Tag: Blogging

26Jun

le Blog de Tour. Not so much.

le Tour de France starts the first stage on 5th of July from Brest to Plumelec. For the first time since 1967, there will be no prologue to begin the battle.

Today, a good week before it all begins, I was trying to find a way to incorporate news and results from the tour into my daily blogging routines. However, I discoverd that the official le Tour de France site is a over-commercialized and somewhat daft site without any feeds or free content for the fans.

So the greatest bicycle race on the planet didn’t bother facilitating anything for those of us who would gladly spend some spare time promoting the darn thing through our blogs? Nothing. No embeded content available. I can blog about it, sure. But I’ll have to send you over to the official site to see maps, illustration, pictures and videos. And I don’t want to do that.

Now, how cool wouldn’t it be to have a le Tour de France WordPress Widget together with embeded live and recorded video and perhaps everything embeded in a open Google Map. Instead we have to settle for this?

22Apr

BBC launches citizen journalism plattform in Russia

The BBC will connect bloggers and citizen journalists with it’s own news service in Russia through the blogging plattform LiveJournal. Bloggers will post blogs and comments to the BBC Russia stories, and the BBC will then republish elements from the bloggers with it’s own news.

It’s interesting to see how british and US media expands into blogs and social media channels, and how norwegian media does not. Now, why is that?

The BBC says in it’s press release:

The joint global project, Live Report provides a unique platform for the Russian-speaking blogging community. It connects bloggers with the BBC Russian website, bbcrussian.com, via Russia’s largest blogging platform, LiveJournal.

21Apr

Impressive BBC Blog Network

While norwegian news media struggle with blogging and what to do with it, the BBC have launched a new plattform on which all 57 or so BBC blogs are awailable.

And the goal is clear:

Our biggest challenge over the next few months will be to reflect and engage with the millions of you who are already having conversations about the BBC online, about the stories and issues we cover. This site is a really small step. It’s only a list after all. More to come.

It’s slightly more impressive than the norwegian NRK, with it’s one blog NRK Beta. Conversation with readers is not so hard, you just have to engage in it.

17Apr

Pirater blir bloggere

Gjengen bak The Pirate Bay har lansert en egen vertstjeneste for blogger – Baywords – hvor fokus er på ytringsfrihet og frie tøyler i forhold til bruk og lenking til opphavsrettslig beskyttet materiale.  På nettsiden heter det:

Mange blogger legges ned eller fjernes på grunn av innholdet. Vi kommer ikke til å gjøre det. Vårt mål er å beskytte ytringsfriheten. Så lenge du ikke bryter svensk lov, så vil vi beskytte bloggen din.

16Apr

Blogging fra Facebook?

Nå kan du publisere innhold fra Facebook og ut til din blogg. Hittil har ditt sosiale innhold på nett stort sett gått inn i Facebook, mens du ikke har kunnet få det ut med samme eleganse på andre plattformer- fra Facebook.

Programvareselskapet Six Apart har lansert BlogIt, et gratis redigerings- og publiseringsverktøy overfor Facebook-brukere. Den lar deg lage blogposter fra Facebook og publisere de på ulike bloggtjenester og kanaler utenfor, som Blogger, Twitter, WordPress og flere andre.

Oppdatert:

BlogItDet var min sann ikke mye å skryte av. Du kan publisere via den, men det er begrenset til ingenting hva du får gjort av innstillinger og redigering, tags og kategorier i postene. Og da må man jo inn i bloggene allikevel for å fikset det hele – og dermed blir det jo mye ekstra arbeid for det som skulle bli enklere.

15Apr

Death by blogging? No thanks.

I read the NYT article last weekend about bloggers dropping stone cold and dead on their keyboards from stress and lack of sleep and real life activities. Like many of you I smiled, shrugged my shoulders and went on to read the rest of my unread items in my Google Reader. The silent mornings with readings and hot coffee before the kids wake up are priceless.

Oh yeah. Cause come monday morning I was rushed to the hospital with an acute heart condition, resulting in blocking of two of the coronary arteries, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as they call it at Ullevål hospital.

Oh yeah, I’ve changed my life since then. I’ve stopped smoking and startet running in the woods for an hour a day. Food is no longer what it used to be,  and I’am determined never to have to cut my life short again. I mean, I can always reboot my Microsoft infested PC.  Worst case scenario is buying a Macintosh, which would probably be the best case scenario – both for the computer and my dodgy heart.

The heart still beating inside my chest is another matter entirely. It will only run on native OS, this old train wreck of a body. Time for maintenance.

12Mar

Se! Generalen blogger.

En ren tilfeldighet gjorde at jeg oppdaget at generalinspektør for Hæren, generalmajor Robert Mood, er en blogger. Vel, en “blogger” i allefall. Siden 2006 har Mood med ujevne mellomrom skrevet smått og stort i sin “GIHs weblogg“. Mens han i begynnelsen skrev smått og stort fra det daglige liv i forsvar og privatliv, har han det siste året endret sine skriverier fra å være små personlig betraktninger til mer omfattende og offentlig godkjente avleveringer.

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4Mar

Blogging – et rop om hjelp?

At bloggere er intelligente og sosialt godt tilpassede mennesker har vi vel mer bare antatt en stund. Men det er alltid godt å få ens egne antakelser og holdninger bekreftet av forskning. Ved Swinburne University of Technology mener de å kunne dokumentere at bloggere er mer tilfredse med eget sosiale liv enn mennesker som ikke bruker tiden på blogging.

Forskningen forteller imidlertid at endel bloggende nybegynnere har et dårligere sosialt utgangspunkt, og at bloggingen således må antas å være et “rop om hjelp”. Ja, vi kjenner jo alle en slik en, men vi nevner ikke navn.

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