in Bulgaria

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." » 1/14/11 4:00pm 1/14/11 4:00pm

Watching the Net Users

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? » 1/13/11 6:00pm 1/13/11 6:00pm

Eclair (at Least) is Needed for Tumblr's Official Android App

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. » 8/16/10 6:16am 8/16/10 6:16am

Robot Journalist Advancements Including Interviewing and Photographs

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. » 3/22/10 10:40pm 3/22/10 10:40pm

The Pope Wants You All Blogging (And Time-Traveling)

Writing from the future, Pope Benedict XVI is urging his followers, including priests, to "be present in the world of digital communications," using "images, videos, animated features, blogs and websites," all with the aim of converting people to the church. » 1/25/10 7:10am 1/25/10 7:10am