Forbes attacks blogs, bloggers

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.”

Lyons added in his article:

It’s not easy to fight back: Often a bashing victim can’t even figure out who his attacker is. No target is too mighty, or too obscure, for this new and virulent strain of oratory.

Here’s what top bloggers think of the Forbes article.

Pinoys text petitions, prayers

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 Mary” project are forwarded for inclusion in the intention of daily Masses held in churches in Manila and in prayers of Carmelite nuns, the INQ7 reported.

Filipinos have also been downloading novenas and daily prayers from the Text Mary server by simply texting a keyword.
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