How many times did I learn from my blogger friends that I was the one who inspired them to be bold and brave in uncovering their real identity and/ or putting up their pics on the web? That’s a very risky thing to do, but admirable for their being personal and sincere. This tech virus […]
In just another demonstration of how blogs can change the course of human opinion worldwide, bloggers have exposed that Sony/BMG is actually installing rootkits–a form of malware–in systems where some of its audio CDs are played. Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals, who originally discovered the rootkit, wrote an analysis of how certain Sony/BMG discs implement a […]
So you want to download Pope Benedict XVI into your iPod?
A survey of by the Pew Internet and American Life Project showed that one in five 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States have their own blogs. The Associated Press reported that “the survey also found that older school-age girls with online access were most likely to keep a blog.” “Blogging for teens is about […]
Subject: re: Lessons in Spanish A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. “House,” for instance, is feminine: ”la casa.” ”Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz.” A student asked, ”What gender is ‘computer’?” Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the […]
With blogs estimated at over 10 million and growing, there certainly is need for a search engine. Poynter, an online journalism resource, reviews the best blog tools on the web and says the google blog search is the “fastest of any of the blog searches…and does the best job of returning posts that are right […]
Veteran publisher Jason Calacanis of Weblogs, Inc. talks about how their publishing consortium of 100 independent bloggers who publish over 1,000 blog posts a week grew blog ad revenues with Google Adsense from $200 to P$3,000 a day. Article found via cyberjournalist.net.
Forbes has written a scathing attack on the blogosphere, calling web logs as the “prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective.” The article by Dan Lyons said blogs started as online diaries but later became the “ultimate vehicle for brand-bashing, personal attacks, political extremism and smear campaigns.” […]
Filipinos pray for love, money via text messages. Salvation is now just a text message away for Filipinos. Prayers for lotto wins, jobs in Canada and even boyfriends have been flooding a Philippine Catholic Church project allowing Filipinos to send their petitions via text messages from their cellular phones. The petitions sent to the “Text […]
Phishing is a type of online fraud where the perpetrators attempt to acquire personal, financial, and/or other account information (such as user IDs, passwords, credit card numbers, PINs, etc.) from unsuspecting victims. This type of fraud is typically initiated by sending an unsolicited but official-looking email claiming to be from a reputable company, such as […]