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    Idolblog

    Idolblog is an unofficial blog site dedicated to the talent search television show NZ Idol. Since its launch in 2004, the site has attracted a dedicated community and its popularity has led to national media coverage in New Zealand. After the first season of NZ Idol ended in 2004, New Zealand Listener columnist Russell Brown cited Idolblog as an example of how fan-run sites can build communities around programmes more effectively than broadcasters, claiming the site generated "a degree of engagement that the official Idol website never achieved". The site was featured on the TV2 programme Flipside, and mentioned in the New Zealand Herald as a notable source of opinions on NZ Idol. Idolblog won the 2004 NetGuide Web Award for Best Youth Site, and was a finalist in the 2006 NetGuide Web Award for Best Blog. In 2005, Nielsen//NetRatings ranked Idolblog as the sixth New Zealand website by average session duration. Idolblog was created by Auckland-based couple Rachel Cunliffe, a website designer and University of Auckland senior tutor in the Department of Statistics, and Regan Cunliffe, who runs a web hosting and design company. After the final season of NZ Idol aired in 2006, the site
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    Little Green Footballs

    • Focus: Politics
    Little Green Footballs (LGF) is an American political blog run by web designer Charles Johnson. Media observers in the United States long described the site as "right wing", but since 2007, the site's emphasis has changed, such that "LGF has become better known for the various fights it picks with many on the right." Johnson stated in 2006: More recently, in 2009, he has claimed that: Earlier, after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Johnson—who has described himself as "pretty much center-left before 9/11"— transformed his blog's discussion of bicycle racing, programming, web design, and the occasional humorous news item into a very active discussion of the War on Terror, Islam and Islamism, Eurabia, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. LGF won the "Best Israel Advocacy Blog" award from the Jerusalem Post in 2005. According to Gil Ronen, a reporter for Internet news outlet, Israel National News, "If anyone ever compiles a list of Internet sites that contribute to Israel’s public relations effort, Johnson's site will probably come in first, far above the Israeli Foreign Ministry's site." In the United States, LGF is perhaps best known for playing a key role in exposing the fraud of the
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    QT's Diary

    QT's Diary was a surreal blog falsely claiming to be the work of film director Quentin Tarantino. It featured humorous writing mimicking the verbal neurotics of director Tarantino (for example, constant reiteration of the word "alright"). The blog at first seemed genuine but quickly moved into self-referential satire, and "Quentin" began responding to fan mail directed towards him from people reading the blog, most of whom were under the impression that he was, indeed, the real Quentin Tarantino. The blog diary was first launched in summer of 2004 and seemed to grow overnight. Hours after the first "diary entry" a random post appeared on the IMDb Quentin Tarantino message board, started by a fan claiming to have met Quentin in a book store in California. The fan claimed that Tarantino gave him the web address for his new blog, which was http://qtdiary.blogspot.com — Internet Archive'd copy. The thread on the forum generated a massive number of responses and by a week later QT's Diary had attracted over a million visitors and readers including Roger Avary (who posted about its validity in his own blog website), numerous journalists, Quentin Tarantino's publicist Bumble Ward and,
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    SiliconBeat

    SiliconBeat is a weblog written by San Jose Mercury News journalists Matt Marshall and Mike Bazeley that covers innovation, technology and business in Silicon Valley, California. Marshall and Bazeley launched the website on August 17, 2004 and update it daily. The reporters have written about beleaguered startups such as Friendster , investor interest in alternative energy sources such as ethanol and new funds from venture capital giants such as Kleiner Perkins . SiliconBeat was developed, in part, as a response to policies at the Mercury News that separate union-protected journalists from the non-union Internet staff. Marshall and Bazeley work on the site outside of their day jobs.
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    4 votes
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    The Volokh Conspiracy

    The Volokh Conspiracy

    • Focus: Politics
    The Volokh Conspiracy is a blog which mostly covers United States legal and political issues, generally from a libertarian or conservative perspective. One of the most widely read legal blogs in the United States, The Volokh Conspiracy has more than one million page views each month. This group blog has more than a dozen contributors, most of whom are law professors. Each blog entry is signed. The Volokh Conspiracy was cited by The New York Times in an article dealing with the paucity of female Supreme Court clerks. Past regular contributors include:
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    5 votes
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    Daily Kos

    Daily Kos

    • Blogger: Markos Moulitsas
    • Focus: Politics
    • Language: English Language
    Daily Kos ( /ˈkoʊs/) is a left-leaning American political blog that publishes news and opinions from a progressive point of view. It functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of netroots activists whose efforts are primarily directed toward influencing and strengthening the Democratic Party. Additionally, the site features a participatory political encyclopedia ("DKosopedia"), glossaries, and other content. Daily Kos was founded by Markos Moulitsas (Kos from the last syllable of his first name, his nickname while in the military) in 2002. In 2007, its parent company, Kos Media, LLC, began a fellowship program to help fund a new generation of progressive activists. About a dozen contributing editors provide content for the site, with three to four new editors being chosen from the Daily Kos community every year. As of January 2010, Daily Kos had an average weekday traffic of hundreds of thousands of visits. It is financially sustained by advertising, with Google AdSense and Blogads. The ads focus mostly on activist causes, media, and political candidates. Members can also purchase an ad-free subscription to the site if they want. The website ran on the Scoop
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    Say anything blog

    • Focus: Politics
    Say Anything is a popular political and current events blog created and run by Rob Port of Minot, ND who has proclaimed the website to be "North Dakota's most popular political blog." It consists of a "main page" section with multiple contributors and a "reader blogs" section that is open for public posting. The blog was started on September 10, 2003 and has since become the most widely read political blog in North Dakota, and one of the most widely read in the nation as well. Currently Say Anything is listed at #79 on Wikio's list of the internet's most influential political blogs and has been nominated twice for the Weblog Awards' "Best Conservative Blog" category (2005 and 2007). Say Anything, in keeping with its title, is unique among high-traffic blogs in that it does not require commenters to register and does not ban commenters on a regular basis. This creates a free-wheeling comments section which is often filled with personal insults and mildly off-color language, but also with diversity of thought and ideology. This same mindset is also applied to the posts in the reader blogs section which frequently feature writings by authors from all parts of the political spectrum,
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    Israellycool

    Israellycool is a pro-Israel blog, written by an Australian immigrant to Israel who goes by the name "Aussie Dave." The name Israellycool was chosen by Aussie Dave simply because "it is a nice play on words". Aussie Dave updates his blog nearly everyday, except during the Jewish Sabbath beginning Friday night and ending Saturday night. He also has a popular podcast, which he usually hosts by himself, but is occasionally joined by his wife, or some other guests. Dave has made appearances on other podcasts, such as Shire Network News here or here where he debated with Egyptian Sandmonkey. Israellycool addresses serious and non-serious topics. While the focus area of the blog and podcast is Israel and the Middle East conflict, Aussie Dave also deals regularly with pop culture. A supporter of the J-Blogosphere, Israellycool writer Aussie Dave was also the founder of the JIBs -- the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards, which were later taken over by the Jerusalem Post. During the Israeli-Lebanon war in the summer of 2006, Aussie Dave liveblogged the war, resulting in increased awareness of blogs by the mainstream media. The extra attention received by Israellycool resulted in Aussie Dave
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    The Huffington Post

    • Blogger: Bruce Cohen
    • Focus: Politics
    The Huffington Post is an American news website, content aggregator, and blog founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists and various news sources. The site offers news, blogs, and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests, and local news. The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005, and is known as a left-leaning commentary outlet, but Arianna Huffington has stated that its goal is to go beyond the traditional liberal/left and conservative/right divide in American politics and news media. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the mass market Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. In 2012, The Huffington Post was the first commercially run, United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize. In July 2012, The Huffington Post was ranked #1 on the 15 Most Popular Political Sites list by eBizMBA Rank which bases its list off each site's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and
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    Fluxblog

    Fluxblog is an MP3 blog created and updated by Matthew Perpetua. The blog began in 2002 and began to host MP3s at the end of that year. Two MP3s are commonly posted every weekday along with descriptions and links to artist websites or places where an album or single can be purchased. Media sources have cited Fluxblog as a key influence in the founding and development of MP3 blogging. According to Rolling Stone, "almost all of the MP3 blogs trace their roots to Fluxblog", and an article in The Guardian stated that Fluxblog "is acknowledged as a pioneer of MP3 blogging." Fluxblog was reviewed positively in The New York Times. In 2006, Entertainment Weekly named Fluxblog the tenth best website for discovering new music.
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    Http://wheresfreeman.blogspot.com

    • Blogger: Freeman Murray
    • Focus: India Tech Startups and Sustainability
    This is my blog. I live in India. I do startups and dream about building massive structures out of pallet racks.
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    5 votes
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    Sepia Mutiny

    • Focus: Politics
    Sepia Mutiny was a blog and discussion forum, initially conceived by a group of mostly second generation Indian American students and young professionals in August 2004. The site had had an exponential growth rate and according to its FAQ, as of May 2007 had amassed over five million readers since inception. The majority of the posts on the site were authored by its founding bloggers, though many posts were also authored by "regular contributors." The site also functioned as a public forum on South Asian issues and boasted a wide range of commenters hailing from diverse geographic locations, although predominantly the United States and England. On March 15 2012, the site announced its closure starting April 1, 2012, citing diversified evolution of blogosphere and personal engagements of its writers as reasons for shutting down. The title is a pun on the Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Indian Independence in 1857, a violent widespread movement by sepoys against the British Raj during the latter's imperialist rule in India. Sepia, a shade of brown, was intended as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the tone of South Asian skin. Sepia Mutiny discussed issues facing first and second
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    5 votes
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    Rocketboom

    Rocketboom is a daily vlog produced by Andrew Baron in the format of a newscast with a comedic slant. Since 2004 Rocketboom has presented oddities, vlog excerpts, social and political commentary. The Rocketboom weblog and Apollo Pony featured supplemental material unfit for the vlog. On April 19, 2012, after an eight-month hiatus, Rocketboom introduced Keghan Hurst as their fifth host prior to their April 23 relaunch. Mememolly was the host until August 25, 2011. Joanne Colan hosted from July 12, 2006 until April 17, 2009. Caitlin Hill also hosted a few episodes in April 2009. The show was originally hosted by Amanda Congdon from October 26, 2004 until July 5, 2006. The Rocketboom production team members included its creator Andrew Baron (writer, producer, director), Mememolly (host), Kenyatta Cheese (producer) and Leah D'Emilio. Cheese also features on-screen and produces Rocketboom's spin-off Know Your Meme. Rocketboom and Rocketboom Human Wire's World Video Report presented webcasts packaged by its correspondents in the United States, Europe and Kenya. Rocketboom started on October 2004 as a daily webcast staged as a mini-Newscast. By December it already had 25,000 downloads per
    8.75
    4 votes
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    The Daily Howler

    • Focus: Politics
    The Daily Howler is an American political blog written by Bob Somerby. It was perhaps the first major political blog, started in 1998. The style is by turns earnest and sarcastic. Somerby criticizes what he considers the media's frequently biased or lazy coverage. In his view, the media frequently latch on to a generally agreed "script" with little regard for facts that contradict the script. For instance, in the runup to the US 2000 election it was frequently said or assumed that Gore was untruthful, but Somerby shows that much of what supposedly underlay that script was in fact untrue, misrepresented or greatly exaggerated. He also argues that the media frequently ignore substantive issues and concentrate on trivial ones instead (in the 2000 presidential election, for example, professing bewilderment in response to the candidates' budget proposals while writing repeatedly and at length about irrelevant issues such as Gore's choice of clothes, or in 2006 writing articles about Barack Obama's middle name.) Despite being left of center in his politics, Somerby mainly critiques liberals in the U.S. mainstream media who he feels do poor journalism, like Rachel Maddow and Keith
    8.50
    4 votes
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    The River of Winged Dreams

    The River of Winged Dreams

    • Blogger: Aberjhani
    • Focus: Google News
    • Language: American English
    The River of Winged Dreams is the official blog for the Bright Skylark Productions website. It was named after one of the titles, which became a top 10 bestseller, produced by the publishing arm of the organization. The graphic seen here was first posted on the Squidoo site before its presentation on the home site. The text is taken from the title work, which reportedly is otherwise available only in the book itself.
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Michelle Malkin

    • Blogger: Michelle Malkin
    • Focus: Politics
    • Language: English Language
    Michelle Malkin is a blog by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.
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    6 votes
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    Blue Kaffee

    Blue Kaffee ( /ˈbluːkæfi/), commonly referred to by the acronym BK and contracted by some to Bluekaffee, is a web-based community for users founded and operated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It provides standard features, including a web-based journal system, a messaging system, and a set of web forums. It is unique in terms of geographic scope as well as size; according to the Alexa web statistics service, Blue Kaffee is the most popular web site in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as of April 2006 (but has claimed the rank of second and fifth for certain months during 2004 and 2005). The validity of this statistic is disputed as the site ranked number one on the occasions that Blue Kaffee was ranked number two, La Senza , is that of a lingerie store company based in Québec, Canada with store branches around the world. La Senza has since been removed from this list. Blue Kaffee has a community of approximately 20,000 members of which about half are frequently active. The web forums contain roughly one million posts in 50,000 topics, the journal system is home to approximately 700,000 journal posts, and over 4.5 million comments have been left on journal entries,
    9.67
    3 votes
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    The show with zefrank

    • Blogger: Ze Frank
    the show with zefrank was a web video show by Ze Frank produced each weekday from March 17, 2006 until March 17, 2007. The format of the program combined commentary on media and current events with viewer contributions and activities. It was the subject of articles in Slate, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek. The show ran two to three minutes in length. Topics ranged from serious socio-political commentary to absurdist comedy and running gags. One such gag was to open episodes with outlandish skits, followed by the question "Are the new viewers gone yet?" He also performed original songs to emphasize a point or concept. Thousands of photos, videos and music files were contributed by the audience, including over 1,000 photos in one 20-hour period. Viewer feedback from a previous show, a segment he called "S-s-s-somethin' from the comments," often served as a launching point to a new topic. One episode was scripted by thousands of viewers using a wiki. On the May 16, 2006 episode, Ze challenged his viewers to create an "Earth Sandwich." The goal was to place two pieces of bread on the ground at points directly opposite each other on the globe,
    9.67
    3 votes
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    Standard Society

    Standard Society

    • Blogger: Cesar H. Castro, Jr.
    • Focus: Social Media Marketing
    Standard Society serves as a social mode of life promoting the state of the social web and media behind it, along with personal projects, thoughts and ideas of Cesar H Castro Jr.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Surviving Grady

    Surviving Grady

    Surviving Grady is a popular blog, detailing the ongoing and occasionally strained relationship between two passionate fans of the Boston Red Sox and their beloved team. The blog began at the start of the Red Sox' historic 2004 season and swiftly gathered a devoted following, serving as an outlet for a frustrated fanbase to air and share their grievances, disappointments, and eventual triumph. Entries from the 2004 season were later collected and published in book form. Disgruntled at the Red Sox's dramatic loss to the New York Yankees in the 2003 American League Championship Series, creators "Red" and "Denton" conceived the blog as a space in which to engage with the angst associated with following a team that seemed destined always to disappoint. Daily entries have continued to date, typically exhibiting an off-kilter, and occasionally surreal sense of humor. The title refers to Grady Little, manager of the Red Sox from 2002-2003, and to Little's controversial decision not to replace pitcher Pedro Martínez in the eighth inning of Game Seven of the 2003 American League Championship Series. The Yankees tied the game on a hit from the very next batter, and went on to win, costing
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    Dlisted

    Dlisted is a celebrity gossip blog written by Michael K. The site originally started on January 23, 2005 as the D-List, but changed its name to Dlisted due to copyright issues with Kathy Griffin's: My Life on the D-List, a Bravo reality series following comedian Kathy Griffin. Michael K, a 30-year-old New Yorker, started blogging semi-anonymously, leaving out his last name because he held a full-time job at an Internet company and would perform much of his blogging from the office. Due to the success of the website, he was able to make enough money through advertising that he quit his job and began working on the site full-time. The blog had more than a million hits a day in 2007. In an October 2008 interview with SheWired.com, Michael spoke about the creation of Dlisted. "I worked at a job for M, which is like a Manhunt type thing. I wrote the letters and stuff and I kind of just started writing there on my down time. At lunch when I had nothing to do I would write about stuff. I didn’t think it would become anything. It was just stupid fun and then, it was about six months to a year later when I realized there were people reading it and that's when I had to decide where I was
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    4 votes
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    New Mexico Security Blog

    The [New Mexico Security Blog http://www.callsummit.typepad.com] features issues concerning the New Mexico Private Security and Investigation Industry, its employees, regulatory authorities, consumers and the general public. It was founded and published by Robb Hamic who is a New Mexico licensed Private Investigator and Private Patrol Operator. The blog is a comprehensive source of information concerning security companies, owners, laws, guard training regulations, industry updates, insurance regulation and compliance issues. The New Mexico Security Industry isn't well regulated or enforced by the [New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Division http://www.state.nm.us/rld]. Unlicensed, illegal security companies and illegitimate employees have overtaken the industry in the last ten years. Non-compliance with law and state rules is commonplace, especially in the Albuquerque Security market. Unlicensed security companies present many problems to the citizens of New Mexico such as: no FBI criminal background checks for employees or owners, no guard training, no liability insurance, no workers compensation insurance, no vehicle insurance, non payment of taxes including federal and state
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    Rate Your Students

    Rate Your Students was a weblog that ran from November 2005 to June 2010. It was started by a "tenured humanities professor from the South," but was run for most of its five years by a rotating group of anonymous academics. The blog has not been updated since Dec 2010. In an article from the Arizona State Web Devil, one of many that appeared on the site, the original moderator said that the impulse to start the blog was: The site received much national press in early 2006, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. both weighed in: But some college newspapers were dismissive, including the Cavalier Daily, the weekly student newspaper at the University of Virginia, where one editor wrote:
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    4 votes
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    Citizens of Woodside

    Citizens of Woodside, also known as COW, is a political blog and community activist group, founded in August 2005. It is focused on the Town of Woodside, California. The blog’s primary concern is with good governance, fairness, and transparency on the part of the government of Woodside, as well as educating the community on issues facing the Town and increasing political participation in local government decisions. The site has posted numerous features on what it claims are inconsistencies and favoritism in permitting processes and other Town actions. The blog often uses humor and political cartoons to make fun of controversial Town policies and actions. Citizens of Woodside mainly focuses on posts responding to and critiquing or praising the actions of the Town Council and Planning Commission of Woodside. These posts usually highlight events that are underreported or irregular, in order to inform the wider community. In addition to the blog, the group publishes two newsletters a year that are mailed to local residents, containing extracts of posts and community news. The site maintains a calendar of community events, including Woodside Town Council and Planning Commission
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    Florida News

    • Focus: Politics
    Florida News is a partisan Democratic weblog focusing on Florida political news and contains commentary. Florida News gained media attention from the St. Petersburg Times and the Weekly Planet when, in December 2004, it broke a story that the Florida Democratic Party registered the domain name ScottMaddox2006.com, raising conflict of interest questions. Scott Maddox was, at the time, the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party and was considering a run for Governor. The Florida Democratic Party had not registered the domain names of any other gubernatorial candidates. Weekly Planet writer Wayne Garcia called it "the first major instance of Florida political blog news forcing its way into the mainstream news mechanism" and said it was "a breakthrough for Florida poli-blogging." Florida News also gained attention from the St. Petersburg Times columnist Adam Smith for noting, according to the article, "that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher back in 1994 aired a campaign ad implying Jeb Bush helped Fidel Castro by backing a free-trade agreement." Florida News has not been updated since September 21, 2007 and, as such, is most likely no longer an active blog.
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    Awful announcing

    Awful Announcing is an independent sports blog written by Maryland native and James Madison University graduate, Brian Powell. Powell got his start in the Sports World as an intern for the Women's United Soccer Association Philadelphia Charge and went onto work for the Washington Wizards in early 2004. Powell then moved into marketing for a large Homebuilder in the Washington DC Area before starting the website in May of 2006. In early 2007 Powell also signed on to be one of the contributors to Deadspin and is responsible for the "Morning Wake Up Call" and many of the videos on the site. Before joining that website, Powell provided Weekend Sports Television previews and reviews as well as many other articles for the Sporting News'. As far as the website itself, Awful Announcing, which was started as just a hobby, quickly became one of the most talked about and linked blogs on the Internet. The site focuses mainly on the perils and follies of those in Sports Media, but also critiques and reviews those within the rest of the Sports World. The site has been mentioned on Sports Center, ESPN Radio, Bill Simmons' ESPN Podcast, WFAN, and various newspapers throughout the Country and is
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    The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

    The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks is a blog about the misuse of English quotation marks. The main author, Bethany Keeley, carries a camera phone around her town, taking photographs of signs, notes and advertisements that misuse quotation marks, usually intended as emphasis. The blog has seven other official authors. Readers often send in their photos of unnecessary quotation marks, along with a humorous comment that intentionally misinterprets the depicted sign. The blog was started in 2005, and after being featured on Yahoo! became an Internet phenomenon. The theme of the blog has become an Internet meme. On occasion, some businesses will correct their signs after being featured on the blog. In May 2008, Blogger removed unnecessary quotation marks from a cancel button on the service's delete page. A related book was published by Chronicle Books in July 2010. The book is titled The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks.
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    Treehugger

    Website/blog dedicated to environmental topics including technology, products, social movements and politics.
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    Roblog

    Not to be confused with Roblox Roblog is a neologism for a blog written by a robot with no human intervention. Roblogs were made possible with a new generation of robots which are capable of uploading images and texts automatically to the Web. The first roblogs to appear, late 2005, were written by AIBO robots, the dog-like robotic pets once manufactured by Sony. AIBO diaries are roblogs produced by AIBO model ERS-7, running a bundled software called Mind in either version 2 or 3. Depending on the language of the Mind software, the AIBO blogs in either English or Japanese. To be able to blog on its own, an ERS-7M2 or ERS-7M3 must be linked to the Internet through its Wi-Fi connection capability, and its e-mail sending capability must be correctly configured, for which an SMTP server not requiring authentication nor alternate ports is needed. Posts, consisting of pictures taken with the AIBO's color camera built into its nose, are then sent by e-mail to the blog.
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    Slugger O'Toole

