Posts from June 2, 2004

Wiki wish

Wiki wish

: I wish someone would put up a wiki for the collective blogosphere to fact-check, fisk, confirm — whatever — Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 now that it’s set to be released this month.

Assvertising

Assvertising

: Rent your rear.

Vote Al Jazeera

Vote Al Jazeera

: Blogging from the World Editors Forum quotes Hazem Saghieh, editor of Al Hayat in London:

Al Jazeera “has partly replaced and taken over the role of political parties in the Middle East. Al Jazeera is the most influential party in the Arabic World”, he said. This development has been helped by technological advances and the decline of traditional political parties in the region, Saghieh explained. “Al Jazeera claims that US military destroyed its offices in Kabul and Baghdad and an Al Jazeera correspondent in Madrid was accused of having helped Arabic terrorists. That is typical for a political party”, Saghieh said.

Revenge of the youth

xangalogo.gifRevenge of the youth

: A letter writer in my town’s local, fuddy-duddy, weekly newspaper went onto Xanga to see what these kids today are up to and came back shouting there’s trouble, right here in River City! It starts with B and ends with G and rhymes with, uh, agog!

But thanks to the wonders of online interactivity, the kids fought back. [Link via my son; I’m not including names of kids, schools, or towns in this.] First, the letter writer:

What is wrong with today

New Kurdish blog

New Kurdish blog

: Here’s a new Kurdish blog from Iran by Medya Ghazizadeh and, best of all, lots of photos.