StreamLine :: How Blogs Work in 7 Easy Pieces has a nice diagram that explains blogs and pings. This is coutesy of Seb’s Open Research (Note: blog now disappeared). What is missing is how the blogspammers find you and spam your comments.
BBC Arts – Books – Christmas Cracker – Stale Pudding is a site about Christmas Crackers as collections of readings. My father used to get personally printed Christmas Crackers books which contained the most wonderful collection of excerpts of readings. Blogs (at least the good ones) bring that tradition to the net.
audblog : sounding out is a service for which you play that allows you to add to your blog audio entries entered from a phone (anywhere.) For $3 a month you can record from a phone up to 12 four minute audio blog entries a month. The audio (I think) is stored on their server, but the system enters a blog entry in your blog if it is supported. (Movable Type is!)
Continue reading Audio Blogs: audblog
BlogBinders.com (Turn your blog into reality) is a company that will (for a fee) print and bind a blog. Could this be used for Christmas Cracker-like chapbooks? Could one write a thesis this way?
Shrook 2 – RSS and Atom for Mac OS X is a cool aggregator tool for surfing your feeds. Works with a free account from shrook.com.
Have you found that your bogs are getting spam comments? My blogs are getting a trickle of comments for products. Here is a discussion of how to deal with it if you use Movable Type. Learning Movable Type: Concerning Spam. I am trying the approach of forcing spammers to preview their comments. Lets see if that works. Sorry for the inconvenience.
How can we use streaming media? Most uses of streaming media are remediations of existing video like trailers online or streamed lectures. Who is trying to find a way to use streaming media in an original way?
Adrian Miles has a VOG or Video Blog (see videoblog::vog 2.0) that “is not streaming video” yet uses the technology in an appropriate way. (I would say his VOG is new streaming media, as opposed to remediated video.) Check out how he theorizes it.
Continue reading VOG: Video Blogs
How can a blog be used for research? Matt has started a journal on slashdot for his thesis project to experiment with developing a project through a blog. In my mind this is a great way to conduct open and sustained research. See Journal of ptolemu (322917).