    Slugger O'Toole is a weblog started in June 2002 by political analyst Mick Fealty. It began life as Letter to Slugger O'Toole, focused primarily on news and comment about Northern Ireland. From the beginning it has drawn its readership from a wide spectrum of opinion both inside and outside Northern Ireland. 'Slugger' has developed a reputation as 'the watering hole of the political class in Northern Ireland.' It draws its regular contributors from a wide range of political perspectives including contributors with links to all of the main political parties as well as a number of 'independents'. Research commissioned in the summer of 2008 by Stratagem in association with ComRes revealed that 96% of the members of Northern Ireland's assembly (MLAs) read the blog "regularly" or "occasionally". The site has a fairly rigorous comments policy in which personal abuse is discouraged and commenters are urged to 'play the ball and not the man' - a refrain that has become something of a catchphrase among readers. The choice of name was originally a reference to a sockpuppet character invented by Tim Murphy of New York, on an old CNN community called Peace in Northern Ireland. Murphy's
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    Pop candy

    Pop candy

    Whitney Matheson's blog, Pop Candy, delves into the television, movies, comic books and music that fuel popular culture, with an eye for the unique and unknown. Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek awarded Pop Candy an EPpy award for the Best Entertainment Blog in 2008. In 2006, the Weblog Awards honored Pop Candy as the Best Culture Blog. Pop Candy has been cited in Wired, Slate, The Rough Guide to Blogging and on virtually every entertainment blog, including Stereogum, Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch and RollingStone.com. Daily posts, weekly features and a stream of fresh content cover everything from mix tape nostalgia to mustache adoration. Matheson digs for the undiscovered, underrated and unexplored, and invites readers to share in the conversation, and connect to the virtual community based around Pop Candy. Pop Candy begins every morning with the "Early Buzz," a roundup of entertainment news, and a daily feature called "Pop forum: Talk amongst yourselves." Each day the Pop Forum highlights a Pop Candy reader and their favorite things - a spotlight which spurs thousands of comments and discussion by Pop Candy community members. Pop Candy fills the rest of the day with a
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    The Sneeze

    The Sneeze is a blog written by a man identified only as Steve, of Los Angeles, California. In 2005, the site was listed among the "top 101 websites" by PC Magazine. The site gained attention for its "Steve, Don't Eat It!" section, a series of episodes in which Steve consumes various odd or unpleasant foods, including potted meat, cuitlacoche, nattō, and human breast milk. The Sneeze's tagline is "Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions." The first post was on June 28, 2003. Steve is married and has two sons, aged three and seven as of May 2007. Blog posts often feature humorous or surreal conversations with the younger of the two boys. Steve has also blogged about the perennial growth of a bizarre "tree brain", or sulfur shelf fungus, on a tree outside his house. Steve has interviewed Adam Savage of MythBusters, animator and director Savage Steve Holland, and actor and comedian Don Novello, best known for his Saturday Night Live character Father Guido Sarducci. He is friends with the band Cloud Cult and Brian Rosenworcel of Guster, as well as Natalie Dee and Drew of Toothpaste for Dinner, and the writers of Retrocrush and Cockeyed.com. In November 2003, Steve was
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    Bridging Media

    Bridging Media

    • Blogger: Erica Hargreave
    Bridging Media is an initiative designed to open the channels of communication between the broadcast and digital media communities. Bridging Media was co-founded by Megan Cole & Erica Hargreave .
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    Democratic Underground

    • Focus: Politics
    Democratic Underground, also known as DU, is an online community for U.S. Democrats. Its membership is restricted by policy to those who are supportive of the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates for political office. DU was established on January 20, 2001, the day Republican George W. Bush was inaugurated president. According to Democratic Underground, as of October, 2010, over 163,000 user accounts have been registered and over 52.9 million messages have been posted. DU formerly published original articles several days a week but has discontinued this. Most content is re-posted from other websites or observations of posters. It has an online store, a directory of links, and forums where members may post on various topics of interest. DU used to post regular columns, and on any given day guest columns sent in from contributors; however, since its upgrade to DU3, it no longer features user columns on its homepage. This column has not run since 20 January 2011, however. Bernard Weiner and Ernest Partridge of The Crisis Papers were frequent guests appearing on the homepage as was William Rivers Pitt of Truthout—these columns are now only available as user journals. The DU
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    4 votes
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    Language Log

    Language Log is a collaborative language blog maintained by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman. The site is updated daily at the whims of the contributors, and most of the posts are on language use in the media and popular culture. Google search results are frequently used as a corpus to test hypotheses about language. Other popular topics are the descriptivism/prescriptivism debate and linguistics-related news items. The site has also occasionally held contests in which visitors attempt to identify an obscure language. Language Log is now one of the most popular linguistics blogs. As of June 2011, it receives an average of almost 21,000 visits per day. In May 2006, a compilation of posts by Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum was published in book form under the title Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log. Language Log was started on July 28, 2003 by Liberman and Pullum, a linguist then at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Pullum has since moved to the University of Edinburgh). One early post about a woman who wrote egg corns instead of acorns led to the coinage of the word eggcorn to refer to a type of sporadic or idiosyncratic
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    4 votes
    39

    TPMCafe

    • Focus: Politics
    TPMCafe is a center-left blog portal created by Josh Marshall as a spin-off blog to his popular Talking Points Memo. It debuted on May 31, 2005. TPM Cafe features a collection of blogs about a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues written by academics, journalists and former public officials among others. These currently include Paul Begala, Daniel Benjamin, Steve Clemons, Jonathan Cohn, Brad DeLong, Amitai Etzioni, Todd Gitlin, Danny Goldberg, Reed Hundt, John Ikenberry, Larry C. Johnson, Michael Lind, Kevin Phillips, Mark Schmitt, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ruy Teixeira, Elizabeth Warren, among others. The blog also has a Table for One blog where a notable person guest-writes for a week. Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards was the first such guest; others have included Paul Hackett, Anthony Romero, Bernie Sanders, Tom Vilsack, Wesley Clark, Sherrod Brown, and Russ Feingold. There is also a TPM Bookclub blog, where authors discuss their works and answers questions from readers. Featured authors have included Peter Beinart, Thomas Frank, Anthony Shadid, Larry Diamond, George Packer, Robert Dreyfuss, Chris Mooney, Gene Sperling, and Kevin Phillips. Matthew Yglesias was
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    4 votes
    40

    BlogHer

    BlogHer refers to a group blog and online community, and to an annual blogging conference for women. Three of the 2005 conference organizers, Elisa Camahort Page, Jory des Jardins, and Lisa Stone, began a company, Blogher LLC, which in 2006 also began a blog ad network. In 2007, BlogHers Act, a political blogging network by and for women, was started by the company. BlogHer began as a conference in 2005 in San José, California. It began with an idea and a blog, and once announced, quickly grew to a 300-person conference on women and blogging. The BlogHer team in 2005 included Elisa Camahort, Elise Bauer, Jenn Satterwhite, Jory Des Jardins, Lisa Stone, Lisa Williams, Maria Niles, Mir Verburg, and Toby Bloomberg. The second BlogHer conference was held in San José and was much larger than the first, with at least 750 attendees. Keynote speakers included Arianna Huffington, Catarina Fake, Caroline Little, Chris Nolan, Mena Trott, Grace Davis, Meg Hourihan, and Marnie Webb. In 2007, the community events expanded to a business blogging conference in March in New York City, and a third BlogHer conference in Chicago. BlogHer Business keynote speakers included Elisa Camahort, Jeannette
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    3 votes
    41

    Know HR

    KnowHR Blog is an online magazine about human resources processes, employee motivation, performance management and executive compensation. Its inaugural publication was on August 21, 2006 with an article titled Top 10 Best Presentations Ever. The publication has consistently been cited as a top source for human resources material and commentary, including being named #1 by Career Overview in the 50 Best Blogs for HR Wisdom.
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    3 votes
    42

    The Austringer

    • Focus: Science
    The Austringer is the personal weblog of Wesley R. Elsberry, initiated during a 2004 hospitalization as a convenient way to keep friends and family updated on developments. The title derives from falconry jargon for a person who flies a short-wing hawk. While posts cover falconry, science, wildlife, computation, and media issues, the most notable posts concern science education and the antievolution movement. These have included substantial materials concerning Discovery Institute intelligent design campaigns, the Sternberg peer review controversy, and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. This blog has figured significantly in the ongoing creationism–evolution controversy. For example, The Austringer is a major contributor to the Florida school science curricula debate.
    8.67
    3 votes
    43

    Monsters and Critics

    Monsters and Critics (M&C) is a web-only entertainment/celebrity news and review publication with movie, DVD, video game, and music reviews, along with political commentary as well as coverage of world news, technology, sports, and science. Monsters and Critics was founded in 2003 by James Wray and Ulf Stabe, who co-own its management company, WOTR Limited. Wray is the Site Editor, Stabe is the Administrator and Programmer, and its Editors are Patrick Luce - DVD (USA), Movies, and Music and Soundtracks; April Neale (formerly MacIntyre) - People and Celebrity (USA), Smallscreen, Beauty, Consumer Health, Arts, Lifestyle and Fashion; and Hector Cortez - Gaming (USA). Most of its readers and staff are in the United States. In addition to the English version, the group added a German language edition in 2006. In January 2010, Protrackr.com estimated the website's potential worth at $3,911,040, its daily ad revenue at $1,552, and its monthly revenue at $46,560, with approximately 343,331 visitors per day, and 1,201,658 page views per day. It also has a technology-focused spin-off, The Tech Herald. That site was created after some of the editors and administration staff of Monsters and
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    2 votes
    44
    Rouxbe

    Rouxbe

    The Rouxbe Cooking School is an online cooking school that teaches home cooks, culinary students, and culinary professionals to become better and more confident cooks. Rouxbe captures a professional culinary curriculum in close-up video and delivers it via self-paced online classes, making professional culinary instruction more accessible and affordable to both individuals and organizations. Founded in 2005 by professional chefs Joe Girard and Dawn Thomas, Rouxbe has been adopted by professional culinary schools, high schools, food services organizations, and cooking enthusiasts around the world.
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    2 votes
    45

    The Daily Nightly

    The Daily Nightly is the official blog of NBC Nightly News. It is mainly authored by anchor Brian Williams, with contributions from other NBC News correspondents and producers. The blog provides insight into the planning of the daily broadcast, and features a daily summary of the stories on the night's broadcast by Brian Williams or the substitute anchor.
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    2 votes
    46
    Aberjhani's Blog at Red Room

    Aberjhani's Blog at Red Room

    • Blogger: Aberjhani
    • Focus: Contemporary Poetry
    • Language: English Language
    Aberjhani's Red Room blog was established in February 2009 with a focus on contemporary literary culture, the publishing industry, African-American history and culture, and 21st century historical and technological trends. Various posts have been featured on the Red Room web site's front page and in other special categories. The author was inducted into the Red Room Hall of Fame in October 2009.
    6.40
    5 votes
    47
    Presstor

    Presstor

    • Focus: Search Engine Optimization
    • Language: French Language
    Presstor.fr is the French competitor of the contest Sentimancho. Its strategy is based on original content, good backlinks environment and authorship fame.
    6.40
    5 votes
    48

    Protein Wisdom

    • Focus: Politics
    Protein Wisdom is a conservative and libertarian weblog created by former academic and sometime fiction writer Jeff Goldstein—a self-described classical liberal. The blog has received news coverage for its content (as well as for Goldstein's legal dealings with an infamous former reader, Deb Frisch). The blog's media profile was raised after a series of attacks by Dr. Frisch sent Goldstein into a much lower-profile mode for a period of months. Barrett Brown of The Huffington Post has described the blog as catering to "one of the most collectively cerebral audiences one may find within the right side of the blogosphere." Goldstein's respect for the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson is an enduring theme, as is his sardonic allusions to such popular cult figures as Martha Stewart and the fictional Billy Jack. The blog is known for its bawdy overtones, surrealistic sense of humor, and biting wit. The site moved past the nine-million-hit mark in March 2008; Goldstein is noted for his eccentric, intellectual work, best captured in his oddball collections of posts (e.g., "red pills found behind the sofa cushions," and "the protein wisdom conceptual series"). He's also known for his highly
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    5 votes
    49

    Harry's Place

    • Focus: Politics
    Harry's Place is a British political blog. It has been nominated for a number of awards, including a Guardian award for political blogs, the 2005 Weblog awards for UK blogs,. Harry's Place was supportive of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the concept of liberal interventionism, and liberal dissident movements in the Islamic world. It is a supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is opposed to Islamism and of what it characterises as totalitarian, pro-Islamist and antisemitic tendencies. Figures it associates with these tendencies are often strongly criticised, including Raed Salah (whom it calls "a racist, an extremist and a funder of Hamas"), Gilad Atzmon ("an outspoken antisemite who promotes Holocaust denial"), and Yusuf al-Qaradawi ("a hate preacher who admires Hitler and who hopes one day to be able to complete his work"). In the context of UK politics, the site is particularly critical of Ken Livingstone, George Galloway, the British National Party, RESPECT, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Stop the War Coalition. It defines itself as a staunch opponent of religious and political censorship of all kinds and was supportive of the 2006 London
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    3 votes
    50

    Node Magazine

    Node Magazine is a literary project in the guise of a fictional magazine created to annotate the novel Spook Country by William Gibson. The project is essentially a hypertext version of the novel. It takes its name from Node, a non-existent magazine in Spook Country owned by Hubertus Bigend, which employs the novel's protagonist to pursue the source of locative art. The project drew attention from the novelist, and has been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Salon, The Seattle Times and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The academic literary critic John Sutherland has claimed that the project threatened "to completely overhaul the way literary criticism is conducted". The project was initiated when the recipient of an advanced reading copy of the novel mobilised "an army of volunteers" to track the references and assemble the cloud of data surrounding the novel – every element of the work which is searchable on internet resources such as Google and Wikipedia. The pseudonymous author, under the nom de plume patternBoy, conceived the Node project as "a multi-author blog of fictional news stories in the Spook Country universe", and did not anticipate that it would itself become the
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    3 votes
    51

    Science in the Open

    • Blogger: Cameron Neylon
    • Focus: open notebook science
    • Language: English Language
    The Blog of Cameron Neylon, focussing on issues in Open Science, Open Data, and Open Notebook Science. Covers social, political, and technical issues.
    8.33
    3 votes
    52
    Http://datavisualization.ch

    Http://datavisualization.ch

    • Blogger: Benjamin Wiederkehr
    • Focus: Information visualization
    • Language: English Language
    Datavisualization.ch is the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics.
    9.50
    2 votes
    53

    Sturvs

    Sturvs is a Nigerian content aggregator and blog network. It used to be a social bookmarking website where users could share news articles, music, videos and any other form of web content. It is a web 2.0 sharing and voting website that runs in a social and democratic manner, similar to popular website Digg, but for Nigerians. The word "sturvs" is a Nigerian slang for "stuff", so basically it is just a place for Nigerians to view and share all their internet stuff. The website was the first Nigerian social bookmarking website and one of the first in Africa. The Sturvs Network added on Sturvs Music in December 2011 and plans to launch more properties in 2012. Other Members of the Sturvs Network are Golden Icons and One Nigerian Boy.
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    2 votes
    54

    West Coast Logic

    • Blogger: Brian LeRoux
    • Focus: unfocused
    • Language: Canadian English
    A place of random connections unconnected. 
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    2 votes
    55
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    56
    Http://blogbiz.pl

    Http://blogbiz.pl

    • Blogger: Many bloggers
    • Focus: Gadget
    • Language: Polish Language
    Nowy serwis blogów tematycznych powiązanych semantycznie, Pierwszy tego typu serwis w polsce. Blogbiz oferuje wiele nowoczesnych rozwiązań, nowatorski interfejs i narzędzia ułatwiające tworzenie i zarządzanie blogami jeszcze łatwiej niż dotychczas. Serwis w wersji alpha uruchomiony 1.06.2008 roku jest w fazie testow.Blogbiz.pl is a new platform for semantic blogging, launched in alpha version at 1.06.2008. Our blogging framework is created with all principles of semantic webs and we hope, with help of bloggers, we will create great social network service where all data is exportable, and semantic connections betwen blogs will pass their tests.
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    57
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    58

    Bossip

    Bossip is an online gossip and entertainment magazine with a black sensibility. The site is owned by Moguldom Media Group whose owners are private. Bossip is considered to be one of the more visible and successful blogs focusing on African-American celebrities. Bossip has interviewed celebrities such as Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Sanaa Lathan, Russell Simmons and Damon Dash. Another exclusive interview Bossip had done is with Kim Kardashian, talking about her life, career, relationships and the infamous sex tape with R&B singer and younger brother of Brandy, Ray JBossip.com. The site has been mentioned by larger and more influential media outlets such as New York Daily News, TMZ.com, GQ Magazine, Vibe Magazine, and Gawker. In October, 2006, Bossip published its first annual Style Awards with Diddy getting the title as best dressed African-American celebrity and Serena Williams as worst dressed. Two months later in December, Bossip published a new "award" for most annoying celebrity of 2006 with R&B/Pop singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles as 1st position, Actor Taye Diggs at 10th position and rapper Kanye West with an honorable mention. Bossip's credibility has been called into
    6.75
    4 votes
    59

    Faces in Places

    Faces in Places is a photoblog that features (as the author describes) photographs of faces found in everyday places. The featured photographs consist of inanimate objects that a viewer would perceive as representing a face. This perception is a type of pareidolia - perceiving random stimuli as significant, or anthropomorphism - people attributing human qualities to a non-human being or object. It is one of a growing trend of comedy photoblogs (such as I Can Has Cheezburger? and Sleeveface), where the content is created by an online community. The Faces in Places blog was launched on Monday, April 23, 2007, with a photo of a crane that resembles a grasshopper. Prior to this, the editor had started to encourage people with a similar interest in anthropomorphic images to submit them to a Flickr group. The Flickr group is now the main source of images used on the blog. The blog continues to be updated daily. On September 21st, 2007, Faces in Places was featured in the b3ta newsletter, which led to an increased level of interest in the project from the blogosphere, global newspaper and television press. On Monday, January 7, 2008, the project won Yahoo! Find of the Year 2007 in the
    6.75
    4 votes
    60
    BloggingHeads.tv

    BloggingHeads.tv

    • Focus: Science
    Bloggingheads.tv (sometimes abbreviated "bhtv") is a political, world events, philosophy, and science video blog discussion site in which the participants take part in an active back and forth conversation via webcam which is then broadcast online to viewers. The site was started by the journalist Robert Wright (The Evolution of God, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, The Moral Animal) and the blogger and journalist Mickey Kaus on November 1, 2005. (Kaus has since dropped out of operational duties of the site as he didn't want his frequent linking to be seen as a conflict of interest.) Most of the earlier discussions posted to the site involved one or both of those individuals, but since has grown to include a total of hundreds of other individual contributors, mostly journalists, academics, scientists, authors, well known political bloggers, and other notable individuals. Unregistered users are able to view all of the videos which are contained on the site, while free registration is required to comment on the individual discussions, or participate in the forums. Bloggingheads discussions are conducted via webcam between two (or more) people, and can be viewed online in Flash
    9.00
    2 votes
    61

    CBC Radio 3

    • Focus: Music
    • Language: English Language
    CBC Radio 3 is a radio station that consists of two parts devoted to Canadian arts and music: a radio service which is available on Sirius Satellite Radio and streaming audio, and several daily and weekly podcasts from the CBC Radio 3 website. The audio stream is available from both CBC Music and from iTunes Radio. The network evolved out of programming on CBC Radio 2, which also simulcasted the satellite network on Saturday and Sunday nights from its debut in December 2005 until March 17, 2007. Radio 3 is no longer heard on terrestrial radio, but is still available through its satellite radio and Internet operations. The French-language equivalent to CBC Radio 3 is Bande à part. The network plays a relatively freeform mix of indie music, including rock, pop, alternative hip hop, folk, country and electronic music. An article on Nerve.com, published in October 2006, called CBC Radio 3 "possibly the world's best radio station". CBC Radio 3 was nominated for a Webby Award in 2007 and previously won the award in 2003. The network's unofficial mascot is Bucky, a cartoon creature with the body of a goose and the head of a deer. Bucky is primarily seen in the introduction to the
    9.00
    2 votes
    62

    Chris's Invincible Super-Blog

    Chris's Invincible Super-Blog is an American blog about comic books written by American comic book writer Chris Sims. The blog launched with Blogger on January 6, 2005 and on its own website on May 2, 2007. A detournement of Archie Comics panels with the lyrics of Pulp's "Common People" released on the site became somewhat popular. Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing called it "clever" comparing it to the work of Graham Rawle. A repeating gag on the site is the punching of bears by heroes like Batman, Superman, and other famous heroes and icons. With rare exceptions, The ISB updates once a day. The traditional Thursday night posting is "The Week In Ink," which always includes a comics panel from that week featuring a kick to a face, "Chris's Invincible Shopping List," reviews of a select few comics from that list and the "ISB Best of the Week." February features Romance Specials , an annual celebration that began with "Ah, romance!" and an entry titled "Wonder Girl's Creepy Husband." The tradition has since grown into a celebration of "ahhhhhhhromance." Sims occasionally uses crayon drawings in postings tagged "Drawings of Dubious Merit" to make a joke, parody a comic-based film or
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    2 votes
    63

    Cosmic Variance

    • Focus: Science
    Cosmic Variance is a collaborative weblog discussing physics, astrophysics, and other topics, written by JoAnne Hewett, Mark Trodden, Sean Carroll, Risa Wechsler, Julianne Dalcanton, John Conway, and Daniel Holz. It is the successor to Carroll's earlier blog Preposterous Universe, which began in early 2004 and ran through much of 2005. The blog's name comes from the cosmology concept of cosmic variance. Cosmic Variance has rapidly become "undoubtedly the most popular blog written by physicists." In 2006, Nature reported that it was the fourth most popular science blog and one of only five blogs by scientists in the 3500 most popular blogs. As of July 26, 2007, Cosmic Variance had a Technorati authority of 1001 and rank of 2277. In 2008, the blog became part of the Discover magazine website. Most writing on Cosmic Variance focuses on modern physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, at a level accessible to the interested non-scientist. However, topics of discussion have ranged widely, including science and religion, science journalism, higher education, and politics. Several discussions on Cosmic Variance have gained attention in the print media, including a discussion on women in
    9.00
    2 votes
    64
    The Poetic Voice

