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