Amit Varma, a journalist and blogger at India Uncut, has won the prestigious Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The Prize recognizes journalists whose writings wittily and eloquently explain, promote and defend the principles of the free society, including property rights, free markets and the rule of law.
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John Dvorak on Microsoft Facebook deal – $300 a head for what are essentially bloggers, duds, poor students and hangers-on. What are these people constantly buying that makes them worth that much?
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Blogs – especially the big-name brands such as TechCrunch, Gawker, GigaOm, Boing Boing, and the Huffington Post – appear to have attractive business models. They reach large, loyal audiences, they’re fairly cheap to run, and they can be lucrative.
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Nelson Minar who works with the Google Web API team raises a good point – “Anyone talking to media knows that telling a journalist something “off the record” means you’re telling them so they know it.
Indian Bloggers are turning their popular blogs into printed books. You can either approach a book publisher or visit a print on demand service like LULU to self publish books from PDF or Word Documents.
Internal linking is a practice among bloggers where you place a link on a word like, say, Google, but instead of actually linking to Google you link to another page on your own blog about Google.
When you click the name of some company on TechCrunch blog, you are very likely* to be transported to some internal web page that it not the official website but aggregates all the posts ever published on TechCrunch about that start-up.
BNET – Rather than carefully read every sentence, people reading online tend to scan sentences and paragraphs.
For China’s 162 million Web users, surfing the Internet can be like running an obstacle course with blocked Web sites, partial search results, and posts disappearing at every turn.
AdSense publishers have no way to find if the numbers displayed in the Google Control panel are real or not.
I’m talking to you Engadget, and you Valleywag, and you Techcrunch, and you Techdirt.
HP blogs are written by a variety of employees at different levels and positions in the company, so you can expect many viewpoints.
Ahmed – Self-Promotion is something most of us are uncomfortable with – and it’s not just the prospect of ‘selling’ that turns us off, in reality its insecurity (cleverly dressed as modesty) that holds us back.
Typically, blogs consist of little editorials written by the blogger about the subjects that concern him with links to the writing that he likes or dislikes on those subjects.
Forbes – Some critics have also accused Google of unfairly banning innocent publishers accused of click fraud.