    The Poetic Voice

    • Blogger: The Refined Poet
    • Focus: Poetry
    • Language: English Language
    Poetry blog reflecting sound, biblical Christian thought, encouraging those of the Christian faith. It presents versatility in poetic prose to provide inspiration for those who appreciate the poetry genre. The motto for The Poetic Voice is “Write to inspire. Write to express. Write to live.”
    9.00
    2 votes
    65
    BlogTV

    BlogTV

    blogTV is an online video service. blogTV began in June 2004, in Israel, as a webcasting company. Its goals were to supply anyone with internet access a way to express their talents and ideas to the world. In 2006 blogTV opened its Canadian equivalent, blogTV.ca. blogTV.com was officially launched in June 2007 to America and the rest of the world. Users can create live video shows, interact with their audiences or invite co-hosts (adults only) to join their show over the internet or by using WAP. The broadcaster can broadcast to its audience with a webcam. The platform also includes a chat system. The site has a promotional partnership with ICQ which is an IM type platform. In February 2008, blogTV launched the first live User-generated content for mobile phones. Handset owners can watch live content that is being produced and broadcast on blogTV.com. In July 2008, blogTV launched its Russian sister site. Worldwide blogTV has a partnership with ICQ, ICQ also established a promotional partnership with the blogTV Russian sister site. ICQ is an IM platform widely used in Europe, Israel and in Russia. The sister site, has its own personal community manager much the same as worldwide
    7.67
    3 votes
    66

    Citizen Kate

    • Focus: Politics
    Citizen Kate is a web series and video blog about Citizen Kate Soglin, a young "citizen journalist," who gives the outsider’s view of inside politics. Citizen Kate was one of the first Citizen Journalists to hit the 2008 presidential campaign trail. She started her video blog coverage on February 10, 2007 at Barack Obama's announcement to run for President in Springfield, Illinois. She has filed several vblogs about the Presidential Campaign and Politics on her web site CitizenKate.tv since. When the Butter Head of Barack Obama became a national story, jokingly cited by Keith Olberman on his show "Countdown" for MSNBC as the reason behind his last minute bump in the polls, no one credited Citizen Kate for both coming up with the idea for Duffy Lyon "the Butter Lady of Iowa" and for paying for the sculpture. Citizen Kate proceeded to air the video on her website CitizenKate.tv seed blogs and send notes to reporters asking to be credited. Only ReelChicago.com credited her. Her quest to meet Obama and find out what it takes to be a "Great Leader" landed her on prezvid.com, a site created by Jeff Jarvis, covering the YouTube Campaign 2008. The site identified Citizen Kate as the first
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    3 votes
    67

    Desipundit

    DesiPundit was a popular Indian filter blog founded in June 2005 and maintained by a group of bloggers. The Collaborative blog linked to major blog posts from the Indian blogosphere with a short commentary. Apart from English DesiPundit had channels for blogs written in Indian languages namely, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Bangla. DesiPundit won the Indibloggies award in the "Best Designed Blog" and the "Best Directory/Clique/Service" category in 2006. In October 2006 Desipundit was on the verge of being discontinued as its founder and contributors were finding it difficult to spare time for the effort but an enormous feedback from the readers led to continuation of the website. The site shut down on the midnight of June 20, 2010 after the founder decided to discontinue the site for undisclosed reasons. The site archive was deleted and visitors to the site were greeted by a landing page informing of the site's closure. It has now been relaunched in a new avatar that covers curated stories, photos, videos, and tweets and is no longer restricted to blogs.
    7.67
    3 votes
    68
    Goowai

    Goowai

    • Focus: Italy
    • Language: Italian Language
    Portale con oltre 10.000 hotel in italia con offerte e guide per le vacanze, contatto diretto con hotel, bed and breakfast.
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    3 votes
    69
    IPKat

    IPKat

    IPKat is a law blog founded in June 2003, and dedicated to intellectual property law (IP). In 2008, it was reported as being "one of the best-known and most successful of all law blogs". The content comprises news of recent judicial rulings, decisions of patent and trade mark granting authorities, primary and secondary legislation, practice and procedural notes and recent publications, together with comments. A feature of the blog is the expression of opinions through the often contrasting observations made by two fictional cats, the IPKat himself and his female companion Merpel. A third feline, the AmeriKat, analyses IP developments in the U.S. The contributors to the IPKat weblog are Jeremy Phillips, Birgit Clark, Mark Schweizer, Annsley Merelle Ward (a.k.a. "the AmeriKat"), and Neil J. Wilkof. Johanna Gibson stepped down in January 2009, as did David Pearce in February 2011. In July 2005, IPKat was named in Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the IP world. Jeremy Phillips, founder of IPKat, launched the Managing Intellectual Property magazine and sold it to Euromoney Publications in 1991. In August 2008, IPKat was voted top of the
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    3 votes
    70
    Krunchd.com

    Krunchd.com

    • Blogger: Jeff Kee
    Krunchd.com makes it easier for you to share multiple URLs of any category in an easy and short URL. It's especially great for putting the finished URL on your Facebook status, Twitter updates, Ping.fm notifications, websites, forums, emails and more.
    7.67
    3 votes
    71

    Slashdot

    Slashdot (sometimes abbreviated as /.) is a technology-related news website owned by the US-based company Dice Holdings, Inc.. The site, which bills itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters", features user-submitted and ‑evaluated current affairs news stories about science- and technology-related topics. Each story has a comments section attached to it. Slashdot was founded in 1997 as a blog, Chips & Dips, by Hope College computer science student Rob Malda, also known as "Commander Taco" and classmate Jeff Bates, also known as "Hemos". The name "Slashdot" is described by Malda as "a sort of obnoxious parody of a URL", chosen to confuse those who tried to pronounce the URL of the site ("h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash-slashdot-dot-org"). Summaries of stories and links to news articles are submitted by Slashdot's own readers, and each story becomes the topic of a threaded discussion among users. Discussion is moderated by a user-based moderation system. Randomly selected moderators are assigned points (typically 5) which they can use to rate a comment. Moderation applies either −1 or +1 to the current rating, based on whether the comment is perceived as either normal, offtopic,
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    3 votes
    72
    Engadget

    Engadget

    • Blogger: Ryan Block
    Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics. Though on appearance Engadget functions much like a blog and may be defined as such, much of its editorial content takes the form of an online magazine. Engadget currently operates a total of ten 'blogs' - four written in English and six international versions with independent editorial staff. Engadget frequently ranks among the top 5 in the 'Technorati top 100' and was noted in TIME for being one of the best blogs of 2010. Engadget was co-founded by former Gizmodo technology weblog editor and co-founder, Peter Rojas. Engadget is a member of Weblogs, Inc., a blog network with over 75 weblogs including Autoblog and Joystiq and formerly including Hack-A-Day. Weblogs Inc. was purchased by AOL in 2005. Engadget's editor-in-chief, Ryan Block, announced on July 22, 2008, that he would be stepping down as editor-in-chief in late August, leaving the role to Joshua Topolsky. On March 12, 2011, Joshua Topolsky, along with most of the senior editorial staff, announced that he was leaving Engadget making Tim Stevens the editor-in-chief. Joshua Fruhlinger, who has been writing for
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    1 votes
    73

    Neweurasia

    neweurasia is a network of weblogs about Central Asia and the Caucasus. neweurasia's central idea has revolved around "bridge blogging", enlisting bloggers who speak both English and local languages to serve as links between the English and local-language blogging communities ("blogospheres"). The project also focuses on training new bloggers, both within the network and on the ground in the region itself via workshops and training seminars. Initially a 2005 side project of Thinking-East.net, an "e-publishing platform" consisting of news analysis by Middle Eastern and Central Asian university students, by 2006 it developed into an independent operation. While Thinking-East.net (or simply, Thinking-East) has since become defunct, neweurasia has grown to become the largest blogging platform in the region. The project reports 100,000 unique page views per month. The project is supported by Hivos, a non-governmental organization based in the Netherlands, and by the news service EurasiaNet. It has previously been supported by the Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network. The online news aggregator Google News lists neweurasia as one of its 4,500 news sources. The project is
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    1 votes
    74
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    75

    The Scientific Activist

    • Focus: Science
    The Scientific Activist is a blog that covers science, politics, and science policy, run by Nick Anthis, a graduate student in biochemistry and Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. The Scientific Activist gained international recognition in February 2006 when it published information that led to the immediate resignation of Bush Administration NASA appointee George Deutsch. Deutsch—who had been accused of censoring scientific information at NASA—claimed to have graduated from Texas A&M University on his résumé, but Anthis discovered that Deutsch had not, in fact, completed his degree there. The Scientific Activist was founded on January 11, 2006, and was originally hosted by Blogger. It gained early attention for its coverage of Oxford's vocal animal rights movement, and it continued its coverage as the pro-research Pro-Test movement was formed. On June 9, 2006, The Scientific Activist moved to ScienceBlogs. In July 2006, The Scientific Activist was named one of Nature's "Top five science blogs."
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    1 votes
    76

    Samizdata

    • Focus: Politics
    Samizdata is a British group weblog. Founded on 2 November 2001 by Perry de Havilland and originally named ‘Libertarian Samizdata’, it dropped the label due to the unhappiness of editors to subscribe to a particular label. Edited by 'anarcho-libertarians, tax rebels, Eurosceptics, and Wildean individualists', Samizdata is one of the UK's oldest blogs. The editors describe Samizdata.net as a blog for people with a critically rational individualist perspective. We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... In 2005, the Guardian claimed that it was 'by some measures the nation's most successful independent blog', with over 15,000 unique visitors a day, and 'arguably the grandfather of British political blogs'. In 2008, The Observer labelled it as one of the fifty most powerful blogs in the world.
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    4 votes
    77

    Vodkapundit

    • Focus: Politics
    Vodkapundit and the Weblog of Tomorrow, is a weblog created by Stephen Green on January 10, 2002. Green, self described as a "gourmand, sybarite, and raconteur," operates a blog focuses on issues of politics, food, adult beverages, Green's own hobbies and personal pursuits, and general culture. Green, a libertarian, credits Ayn Rand as one of his inspirations. Green’s blog is one of the more widely-read political journals on the Internet, receiving thousands of visits daily from readers around the world. James Lileks has commented that Green has "mordant wit and stylish cynicism." Green and Vodkapundit are part of Pajamas Media. Green lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Melissa, and their son. On December 16, 2006 Mr. Green reported that he had been diagnosed with hyperthyroid condition that caused him to severely lose weight and to suspend the frequency of his blogging. That condition is being treated. One of Green's signature blogging styles is to live blog a political event--such as a debate--while consuming a large number of vodka martinis. It has not yet been determined whether the vodka supposedly lends insight to Green's writing, or whether there is, instead, an
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    5 votes
    79
    Blogswara

    Blogswara

    Blogswara is an internet music community created by and for amateur musicians. This community acts as a common platform for these amateur musicians to showcase their talent to the world by producing music and sharing it over the internet. They also have a website with the name BlogSwara (http://www.blogswara.in/). It is also a free-music movement where visitors/listeners can download the mp3 files of the fresh and original songs. There are 63 people involved with BlogSwara to the date and the community is still growing. Audio-blogging (or Music-blogging) in India has led to several innovative ways of producing music for people. One such endeavor is BlogSwara, a website for free downloadable original music, founded by Joseph Thomas, a blogger from Thrissur, Kerala, India. When he started audio-blogging in July 2005, he had no idea that he would initiate a project like BlogSwara. At first, he started recording regular songs without background music and placed them online. Then came Karaoke tracks which allowed people to record their voice over the Karaoke track. Narayan Venkitu, a Chennaite in the US, wrote and composed a song called Vaazhvu Chezhikka and sent it to Joseph, who sang
    8.50
    2 votes
    80

    Defamer Australia

    Defamer Australia is an Australian celebrity gossip website. Like its Hollywood-based namesake, it covers movies, television and personalities; it also adds a dash of politics and retro pop culture. The site also features Hollywood content written by defamer.com's Mark Lisanti and Seth Abramovitch. Defamer Australia's first editor is Jess McGuire, a 26-year-old Melbourne journalist known for her radio show on 3RRR and blog on Australian popular culture, Ausculture. Her blog, which largely featured Big Brother observations, is no longer updated. Clem Bastow has also joined the Defamer Australia team as of mid 2007. Defamer Australia launched on 22 April 2007 with live coverage of the Big Brother 2007 series launch. Its sister title, Gizmodo Australia, launched a week earlier. The sites have a combined 200,000 readers. It is published by Allure Media, a startup internet publisher that operates under license from Nick Denton's Gawker Media. The Australian site is the first Defamer site outside North America.
    8.50
    2 votes
    81
    Diary of a Psalmist

    Diary of a Psalmist

    • Blogger: R.L. Evans
    • Focus: Worship
    • Language: English Language
    Blog focusing on praise and worship in the New Testament Church.
    8.50
    2 votes
    82

    Gothamist

    Gothamist LLC is the operator (or in some cases franchisor) of eleven city-centric blogs worldwide that focus on news, events, food, culture, and other local coverage. The namesake blog, Gothamist, focused on New York City, was founded in 2003, with launches in other cities shortly thereafter. Other blogs operated by the company as of July 2011 include LAist, Bostonist, DCist, Chicagoist, SFist, Austinist, and Seattlest in the United States, as well as Shanghaiist internationally. Canadian blog Torontoist was launched by the American company, but was transferred to the locally-owned Ink Truck Media in April 2009, while retaining its "-ist" name and remaining affiliated with the Gothamist network. In March 2011, Torontoist was acquired from Ink Truck Media by Canadian media giants St. Joseph Communications. In a similar fashion, in 2010 Londonist was transferred to the London-based startup LDN Creative. Gothamist was co-founded by publisher Jake Dobkin and editor Jen Chung. Dobkin and Chung are also credited as co-founders and as publisher and executive editor, respectively, of all other Gothamist-owned blogs. The flagship Gothamist blog has received a number of awards and
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    2 votes
    83

    J-Walk Blog

    The J-Walk Blog (2002-2011) was a weblog, or blog, created and maintained by John Walkenbach of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Mainly a daily-updated list of links to strange, interesting, or wacky things found on the internets, it had a loyal and vocal cadre of regular visitors and its comment section was a lively and active forum for debate on a wide array of topics. John Walkenbach (sometimes referred to as "Mr. Spreadsheet") is an author of computer books, primarily dealing with Microsoft Office Excel, a spreadsheet application, and the proprietor of J-Walk & Associates, an Excel consulting firm. The company's title is partially tongue-in-cheek, as Walkenbach freely admits that he is the only 'associate.' Walkenbach is also the creator of several Excel add-ins and an accomplished amateur photographer. Walkenbach resides in Tucson, Arizona with his long-time female companion, who is identified only as 'Pamn.' The spelling is the result of her attempt to add distinction to an otherwise common name. Unlike many weblogs, the J-Walk Blog was not a personal diary. The life and happenings of the blogmaster were occasionally, though lightly, addressed. The blog's subtitle is "Things
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    2 votes
    84

    Ace of Spades HQ

    • Focus: Politics
    Ace of Spades HQ, Ace of Spades, or AoS is a conservative and humor-driven U.S.-based Political Blog covering current events, legal issues, military hardware, and salacious topics in popular culture. The blog was first launched in 2003. It has been quoted, mentioned, referenced or linked by the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and many notable online magazines/blogs. The site's leading blogger, "Ace of Spades," has also appeared as a guest expert on Fox News, although it is quite rare for him to make media appearances. Ace's co-bloggers include: "Dave in Texas," "DrewM.," "LauraW.," "Jack M.," "Gabriel Malor," "Slublog," "rdbrewer," "Maetenloch," "Monty," "Russ in Winterset", and "Purple Avenger,". In addition to these main contributors, other readers of his are able to post to the weblog via its "open blog" mechanism. Ace of Spades HQ has in the past won "Webbies" for "Best Conservative Blog" (2005 and 2007), and has also won accolades as the "Most Obscene Conservative Blog" in years past. When Ace himself was honored as the "Blogger of the Year" at the Conservative Political Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2008,
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    3 votes
    85

    Comics Curmudgeon

    The Comics Curmudgeon is a blog devoted to humorous and critical analysis of newspaper comics. Its author, Josh Fruhlinger, is a Baltimore-based freelance writer and editor who additionally blogs about editorial cartoons for Wonkette in a weekly feature called Cartoon Violence. It has drawn the attention of cartoonists and the news media for its commentary. Each day, Fruhlinger reviews select comics, occasionally praising them, but more often snarking on features such as bizarre artwork, nonsensical plots, and supposed sexual subtexts. Long running soap opera-style comic strips generally get the brunt of Fruhlinger's humor, such as perennial favorites Apartment 3-G, Mark Trail, and Mary Worth. Weekly metaposts update readers on notable events in Fruhlinger's life, such as his July 22, 2008, appearance on the game show Jeopardy!, offer critical commentary on the comic strip industry, and judge posters to the blog in a "Comment Of The Week" contest. Non sequiturs from the blog have entertained readers as running gags, and become fodder for the site's online store. Some of these running gags, such as the phrase "More zippers, mule!" from an Apartment 3-G strip, have leaked out onto
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    3 votes
    86
    Lifehacker.com

    Lifehacker.com

    Lifehacker is a weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media and covers Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux programs as well as time-saving tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is "Tips and downloads for getting things done." In addition, Lifehacker has two international editions, Lifehacker Australia and Lifehacker Japan, which feature most posts from the U.S. edition along with extra content specific to local readers. Lifehacker was founded by Gina Trapani, who was the site's sole blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her, Erica Sadun and D. Keith Robinson. Other former associate editors include Kevin Purdy, Jason Fitzpatrick, Wendy Boswell, Rick Broida, and Jackson West. Former contributing editors include The How-To Geek, and Tamar Weinberg. Lifehacker's frequent guest posts have included articles by Matt Haughey, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Thomas, Stewart Rutledge, Joe Anderson, Jeff Jarvis, Meg Hourihan, and Erik Benson. On January 16, 2009, Trapani resigned as Lifehacker's lead editor and Adam Pash
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    3 votes
    87

    Popjustice

    Popjustice is a music website founded in 2000 and is the work of UK freelance music journalist Peter Robinson, who has worked for NME, The Guardian, Attitude and many others. The website seeks to celebrate commercial popular music and does this using humour, user interaction, and contacts within the music industry. Its writing style has been compared favourably by a number of critics to that of the now defunct Smash Hits magazine, in that it mixes a passion for Pop music with a surreal and biting wit. Support of Debbie Harry, Rachel Stevens, Kylie Minogue, Sugababes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jamelia, Busted, McFly, The Saturdays and Girls Aloud prompted some to suggest financial links to Universal Music, although this was denied by Robinson who pointed out that Popjustice is run independently. However, accusations of bias towards acts who offer exclusive access persist. The website was relaunched in January 2006 with more features, music downloads and online shop. In November 2006 Popjustice won a Record of the Day PR & Music Journalism Award in the Best Online Music Publication category, with another individual award going to Peter Robinson in the Breaking Music: Writer Of The Year
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    3 votes
    88

    Silly Daddy

    • Blogger: Joe Chiappetta
    • Focus: Parenting
    Born out of the American Independent Comics Movement, Silly Daddy is a comic book, graphic novel and webcomics blog by Joe Chiappetta. Started shortly after the birth of his first child in 1991, fine artist Joe Chiappetta began his career as Silly Daddy, a mostly autobiographical comic series centered around his experience (and lack thereof) as a father. Since Joe is a resident of the Chicago suburbs, most of the Silly Daddy adventures take place in the Chicago area or local dreamland. Major themes in this eclectic series include (in no particular order) parenting, family relationships, goofing off, the search for meaning in life and redemption. The print comic version and the webcomic have elements of humor, surrealism and life observations.
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    3 votes
    89

    Talking Points Memo

    • Focus: Politics
    Talking Points Memo (or TPM) is a web-based political journalism organization created and run by Josh Marshall, a liberal journalist and historian. It debuted on November 12, 2000. The name is a reference to the memo (short list) with the issues (points) discussed by one's side in a debate or used to support a position taken on an issue. By 2007, TPM received an average 400,000 page views every weekday. During George W. Bush's first term, the blog frequently discussed foreign policy and was especially critical of administration policy towards Iraq and North Korea. After the 2004 election, posts began to focus on the Bush administration's proposal to privatize Social Security. In addition to criticizing the substance of the proposals, Marshall argued that a unified front in the Democratic Party would deny Republicans political cover and force a loss for them on the Social Security issue. Talking Points Memo closely tracked the positions of members of Congress on the issue throughout 2005. It asked readers to monitor local media for comments from their own members of congress, and public categories were created for politicians on this issue: wavering Democrats were the "Faint-hearted
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    3 votes
    90

    Theprogressbar.com

    • Blogger: David Evans
    • Focus: Connecting the threads between emerging technology, media, identity, progress and bars
    Connecting the threads between emerging technology, media, identity, progress and bars
    7.33
    3 votes
    91
    Www.cash-cow.it

    Www.cash-cow.it

    • Focus: Search Engine Optimization
    Cash CowSeo & WebMarketing
    In Cash Cow I'd like to talk about Search Engine Optimization, Web Marketing and network economics.
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    3 votes
    92

    Blogburst

    BlogBurst is a blog syndication network that posts blogs on top media sites and web portals. Bloggers must apply to become a member of the network, and membership numbers in the thousands. BlogBurst was launched in 2006 and has grown steadily. Publishers include Reuters, FOXNews, the Chicago Sun Times, ComputerShopper, the Houston Chronicle's Chron.com, SFGate, NBA.com, and a number of others. BlogBurst is run by Pluck Corporation in Austin, Texas, which was bought by Demand Media in early 2008.
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    4 votes
    93

