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Yahoo Shuts Down Four Entertainment Blogs

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
Yahoo

Yahoo has shut down The Projector, The Set, The Amplifier and The Famous, four blogs covering television, movie, music and celebrity topics, respectively. The blogs announced the news on their Twitter accounts, adding that “other blogs” will be shut down as well. “As was just announced, Yahoo has decided to let @YahooProjector...

This Korean firm is serving news topped with insight from the blogosphere

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
This Korean firm is serving news topped with insight from the blogosphere

Blogging is huge in South Korea, where most of the population go online everyday — through their phone, tablet device or personal computer — and local firm TNM is very much a major player in the space. Strong community The startup has built a 300 blogger strong platform of news and analysis based on partnering with some of the country’s...

The PR Pro’s Guide to Blogging

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
The PR Pro’s Guide to Blogging

The Social PR Guide Series is supported by Mynewsdesk. Our online newsroom makes it easier to exchange news with key influencers, reach top of search engines and automatically update your social media channels. Lots of companies benefit from having a blog. For some, it’s a friendly, accessible way to say hi to devoted fans, curious...

Judge Hits Blogger With $2.5 Million Charge for Not Being a Journalist

by Dan - on Dec 20th 2011 - No Comments

In a case that’s sending a frightening message to the blogger community, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that a blogger must pay $2.5 million to an investment firm she wrote about — because she isn’t a real journalist.

As reported by Seattle Weekly, Judge Marco A. Hernandez said Crystal Cox, who runs several blogs, wasn’t entitled to the protections afforded to journalists — specifically, Oregon’s media shield law for sources — because she (more…)

Kim Jong-il’s Death Spawns Odd New Meme

by Dan - on Dec 11th 2011 - 1 Comment
Kim Jong-il meme

In the world of memes, now is apparently never too soonto instigate some laughs at the expense of someone’s death. Shortly after Kim Jong-il’s death was announced Sunday, the web swung into action, dishing out not only the usual news stories and tweets but also an odd second-generation meme. A Tumblr blog called Kim Jong-un Looking...