Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

WordPress 3.2 Released – Design Refresh

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

This is good news for those of us who write blogs … but probably a non-event for non-bloggers.

Two WordPress releases in short time, that puts some pressure on system administrators and website owners. That is, if you update your blogs as soon as the updates come out, and not weeks afterwards. WordPress 3.2 is not a security update, which means that webmasters have more time to update their blogs to the new version, as it is not something that they must do right away to protect it from hackers and exploits.


Blog from your desktop with GNOME Blog

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This sounds like an interesting tool for bloggers …

With my on-going search for making my life ever-easier, I have turned to using smaller applications to keep my readers and fans informed. This can get to be an overwhelming problem when you are tweeting, facebooking, blogging, and – oh yeah – writing. So instead of adding to my already-large collection of tabs in Chromium Browser, I have found smaller tools that are one-trick ponies that tackle the task at hand with simplicity and speed.


Twitter Goes Down and World Falls Silent

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The internet has sped up and changed the evolution of our culture in so many ways; just five years ago, there was no such thing as Twitter, yet now it’s a major cultural force that apparently, we can’t live without.

Once the news hits Twitter, it’s alive, but Facebook doesn’t feel like the place where news is made

The other evening Facebook followed the First Rule of IT support – turn it off and on again. On Thursday, it was having such huge problems with its network that the only solution, as Robert Johnson, its director of software engineering, explained on Friday morning, was “turning off the site”.

Wow. Half a billion people suddenly unable to access the biggest social network in the world.


Dozens of blogs shut in China

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Let’s hope that this kind of internet censorship never comes to the USA …

Chinese micro-blogging sites appear to have become the latest target of Beijing’s internet police

Dozens of blogs by some of China’s most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down in an apparent crackdown.

The move comes amid unexplained changes to popular Twitter-like websites that have users worried the government is trying to restrict them, too. One microblog site is down for maintenance, and the other three now show a “beta” tag as if they are in testing, though they have been operating for months.


Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hmmm, this seems to contradict those stories that claim that blogging is on its way out …

Squarespace, a hosted content service that competes with companies such as WordPress (see disclosure below) has closed a $38-million financing round from two leading technology VCs — Accel Partners and Index Ventures — that will give the seven-year-old company a significant warchest and some substantial backing in the battle for digital-publishing market share. Representatives from both venture funds will join Squarespace’s newly created board of directors, along with Jonathan Klein, the founder and CEO of Getty Images.


Reports of bloggings death have been greatly exaggerated

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The alleged “death of blogging” makes for an appealing story title, yet new blogs still seem to pop up all the time …

Blogging is not on the way out – it’s just that other social media have taken over many of its functions

A report last month in the Economist tells us that “blogging is dying” as more and more bloggers abandon the form for its cousins: the tweet, the Facebook Wall, the Digg.