    Liblogs

    • Focus: Politics
    Liblogs is the name of a group of Canadian bloggers. The Liblogs membership consists of bloggers who generally support the Liberal Party of Canada. Content from member blogs is aggregated on the main Liblogs website. Founded in 2005 by blogger and Liberal activist Jason Cherniak, Liblogs now includes more than 250 blogs, and is a registered non-profit corporation. Liblogs was created around the same time as Progressive Bloggers as a reaction to The Blogging Tories. Beginning in April 2005 as simply a small list of links included on Liberal blogs, a central website was created to aggregate content from member sites. During the 2006 federal election, as many as ten new members joined each week. Liblogs was originally authored by Wayne Chu in 2005. In the fall of 2006, it was completely rewritten by Liberal blogger David Graham ahead of that year's federal Liberal leadership convention. In the spring of 2006, Cherniak realized that Liblogs was expanding beyond his initial concept of an unofficial list of Liberal bloggers. He began a fund-raising campaign in order to fund an application for non-profit corporate status. By April 2006, Liblogs was a company with the legal name of
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    4 votes
    94

    The Grumpy Old Bookman

    Grumpy Old Bookman is a literary blog started by Michael Allen in late March 2004. A number of the essay] and reviews posted there were brought together in his 2005 book Grumpy Old Bookman. The Grumpy Old Bookman is aimed at both readers and writers, and the content deals almost entirely with books and publishing, including such issues as advances for writers and the quality of publishers' review processes. It soon acquired a reputation for plain speaking and controversy. A typical entry will either be a lengthy review of a book, or the author's thoughts on some aspect of the book world, inspired by an item of recent news. In February 2005 the GOB blog was listed by The Guardian as one of the top ten literary blogs. In November 2007 Michael Allen announced on his blog that he was taking a "sabbatical".
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    4 votes
    95
    The Red Rocket

    The Red Rocket

    • Blogger: Phil Szomszor
    • Focus: Digital PR
    • Language: English Language
    Technology, PR and social media - a blog by Phil Szomszor
    6.25
    4 votes
    96

    Zooillogix

    • Focus: Science
    Zooillogix is a zoology blog on the ScienceBlogs network created and edited by Andrew and Benny Bleiman. The site has been featured on ABC News, in Seed Magazine, Mental Floss, FHM, and the Annals of Improbable Research, awarders of the Ig Nobel Prize. The site attracts a diverse readership from notable scientists, such as PZ Myers, to biology students to young children. Zooillogix focuses on bizarre zoological news, covering research published in scientific journals, such as the Public Library of Science (PLoS), as well as stories reported in general news outlets. Typical items include the discovery of new species, newly documented animal behavior, zoo and aquarium industry news, and interviews with scientists and researchers. Content is written to be accessible to a non-scientific audience.
    6.25
    4 votes
    97

    Aetiology

    • Focus: Science
    Aetiology is a blog written by Tara C. Smith, PhD, a faculty member at the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa researching epidemiology. The blog's subtitle is "Discussing causes, origins, evolution and implications of disease and other phenomena". Aetiology is one of the more than eighty blogs hosted by "Scienceblogs", created by Seed Media Group. In an online appendix to a print article profiling five science blogs, Nature listed Aetiology as 7th (based on Technorati blog search engine hits) among science blogs written by scientists aimed at the public, though the blog was not included in the print article. The blog was rated as number 4,989 among all blogs covered by Technorati at the time. Aetiology was mentioned in the Canadian student-produced science magazine Hypothesis, Cell, The Epidemiology Monitor Newsletter, and the New England Skeptical Society's "The Skeptics Guide" and Daily Kos. Aetiology was described by a first-year emergency medicine resident in a post to WebMD's Medscape MedsStudents in 2006 as, "a star attraction on Seed Magazine's ScienceBlogs."
    7.00
    3 votes
    98

    Boing Boing

    • Blogger: Mark Frauenfelder
    • Focus: Technology
    Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming a group blog. Boing Boing started as a zine in 1988 by Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, his wife. Issues were subtitled "The World's Greatest Neurozine". Associate editors included Gareth Branwyn, Jon Lebkowsky, and Paco Nathan. Along with Mondo 2000, Boing Boing was an influence in the development of the cyberpunk subculture. It reached a maximum circulation of 17,500 copies. Common themes include technology, futurism, science fiction, gadgets, intellectual property, Disney and left-wing politics. The last issue of the zine was #15. Boing Boing became a Web site in 1995 and one year later was a web-only publication. While researching for an article about blogs in 1999, Frauenfelder became acquainted with the Blogger software, which led to the relaunch of Boing Boing as a weblog on January 21, 2000, described as a "directory of wonderful things." Over time, Frauenfelder was joined by three co-editors: Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz, and Xeni Jardin. All four Boing Boing contributors are, or have been, contributing writers for Wired magazine. In September 2003, Boing
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    3 votes
    99

    China confidential

    • Focus: Politics
    China Confidential is a daily weblog, or blog, of news, analysis and opinion concerning China's rise that began publishing on April 10, 2005. As of June 2006, the blog claimed it was reaching a total, combined monthly audience of more than 18,000 readers (unique visitors) spread across some 25 countries. Its influence and growth could be said to be indicative of the Internet blogging phenomenon (discussed below). Though published pseudonymously to protect sources and preserve freedom of travel to and from the mainland, China Confidential has been referenced and linked to by the BBC and The Wall Street Journal as well as many websites and blogs, including China Digital Times and China Law Blog. The Associated Press and Interfax are among the news services that have used China Confidential as a so-called tip sheet. Its coverage of China's global quest for raw materials and markets—especially in resource-rich Africa--has been referenced and linked to by Africa-focused, Internet-based news sites and portals, including AfriqueCentrale and MwindaPress. The editor, who also writes under the pen name Confidential Reporter, participated in a live, half-hour panel discussion on BBC World
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    3 votes
    100

    Go Fug Yourself

    Go Fug Yourself is a comedy blog devoted to fashion gossip. The authors and owners of the blog are Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, who met when they were working as recappers for the website Television Without Pity, then known as Mighty Big TV. Morgan and Cocks initially created the site as a diversion for themselves and their friends, but it quickly became popular and well known. The "Fug Girls", as they are known, use their weblog to ridicule and satirize a variety of fashion disasters, whether by established stars or by starlets. Among the celebrities frequently appearing in the blog are Maggie Gyllenhaal, Courtney Love, Kevin Federline, Bai Ling, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Bobby Trendy, Courtney Peldon, and Ashley Peldon. Additionally, the blog regularly features the questionable style choices of celebrities who are often lauded as fashion icons in the mainstream media, such as Sienna Miller, Chloë Sevigny, and Mary-Kate Olsen. The authors' use of the word "Fug" is discussed at length in the Go Fug Yourself FAQ. They sum it up by stating that "Fugly ... is a self-inflicted state, and no one seems to excel at dwelling in the depths of fug quite like pretty people with money
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    3 votes
    101

    MobuzzTV

    MobuzzTV was a vlog (video blog) that posted a new five-minute high-quality video show recorded once a day (Monday through Friday) in Madrid, Spain. The videos were designed to be convenient for viewing on mobile phones and iPods. They were downloadable in a number of popular formats (including 720p High-Definition) and streamed via YouTube and MobuzzTV. Each program was available in Spanish, English and French versions, containing very similar content. These versions were hosted by Iria Gallardo, Gabe Mac (Gabriel McIntyre) and Osiris Martinez respectively when MobuzzTV closed in November 2008. The final days were taken up with a Save Mobuzz campaign, aiming to raise 120,000 Euros of donations from followers. The demise of MobuzzTV led to the project's inclusion as a nominee in the Fiasco Awards 2009. On the MobuzzTV website, each show was accompanied by links relevant to the topics discussed. As a proponent of Web 2.0, viewers were encouraged to participate by contributing interesting, useful or amusing links, videos and story ideas in the "Newsroom 2.0", and by posting creative comments for each show. MobuzzTV generally highlighted stories about technology and Internet-related
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    3 votes
    102

    What's Good

    • Focus: Burlington
    • Language: English Language
    A Seven Days blog: "The students' off campus guide to Burlington"
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    3 votes
    103
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    104
    Daring Fireball

    Daring Fireball

    • Blogger: John Gruber
    • Focus: Macintosh
    • Language: English Language
    Daring Fireball is the web site of John Gruber, an Apple enthusiast and writer. Daring Fireball hosts Gruber's opinions in the form of a blog, and also some of Gruber's software. In April 2006, it became Gruber's full-time job, funded by advertisement revenue, membership fees, T-shirt sales, and donations from software projects also hosted on the site, like Markdown. Gruber has also had several podcast appearances and a Macworld Expo panel spot. Gruber covered WWDC 2006 on location. Gruber has described his Daring Fireball writing as a "Mac column in the form of a weblog". The site is written in the form of a tumblelog with occasional articles that discuss Apple products and issues in related consumer technology. Common article subjects are the media's reflections on Apple (especially refuting of myths and misunderstandings), user interfaces (and the consistency thereof), software development and emerging Mac applications. Gruber also runs a linklog called The Linked List, posting brief commentary between the longer articles on the front page. The blog has no option to leave public comments. Instead, Gruber encourages people to send him their comments by e-mail. Since 2004, Gruber
    6.00
    4 votes
    105
    Paradigm Dancing

    Paradigm Dancing

    • Blogger: Aberjhani
    • Focus: Literary Friendships
    • Language: English Language
    PARADIGM DANCING is the the American author Aberjhani's official PEN International and PEN American Center blog. In the tradition of PEN itself, the blog features articles and essays addressing both literary and human rights issues. It is distinguished, however, by a strong focus as well on the life and philosophy of PEN Club founder and Nobel Laureate John Galsworthy.
    6.00
    4 votes
    106

    Climate Audit

    Climate Audit is a blog which was founded on 31 January 2005 by Steve Mcintyre. The New York Times has called it "a popular skeptics’ blog". The website has won the 2007 Best Science Blog award and was a runner up in the same category in 2008. In 2004 Stephen McIntyre blogged on his website climate2003.com about his efforts with Ross McKitrick to get an extended analysis of the hockey stick graph into the journal Nature. On 25 October 2004 McIntyre posted comments on climate2003.com about a piece by William Connolley circulated on various blogs, and on 26 October wrote, "Maybe I’ll start blogging some odds and ends that I’m working on. I’m going to post up some more observations on some of the blog criticisms." On 1 December Mann and nine other scientists launched the RealClimate website as "a resource where the public can go to see what actual scientists working in the field have to say about the latest issues." On climate2003.com McIntyre noted this development in a blog post on 10 December, where he wrote "Mann and some of his colleagues have set up a blog at the above address. A couple of Mann's first postings have been arguments against our papers. I'll post up a two quick
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    2 votes
    107
    Cutearoo

    Cutearoo

    • Blogger: Patricia Chen
    • Focus: Cuteness
    • Language: American English
    What is Cutearoo? Here at Cutaroo we search throughout internetland to bring the cute to your daily life. From pictures to videos we are finding that pawfect little gem to make your heart melt. No no ~ not literally. Too much Cutearoo can’t be bad for your health. What are the health benefits to having a daily dose of Cutearoo? Studies show that smiling daily improves your health and overall mood. Nothing brings a smile and a skip in our hearts more than cute. Where is the proof? The proof is in the pudding. duh. What are the health risks and side effects to Cutearoo? Cutiecitis is a uncommon but unfortunate disease which symptoms range from: * Adopting puppies or a kittens * Stopping to smell the roses * Giving and receiving lots of hugs Mission: Guess what? We’re not robots. Reading and crafting these Facebook updates are Patricia Y. & Richard C. Of course we can't take all the credit. Most of our contributions come from our cute experts ~ Yes we mean YOU!
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    2 votes
    108
    Progressive Bloggers

    Progressive Bloggers

    • Focus: Politics
    Progressive Bloggers is the name of an affiliated group of Canadian bloggers who come from the centre, centre-left and left-wing of the political spectrum. Progressive Bloggers primarily maintain their own blogs, whose content is then aggregated on the main Progressive Bloggers website. Progressive Bloggers was created in May, 2005 by Wayne Chu from the Canadian political website freethought.ca. The central political belief of the Progressive Bloggers is that Canadian society should move in a progressive direction. The values that they promote include the importance of the environment, the preservation of Canada’s social programs and of Canada's multicultural mosaic. Members often blog in support of these issues. Feminism has been identified as a peripheral issue to Progressive Bloggers. Progressive Bloggers has been endorsed by the Canadian political organization Vive le Canada. As of 2009, Progressive bloggers includes over 430 members. Membership is open to any Canadian-themed progressive blog anywhere in the world. It is not affiliated with any political parties and attracts people with differing views, including some members of the Conservative Blogging Tories. Application for
    8.00
    2 votes
    109
    Tout le Japon

    Tout le Japon

    • Blogger: Pierre Bigot de La Touanne
    • Focus: Japanese Cuisine
    • Language: France
    Tout-le-japon.com est un blog généraliste sur le Japon. Ce blog personnel présente de nombreuses informations et de nombreux articles sur le Japon et sa culture. Nourriture, habitudes des japonais, musique ou encore actualités. Un site sur le Japon facile à comprendre qui peut être lu par tous.
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    2 votes
    110

    Blogging Tories

    • Focus: Politics
    Blogging Tories is the name of a group of Canadian bloggers who come from the centre, centre-right, right-wing and libertarian sides of the political spectrum. The Blogging Tories are composed of many individual blogs, whose content is aggregated on the main Blogging Tories website. Founded by bloggers Stephen Taylor and Craig Smith, the Blogging Tories have grown to include approximately 300 blogs. They are a part of the larger Canadian political blogosphere, along with Progressive Bloggers, New Democrats Online and Liblogs. The Blogging Tories website has extended well beyond its original role as a collection of Canadian conservative blogs. It currently serves as a central hub for national conservative NGOs including the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the National Citizens Coalition. Blogging Tories founder Stephen Taylor addressed the inaugural meeting of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, speaking about blogs and the importance of the Blogging Tories to conservative politics in Canada. The Manning Centre is a new initiative to enable Canadian conservative groups that was started by former Leader of the Opposition, Preston
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    1 votes
    111
    Burn After Reading Magazine

    Burn After Reading Magazine

    • Focus: Burning Man
    • Language: American English
    Burn After Reading Magazine is a Burning Man inspired, art and culture magazine. Commonly referred to as BARmag, this free web and print zine is run entirely by a volunteer staff of over thirty burners. The printed edition of the magazine is released annually at the Burning Man art festival. The magazine is a way for burners across the world to share their brightest ideas, deepest passions, newest projects or just good advice.
    9.00
    1 votes
    112
    Cox & Forkum

    Cox & Forkum

    • Focus: Politics
    Cox & Forkum was an editorial cartoon drawn by John Cox and written by Allen Forkum. The comic exists primarily on the web (as a webcomic) but has also been published in newspapers, magazines, and four self-published compilations. Cox and Forkum are self-proclaimed Objectivists, and this is generally the perspective from which the cartoons were created. Although their message often seemed to be generally Neoconservative, the cartoons also criticized American conservatives on matters where Objectivists and Republicans traditionally disagree, such as on religion, abortion, immigration and government regulation of business. In general, the comics were known for focusing heavily on the War on Terror, attacking Islamic fundamentalism and the religious right, defending Israel, and advocating war against countries such as Iran: The Iranian theocracy is the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism and a direct threat to America. We advocate regime change in Iran, specifically the establishment of a secular government that protects individual rights. The comics were published in blog format, alongside the occasional stand-alone "newsmaker caricature." Cox and Forkum were featured in the
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    1 votes
    113
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    114
    Http://infocast.nl

    Http://infocast.nl

    • Blogger: Barend Jan de Jong
    • Focus: Photography
    • Language: English Language
    On the joy of capturing life with a camera. Infocast.nl is a site on which Barend Jan de Jong shares his interest in life, art and photography.
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    1 votes
    115
    Indian archaeology

    Indian archaeology

    • Blogger: James D Corner
    • Focus: Archaeology
    • Language: English Language
    James Corner is a professional archaeologist who studies human history from the development of the first stone tools of million years ago up until recent decades. It is of most importance for him to learn about prehistoric societies, when there are no written records for historians to study.
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    1 votes
    116
    Le blog du prof.

    Le blog du prof.

    • Blogger: Jean-Charles Blondeau
    • Focus: F.L.E. (Enseignement du Français comme Langue Etrangère)
    French as a foreign language (F.L.E.)
    9.00
    1 votes
    117
    9.00
    1 votes
    118

    PopText

    PopText is an mp3 blog hosted on blogger.com's Blogspot network and created and maintained by its London, England, based author Abigail McDonald. The blog's title and concept is based on the neologism "Poptext". This word was originally taken to relate to a cynical or irreverent review of a popular song but the definition on the blog itself now has it possibly referring to pop reviewing in general or even to mp3 blogging in general. Usage of the word has spread with various interpretations to other blogs and it has been referenced and used in articles in the press. Its uses are currently mostly within the blogging community and in discussions of this community, though the popular music webzine Pitchfork Media has used the term in a single review . The blog began in November 2004 with weekly posting and links to mp3s and music videos. After a brief hiatus it returned in October 2005 with a new look and began daily posts with hosted mp3s. Its readership has rapidly increased, partly due to press coverage and its ties with the widely popular Fluxblog.
    9.00
    1 votes
    119
    The Last Minute Blog

    The Last Minute Blog

    • Blogger: Duncan Rawlinson
    • Focus: Technology
    • Language: English Language
    Duncan Rawlinson's blog about technology, media, and politics.
    9.00
    1 votes
    120

    Blurt

    • Language: English Language
    Blurt is the Seven Days staff blog.
    6.67
    3 votes
    121

    China Law Blog

    China Law Blog is a daily weblog, or blog, of news, analysis and opinion concerning China that began publishing on January 10, 2006. The blog’s focus is primarily law and business in China, but its topics range from China’s developing legal system to its society, culture and current events. According to Avvo, it is the third most read English language law blog. Blog Rank labels it the fifth most influential law blog. As of January 2011, the blog claimed it had a monthly audience of more than 100,000 unique visitors spread across some 70 countries. It has been chosen as one of the top 100 law blogs (blawgs) by the ABA Journal (American Bar Association Journal) in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. It also was voted best China Business/Law Blog in a contest sponsored by Chinalyst and Business Week named it as its blog of the week. China Law Blog is written by Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson. Dan Harris is a founding member of the Seattle based international law firm of Harris & Moure. Steve Dickinson is also a member of Harris & Moure. He is based in Qingdao, China. Mr. Harris and Mr. Dickinson have been quoted in the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes Magazine, The
    6.67
    3 votes
    122

    GeenStijl.nl

    GeenStijl.nl is a Dutch blog founded on April 10, 2003. The logos it uses on its website are a female silhouette using a chainsaw and a crown within a circle, both in a pinkish colour, although the crown in a circle is green with a black edge when it is embedded in online videos. In Dutch, the term "geen stijl" is used to describe an act by a person or organisation that lacks style or manners. GeenStijl often uses a provocative tone when referring to other internet sites and blogs. Readers are encouraged to comment on other people websites (such as the one of GroenLinks-politician Femke Halsema) or to sabotage online polls, skewing the results. GeenStijl is known for its hoaxes. Famously, in March 2005 GeenStijl launched a plan to unseat the second Balkenende cabinet. GeenStijl announced on their website that they would bus people from all over the country to Rotterdam, where one of the cabinet parties was holding a convention. These people could sign up as new party members at the convention, and vote against the party's participation in the cabinet. This hoax created a media uproar; even the respectable NOS Journaal of the public television reported the event. The blog attracts
    6.67
    3 votes
    123

    Hitch50.com

    Hitch50.com tracks the travels of two Canadians who successfully hitchhiked to all 50 US state capitals in 50 days. Scott MacDonald and Matt Fidler, also known as Scotty and Fiddy, are recent graduates of Royal Roads University's BCom program in Entrepreneurship. They began their journey on October 10, 2006 in Times Square and arrived at their 50th state capital, Honolulu, HI, on November 28, 2006. They did not pay for any ride. They have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and USA Today among other national and regional news outlets. Scotty and Fiddy graduated high school in 2000 from Gleneagle Secondary, located in Coquitlam, BC. A few months after graduating high school, Scotty and Fiddy traveled to Australia with Paul Mancell and Dan Code. Scotty went to college in Nelson, British Columbia, before attending Royal Roads. He has traveled to over 39 countries. He spent three and a half winters in Banff, Alberta, and one in New Zealand, working mostly as a ski patrol. Scotty has a photo of him and Robin Williams in Banff, and has also been struck by lightning. Scotty is the younger brother of Kyle MacDonald, the One Red Paperclip guy. Fiddy has attended five post-secondary institutions,
    6.67
    3 votes
    124
    Music

    Music

    Music For Robots is a mp3 blog written and curated by a collective of friends who originally met at Bates College, who founded the website in April 2004. The blog made history in 2004 when it hosted a song by the band The Secret Machines provided to them by Warner Bros. Records, signaling the first time a major label had deliberately encouraged a blog to post an mp3 by one of its artists. The site gained greater notoriety later that year when MTV aired a news feature about the site and one of their discoveries, a band of teenagers from Brooklyn called Hysterics. In 2005, the "robots" branched out, dipping their toes in concert promotion and releasing a compilation CD titled Music For Robots, Vol. 1, which included music from Hysterics, Avenue D, Death from Above 1979, Stratageme, and Daedelus. Music (For Robots) are well known for their diverse, comprehensive musical tastes and willingness to cooperate with the record industry, and only post music with permission of the artist and/or label. Music (For Robots) has been featured by many publications and programs in the mainstream media including Wired magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, the Fresno Bee, The
    6.67
    3 votes
    125
    Pharyngula

    Pharyngula

    • Focus: Science
    Pharyngula is a blog founded by PZ Myers and written by Myers and Chris Clarke, hosted on ScienceBlogs (2005-2011, in full, and 2011-present, in part) and FreeThoughtBlogs (2011-present). In 2006, the science journal Nature listed it as the top-ranked blog written by a scientist. Pharyngula also won the 2005 Koufax Award for Best Expert Blog. The blog addresses a range of topics, including Myers' academic specialty, biology. It has become particularly well known for Myers' writing style (characterized by sarcasm) and criticism of intelligent design and creationism. According to Alexa Internet, Pharyngula.org was started on June 19, 2002. It started out as an experiment in writing instruction for a class. Students were required to submit mini-essays to be published online. After the project was finished, Myers still had the web-publishing software, and started to use it personally. The blog is named after his favourite stage in embryonic development, the pharyngula stage. Pharyngula moved to hosting at ScienceBlogs in 2005. In 2007, Myers reviewed Stuart Pivar's book Lifecode, which argues that self-organization at the embryonic and fetal stages determines the development and final
    6.67
    3 votes
    126

