Posts from October 29, 2003

The blog capital of the world

cafeblog.jpgThe blog capital of the world
: New Yorkers and San Franciscans are known to debate whose city is the blog capital of the world.

They’re all wrong.

It’s Tehran.

Hoder reports the opening of a Cafe Blog in Tehran — not just an Internet cafe but a blog cafe! Hoder didn’t just start a weblog revolution in Iran, he started a weblog industry. Photos from the opening here.

I’m not sure if there is any Cafe for bloggers in other cities, but there is one in Tehran. Actually it’s recently opened in a northern area of Tehran and Ive heard that it’s quite popular among Tehranian bloggers. It’s called Cafe Blog and based on the website, they held some basic technical workshops for their members….

I wish I could have a trip to Iran this year. But it’s too dangerous these days.

Well, after the revolution, when it’s safe to go, bring back a T-shirt, willya?

Whereabouts

Whereabouts
: I’m at a two-day confab and stuck on dial-up so I’ll be blogging when connected….

Post-online newspaper

Post-online newspaper
: Steve Outing outlines his post-online newspaper vision here. I put the start of my vision here.

Two bits on audience

Two bits on audience
: I just saw (thanks to Lost Remote) that Reese Schonfeld, a cable news pioneer from CNN, has a blog — Me And Ted — and in it, I find two noteworthy observations:

:First, on the audience for FoxNews:

Meandted.com readers may recall that I have wondered from whence the FoxNews viewers come.

I finally have an answer; it is uncorroborated and single source. I have not checked it out with FoxNews. My source is an occasional consultant to NewsAmerica, FoxNews

Case closed

Case closed
: Detective Jay Rosen gets the Times Siegal Report back online.