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Published: 2006-09-15T10:47:18+10:00


J Student blogs at NYT


In a fascinating experiment NYT columnist Nicholas D. Kristof has selected a J student Casey Parks to travel with him throughout Africa and write about their experiences on a blog. Unfortunately this great little experiment is behind the Times Select...

Blogs on TV


Interesting post by Donna Bogatin about blogging taking a starring role in a new police investigation series USA networks Psych. What is think is even more interesting is the fact that Gus (played by West Wing's Dule Hill) the sidekick...

Blogs at Sydney Uni take off


Found an interesting article from the Australian's Higher Education supplement about Sydney University's embrace of blogging. It's bizarre that the most traditional of universities would be the first university in Australia to set up a campus wide blogging project. In...

Publish your homework


Doing a search for resources on e-portfolios I stumbled across this gem from Pete Hubbard We do need to harness all of the creative energy that is now at the hands of our students (with access.) I say this in...

Katie Couric to blog?


USA Today's Peter Johnson reports that Katie Couric's new contract with CBS includes a commitment to a “daily, regular presence”. Current NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams already contributes a regular blog to NBC's site and the ABC co-anchors do...



Dave Sifry at Technorati has just posted their latest quarterly “State of the Blogsphere” report: In summary: * Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs * The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months * It is now over...

Urban Blogging


Interesting article in the NYT about urban activism around a Brooklyn real estate project that has found a focus in the blogsphere. The Atlantic Yards project, a vast residential, commercial and arena development near Downtown Brooklyn, has come in for...

Student's grow-up with blogs


Dennis Jerz' blogging project at Seton Hill is the subject of a good profile in the Pitsburg Post Gazette, which he gleefully pointed out to Kairos readers. The anecdotal piece raises a number of key issues about blogging and higher...

Blog as place and genre


Excellent piece in Kairos on “Blogging Places”. Tim Lindgren explores a range of new place blogs that are primarily concerned with locality and ecology as distinct from the global or purely personal approach of much of the blogsphere. Some unrepresentative...

Bigger than Jesus


Any article that begins: “How big are blogs? Bigger than Jesus. Bigger than sex” sounds like it's going to be yet another blogsploitation spiel. However Daniel Rubin's article in the Philadelphia Inquirer is a pretty good summary of major blogging...