    SCOTUSblog

    • Focus: Politics
    SCOTUSblog is a law blog written by lawyers, law professors, and law students about the Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes abbreviated "SCOTUS"). The blog is sponsored by Bloomberg Law. Lyle Denniston is the blog's reporter at the Court. The site tracks cases before the Court from the certiorari stage through the merits stage. The site live blogs as the Court announces opinions and grants cases, and has information on the Court's actions published before the either Court or any other news source does. The site frequently hosts symposiums with leading experts on the cases before the Court. The site comprehensively covers all of the cases argued before the Court and maintains an archive of the briefing and other documents in each case. The blog's first post occurred October 1, 2002. The blog moved to its current address on February 7, 2005. In the same year, it was featured by BusinessWeek in their weekly blog recommendation. A companion wiki was added in 2007, but its features were subsequently integrated into the blog itself. In June 2007 the site announced that it was about to experience its single largest daily readership at 100,000 page views per day. The increase in
    6.67
    3 votes
    127

    Sensible Erection

    Sensible Erection (SE) describes itself as "an uncensored collaborative weblog", with over 20,000 registered members. Topics of discussion on SE include interesting or odd things from various websites and news sources, with common themes including humour, pornography, and politics. Due to the uncensored nature of the site, anything within legal bounds is considered acceptable. SE has spawned a role-playing game, a card game, and a sister-site, Sensible Election; its political ghetto. The site was originally created by "teh matt " (his username) for his personal blogging and as a community portal for friends. It quickly grew and was eventually sold to "Saint_Marck", who runs the site today. SE uses a moderation system inspired by Slashdot, but extends its application from discussions alone to include front page articles. Users may post articles directly to the front page, without an intermediate editorial approval process; however, in order to post they must have been registered for at least 15 days. Registered users of the site may vote for articles either positively or negatively under different labels, (e.g. +1 Interesting or -1 WTF), depending on how interesting, relevant, or
    6.67
    3 votes
    128

    TV Newser

    • Focus: Television
    TV Newser is an industry "ticker" blog, hosted by mediabistro.com, covering daily developments in the American television news industry. The blog is followed by a fair number of media executives and top talent: at a January 2006 luncheon of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the keynote speaker, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams stated that in an age of new media, TVNewser was a "must-read for anyone in network and cable news". The site was founded (as CableNewser) by former Towson University student Brian Stelter in January 2004, who maintained the site until joining The New York Times as a media reporter in July 2007. The site's Managing Editor is currently former MSNBC producer Chris Ariens. Editor Kevin Allocca was hired in July 2009, and Alissa Krinsky serves as a contributor to the site. TV Newser's most prominent feature is "The Scorecard," hour-by-hour Nielsen ratings for the major cable news channels. TV Newser is hosted by mediabistro.com, a website offering resources for media professionals. mediabistro.com offers several similar industry blogs, each of which analyzes various aspects of the mass media industry, including the film and the publishing
    6.67
    3 votes
    129
    Http://dustinbrewer.com

    Http://dustinbrewer.com

    • Blogger: Dustin Brewer
    • Focus: Web design news, css tips & tricks
    • Language: English Language
    This blog offers web design news, css tips & tricks to web designers and developers. It offers a variety of daily topics revolving around the web design industry.
    5.75
    4 votes
    130
    7.50
    2 votes
    131

    BROG

    BROG is the acronym for (We)blog Research on Genre, a project based in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. The BROG project is an informal research collaboration dedicated to the conduct of empirical, social science research on weblogs. Founded and directed by Susan Herring, a professor of Information Science at Indiana University and established researcher of computer-mediated communication, its past and present members include faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars at Indiana University. BROG is best known for an article published in January 2004 entitled, "Bridging the gap: A genre analysis of weblogs", which applied content analysis methods to a random sample of 203 blogs and characterized blogs as an emergent genre of computer-mediated communication. This article received the 2004 "Best Blogged Paper" Edublog award and is often cited in scholarship about blogs. A Google Scholar search indicates that it had been cited 677 times as of March 3, 2012. BROG was founded in February 2003 for the purpose of conducting a genre analysis of blogs at a time when very little research on blogs was available. The project's findings
    7.50
    2 votes
    132

    Captains Quarters

    • Focus: Politics
    Ed Morrissey is an American conservative blogger, columnist, motivational speaker, and talk show host. He goes by the nickname Captain Ed and he currently lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He wrote his original blog, "Captain's Quarters", from October 2003 to February 2008. He now works full-time as a blogger for Hot Air and writes a column for The Week. He also participates in Bloggingheads.tv His opinion articles have appeared in the New York Sun, the New York Post, and the Daily Standard. He is married to the Roman Catholic writer Marcia Morrissey, of Patheos. Morrissey is based in Minnesota's Twin Cities and is part of the "Northern Alliance Radio Network", with ties to Power Line and Hugh Hewitt. He used to live in California. Morrissey is a practicing Roman Catholic. Morrissey is the cousin of KOIN television reporter Nick Emmons. Morrissey started his blog in October 2003, basing its name on his nickname "Captain" Ed. ("Captain" is "just a nickname", not a rank.) It focused largely on politics, from a conservative viewpoint. The blog grew in popularity and readership. By 2007, the National Republican Senatorial Committee was calling Captains Quarters one of the
    7.50
    2 votes
    133

    Girl With A One-Track Mind

    Girl with a One-Track Mind is a blog by Abby Lee (pen name of Zoe Margolis, born 14 December 1972), in which the author writes in detail about her life as a sexually active young woman in London. The blog has won praise for its keen psychological insights into male and female sexuality, as well as for the author's earthy humour. It claims over 250,000 readers a month, and won the "Best British or Irish Blog" award at the 2006 and 2007 Bloggies. The author identifies herself as a feminist who, through the blog, wants to counterbalance the existing double standard for male and female sexuality. In August 2006, Lee published the text of the blog as a book with the same name. It was published by Ebury Press on 3 August 2006 (ISBN 0-09-191240-7) and immediately entered the British best seller lists. In 2007, the book was published in the United States under the title, "Diary of a Sex Fiend: Girl with a One Track Mind", and the author was featured in The New Yorker magazine. As of 2009, Lee is working on a second book. Soon after the book was published, the Sunday Times published an article which revealed the identity of the author as Zoe Margolis, an assistant director in the film
    7.50
    2 votes
    134

    Metroblogging

    Metroblogging is an online local media project founded by Jason Defillippo and Sean Bonner now owned by Sean Bonner, Jason DeFillippo and Richard Ault, collectively Bode Media, Inc. Started in Los Angeles in November 2003, the project currently includes 57 city-specific blogs around the world, with close to 700 contributors. Notable contributors have included Xeni Jardin and Wil Wheaton (Los Angeles), Violet Blue (San Francisco), Johannes Grenzfurthner (Vienna), Aaron Proctor (Philadelphia) and Joi Ito (Tokyo). The Metroblogging network was recently voted into Forbes Magazine's Best of the Web and has been quoted in and written about by various media - such as USA Today and Tagesschau. Parts of Metroblogging are also in Technorati's "Popular blogs" list (the Top 100), which is ordered by link popularity in the blogosphere. The first post on blogging.la was on November 30th, 2003. When it started, it was intended as a group blog where a number of bloggers from Los Angeles could talk about the city as they saw it. Following the success of blogging.la, Bonner and DeFillippo considered expanding to Orange County, California, but in the end decided to start an international network,
    7.50
    2 votes
    135

    PopUrls

    PopUrls is a mashup of the web's most visited social news sites and portals that encapsulates headlines of its sources in near-realtime. Introduced in March 2006 by Thomas Marban, the site created a new trend in the so called Single Page Aggregators and serves as a case study for Web Syndication. PopUrls was included as number five in Time Magazine's list of the top 50 websites of 2009. PopUrls was acquired by Idealab in July 2010 for an undisclosed amount.
    7.50
    2 votes
    136

    SMITH Magazine

    Smith Magazine is a U.S.-based online magazine devoted to storytelling in all its forms. Smith's content is participatory in nature, and the magazine welcomes contributions from all its readers. The magazine has made a name for itself with its original graphic novel projects Shooting War, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and Next Door Neighbor; and with its series of Six-Word Memoirs projects. Most of these projects have since gone from web to print publication, from such publishers as HarperCollins, Pantheon, and Grand Central Publishing. Smith was founded January 6, 2006 — National Smith Day — by writer/editor Larry Smith and designer Tim Barkow. Previous to launching Smith, Larry Smith was articles editor of Men’s Journal, and has been the executive editor of Yahoo! Internet Life, and senior editor at ESPN Magazine, and a founding editor of P.O.V. and Might magazines. Tim Barkow is a former editor at Wired and the online general manager at Portland Monthly. The site focuses on "personal media": blogs, memoirs, diaries, viral videos, social networks, "the mash-up between the professional and the amateur, and art projects rooted in personal. It’s all about the highly personal
    7.50
    2 votes
    137
    The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

    The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

    The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce is a 2008 Australian film directed by Michael James Rowland starring Irish actors Adrian Dunbar as Philip Conolly and Ciaran McMenamin as Alexander Pearce. The film was shot on location in Tasmania and Sydney between April and May 2008. The film was nominated for the 2010 Rose d'Or, Best Drama at the 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards, Best Drama at the 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards, won Best Documentary at the 2009 Inside Film Awards and the director Michael James Rowland was nominated in the Best Director (Telemovie) category in the 2009 Australian Directors Guild Awards. The film follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce's life as he awaits execution. In 1824 the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a cell under Hobart Gaol, Pearce is visited by Father Philip Conolly, the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. Pearce wishes to tell the priest his recollection of the horrors he endured in the three months spent traversing the brutal wilderness of Van Diemen's Land. Conolly struggles to reconcile his desire to
    7.50
    2 votes
    138
    Www.behmel.de

    Www.behmel.de

    • Blogger: Albrecht Behmel
    • Focus: Literature
    • Language: German Language
    In einigen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten befasst Albrecht sich mit Themen der Geistesgeschichte, aber auch mit der griechischen Antike, sozialen Mythen aus der jüngeren deutsch-europäischen Vergangenheit und mit den Techniken des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Albrecht ist überzeugt davon, dass es eigentlich keinen Unterschied zwischen wissenschaftlicher Literatur und Unterhaltungsliteratur gibt, wenn sie nur gut geschrieben und recherchiert sind.
    7.50
    2 votes
    139
    Digg

    Digg

    Digg is a community-based popularity website with an emphasis on technology and science articles, recently expanding to a broader range of categories such as politics and entertainment. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control.

    6.33
    3 votes
    140

    Groklaw

    • Focus: Law
    Groklaw is an award-winning website covering legal news of interest to the free and open source software community. Started as a law blog on May 16, 2003 by paralegal Pamela Jones ("PJ") at Radio UserLand, it has covered issues such as the SCO-Linux lawsuits, the EU anti-trust case against Microsoft, and the standardization of Office Open XML. Jones describes Groklaw as ..."a place where lawyers and geeks could explain things to each other and work together, so they'd understand each other's work better. When you have an idea you hope might work, and then to implement it, tweak it, and morph it, because other people show up and have ideas that are better than yours...and then have people you care about and admire tell you that what you are doing matters -- I can't think of a more satisfying feeling." Groklaw's name derives from Robert A. Heinlein's neologism "grok", roughly meaning "to understand completely", which had previously entered geek slang. Other topics covered, which are perceived as being important to a larger audience than just the free and open source community include software patents, DMCA, and the legally problematic actions of the RIAA against alleged illegal file
    6.33
    3 votes
    141
    Http://camilleroux.com

    Http://camilleroux.com

    • Focus: Web application
    • Language: English Language
    Le blog de Camille Roux, élève ingénieur en informatique à Polytech'Nice-Sophia, spécialisé dans le web.
    6.33
    3 votes
    142
    Mashable

    Mashable

    • Blogger: Pete Cashmore
    • Focus: Social network service
    • Language: Spanish Language
    Mashable (Mashable Inc.) is a Scottish-American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore. The website's primary focus is social media news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005. With a reported 50+ million monthly pageviews and an Alexa ranking under 300, Mashable ranks as one of the world's largest websites. Time Magazine noted Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs in 2009, and has been described as "one stop shop" for social media. As of March 2012, it has over 2,775,000 Twitter followers and over 838,400 fans on Facebook. On 27 November, 2007, Mashable launched the 1st International Open Web Awards to recognize the best online communities and services. Voting was conducted online through Mashable and its 24 blog partners. On 10 January, 2008 at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Mashable announced the winners of the first Open Web Awards. Winners included Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN, Cafemom and Pandora. The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards was an online
    6.33
    3 votes
    143

    The Art Life

    The Art Life is a blog about the art scene in Sydney, Australia and an on-going series of television programs broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Established in 2004 using the Blogger online service, The Art Life established itself as an independent voice of art criticism in the Australian art and media world. Written as an anonymous blog, the Art Life's irreverent tone, humorous articles, polls and lively reader discussion provide many readers with an introduction to the often obscure Sydney art world, from commercial galleries to artist-run initiatives, art events, personalities and news. The identities of The Art Life writers and editors has been the subject of speculation . In October 2004, The Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery reported that arts-writer Andrew Frost and artist Simon Barney were widely believed to be responsible. Although both denied authorship of the blog, the subsequent appearance of Frost on television as the "face" of the blog seemed to put an end to that speculation. More recently, some contributors to the blog have been named on posts and have included Bonny Dot Cassidy, Carrie Miller, Marcus Trimble, Margaret Mayhew, Ian
    6.33
    3 votes
    144

    Couric & Co.

    Couric & Co. is the official blog of the CBS Evening News launched on September 5, 2006. Overseen by anchor and managing editor Katie Couric, and written by her staff, the blog also features contributions from CBS writer/producer Greg Kandra and various CBS News correspondents and producers. The blog provides insight into the planning of the daily broadcast, and features a daily summary of the stories on the night's broadcast by Katie Couric or the substitute anchor, under entries in its "First Look" category. Couric & Co. differs from Public Eye, the blog of the overall CBS News division, which launched in September 2005.
    8.00
    1 votes
    145

    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN) is an internet blog written by genealogist Dick Eastman. It covers current news in the genealogy world as well as current news that has a genealogical aspect, and there are reviews of popular technology such as genealogy computer programs. The newsletter was originally created as a weekly email newsletter in 1996, and it was converted to a daily blog on June 1, 2004
    8.00
    1 votes
    146

    Instapundit

    • Focus: Politics
    Instapundit is a United States political blog produced by Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee. The blog began in August 2001 as an experiment, and a part of Reynolds' class on Internet law. A 2007 memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee described him as one of the five "best-read national conservative bloggers," though Reynolds self-identifies not as a conservative, but as a libertarian. Instapundit frequently covers the War on Terrorism from a supportive-but-critical viewpoint. Other common topics are technology (such as nanotechnology), space exploration, human longevity, digital photography, individual liberty and Gun politics, domestic policy, the media, and the blogosphere as a social phenomenon. Reynolds has also lent his support to the Porkbusters campaign, which exposes and roots out misallocation of Federal funds. Much of Instapundit's content consists of links to other sites, often with brief comments. (His frequent use of "heh," "indeed," and "read the whole thing" have been widely imitated and are often parodied by other bloggers.) Reynolds encourages readers to explore the wider blogosphere and to fully read articles and posts
    8.00
    1 votes
    147

    Political Animal

    • Blogger: Steve Benen
    • Focus: Politics
    • Language: English Language
    Political Animal is the blog for The Washington Monthly.  Kevin Drum was the principal blogger for more than 4 years, until he left to blog for Mother Jones. 
    8.00
    1 votes
    148

    Socklabs

    • Blogger: Nick Gerakines
    • Focus: None
    • Language: American English
    A personal blog.
    8.00
    1 votes
    149

    Americablog

    • Focus: Politics
    AMERICAblog is a liberal American blog founded by John Aravosis in April 2004, with several co-bloggers. The blog helped expose Jeff Gannon in 2005, and in 2006 helped make cell phone privacy an issue by obtaining Gen. Wesley Clark's call records. The blog focuses on U.S. politics. AMERICAblog first received widespread media attention after it revealed that Jeff Gannon, a member of the White House press corps with a reputation for asking 'softball' questions at opportune moments for Press Secretary Scott McClellan, was actually James Guckert and had advertised his services as a gay male escort. In 2006, Aravosis learned that anyone could buy someone else's cell phone records, as advertised by several websites. He purchased the call records of former Presidential candidate and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO General Wesley Clark for $89.95, bringing the issue widespread attention. In September 2006, California passed a state law banning the practice of pretexting, or pretending to be someone else, used by the websites, with the bill's sponsor specifically citing the AMERICAblog coverage. Clark became an advocate of cell record privacy bills in Congress. Within months, Congress
    5.25
    4 votes
    150

    Dirty Laundry Blog

    Dirty Laundry Blog is a blog that first gained notoriety in 2006 for it's intense criticism of former Nebraska Football Coach Bill Callahan. The blog was at first criticized for daring to say anything negative regarding Callahan, but as the Nebraska Football Program began to suffer mightily under the coach, the blog grew in popularity. In addition to relentless criticism of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, the blog also provided commentary on the television program The Sopranos and has been featured on the popular website Deadspin for Husker Football Articles, a piece on casting the movie version of the book Moneyball and a midget basketball movie. Other highlights of the blog include "Obscure Movie of the Week", a "Death Pool" and "Blair Nebraska News." The blog began with one writer who goes by the pen name of "Dirty Laundry". Since then, the site has added three more contributors: Mackenzie, Bsmoked Turkey, and TravisRoastBeef. The title of the blog comes from the Don Henley hit single "Dirty Laundry", which, ironically enough, is a scathing rant that first hit the radio in 1982 about the state of the media.
    5.25
    4 votes
    151

    PinoyCentric

    PinoyCentric is a web log (blog) that focuses on Filipino arts, culture and sciences. As a digital-medium publication based in Chicago, Illinois, it caters photographs, news, featured events, stories and editorials regarding the status of Filipino visual, film, literary and performance arts to Filipinos in the Philippines and those overseas through the use of the Internet. PinoyCentric, a descendant of the 2000 website Ambibo, was founded by the award-winning Filipino photographer and journalist, Armand Bengua-Frasco, in September 2006. Frasco, a native of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, is also a correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper.
    5.25
    4 votes
    152
    According to Roderick...

    According to Roderick...

    • Blogger: Roderick L. Evans
    • Focus: Religion
    • Language: English Language
    Blogs, teachings, and commentaries on religion, life, and culture on this site will provide spiritual enrichment and encouragement through biblical principles and sound wisdom.
    7.00
    2 votes
    153

    Bitchy Jones's Diary

    Bitchy Jones's Diary is a blog by a British anonymous blogger using the nom de plume Bitchy Jones. The author writes in detail about her life as a dom, and criticises a variety of aspects of modern sexual mainstream and BDSM culture. She also heavily criticizes women who dominate men for money. Both nom de plume and the title of the blog are deliberately adapted from Bridget Jones's Diary, which represents the antithesis of the author's view of female sexuality. One of her recurring themes, surprisingly rare in the BDSM world, is the centrality of female desire to female domination. Much mainstream heterosexual femdom discourse, despite lip service paid to male submission to female power, uncritically emphasizes male fantasy as the center of the relationship. The domme is reduced to a service-delivery vehicle. Bitchy Jones will have none of this. Nor does she approve of the denigration of male submissives as "worms" and such; she enjoys attractive, sexy men, as long as the female is in control of them. The blog has received praise for its humour and unrepentant expression of its viewpoints from a variety of sources, particularly Abby Lee,, with whom the author appeared on the
    7.00
    2 votes
    154

    Consumerist

    The Consumerist is a consumer affairs blog owned by Consumer Media LLC, a subsidiary of Consumer Reports with posts provided by regular daily contributors. The blog's focus is on consumerism and consumers' experiences and issues with companies and corporations, concentrating mostly on U.S. consumers. Some of the topics of its blog entries are originated by the editors, but most come from reader-submitted tips and complaints. Gawker Media established the blog in December 2005, with Joel Johnson as editor. Johnson had previously edited Gizmodo for Gawker. The Consumerist was an idea from Gawker Media owner Nick Denton and managing editor Lockhart Steele; according to Johnson, "they knew they wanted a shopping blog—but not a shopping blog—and that they wanted to address the issues that consumers really find the most frustrating on a daily basis." In creating The Consumerist he established its slogan and initial focus on readers complaints, "consumer-oriented news nuggets, funny pictures and shopping tips — all with the same snarky tone that characterizes Gawker properties like Wonkette and Defamer.". Gawker hired Ben Popken to take over as site lead in February, 2006. Johnson left
    7.00
    2 votes
    155

    IvyGate

    IvyGate is a blog and online news source covering news and gossip at Ivy League universities. The site is written and edited by students and recent graduates. IvyGate was founded in 2006 by Columbia University alumni Chris Beam and Nick Summers. The blog covers the "follies" of Ivy League schools, such as a Princeton University class president accused of setting a squirrel on fire, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student who turned out to be in prison, and a Yale Skull and Bones member arrested for burning an American Flag. IvyGate rose to prominence through its investigative reporting of the details of the "Impossible is Nothing" Internet meme, concerning an impossibly boastful video résumé produced by then Yale student Aleksey Vayner. It was a nominee for the 2006 Weblog Award for "Best Educational Blog". A small controversy arose in December 2006 involving Beam's father, prominent Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. The younger Beam had covered a Brown University professor who wrote prolific letters to the editor in the New York Times. Five days later the elder Beam covered the same story in his column, without attribution, leading to humorous but well-publicized complaints
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

    Kissing Suzy Kolber is an NFL-related humor blog run by a group of unsanctioned sports bloggers. The site began in June 2006 when the founders came together as like-minded commenters from the sports blog Deadspin. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the site won the Weblog Award for Best Sports Blog. KSK takes its name from an incident during a December 20, 2003 game broadcast between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, in which former Jets quarterback Joe Namath drunkenly made advances on ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber. The site gained some notoriety soon after its founding when pictures of the daughter of Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King appeared on the site after the writers mock-threatened King with posting them unless King stopped tirelessly discussing his family in his columns. After some criticism, the pictures were soon taken down. The episode was recounted in Will Leitch's book, God Save The Fan. The content can be considered high-minded vulgarity. Obscure cultural references are often mixed with imagined obscene scenarios and dialog. The posts on the site, though connected to current events in the league, often satirize the events, fans or the media. Various
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    MetaFilter

