Posts from July 8, 2004

Let’s play Whom Do You Trust?

Let’s play Whom Do You Trust?

: Go read these two posts by Glenn Reynolds showing why we should and do trust Iraqi bloggers more than major media covering Iraq. And read this from Iraqi blogger Omar:

It seems that some people in the major media still think they

A picture is worth a thousand censored words

A picture is worth a thousand censored words

: The mullahs have blocked even Hossein Derkhshan’s photoblog.

Times puffery

Times puffery

: Can’t believe the puff piece The Times gave to Amplify, a service that lets you cut and paste pieces of sites onto a proprietary page format and share it. First, this has been tried a half-dozen times before with absolutely no success; no mention of that. Second, this is an invitation to violating copyright: People can copy pieces of your site and call it theirs. This, from reading The Times story, it appears that the elements aren’t actually stored on the “amp” but are direct-linked (that is, if you put a popular photo on your site, these amps, it seems, call the photo from your server without going to your page with your name and brand and advertising and so you get all the bandwidth costs and none of the glory).

Naive editing.

If Circuits editors read Rafat Ali and Steve Rubel, they would have at least provided a few “buts” in the story.

Terror alerts become terror yawns

Terror alerts become terror yawns

: CNN on air is harping on Tom Ridge’s announcement that terrorists might strike before the elections. But there’s no news in that. Nothing new. No specifics. Just another maybe with a low credibility alert.

Blogging the convention, followup

Blogging the convention, followup

: I still want to see a complete list of the bloggers who got credentials to the convention (and those who did not). This is an issue of skewing coverage: Imagine of the Democrats tried to keep FoxNews out; it’s just as bad keeping a right-wing blogger out. I want to see all perspectives.

Michele left the troubling news in the comments below that Command Post didn’t get credentialed and that’s shocking and just dumb, for it is the best citizens’ news weblog out there.

More updates in the comments here.

Come on, DNC: Cough up the lists.

: UPDATE: Kevin Aylward at Wizbang reports that two bloggers were disinvited from the convention. Bill at INDC Journal writes about his disinvite here. And John Tabin writes about his here.

Come on, DNC, this is the age of transparency. Show up the other guys by not only inviting bloggers but by not being afraid to invite bloggers who may dare to disagree.

DNC: Reinvite them.

: UPDATE: Susan Mernit reports these folks are in:

Dave Weinberger and Aldon Hynes are among the bloggers who have been credentialed by the DNC–and they will be blogging the convention. Dave Winer , Jay Rosen, Taegan Goddard and Kos are going as well.

: UPDATE: Jay Rosen has a letter from the DNC saying it was all logistics, not leanings: They accepted too many bloggers and then had to reject some. I don’t buy it. The equation is quite simple: We have this much room; we’re going to invite this many. Transparency, folks, transparency.

: CyberJournalist is keeping a list of those going. I also want to see a list of those turned away.

: UPDATE: Some useful convention notes from Aaron Bailey, who’s putting together a convention aggregator and who reports there’ll be no wi-fi on the floor because TV interferes.