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Topix, Roboblogger Open Up Local News

Topix, which is majority owned by traditional newspaper companies, is pushing to promote citizen journalism:

US Govt Asks Google Maps Why They Now Show New Orleans Pre Katrina

Looks like the guys and girls running the US government raised a good point about Google Maps. A congressional subcommittee sent a letter to Google asking them to explain why they are not accurately portraying New Orleans in Google Maps. Apparently Google Maps is using old images which shows an active, robust city that was not destroyed by a hurricane and is still trying to recover.

The Official Blogging Code of Conduct

Influential people asked for a blogging code of conduct. Without further adieu: 1. MY Blogging Code of Conduct is THE OFFICIAL code of conduct. If you blog you must link to it. 2. The reason you are not on the A list is because your blog is no good. And never will be. 3. If you wouldn't do it if your mother was watching you then make sure she can't find it. 4. Love Google and anything furry. 5. Ads are evil, unless they are on my blog, and integrated so heavily that you can't find content. 6. If you want to know what to write about, read my blog to find good writing. 7. If you still have any questions ask somebody who cares.

The Wall Street Journal Publishes Advertorials

A growing publishing trend is to make ads not look like ads, or presell the ads value on the trusted content site. The WSJ is hosting advertising content for UPS:

Is Google Putting Scrapers on Notice

A recent post over on the webmaster central blog seems to be hinting Google is getting ready to start doing something about scraping

USA Today Adds Social Crap

Lots of buzz about USA Today's recent redesign that allows comments, user voting, and profile pages.

Changes to Royalty Rules to Kill Online Radio?

The Radio and Internet Newsletter features a breakdown of Friday's decision by the CRB.

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has announced its decision on Internet radio royalty rates, rejecting all of the arguments made by Webcasters and instead adopting the "per play" rate proposal put forth by SoundExchange(a digital music fee collection body created by the RIAA).

Matt and the Cloak of Confusion

Matt Cutts made a post earlier this weekend about cloaking, trying to clear up some confusion about the issue A quick word about cloaking

IBM to Syndicate Google Gadgets

IBM announced that they are going to integrate Google Gadgets into their corporate intranets:

Syndicating Book Content

Random House and HarperCollins are both creating technologies that allow webmasters to embed portions of a book inside web pages.

May have hit the content Mother Lode

Well, maybe not the Mother Lode, but certainly the possibility of a rich vein worth prospecting. A well-liked sub-department of the US Government writes, for the lack of a better description, lifestyle stories that relate to their duties. (Yes, there is at least ONE well-like sub-department within the US gov though, admittedly, it may be the only one.)

.xxx domains- what is your point of view?

whether you are for them or against them, they really stir up conversation. I actually think that .xxx would be a good thing. the religous right and profitable xxx .coms say otherwise.

i do not think that legally they could force xxx .coms to move. however, the new tld would be the biggest tld only behind .com. it would help organize the web better, create jobs and commerce. it would help people block the entire domain- either by companies or parents.

ESPN Buys 4 Year Old Sports Blog

ESPN has recently bought TrueHoop.com, a personal blog about basketball.

"The various executives and editors at ESPN have been nice enough to make clear, even in writing, that they aren't interested in monkeying in any profound way with the way things happen here. (The changes are along the lines of not swearing, and not linking to porn. Not big concessions for me.) It will continue to look more or less like what you are looking at right now. I'll be sitting at the same desk, doing the same work.

Google Loses Copyright Case

Google violated the copyright of a Belgian newspaper by posting extracts of their stories on Google News without permission, according to a Belgian court.

This judgement upholds an earlier ruling in Brussels, which required Google to remove Belgium's French and German-language newspapers from Google News.

"Google cannot claim exception under copyright law," according to the Belgian court.

Is the Weblogs Empire Starting to Crumble

Back in October of 2005 Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc for 20 Million to AOL. Now eighteen months later we see at least 7 Weblogs Inc blogs close up shop, and post no more. Perhaps the most interesting similarity that most of these virtual closings happend between January 30 and February 6th. Has the Blogging Bubble started to pop or is AOL just consolidating and cutting the dead wood ? Epitaphs below:

How to: Convert Diggers

With all the buzz on the uselessness (or not) of a Digging, Chris Garrett has a timely article about how to actually convert transient Digg traffic into something useful.

Google Running Sony & BMG Video Ads

I guess the easiest way to leverage content owned by others is to have a partnership to syndicate their content with ads:

US Government Wants US Bloggers to Register

Legislation has been proposed in US Congress to enact a law requiring US bloggers with 500+ readers to register with Congress. Via GrassRootsFreedom.com:

Engadget Gets 10 Million Page Views about the iPhone

While I was griping about Engadget clogging my feedreader all week they were busy getting some major traffic from the Apple iPhone this week Techcrunch

Jason Calacanis, the former CEO of Engadget’s parent company, Weblogs, Inc., told me earlier today that the site had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when they covered the iPhone announcement - ten times their normal traffic of a million or so page views per day.

Shoemoney in the New York Times

Fellow TW editor Shoemoney gets a mention and a link drop in The New York Times - The Lazy Top 10 Anything