    MetaFilter, known as MeFi to its members, is a general-interest community weblog, founded in 1999 and based in the United States, featuring links to content that users have discovered on the web. Since 2003, it has included the popular question-and-answer subsite Ask MetaFilter. The site has six paid staff members, including the owner, and, as of early 2011, about 12,000 active members. MetaFilter was founded by Matthew Haughey in 1999. Haughey wrote the software for the site himself, using Macromedia ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL Server. From its early beginnings as a small community of webloggers who traded links, the weblog now enjoys international popularity. Members are permitted to make one post to the front page per day, which must feature at least one link. Members may then comment on these posts. Although membership was initially free and unrestricted, growing membership forced frequent extended closures of new-member signup. On November 18, 2004, Haughey reopened signups, but with a 5 USD life-time membership fee. According to TIME magazine, this fee keeps the site "remarkably free of trolls, griefers and other anonymous jerks", resulting in a "public-spirited flavor of a
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    Michigan Liberal

    • Focus: Politics
    Michigan Liberal (MichiganLiberal.com) is an American political blog, publishing news and opinion from a liberal or progressive point of view. It functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of Michigan netroots activists, whose efforts are primarily directed toward influencing and strengthening the Democratic Party. Michigan Liberal was founded in 2005 by Matt Ferguson, and modeled after the national site Daily Kos. Currently, the owner and editor is Eric Baerren. Among the contributors are Marcy Wheeler and Mark Grebner. The site has been recommended and praised by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, in her speech to the 2006 Democratic state convention, in media interviews, and on her campaign web site. The web site is regularly quoted in state news media. A few examples:
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    MSDN Blogs

    MSDN Blogs is Microsoft's blog site where many of its employees blog to a public audience. It has both individual blogs and product or feature-related blogs. The main page aggregates all posts in the various blogs. The blogs accept comments and criticism from the public, which are usually not censored.
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    RealClimate

    RealClimate is a commentary site (blog) on climatology. The site's contributors are a group of climate scientists whose goal is to provide a quick response to developing stories and providing the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The forum is moderated, and is restricted to scientific topics to avoid discussion of political or economic implications of the science. RealClimate was launched on 1 December 2004 by nine climate scientists. The creation of RealClimate was the subject of an editorial in the scientific journal Nature, and was reported in the "NetWatch" news feature of the journal Science. In 2005, the editors of Scientific American recognized RealClimate with a Science and Technology Web Award. In 2006, Nature compiled a list of the 50 most popular blogs written by scientists, as measured by Technorati. RealClimate was number 3 on that list. According to Time, RealClimate is "in line with the Web's original purpose: scientific communication" with a "straightforward presentation of the physical evidence for global warming". The members of RealClimate are: Earlier members: Other climate scientists contribute to RealClimate as guest columnists.
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    Regarding Rituals, Elegies, and This New Year 2011

    Regarding Rituals, Elegies, and This New Year 2011

    • Blogger: The River of Winged Dreams
    • Language: American English
    Article by Aberjhani on a series of tragic events that seem to have characterized the beginning of the year 2011. The article contrasts the normal joy of having literary work published with sobering reality of modern-day violence.
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    Skatter Tech

    Skatter Tech is a digital publication with daily coverage of technology news and reviews. Content includes everything from smart phones, tablets, computers, games, accessories, apps, web services, and more. About 10000 articles have been published since the launch in 2005 as of 2011. The blog is run by the admin and founder, Sahas Katta. Prior to the launch of Skatter Tech in October 2005, much of the content was a part of Sahas Katta's personal blog, SahasKatta.com. Within a few months of launch, it received a warm web reception. Skatter Tech was accessed by over 1.5 million readers within 12 months of launch. Few of the earlier popular topics on the blog included hacks for the Sony PlayStation Portable, Soda Machines, and Master Locks. Content published on Skatter Tech is also redistributed through Reuters, Google News, Computer Shopper, and local news papers. Popular content includes customizations for popular operating systems and mobile phones in the United States. Skatter Tech covers many exhibitions and press events every year including the Consumer Electronics Show, MacWorld Expo, Nvision, E3, Comic-Con, and CTIA. As of November 2009, there are total of 15 writers. Skatter
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    Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog

    Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog (also known as Times and Seasons, and abbreviated T&S) is a multi-author weblog featuring commentary and discussion especially of contemporary Mormon culture, thought and current events. Times and Seasons was founded in 2003 by Nathan Oman, whom podcaster John Dehlin has since termed "the godfather of the Mormon bloggernacle", with Matt Evans, Adam Greenwood, and Kaimipono Wenger. The blog was named after Times and Seasons, a nineteenth-century Latter Day Saint periodical.
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    Web Marketing Sartoriale

    Web Marketing Sartoriale

    • Blogger: Paolo Verdiani
    • Focus: Internet marketing
    • Language: Italian Language
    Web Marketing Sartoriale is a blog about Web Marketing, Seo, Sem, Social Media Marketing, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, ecc..and contains recommendations, strategies, tricks about marketing and business on line.
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    Eastsouthwestnorth

    EastSouthWestNorth is an English-language China-focused blog written by Roland Soong (宋以朗, Cantonese: [sʊ̄ŋìlɔ̀ːŋ])), a Hong Kong-based blogger. The blog combines English translations of Chinese articles, comments and recommended reading. It was started in 2003 when Roland Soong moved back to Hong Kong. Notable subjects include Eileen Chang, J-Pop, and Shanghai World Expo. According to a survey conducted by Rebecca MacKinnon in late 2006, EastSouthWestNorth appears to be substantially more important to foreign correspondents than other English-language China-focused blogs. Roland Soong has been interviewed by BBC News, Next Magazine, OhmyNews, Reuters and The Standard, a free Hong Kong newspaper.
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    I Can Has Cheezburger?

    I Can Has Cheezburger?

    • Focus: Lolcat
    • Language: English Language
    I Can Has Cheezburger? (ICHC for short) is the name of a weblog featuring lolcats, which are pictures of cats or other animals with captions, paired for humor value. It was created in 2007 by Eric Nakagawa (Cheezburger), a blogger from Hawaii and his girlfriend, Kari Unebasami (Tofuburger). The website was one of the most popular internet sites displaying lolcats, receiving as many as 1,500,000 hits per day, until they changed the format and the user revolted. These users complained, truthfully so, that the new layout was less functional and locked up their computer for minutes at a time. ICHC was instrumental in bringing animal-based image macros and lolspeak into mainstream usage and making memes profitable. According to Time magazine, a group of investors acquired the website in September 2007 for US $2 million. ICHC was created on January 11, 2007, when Nakagawa posted an image from Something Awful of a smiling British Shorthair, known as Happycat, with a caption of the cat asking, "I can has cheezburger?" in a style popularized by 4chan. It is from this image that the site derives its name. After posting similar images, Nakagawa then converted the site to a monetized
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    Stupid evil bastard

    • Focus: Politics
    Stupid Evil Bastard, or SEB as it is also known, is a personal blog of Lesley ('Les') Jenkins, a Michigan, USA native. It has been continually updated (with short interruptions) since 2001, and has reached 5,667 entries and 67,989 comments (June 21, 2008). While the entries run a wide range of themes (for example personal life, humor, blogging software), Les' blog is mainly known for candid discussions about politics (USA and international matters), religion and atheism. Les is an atheist, though he started out religious early in life and even intended to join the clergy. His political leanings are strongly libertarian. The blog allows visitor comments, and many threads reach several hundreds of entries with regular and one-off visitors discussing the theme at hand (or veering off into different directions). Les is known for not censoring comments (except for spam), though he and regulars will often be very sarcastic in comment replies to posters who do not follow rules of logic, do not show fairness in arguments and rhetoric, or make unsubstantiated comments - especially if referring to 'supernatural' matters. The blog also allows guest entries (as opposed to guest comments),
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    Walker Lib Spotlight Videos (Youtube)

    Walker Lib Spotlight Videos (Youtube)

    A pathway to aggregate and distribute collections of videos in YouTube.com complimentary to some of the Walker Library Spotlight collections, research tools, and best practice embedded in social media sites. It is also one of our communication channels to engage with the learning community of James E. Walker Library at MTSU, particularly those who involve in curriculum integration techniques such as convergence recipes.
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    Blogcritics

    Blogcritics is a blog network and online magazine of news and opinion. The site - a self-proclaimed "sinister cabal of superior writers" - was founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen and Phillip Winn. Blogcritics features hundreds of original articles every week, and maintains an archive of all their published content. The site was founded in 2002 with 50 members and has substantially increased that number by allowing anyone to contribute. A team of editors reviews every article prior to publication on the site. In August 2008, the blog search engine, Technorati, acquired Blogcritics for an undisclosed amount of money. As a result, publisher Olsen and technical director Winn became full-time Technorati employees. One of the first collaborative ventures of the two entities was for Blogcritics writers to begin writing descriptions of Technorati tags. In April 2009, Blogcritics underwent a complete site redesign and switched content management systems. In his official email newsletter, sent during the week of 12 Sep 2010, publisher Eric Olsen stated that he was leaving Blogcritics and Technorati: As of November 22, 2011, Blogcritics has 3,997 blog writers registered. Blogcritics has won several
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    Democracy Rising

    • Focus: Politics
    Democracy Rising was an organization founded in 2001 to oppose military actions of the United States against Iraq and, after the Iraq War, to promote an exit strategy to end the occupation of Iraq. It was a member of United for Peace and Justice. Its web site contained Ralph Nader's interactive blog as well as one by Kevin Zeese, director of the organization and a 2006 U.S. Senate candidate in Maryland. The organization folded in late 2007.
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    Fleshbot

    Fleshbot is a sex-oriented weblog, founded by Gawker Media. It was launched in November 2003 as the third online title from Gawker. The range of subject matter includes everything from amateur sex blogs and thumbnail gallery posts to news about sex in popular culture and advertising. The blog covers both heterosexual and homosexual erotica and users have the ability to filter between the two if they choose. Fleshbot is edited by Lux Alptraum (formerly Lux Nightmare), who has been the owner of Fleshbot since 2012. Fleshbot appears on the ACMA Blacklist (see Internet censorship in Australia) that was released via Wikileaks on March 20, 2009.
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    Google Blogoscoped

    Google Blogoscoped is a blog authored by Philipp Lenssen (born 1977) covering the search engine company Google since 2003. Blogoscoped reports mainly on product releases but also offers tips and tutorials and tracks any projects of the Mountain View, California company. While the blog concentrates on Google, it has a "Contains 80% Google" stamp, representing the fact that Lenssen also writes about other things that interest him including other search engines, web development, global affairs and even comic book characters. Lenssen, from Stuttgart, Germany, and co-editors Tony Ruscoe and Roger Browne have written the vast majority of the posts. Past co-bloggers include Colin Colehour, Terrence Gordon, Tadeusz Szewczyk, Mark Malseed, Justin Pfister, Seth Finkelstein, Brinke Guthrie, Ludwik Trammer and Ionut Alex. Chitu. The blog has an active forum which contains the comments on posts and helps its contributors to share hints on incoming Google products. Several well-known Googlers have participated to the discussions, including Matt Cutts, Kevin Fox, Adam Lasnik, Mihai Parparita and Pamela Fox. It is linked to from Google's official blog as part of the "What We're Reading" section.,
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    Mind Hacks

    Mind Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Using Your Brain is a book using cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related to aspects of the brain by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb. The book was published by O'Reilly in November 2004 as part of the O'Reilly Hacks series. It has since been published in more than 6 different languages. Mind Hacks is also an ongoing psychology and neuroscience blog that publishes daily news and commentary on mind and brain issues. It won a Scientific American Science and Technology Web Award in 2005 and was listed as a Top 30 science blog by The Times in 2010.
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    Political Wire

    • Focus: Politics
    Political Wire is a left leaning political blog based in the United States. It was founded in 1999 and published by Taegan Goddard /ˈteɪɡən/, a former policy adviser to U.S. Senator Donald Riegle and Governor Lowell Weicker, and the co-author of the political management book, You Won - Now What? In an interview with PR Week, Goddard described the site as "a place where you want to start your day and then return various times a day to find out what's going on in the world of politics... the people who read Political Wire tend to be the political insiders and political junkies, the lawmakers and their staffs, journalists, and people who make a living in the world of public affairs." Goddard is quoted in Making it in the Political Blogosphere on why he created the site: "I do it for the same people who, going back a dozen years, always wanted that political page. So, in a practical sense, it’s for people who’re very similar to me, who like politics to the same degree that I do and also enjoy it almost as a game. While some people might read the sports page first every day, there’s a whole group of people who read Political Wire first every day, because that’s something that gets them
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    The Dugout

    The Dugout, also known as "The Official Chat Room of Major League Baseball", is a parody website that satirizes various elements of Major League Baseball. Presented in the style of AOL Instant Messenger chat logs, Dugout pages depict conversations between two or more MLB personalities, often commenting on topical events in the game, news events, or general character arcs. The series' distinct (and often blue) humor has made it a hit with the blog community and younger fans, as well as more traditional baseball supporters. The Dugout has changed locations a few times, and is currently hosted on WithLeather. The Dugout began as a column posted in 2004 on the general humor site Progressive Boink, written in the style of ESPN writer Peter Gammons, that made fun of the debacle over whether Derek Jeter or the newly acquired Alex Rodriguez would play shortstop for the New York Yankees in the 2005 season. At the time, the chat parody was only a small part of the column, which spent most of its time displaying a The Sims-based situation where Jeter and Rodriguez were living together and possibly in a homosexual relationship. Positive feedback from readers encouraged Progressive Boink to
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    Post-traumatic stress disorder

    Post-traumatic stress disorder

    • Language: American English
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. This event may involve the threat of death to oneself or to someone else, or to one's own or someone else's physical, sexual, or psychological integrity, overwhelming the individual's ability to cope. As an effect of psychological trauma, PTSD is less frequent and more enduring than the more commonly seen post traumatic stress (also known as acute stress response). Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, and increased arousal—such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance. Formal diagnostic criteria (both DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10) require that the symptoms last more than one month and cause significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Posttraumatic stress disorder is classified as an anxiety disorder, characterized by aversive anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that develop after exposure to a psychologically traumatic
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    ArmchairGM

    ArmchairGM was a sports-forum and wiki site created by Dan Lewis, Aaron Wright, Robert Lefkowitz and David Pean. It was introduced to the public early in 2006. While the site was initially US-based, it sought to improve its links to sports associated with Britain in particular over its first year. From September 2010 to February 2011, Wikia began absorbing the site's encyclopedia articles and blanking all of its old blog entries, effectively discontinuing ArmchairGM in its original form. The site's main developer on the technological side was David Pean. While the site was based on the Mediawiki software used on Wikipedia, other features were developed, including an article-voting mechanism similar to Digg, blog-style comment forms with "thumbs up"/"thumbs down" user feedback, and the ability to write multiple types of posts (news, opinions, or "locker room" entries for general discussion). In late 2006, the site was bought by Wikia, a company founded by Jimmy Wales, for $2 million. After the purchase was made, Pean, Lewis, Lefkowitz, & Wright applied ArmchairGM's architecture to other Wikia sites. For Super Bowl XLI, the site made charity donations for every comment posted. The
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    Campus Progress

    • Focus: Politics
    Campus Progress, launched in February 2005, is an American non-profit organization that promotes progressive political and social policy through support for student activists and journalists on college campuses in the United States. Based at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., Campus Progress has an affiliated advocacy organization, Campus Progress Action. Campus Progress has programs in (1) journalism, (2) activism, and (3) events. In all three areas, Campus Progress has a national component and a local component. CampusProgress.org magazine CampusProgress.org is a web magazine written by young people, primarily focused on journalism, analysis, opinions, cartoons, videos, and organizing tools. Articles including reports on youth activism, reviews of films and music, and interviews with well-known people like Noam Chomsky, Barack Obama, Helen Thomas, Stephen Colbert, Margaret Cho, Larry David and Seymour Hersh. CampusProgress.org regularly profiles conservative leaders in its right-wing speakers bio section. Campus Progress distributes a print edition of its web magazine on college campuses and at events. Campus publications network Campus Progress supports
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    Digital journal

    Digital journal

    DigitalJournal.com is a "global digital media network with 40,000+ professional and citizen journalists, bloggers, photographers and freelancers in 200 countries around the world." ("Digital Journalists") Digital Journal started as a technology and gadget magazine in 1998 and evolved into a global citizen journalist news hub in 2006. DigitalJournal.com has seen significant growth since 2006 from word-of-mouth. The site offers a different approach to citizen journalism by being a content producer rather than link site such as Newsvine or Digg. The site is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The site is a full-fledged participatory news site like NowPublic or OhmyNews. DigitalJournal.com has two distinguishing factors from other citizen journalism initiatives: It shares advertising revenue with all Digital Journalists who report for the site and it has quality-control mechanisms in place to ensure content is accurate and well written, with the goal of creating trust from its readership. To contribute to DigitalJournal.com, citizen journalists must submit a sample of writing and demonstrate expertise to be approved first by Digital Journal's editorial board. The site is run like a
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    SciScoop

    • Focus: Science
    SciScoop is a community science blog. Any visitor can post science news stories to the site. Members then vote on whether submissions should be posted to the site's front page or the story archive. Once posted, visitors to the site can comment on individual stories or discuss the site in general in the Soapbox section (now renamed Site News). SciScoop also has a science newsfeed which is used by the Google search engine in its news pages. The SciScoop site is owned by science writer David Bradley. Although SciScoop closed its doors due to a lack of funding in March 30, 2005 , it recovered and continues to provide community driven science news and commentary.
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    DrugWarrant

    DrugWarRant is a website created by activist Peter Guither that specifically advocate the termination of War on Drugs in United States. It has a Bulletin Board System, a blog, and other functions, including a comprehensive guide to the Supreme Court case Gonzales v. Raich, a case dealing with medical marijuana and states' rights. The site caused controversy when, in 2004, Illinois Congressman Jerry Weller used the site's endorsement of his opponent Tari Renner in order to accuse him of supporting drug legalization. Renner denounced Weller's vicious negative campaign, and the site also gave a disclaimer. In 2006, when the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to assert a connection between illegal drugs and terrorism, the blog rebuked the Agency, saying the War on Drugs was actually causing worse crime and terrorism. Notably, the site features a list of "drug war victims", commemorating people who it says have died because of the excess of drug prohibition. The founder of DrugWarRant, Peter Guither, is currently an assistant to the dean of College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University.
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    Gizmodo

    Gizmodo ( /ɡɪzˈmoʊdoʊ/ giz-MOH-doh) is a technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton and is known for its up-to-date coverage of the technology industry, along with topics as broad as design, architecture, space, and science. The blog, launched in 2002, was originally edited by Peter Rojas, but he was recruited by Weblogs, Inc. to launch their similar technology blog Engadget. By mid-2004, Gizmodo and Gawker together were bringing in revenue of approximately $6,500 per month. In 2005, VNU and Gawker Media formed an alliance to republish Gizmodo across Europe, with VNU translating the content into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and adding local European-interest material. In April 2007, Allure Media launched Gizmodo Australia, under license from Gawker Media and incorporating additional Australian content. In November 2007, the Dutch magazine license was taken over by HUB Uitgevers. In September 2008, Gizmodo Brazil was launched with Portuguese content. In September 2011, Gizmodo UK was launched to cover British news. In February 2011, Gizmodo had a major redesign met with a strong dislike by
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    Allblog

    Allblog (Hangul: 올블로그) is a South Korean metablog site in the Korean language. As its name suggests, it aims to be a meta blog site connecting all blogs. It was started by Blogcocktail Corporation on 19 September 2004.
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    Http://webisee.com

    Http://webisee.com

    Web-I-See is an advertising-supported weblog updating you with latest technology tweaks, better productivity tips, free software, Cheap Voip deals and iPhone info.. It's motto is 'A better life from Internet' should be for everyone.

