by Jeff Jarvis
Support for Iraqi bloggers
: Tom Villars has successfully transferred the first tip-jar contributions to an Iraqi blogger. That is big news. It took incredible fortitude from Tom to figure this out. He is willing and eager to help other Iraqi bloggers. I urge all my friends there to sign up; there are plenty of readers around the world who are eager to help your good work. Details here.
The 16th minute
: After Rex Hammock blogged his visit to the White House, he got tons of media and blog attention and the flowers and flak that come with it. Now he reports on his reaction. Go read his latest posts. He continues to invite us all into his experience and it’s a kick to be there. This was Rex’ goal and he succeeded at it masterfully: “I did feel like (and while some of you will get this, non-bloggers will think it ridiculous) I had an obligation to other bloggers to record as much of my personal point-of-view of the experience as I could. I know we all disagree on where we stand on the issues and how we perceive President Bush, but I felt even his detractors would appreciate a blogger-version of the experience.”
If it’s not linked, does it exist?
: Terry Teachout has a good piece on the necessary ethics of linking. But he first makes an important point about the future of media and the necessity of links: We depend on our blog friends to find the good stuff for us and if they don’t, we aren’t likely to read it.