I’ve-been-out-sick, gotta-catch-up-fast, quick-hits-on-steroids edition (no drug-testing in the blog world, thank god.)
- The guy behind the Hillary Clinton/1984 parody ad, initially anonymous, is outed as a Blue State Digital employee (oops), is fired because of the fallout, and defends himself to the world. Does he have a past as a dirty trickster?
- Hillary courts the blogs; gets snubbed. Perhaps she can try citizen-generated media to compensate…on second thought, maybe not.
- Getting in on the ‘Mobile’ Internet. Nice intro from venerable how-to site Webreference.
- The Post covers online politics: Online Firms Boot Up for Political Campaigns, but Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed (maybe video’s better when some random guy does it?).
- What [He] Learned At The Blogger Ethics Panel. Blogger ethics oxymoron or dangerous trend?
- Fired Attorney Documents Crowdsourced. The collective “intelligence” of the Interweb goes to work. Via DIA.
- Online Sympathy ahead of Edwards Announcement, proving that the ‘net CAN actually be sincere (on rare occasions).
- MySpace Seeks to Make An “Impact”, Launches New Political Channel. In the process, MySpace sends me into anaphylactic shock by using the word “impact” to refer to something other than a physical collision (“Nurse, get me 20 cc’s of epenephrine, stat! Can’t you see that this man’s dangerously allergic to bureaucratic-speak?”).
- Politics Online Conference highlights and analysis from the Bivings Report, as Jeff Jarvis reports from the conference’s web team discussion.
- How Google Blog Search Ranks Results. Ethically, one hopes. Via Micropersuasion.
- Two ReelPopBlog finds: Ask a Republican (“We never got the opportunity to serve [in the military], but many of the sons of our housekeepers do…”). And, all bow before the King! Ron Jeremy to host new tech vlog at Heavy.com.
- What I’ve learned about donor management. A Ha-Hoa Dang suggestionTM.
- Will the Right Develop a Netroots Equivalent? “Since the beginning, conservative blogging has been marked more by punditry than activism…and most are content to keep on doing just that.”
- Online game to look at something not-so-funny: “World Without Oil is the first major project to invite the Internet’s staggering collective intelligence and imagination to address a real world problem: a realistic global oil shock.” A tip from my NET colleague Monica Walters.
- GoogTube Buying Ads on Political Names. “Try outbidding Google for your own brand name…”
- Vogue’s Anna Wintour hates the word “blog” (and I don’t blame her while we’re at it, how about using “writer” instead of “blogger?”).
- The best places to find video art online. The art-criticism intro is a bit long, but the resources are good if you’re interested in this sort of thing.
- A video I’m glad is satire (or is it?). Waterboarding advice, suggested by Jeff Swanson. Now THIS is video art!