    Homepage http://webisee.com
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    Indibloggies

    Indibloggies is an annual blog-award website targeted at Indian Blogs and was started as a parody clique on the Bloggies. The site slogan says that it showcases the best of the Indian blogosphere. The website awards annually blogs written in English as well as Indicblogs (blogs written in Indian language scripts) authored by Indians and the Indian diaspora. The site was launched by an Indian blogger Debashish Chakrabarty as a fun venture, he felt that he wasn't able to read so many good blogs just because he never heard of them. Indibloggies blog was started at free hosting service from Blogger.com in 2003 with many few bloggers contributing with their awards. The Indibloggies website now operates from http://www.indibloggies.org and has an allied blog. Though the modus operandi has been different each year, the Indibloggies decides the winners in various award categories based on a mix of peer-review from a panel of jurors, public nominations and public voting. From 2005 onwards Indibloggies uses the social book marking site Del.icio.us to solicit category-wide public nominations.
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    LewRockwell.com

    LewRockwell.com

    • Focus: Politics
    LewRockwell.com (LRC) is a 501(c)(4) libertarian web magazine operated by Burton Blumert (publisher, died on March 30, 2009), Lew Rockwell (editor-in-chief), Eric Garris (webmaster), and others associated with the Center for Libertarian Studies (CLS); its motto is "anti-state, anti-war, pro-market". Rockwell has commented that off-point association with paleoconservatism has been an unfortunate association of the term "paleolibertarian". Andrew Napolitano in his book Lies the Government Told You has described LewRockwell.com as "the best monitor of government excess in America today," and Congressman Ron Paul has written that he "especially value[s]" the site. Closely associated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the site is known for advocating Austrian school economics and hard money policy, and opposition to war and imperialism. For instance, a Blumert article referred to criticisms of gold investors as "scurrilous" marginalization. Its writers also sometimes express positions on topics such as the global warming controversy. Polemics have been directed against police abuse of civil liberties. Occasional articles criticize Abraham Lincoln, usually in context of the libertarian
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    MemeStreams

    MemeStreams is an early social networking website, online community, and blog host that was established in 2001 by Industrial Memetics,. Created by Tom Cross and Nick Levay, the site is particularly popular among computer security professionals. Michael Lynn (Ciscogate), Virgil Griffith (Wikiscanner), Billy Hoffman (Ajax Security), and Dolemite (organizer of PhreakNIC) are all members of the site. Memestreams employs a reputation system.
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    Milblogging.com

    Milblogging.com is a portal that indexes military blogs worldwide. As of November 2007, Milblogging indexes over 1,800 military blogs in over 30 countries, including those written by troops deployed to the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Milblogging was founded by Jean-Paul Borda in 2005. Prior to Milblogging, Borda ran a military blog from Afghanistan while deployed with the Army National Guard during Operation Enduring Freedom. His original military blog "The National Guard Experience" was written as a means to stay in touch with family, friends and supporters while on deployment. Frustrated by a lack of media coverage on the positive accomplishments of the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan and wanting an easy way to find military blogs, Borda decided during his deployment to create an aggregator site of military-related blogs from around the world when he returned to the United States. The website launched in September 2005. The website quickly garnered attention from the media and bloggers. By the end of December 2005, the website had been featured in several major media publications, including the Army Times, Newsweek and the Washington Post. In September 2007, U.S.
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    ReadWriteWeb

    ReadWriteWeb (RWW) is a Web technology blog launched in 2003. RWW covers Web 2.0 and Web technology in general, and provides industry news, reviews, and analysis. Founded by Richard MacManus, Technorati ranked ReadWriteWeb at number 12 in its list of top 100 blogs worldwide, as of October 9, 2010. RWW was ranked #10 in the Techmeme leaderboards as of October 09, 2010. MacManus is based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, but the officers and writers of RWW work from diverse locations, including Portland, Oregon. Around September or October 2008, the New York Times technology section began syndicating RWW content online. RWW also has many international channels such as France, Spain, Brazil, and China. RWW was acquired by SAY Media in 2011.
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    Memepool

    Memepool is a multiple-author weblog, active from 1998, that lists links to interesting, obscure, weird, or funny items on the web along with a bit of commentary. Items often include multiple links with contents that conflict or comment on each other, similar to the sarcastic stylings of Suck.com. Memepool was founded in 1998 by Joshua Schachter and a number of the early contributors, making it one of the earliest weblogs. It was also one of the most popular early weblogs, with a reputation for strange and surprising links. It was maintained by Schachter and Jeff Smith. Schachter's links collected for Memepool were the predecessor of a project that later became del.icio.us. Unlike many weblogs, Memepool has no significant element of self-revelation by its authors. Memepool does not have a commenting system, but many of its links came from emailed submissions from readers. On March 26, 2012, Memepool had its first posting since April 21, 2008, marking the longest hiatus in the blog's history. Memepool has an Internet Relay Chat channel, irc.perl.org/#memepool.
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    Stile Project

    Stile Project is a website founded by writer and webmaster Jonathan Biderman who founded the site when he was in high school, and ran it for 12 years under the alias Jay Stile. Stile Project has grown into a large network of counter-culture, amateur adult entertainment and current-events sites, forums, and more, collectively called stileNET. On December 2, 2010, Stile announced that he had sold Stile Project. Stile Project won Webby Awards in 2000 for Weird site and People's Voice winner. Wired referred to Stileproject.com as a "shock site" in a 2001 article. The website assembled "vast visual libraries of any taboo or depravity that could be digitized." In the early 2000s, as "the Web's leading repository of crude filth – probably the most reliable source of tastelessness in the history of the Internet," its content was criticized for its shock value. Particularly, a video showing a Korean man killing, cooking, and eating a kitten was highly publicized and denounced by PETA, who sought a Federal investigation, which did not occur. Open-source software and porn were "memorialized in J. Stile's hoard of erotic Linux Slut images". As the site evolved, surviving purported webhost
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    Gulfsails

    Gulfsails is the name of a blog, written by Troy Gilbert, that documented the effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans following that disaster. In the early aftermath of the hurricane and the 2005 levee failures in Greater New Orleans, it was one of the few reliable communications links between the city and the rest of the world. Gulfsails was originally created for New Orleans Yacht Club members, ten days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Operating off of generator when power was lost, the operator provided a continuous stream of reports of what was actually happening, and through photographs, text messaging and audio feeds gave the outside a chance to see the looting and destruction firsthand before other media arrived. The Gulfsails blog quickly became a widely recognized and cited source from inside New Orleans, appearing in the New York Times, the Times Picayune, and MSNBC. Even after the media arrived, the Gulfsails blog was still commonly cited as a reference to the events ongoing in New Orleans. When a police-enforced evacuation of New Orleans was ordered by Mayor Ray Nagin, the operator of the blog continued to travel through many parts of the city, including by
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    Liberty and Power

    • Focus: Politics
    Liberty and Power is a group weblog established in 2003 and is part of the History News Network of the Center for History and New Media. The members share a libertarian or classical liberal perspective. They are primarily university professors and represent diverse fields. Past guest bloggers have included Nicholas Von Hoffman, a former 60 Minutes commentator. Most, but not all, of the members are critical of the Iraq war. Liberty and Power played an important role in shaping coverage of several news stories. For example, journalists Debra Pickett of the Chicago Sun-Times, Ellen Barry of the Los Angeles Times, and Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger quoted David T. Beito because of his entries on the Emmett Till case. Beito had conducted the first interviews in decades with Henry Lee Loggins, an alleged participant in the crime, and Willie Reed, a trial witness. Entries opposing the Academic Bill of Rights sparked a running debate on Liberty and Power with David Horowitz, the chief sponsor of the bill. They were also instrumental in two articles on the subject for the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. Notable contributors to Liberty and
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    Malaysia Today

    • Blogger: Raja petra kamarudin
    • Focus: News
    Malaysia Today is a popular Malaysian news blog. It is known for being critical of both the governing Barisan Nasional coalition and opposition parties such as the Democratic Action Party, Sarawak National Party, and Parti Keadilan Rakyat. Its founder and chief editor is Raja Petra Kamarudin, a former political detainee. However, ,it has lately leaned more towards opposition. Founded in August 2004, it has claimed that it has received almost 100 million hits since then, and alleges it has a readership larger than that of the New Straits Times, a major English language daily newspaper in Malaysia. According to The Star, Malaysia Today receives 1.5 million hits a day, and is one of the top ten political sites in Malaysia. The website is currently hosted in neighbouring Singapore. Malaysia Today was launched about two weeks before the release of Anwar Ibrahim from prison on September 2, 2004; Anwar was once Deputy Prime Minister, but fell from grace after his actions during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and was sacked by then Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. Anwar was imprisoned in 1998 after he was found guilty of charges of corruption and released in 2004. Raja Petra, who
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    Overheard in New York

    Overheard in New York is a humor blog, published by Michael Malice and S. Morgan Friedman, that documents snippets of conversation heard by passersby in New York City. The blog popularized the format, which was created by the Web site In Passing in 2000. Overheard in New York was originally edited by Michael Malice, later Jenny Weiss, and finally Kristina Ryan. Its current editors are Dave Barnette, Danielle Lindemann, Guillermo Rubens, and Murphy Scott. The source of the humor in each quote varies. Some are intentional witticisms on the part of their speaker, some are based on his or her apparent cluelessness (as with tourists or children), lack of common sense, or stupidity (as with Gothamites), and some seem to demonstrate symptoms of mental illness. Because submitters usually do not know the people they are quoting, they often use glib labels such as "suit on phone", "tourist", "hobo", or "drunk NYU chick". Overheard in New York has become well-known within the city, and a few of the quoted conversations mention their being likely to turn up on the Web site. Overheard in New York has expanded with a variety of "sister" Web sites, including Overheard in the Office, Overheard at
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    Crooks and Liars

    • Focus: Politics
    • Language: English Language
    Crooks and Liars is an American blog founded by John Amato. Journalist Tina Dupuy is the managing editor. Along with John Amato, frequent contributors include Nicole Belle, Logan Murphy, Mike Finnigan, David Neiwert, SilentPatriot, Fran Langum Susie Madrak, Nonny Mouse, Kenneth Quinnell, and Howie Klein. The blog first appeared on the Internet in August 2004. It was one of the first political blogs to feature vlogs (video blogs) causing Amato to be referred to as "The Vlogfather".. The site contains an audio and video archive of various political events, television, and radio shows. Originally it only retransmitted audio and video of these events; however, in late 2005 it began to cover breaking news stories and distribute their own original audio interviews. Along with a variety of clips from television news media, the site frequently features clips from cable programs such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series), and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Crooks and Liars received the "Best Video Blog" blog award at the Weblog Awards in 2006, and a "Best Weblog About Politics" at the 2008 Weblog
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    Gather

    Gather

    • Focus: Politics
    Gather or Gather.com is a social networking website designed to encourage interaction by discussion of various social, political and cultural topics. Its headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts. Rather than hosting their own images, Gather appears to just hotlink images from wikimedia for their articles. The website was founded in 2005 by Tom Gerace, an entrepreneur who previously founded the affiliate marketing company, Be Free. Gather has attracted investments and partnerships from media companies ranging from McGraw-Hill and Hearst Publications to American Public Media and a member of the McClatchy family. Starbucks chose Gather over other social networking sites because of its adult demographic. Lotus founder Jim Manzi was an early investor. Gather is one of very few 2007 startups to use television advertising. Quantcast reported that Gather has 4.5 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 4.4 million globally. Members receive their own subdomain, where they can publish articles and share comments. Also, members can create groups pertaining to their own efforts, or to any other topic. The most popular sections are those for breaking celebrity news, politics and
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    Power Line

    • Focus: Politics
    Power Line is an American political publication, providing news and commentary from a conservative point-of-view. It was originally written by three lawyers who attended Dartmouth College together: John H. Hinderaker, Scott W. Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff. Mirengoff left the blog shortly after writing a January, 2011 post on a Tucson memorial service honoring those who died as the result of shootings at a Gabrielle Giffords rally; in his post he criticized the inclusion of Native American rituals. The post was later removed, but days later Mirengoff left the blog, and in announcing his exit thanked Hinderaker, Johnson, and the readers for the opportunity of participating in the blog. When Mirengoff left the site, Hinderaker and Johnson recruited Steven Hayward to replace him. On Apr 20, 2012, Mirengoff rejoined the site, saying "My return to blogging coincides with my retirement from the practice of law. With all that extra time on my hands, I hope to be a better, more productive blogger this time around." The site is published by Publir, founded by Joe Malchow, another Dartmouth College graduate. The site gained wide recognition for its role in covering the Killian documents
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    Shrillblog

    • Focus: Politics
    Shrillblog is a weblog maintained primarily by J. Bradford DeLong, with input from Tyler Cowen, Andrew Northrup of The Poor Man, and others. It collects stories and articles about critics of what the authors perceive as fundamental dishonesty on the part of advocates of "conservative" policies in the Republican Party and the Bush administration. Many of the critics regard themselves as conservative, and disagree with characterization of the policies they assail as conservative. According to DeLong's personal report, the blog originated in a conversation among DeLong, Cowen, and Northrup regarding the use of the term "shrill" as a criticism of New York Times columnist and fellow academic economist Paul Krugman. The three believed at the time that the criticism originated in a National Review guest column by Peter Ferrara. It subsequently spread in the work of prominent bloggers such as Andrew Sullivan, to the point that it was mentioned in Nicholas Confessore's extensive Washington Monthly profile.
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    The Soxaholix

    The Soxaholix is a comic-based blog published by pseudonymous Hart Brachen (similar to heartbroken) for Boston Red Sox fans to discuss the team and other sports-related news. Occasionally during the television season the blog also discusses the television drama Lost. The site began just prior to the 2004 baseball season. The author references many different sources of classic literature, modern literature, television shows, popular culture, and internet culture through the characters' dialogue. The setting for the comic centers around a group of office co-workers in Boston and each daily strip focuses on the conversation of two of the characters in a back-and-forth manner similar to the comic Get your war on. Readership averaged 1,600 visitors per day in 2005 with sometimes as many as 12,000 readers in a single day. The site has been recognized by a number of prominent online award committees and sports websites for incisive wit and mix of high-brow as well as low-brow humor, including a 2005 article in The Wall Street Journal. It was also mentioned in the March 2, 2007 All Things Considered story concerning baseball fandom on NPR. Hart Brachen, a pseudonym to cover the author's
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    Balkinization

    • Focus: Politics
    Balkinization is a law blog focused on constitutional, First Amendment, and other civil liberties issues. The weblog was created in 2003 by Jack Balkin, a professor of U.S. constitutional law at Yale Law School. Balkinization has been critical of the Bush Administration's record on civil liberties issues in the Global War on Terror following 9/11. As of April 2010, the weblog has had approximately 5 million visitors since its creation. The Balkinization weblog has many contributors including:
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    Blog for America

    • Focus: Politics
    Blog for America was the title of the official Howard Dean campaign weblog from March 2003 to March, 2004. It was previously known as the Dean Call To Action blog, the first presidential campaign weblog, founded by Mathew Gross on March 15, 2003, but became BFA when it was rebuilt using Movable Type by Marc Chadwick and Mathew Gross. It is widely recognized as the first effective campaign blog, and is credited (along with the Howard Dean Meetup) with enabling a new paradigm for grassroots campaigning. Using the blog, Dean campaign members were able to effectively communicate with supporters, posting frequent updates on the candidate, his supporters, his organization, his views, and his detractors. The comments section of Blog for America was noted for high activity and loyalty, and was an effective means of self-organization for Dean's committed followers. The blog is also credited with powering the Dean campaign's impressive fundraising abilities during the 2004 Democratic presidential primary. However, the limits of the blog's effectiveness as a campaign tool were seen in Iowa and New Hampshire, where despite a large financial, media, and organizational head start, Dean made a
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    Retecool

    Retecool

    Retecool (English: Asscool) is a weblog/webmagazine that has existed since May 23, 2000. The initiator of this project is Hubert Roth (aka Reet). According to a survey by marketing blog MarketingFacts.nl, Retecool is currently the fourth largest weblog in the Netherlands. According to themselves the weblog is mainly visited by public aged between 24 and 44 years old. Retecool is a shock blog, similar to Geenstijl. Retecool made a breakthrough in the media on June 19, 2001 with an article related to webcam abuse by teenagers. Retecool made the national press often through its regular "Foto Fuck Friday" event, the modifying of photos related to a current event. An example of this relates to the new Dutch television channel Talpa. Many photo modifications with the new channel as topic were sent in. Talpa representative Maarten van Rooijen told De Telegraaf: "Sometimes it is funny, but there are references to terrorism and the Holocaust. We absolutely don't want to be associated with that." Talpa demanded that Retecool removed the photos within 24 hours of the website, which eventually happened. Another picture showed the face of the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water
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    ScienceBlogs

    • Focus: Science
    ScienceBlogs is an invitation-only blog network and virtual community. It was created by Seed Media Group in 2006 to enhance the public understanding of science. As of February 2009, ScienceBlogs hosted 75 blogs dedicated to various fields of research. Each blog has its own theme, specialty, and author(s) and is not subject to editorial control. Authors include active scientists working in industry, universities and medical schools as well as college professors, physicians, professional writers, graduate students, and post-docs. According to Technorati, as of 2007-07-07, ScienceBlogs had an "authority" of 9,581 and its number of inbound links ranks it 37th among blogs worldwide. As of 2008-03-14, Quantcast charts it as having over 1.1 million monthly unique visitors, 65% of whom are from the United States. ScienceBlogs was launched in January 2006 with 15 blogs on the network. For the launch blogs, Seed invited some of the best-known independent science bloggers and allowed them to blog about whichever subjects they wished. Revenue was generated through advertisements sold to companies who wished to attract "bright, curious consumers who buy products like automobiles, books,
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    Shakesville

    Shakesville

    • Focus: Politics
    Shakesville is an American political blog, publishing news and opinion from a progressive point of view. The site focuses on culture, politics, LGBT issues, and feminism. It was started in October 2004 by Melissa McEwan, who initially wrote under the pseudonym "Shakespeare's Sister," and gave the blog that eponymous name. Over time, more bloggers were added as contributors, and in 2007, the site was rebranded with its present name, in order to reflect the contributions from a diverse group of individuals. Shakesville has a number of different writers, posting on a wide variety of topics. In addition to posts on politics and culture, posts can cover anything from old YouTube clips to recipes.. As a result of its heterodox content, the site was named the 37th-most informative blog on the internet in a study by Carnegie-Mellon University.. Besides McEwan and her husband, Iain McEwan (who blogs under the pseudonym "Mr. Shakes"), there are 23 additional contributors to Shakesville. In 2007, the presidential campaign of John Edwards hired McEwan to serve as its netroots coordinator. At the same time, the campaign hired blogger Amanda Marcotte, the main writer at the weblog Pandagon, to
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    Hanzi Smatter

    Hanzi Smatter is a blog that is dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture, or Eihongo. It was started as a hobby of author Tian Tang in 2004. Most of the site's entries are photos of poorly done tattoos accompanied with often humorous and sarcastic commentaries. The site also features T-shirts and badly translated ad campaign slogans by Nike and McDonald's. Hanzi Smatter and its founder Tian have been featured in many publications including Washington Post, FHM, and Stuff. Although Hanzi Smatter's entries are often about poorly done tattoos, Tian does not have any personal objections to the practice of tattooing. Tian was interviewed by NPR's Robert Siegel on Jan. 12, 2006, and by Inked's Janet Tzou for the spring 2006 issue.
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    SensoryMetrics.com

    SensoryMetrics.com

    • Focus: User experience design
    SensoryMetrics: re-inventing the User eXperience Usability innovations for Wireless, Web, E-com, Workflow, VoIP, Mobile business…
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    The Black Skylark ZPed Music Player

    The Black Skylark ZPed Music Player

    • Blogger: Aberjhani
    • Focus: Music
    • Language: American English
    The Black Skylark ZPed Music is a multi-platform blog by Aberjhani devoted to an extended work exploring both healthy and negative relationships between creative artists of a certain type and those who follow them for either general entertainment or something more. This particular blog was established in late 2003 and first featured excerpts from works of fiction and poetry that dramatized its major themes and eventually gave birth to the novel Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World. It remains a showcase for ongoing Black Skylark ZPed projects but has since evolved to incorporate a variety of works, including fiction, poetry, articles, and books.
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    Cute Overload

    Cute Overload is a weblog featuring commentary, photos and videos related to various aspects of cuteness in animals. The site was created by Megan Frost. It is ranked #803 in the most influential English blog list compiled by Technorati, #16,387 in Alexa's "World Traffic Ranking" and, according to Quantcast, it receives an average of 33,700 visits per day. Cute Overload won the 2006 Webby Awards "People's Voice" honors in the blog category, the 2007 Bloggies for Best American Weblog, and the 2009 "Weblog Awards" winner as "Best Topical Weblog". The website features "Rules of Cuteness", an evolving list of characteristics of cuteness, several of which include the following:
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    Embuzzer

    embuzzer is an aggregator of content. The content is gathered from many music blogs around the world, covering all sorts of music ranging from independent to pop. The MP3 blog MP3 blogs are scanned for MP3 files, and the files are categorized based on their artist or genre. The aggregators itself don't create new content, which is a reason why many blog publishers are upset with their existence. However, they arrange it in a new way and - just like netvibes or snowflakes - make it more accessible for certain parts of audience. The importance and functionality of such tools will probably rise in time, as more content that's hard to reach is added. Right now, besides gathering and presenting the information in accessible way, the aggregators' second main advantage might be that they present trends of music being blogged about throughout the blogosphere. With addition of new tools and ways of visualizing these trends, aggregators might become trendwatchers in certain content categories, just like Technorati is within the general blogosphere.
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    Navigaweb.net

    Navigaweb.net

    • Blogger: Claudio Pomhey
    • Focus: Blog
    • Language: Italian Language
    Navigaweb.net is an Italian Language blog started in 2008 by Claudio Pomhey.
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    Nukleos.editthispage.com

    Nukleos.editthispage.com

    • Blogger: Wouter
    • Focus: Software Development
    • Language: English Language
    NUKLEOS WEBLOG is the longest running blog in Belgium, started in December 1999 and still up more than ten years later. Due to problems with the editthispage.com server, the blogger has started a migration to wordpress; you will be able to find all of his old posts - plus the new stuff - on http://nukleos.wordpress.com.
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    Overheard in Pittsburgh

    Overheard in Pittsburgh is a blog edited by Chris Griswold that publishes snippets of conversations overheard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that are submitted by readers. Griswold created the site in September 2005, using the format originated by the Web site In Passing in 2000. According to The Pittsburgh Metropolitan, the site became "wildly popular" and published more than 100 entries within three months. Overheard in Pittsburgh has been written about in the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In 2006, the Pittsburgh City Paper named Overheard in Pittsburgh the best Pittsburgh Web site, the result of the paper's annual reader poll. In discussing the site, the City Paper said Overheard in Pittsburgh represented the Pittsburghese word "nebby", which means "nosy," also a Pittsburgh tradition. Griswold tries to differentiate "Overheard in Pittsburgh" from similar sites by striving to reflect life in Pittsburgh as best as he can, rather than, as City Paper reporter Justin Hopper wrote, "[…] simply repeat stupid things people say […] with a classist or even mildly racist take like many 'overheard' blogs do." Also distinguishing Overheard in Pittsburgh from most
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    Kiwiblog

    Kiwiblog

    • Focus: Politics
    Kiwiblog is a New Zealand right-of-centre politics blog written by David Farrar. It is one of the most widely read blogs in New Zealand. The National Business Review has stated that "any realistic 'power list' produced in this country would include either Farrar or his fellow blogger and opinion leader Russell Brown." In August 2006, National Party leader Don Brash commented on the blog. The blog was created by Farrar in July 2003, on the instigation of then prominent New Zealand blogger Gordon King.
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    Blogstats

    Blogstats is not an official blog. Blogstats creates a network for dissemination professionals mainly of statistical institutions. It is a meeting point where colleagues from Statistical Organizations share their experiences, successes and failures, focus attention on (new) developments and stay informed in the vast domain of disseminating (statistical) information.
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    Deadspin

