e-zine using wordpress

September 17, 2007

I’m going to add this to my e-zine list, but I think this e-zine template for wordpress looks really good.

I do wonder about the pre-publishing and issue creation, though. One of the advantages of pacercms is that I can create the issues prior to publication. I do think draft posts could accomplish some of that, but…

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5000 resources to do just about anything online

September 9, 2007

5000 resources to do just about anything online

I love mashable and I can’t possibly summarize everything in this article, but if you are looking for new things to do with your blog/website, or just to have a little fun on the ‘net, do take a look. You can find things such as 30 widgets for a wordpress blog, 70+ podcasting tools, 12+ twitter tools, etc. Lots and lots of wordpress stuff. 😉


the internet crashes! (humor)

July 21, 2007

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

oh, I just couldn’t stop laughing! excellent.


archiving the internet your way

February 19, 2007

Okay, I love the wayback machine. I love the internet archive.
…and here is a new contender to field, a website offering archiving of websites, etc (files on the internet) which allows for simple tagging.

www.archive-it.org

A real-time example, North Carolina State Govt Web site collection:
www.archive-it.org/collections/194



some kind of new stuff from yahoo…

February 13, 2007

yahoo pipes (rss feed & aggregator)
http://pipes.yahoo.com/

and 360 which seems set to take on umm. myspace(? facebook?)
http://360.yahoo.com/

…and then there is new aol video website which also has taken the place of the wonderful multimedia search engine, singing fish. From what I’ve read elsewhere, singingfish was purchased by aol in 2003, but they have just recently taken down the whole site.


more on myspace

May 23, 2006

myspace and other online social networking things are kind of interesting, ya know? Although blogs/journals have an aspect of social networking, especially with the use of feeds, comments, and blogrolling/links tools, social networking online really started to take off with six degrees. The Six degrees community was loosely based on the kevin bacon game which is loosely based on the play six degrees of separation which is loosely based upon the theory of Small World Phenomon which was developed by Stanley Milgram. Basically, the everybody is related theory. 😉 Six degrees the community was online from ’97 to 2001 and sold for 120$ million US. Yes, million. Following the success of six degrees, Friendster (2002), LinkedIn, and finally myspace (2003). After what sounds like a falling out at Friendster over people posting pet info, dogster.com and catster.com started as offshoot of friendster.

Developing sort of at the same time but with a slightly different scope (online publishing vs. social networking) was the blog: xanga (1996), LiveJournal (1998), blogger(1999), Diaryland(1999).

I’m not sure I really like myspace, mostly because it seems so juvenile in a lot of ways. I was part of six degrees and friendster and I even participated in a six degrees study a few years ago which was very interesting. Basically, you were given the name of someone else in the study, and you had to try to find a way to send a message (predetermined from the researcher so that we all had the same message) without direct contact. You could only use friends, aquaintances, etc. and it all had to be done via email. I do not know if my message every made it to my intended target, I know that whoever had my name never got their message to me. Of course, when you take into account how many people actually vote, or do community service, or anything to better the world in anyway, well… the fact that the messages ended up in limbo, is probably to be expected.

Anyhow, a few interesting/odd things about myspace:
Teen posts suicide note on myspace

MySpace Celebrities
more about myspace as a culture

the myspace generation

social networking blog
wikipedia: six degrees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SixDegrees.com
wikipedia: six degrees of separation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation
dogster
http://www.dogster.com/