    Deadspin is a sports website owned by Gawker Media and was launched in September 2005. As of February 2010, the site had attracted over 462 million unique visitors and about 573 million page views. Deadspin's founding editor-in-chief was Will Leitch, author and a founding editor of the New York City-based culture website, "The Black Table." Leitch announced on June 5, 2008 that he would be leaving to take a position at New York magazine. He was replaced by A.J. Daulerio, former senior writer for the site. The current staff consists of editor Tommy Craggs, managing editor Tom Scocca, video/assignment editor Tim Burke, writers Barry Petchesky and Luke O'Brien, night editor Erik Malinowski, weekend editor Sean Newell, and contributing editor Drew Magary, along with a rotating group of regular contributors, interns and editorial assistants. The editorial tone is similar to that of its sister site Gawker.com: sarcastic, humorous and often critical of mainstream media personalities. The site posts commentaries, recaps, and previews of the major sports stories of the day, as well as sports-related anecdotes, rumors and YouTube videos. The site is also noted to have an extremely heavy New
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    Freebase Blog

    • Blogger: Metaweb Staff
    • Focus: Freebase
    • Language: American English
    Wanna know what's going on with the latest Freebase release? Curious what our staff developers and data modelers have to say about Freebase? Wanna know when a data mob is forming, when we're making appearances at conferences, or when the next Freebase User Group is meeting? Then you need to read the Freebase blog! Go to blog.freebase.com to check it out!
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    Gawker.com

    Gawker is a blog based in New York City that bills itself as "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip" and focuses on celebrities and the media industry. Founded in 2003, Gawker is the flagship blog for Nick Denton's Gawker Media. Gawker has created other blogs, including Defamer and Deadspin, covering sports. In 2012, the website changed its focus away from editorial content and toward what its new editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio called "traffic whoring" and "SEO bomb throws." Under Daulerio's tenure, items have included posting a private e-mail from NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to publisher Nick Denton, videos of babies farting, and whether or not certain entertainers are gay because they "look gay." Gawker was originally edited by Elizabeth Spiers, then by Choire Sicha, from August 2003 to August 2004. When Sicha became editorial director of Gawker Media in August 2004, Jessica Coen was hired to be the site editor. The editor position was split between two co-editors in 2005, and Coen was joined by guest editors from a variety of New York City-based blogs; Matt Haber was engaged as co-editor for several months, then Jesse Oxfeld joined for longer. In July
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    Low Latency Trading

    • Blogger: 29West
    • Focus: 29 West Product Set
    • Language: English Language
    Low latency trading refers to the network connections used by financial institutions to connect to stock exchanges and Electronic communication networks (ECNs) to execute financial transactions. With the spread of computerized trading, electronic trading now makes up 60% to 70% of the daily volume on the NYSE and algorithmic trading close to half of that. Trading using computers has developed to a point where millisecond improvements in network speeds offer a competitive advantage for financial institutions. A 1-millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year.
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    Police inspector blog

    The Police Inspector Blog is the most widely read police blog in the UK. With a readership nearing one million since 2006, the blog publishes a diverse range of diary entries from a UK police Inspector (US police Lieutenant) from a rural force in England. The blog has received widespread and positive reviews in the UK national media. The author, who remains anonymous to protect himself from action by the police internal affairs department, has raised awareness and supported a number of causes related to injured police officers, poor sentencing decisions after murder convictions and the slide into political correctness which has prevented British police officers from being effective crime fighters. Using the nom de plume Inspector Gadget, the author hosts a wide ranging discussion network via the comments section on the Blog for UK police officers and others to raise issues and question government interference in the criminal justice system. The independent publishers Monday Books have the publishing rights to any printed material in the UK and Europe, with the first book due in 2008. With the departure of PC David Copperfield to Canada and the effective end of the widely
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    The Catbirdseat

    The Catbirdseat is an mp3 blog written and curated by 'Ryan Catbird,' originally based out of Columbus, Ohio, now based out of New York City. The Catbirdseat is one of the earliest music blogs, alongside Fluxblog, Largeheartedboy, Chromewaves, and Said The Gramophone, but has managed to maintain an "under the radar" profile. The site began in May 2002 as a running list of Catbird's recommended albums, a streamable/downloadable mp3 mix, and a weekly long-form review. In September 2002, a 'News' section was added-- effectively the standard 'chronological entries' blog format. The 'News' section soon took over as the main focus of the site, with the Recommendations List becoming secondary. The monthly streamable/downloadable mp3 mix has continued since the site's inception, with a podcast version added when the format came about In late 2003, Catbirdseat created the infamous internet meme Hipster Bingo. In 2004, Catbird was interviewed for Benjamen Walker's "Blog Jockeys" report, along with Said The Gramophone, Fluxblog, and Fruits Of Chaos. However, Catbird's portion was cut before the piece aired. In September 2005, Catbirdseat spun off Catbird Records, a record label imprint of the
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    The Marmot's Hole

    The Marmot's Hole is a weblog by American writer Robert J Koehler dealing with Korean politics and society. It is believed to be the most widely-read English-language blog dealing with Korea-related topics. Because of this status, it is frequently used as a source for news stories about the expat community. In addition, many international sources turned to it for reaction after the 2006 North Korean nuclear test. The Marmot's Hole has also received attention from Korean media, notably on the occasion of its recommendation for Americans to thank South Korea for aid following Hurricane Katrina. The blog first gained media attention in 2004, with a Korea Times piece on expat blogs. The blog can serve as a good introduction to Korea, but the neutrality of the content is debatable.
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    The Sartorialist

    The Sartorialist

    The Sartorialist is a fashion blog by Scott Schuman in New York. After leaving a fashion sales position to take care of his daughter in 2005, he began carrying a digital camera around on the streets of New York City, taking pictures of people who had dressed in a way that caught his eye, and then posting them to his blog, sometimes with comments about what he'd found. He pioneered fashion photography in blog form. Schuman began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. He describes his philosophy as trying to echo how fashion designers looked at what they saw on the street: Schuman collaborated with numerous advertising campaigns: for The Gap and Verizon, with Kiehl’s on an exclusively commissioned product and campaign surrounding Father’s Day, Nespresso, DKNY Jeans, Gant, OVS, Crate & Barrel. Burberry, meanwhile, tapped Schuman to shoot the groundbreaking social media-cum-advertising “Art of the Trench” project . Schuman began getting other work from serious fashion publications. Condé Nast tapped him to do something similar during Fashion Week in Paris for its style.com website. He also regularly
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    AB Techno Blog

    AB Techno Blog

    • Blogger: Alex Bertolini
    • Focus: Tecnologia
    • Language: Italian Language
    Tecnologie, Strumenti e Servizi per un KnowHow creativo
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    Athletics Nation

    Athletics Nation (popularly known as AN to its users) is a sports blog focusing on the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The blog was founded by freelance writer Tyler Bleszinski (also known as "Blez") in 2003. Currently, Athletics Nation is part of the SB Nation network of sports blogs and has one of the highest traffic volumes of any non-political blog. Frustrated by a relative lack of media coverage of the Oakland A's and encouraged by Markos Moulitsas (of Daily Kos fame), Tyler Bleszinski founded Athletics Nation in November 2003. Bleszinski often viewed KNBR as a prime example of an anti-A's bias in the Northern California media. KNBR is a San Francisco radio station with a strong signal that could be heard up and down the West Coast. KNBR also happens to be a minority shareholder and radio flagship of the San Francisco Giants, the cross-bay rivals of the A's. In response to KNBR's perceived slant, he created Athletics Nation as an online bar "where everyone knows your name and where the swivel chair at your computer becomes a bar stool upon which we will pontificate and ruminate together." Athletics Nation attracted a following due to Bleszinski's ability to get interviews
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    BluegrassReport.org

    • Focus: Politics
    BluegrassReport.org is a defunct Democratic Party-oriented political blog that covered Kentucky politics, especially with regard to former Governor Ernie Fletcher (R), as well as state government in general and federal government officeholders representing the state. The blog, which further covers ongoing intra-party operations, political issues and scandals, was started in June 2005 by Democratic consultant Mark Nickolas, former campaign manager for both Speaker of the Kentucky House Jody Richards and U.S. House Rep. Ben Chandler's 2003 gubernatorial campaign. The blog, edited solely by Nickolas for most of its active period, described itself as "An Unfiltered and Candid Look at Politics, Politicians and the Media in Kentucky". The chief recipient of the blog's criticism was Governor Fletcher. Fletcher and many of his subordinates were indicted as part of the state's 2005-2006 merit system investigation, and this, in addition to other controversies surrounding the Fletcher administration, had become the focus of a large number of posts. Other major targets have been Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Lambert, Republican Senate President David L. Williams and former
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    Diabetes Mine

    Diabetes Mine

    Diabetes Mine is a Web 2.0 (Health 2.0) web log focused on issues related to diabetes. Written by Amy Tenderich, DiabetesMine offers news, analysis and opinions on issues that relate to the diabetes community. In addition, the author offers personal perspectives, experiences and observations, and encourages readers to do the same. Readers can contribute to DiabetesMine by submitting their personal stories of diagnosis and the challenges of living with diabetes. Partners and loved ones of people with diabetes can also participate in a section called “The Diabetic Partner Follies.” Updated almost daily, DiabetesMine is an online hub for the online diabetes community. Diabetes Mine has been mentioned a number of times in the media, including Business Week and Fox News. Amy Tenderich was diagnosed in May 2003 with type 1 diabetes while in her mid-thirties. Then a freelance journalist for the IT industry, she approached the subject of diabetes with a writer's curiosity. Amy is currently a part-time freelance writer and a full-time mom. A contributor on diabetes for HealthCentral.com and a monthly columnist for dLife, Amy has co-authored a book called "Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your
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    Fark.com

    Fark is a community website created by Drew Curtis that allows members to comment on a daily batch of news articles and other items from various websites. As of June 2009, the site boasts approximately four million unique visitors per month, which puts it among the top 100 English language websites. The site receives over 2,500 story submissions per day and approximately 100 of them are publicly displayed on the site, spread out over the main page and tabs (Entertainment, Sports, Geek, Politics and Business). The site is frequently used as a humorous source for news by radio stations, as well as most late night comedy shows. Founder Drew Curtis says the stories are selected without intentional political bias, but that he rather tries to run both far-left and far-right articles. Links are submitted by Fark members (collectively referred to as "Farkers"), which admins can approve ("greenlight") for posting on either the main page or one of the subsidiary tab pages. All links, whether approved or not, have associated threads where users can comment on the link. Greenlit links can generate upwards of 300,000 page views in one month for the recipient. This can generate such an enormous
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    GamePolitics.com

    • Focus: Politics
    GamePolitics.com is a blog about the politics of computer and video games started by freelance journalist Dennis McCauley. Frequent topics include video game legislation, the effects of media coverage on video games and gamer culture, and stories about high-profile critics and/or supporters of the industry. The activities of Jack Thompson, an activist against violence and/or sex in video games, are a common subject of discussion. Some important figures in the gaming field have also posted on the site, including IEMA founder Hal Halpin and attorney Tom Buscaglia, a defender of the gaming industry. Thompson occasionally posts comments as well. On October 25, 2006, it was announced that GamePolitics.com had become part of the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA). On September 14, 2009, it was announced that Dennis McCauley has stepped down as head editor for GamePolitics.com, and that Pete Gallagher (former Editor-in-Chief of ECA Today and GameDaily) will be taking the reins.
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    Green Bloggers

    • Focus: Politics
    Green Bloggers is a group of bloggers who share certain green and environmental values. It was created in September 2005 by Craig Cantin. Members of the Green Bloggers group maintain their own blogs, content from which is aggregated on both the main Green Bloggers website and on various nation-specific sections. Green Bloggers started out as a small group of supporters of the Green Party of Canada. During the 2006 federal election, a number of Green Party candidates used Green Bloggers to promote their candidacies. Within the Canadian political scene, Green Bloggers is now a source of political information alongside the four major political blogging groups - Progressive Bloggers, Blogging Tories, Liblogs, and New Democrats Online. A number of Green Bloggers are also Progressive Bloggers, because Progressive Bloggers are not affiliated with any single political group. Since the election, Green Bloggers has grown to include bloggers from other nations, including America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Some of the bloggers include Green Party candidates who have been elected in their constituencies. The scope of Green Bloggers has also been broadened to
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    Marginal Revolution

    Marginal Revolution

    Marginal Revolution is a blog focused on economics run by economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, both of whom teach at George Mason University. The blog's slogan is "Small steps toward a much better world." The site is updated daily and focuses on current events and newly released reports or books. The "small steps" advocated by the slogan are usually free market–based policies, ranging from new forms of property rights to following the results of behavioral economics studies. As of July 2005, Marginal Revolution had a BlogPulse rank of 88, the highest of any economics blog. Several of the blog's postings by Cowen were revised and published together in the 2007 book Discover Your Inner Economist. Some articles follow common themes, including "Markets in Everything", which is news about offbeat and nontraditional goods or services that are traded; "Area fact of the day," or "Culture that is 'Country'"which covers surprising news about a given city or country; since the global financial crisis began "The Countercyclical Asset", which records products and services that thrive in a recession; "What I've Been Reading", a list of books the author has read recently, with a short review
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    MyDD

    • Focus: Politics
    MyDD is a collaborative politically progressive American politics blog. It was established by Jerome Armstrong in 2001. Its name was originally short for "My Due Diligence." In January 2006, the name was changed to "My Direct Democracy" as part of a site redesign, with the new tagline "Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics." All of the authors of the blog, who currently include Armstrong, Jonathan Singer, Josh Orton, Charles Lemos, Nathan Empsall, and pseudonym authors desmoinesdemocrat, Senate Guru, Texas Nate, and Jason support the Democratic Party. The first Dean grassroots web site was created at MyDD in April 2002. In early 2003, Joe Trippi learned of Meetup through Armstrong and MyDD. Armstrong shut down MyDD in 2003 to work on Howard Dean's presidential campaign. After lying dormant for a year, MyDD was re-launched with the Scoop blogging platform in March 2004, with blogger Chris Bowers. MyDD was instrumental in online campaigning and organizing of grassroots action to elect Howard Dean as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in January, 2005, with "the pro-Dean site MyDD.com, which served as a key clearinghouse of information about the race." Several early
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    Popsugar

    PopSugar.com is Sugar Publishing's celebrity news and gossip site. Founded in March 2005, the site is based in San Francisco, California. PopSugar is the flagship site for the Sugar Network, which now includes nine additional sites. PopSugar was originally edited by Lisa Sugar, who created the site. After being credited with running some of the first photos of Renée Zellweger's surprise marriage to Kenny Chesney, the site's popularity began to grow. Upon the formation of Sugar Publishing, Lisa Sugar became the company's editor-in-chief and several anonymous editors were hired to edit the site. In January 2007, Molly Goodson, the founder and editor of Mollygood, announced she was leaving her namesake site to join PopSugar. PopSugar publishes between 25 to 28 posts daily, Monday through Friday, and includes links to other Sugar Network sites. A handful of new stories are posted on weekends. The site's content features celebrity news and interviews, candid photos and magazine photos hoots, event recaps, "Pop on the Street" video comments, daily features such as polls, and highlights of other gossip blogs/sites.
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    Propeller.com

    Propeller was a social news aggregator operated by AOL-Netscape. It was similar to Digg; users could vote for which stories are to be included on the front page and could comment on them as well. As of October 1, 2010, Propeller ceased to be active. The Chief Architect of the site was Brian Alvey and the lead developer of the site was Alex Rudloff. It was maintained by Weblogs, Inc. CEO Jason Calacanis until he left AOL in November 2006. The current director is Tom Drapeau. Netscape's market share had been declining for over a year at the time of the change-over. Propeller was hosted on the Netscape.com domain from June 2006 to September 2007 when it was replaced by the AOL Netscape generic portal. The previous version of Propeller was released to mixed reactions. Some users liked that they had more participation ability while others found the pages to be harder to navigate and not as structured. Soon after the release of the new site, a story entitled "Netscape's Blunder" was the top rated story. Propeller has several "anchors", currently led by James Marcus, who work on maintaining the site and featuring stories in the "anchor picks" box on the home page. This creates a slightly
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    RedState

    • Focus: Politics
    RedState is a neoconservative American political blog. The site is currently a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, Inc., a conservative publishing house which also owns Regnery Publishing and the weekly magazine Human Events. Erick Erickson is the Chairman of the Board and Managing Editor of Redstate, and Dan McLaughlin, Victoria Gardner Coates, and Mike Krempasky are on the Board of Directors. At the time of the purchase, Eagle Publishing agreed to let RedState maintain its editorial constructs as a collaborative blog. According to Erick Erickson, RedState is conservative in the primaries and Republican in general elections. It was the first major blog to endorse Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Doug Hoffman. Its front page is written largely by volunteer contributors. The site's manager, Erick Erickson, is a regular contributor on CNN. RedState was originally founded in 2004 as a 527 group by conservative bloggers Joshua Treviño, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky. In March 2006, co-founder Domenech was hired as a blogger by the Washington Post Online, but came under criticism for alleged plagiarism in some of his prior writings during college. At the end of his first week,
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    RSS相关

    • Blogger: 抽筋儿
    • Focus: RSS
    • Language: Chinese language
    A blog writting in Chinese .The main topic is about the RSS Application and toturial .
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    Soul Sides

    Soul Sides

    Soul-Sides.com is a mp3 blog written and curated by Oliver Wang. Oliver Wang is a music journalist, sociology professor and DJ. He has been writing on pop music, culture, and politics since 1994 on publications including NPR, Vibe, Wax Poetics, Oakland Tribune, Village Voice, SF Bay Guardian, URB, LA Weekly, Scratch and Minneapolis City Pages. He also has edited and co-authored the book Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide with Peter Shapiro and David Toop among others. Founded in 2001, it was initially only a reviews site, and progressively introduced mp3 archives featuring soul, funk, jazz, Latin, hip-hop and other groove-related music. Wang has also made two compilations for Zealous Records: Soul Sides Volume One and Soul Sides Volume Two. Oliver also runs Poplicks with Junichi Semitsu. USA Today, Reuters, Le Monde, Morning News, Daily Camera, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Guardian among others have featured articles about Soul Sides.
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    TagliaBlog

    • Blogger: Davide "Tagliaerbe" Pozzi
    • Focus: Internet Marketing
    • Language: Italian Language
    TagliaBlog is an italian blog about SEO, SEM, advertising and web marketing. URL: http://blog.tagliaerbe.com
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    TechCrunch

    • Blogger: Michael Arrington
    • Focus: Technology
    TechCrunch is a web publication that offers technology news and analysis, as well as profiles of startup companies, products, and websites. It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, and was first published on June 11, 2005. The website's Technorati rank is 4, and is 4th in the Info/Tech category. As of April 10, 2012 (2012 -04-10), it has over 1,628,000 RSS feed subscribers as measured by tracking company FeedBurner. On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL announced that it would acquire TechCrunch for $25 million. TechCrunch is now affiliated with several other websites, commonly referred to as The TechCrunch Network. These include: The following were earlier separate websites but have now been merged into the TechCrunch main website: The organization held a live event, the TechCrunch50, on September 8–10, 2008 in San Francisco, California and again on September 14–15, 2009; in 2010, the event was canceled. TechCrunch also runs The Europas awards and is a founding host of The Crunchies. Furthermore TechCrunch organises various one day events, i.e. TechCrunch London and twice per year the TechCrunch Disrupt event. TechCrunch also
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    The Panda's Thumb

    • Focus: Science
    The Panda's Thumb is a weblog on the creation-evolution controversy from a mainstream scientific perspective. In 2006, Nature listed it as one of the top five science blogs. It is written by multiple contributors, including Wesley R. Elsberry, Paul R. Gross, Nick Matzke, PZ Myers and Mark Perakh, many of who also have complementary weblogs at ScienceBlogs. The blog takes its name from The Panda's Thumb, the pub of the virtual University of Ediacara, which is named after the book of the same name by Stephen Jay Gould, which in turn takes its title from the essay "The Panda's Peculiar Thumb", which discusses the Panda's sesamoid bone, an example of convergent evolution. Early in the blog's operation, it was involved in controversy regarding a book by Francis Beckwith. This book defends the teaching of Intelligent Design in schools. Lawrence VanDyke published a note in the Harvard Law Review, praising the book. Brian Leiter wrote a scathing criticism of this note on his blog. A response to Leiter's blog post appeared in the National Review Online, criticizing Leiter and reaffirming support for Beckwith's book. This response was written by Hunter Baker, who was identified as a
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    Violent Acres

    • Language: English Language
    Violent Acres is a personal website, or blog, written by an anonymous apparently female author, "V". The site was opened in October 2006 and mostly consists of personal stories including anecdotes and horror stories about the author's abusive mother, childhood relationships, a teenage marriage and divorce, her current volunteering activities, and her past problems with consumer debt which she took drastic measures to get out of. Whilst the author claims to be a woman, there has been speculation among readers as to whether she may actually be a man. The author has stated that she has no intention of ever revealing her identity. The content of the site give the impression that the author is a married woman in her early 30s, with stepchildren and a dog. The website attracted instant controversy when it was first opened in 2006, as the author wrote satirical posts making fun of the children of some "mommybloggers" (i.e. mothers who blog about the antics of their young children) such as Heather Armstrong or Dooce, as well as the authors of Amalah.com and Sweetney.com. Violent Acres gained popularity and notoriety - in the form of a rapid increase in traffic - thanks to such
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    Wonkette

    • Focus: Politics
    Wonkette is a left-leaning American online magazine of topical satire and political gossip, established in 2004 by Gawker Media and founding editor Ana Marie Cox, and edited by Rebecca Schoenkopf since 2012. Prominent U.S. political bloggers including Juli Weiner, Jim Newell and Alex Pareene established their careers at Wonkette. Current editors include Kirsten Boyd Johnson, formerly of The Onion and the Associated Press, and Liz Colville, formerly of The Hairpin. Wonkette details the goings-on of the political establishment in Washington, DC and the U.S. Taking a sarcastic tone, the site focuses heavily on humorous breaking news, rumors, and the downfall of the powerful. It also deals with serious matters of politics and policy. While liberal in outlook, the site is critical of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The name of the site is a play on the slang word wonk, meaning a 'zealous student of political policy', adding the feminine ending to best describe founding editor Cox. Wonkette makes frequent targets of mainstream media outlets like CNN, The Washington Post and Politico, when they are perceived as missing opportunities for substantive political analysis by
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