Every couple of years, Wired, the New York Times or some random tech pundit declares that blogging is dead. Most recently, the NYT said that blogging was dead because the young are switching to Twitter – as if they were interchangeable. Stats from Nielsen, though, show the number of blogs growing at a steady pace [...]
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Developer Kyle Graham has released a new plugin for WordPress, called VoicePress. The plugin adds a microphone button to the WordPress editor, letting you dictate your blog posts. You can see a demo of VoicePress in action above. VoicePress is in the early stages. It is in beta and only works in Chrome browsers. The beta [...]
Pew Internet has a new report out today, Generations 2010, that looks at Americans’ daily use of the Internet. While some of the findings are just what you’d expect [more young people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices like phones and laptops? Gee!], other results of the study were somewhat unexpected. Following up on [...]
Research firm Nielsen reports that social media & blogs are now the top online activities: Americans spend nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs, up from 15.8 percent just a year ago (43 percent increase) according to new research released today from The Nielsen Company. The research revealed that [...]
Matt Mullenweg today announced the release of WordPress 3.0, the latest version of the popular blogging application, dubbed Thelonious: Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard). Major new features [...]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know about Gizmodo‘s stolen-phone scoop on the 4th generation Apple iPhone. Gizmodo paid an unnamed source $5,000 for the stolen phone, and, in exchange, got the biggest Apple scoop in many years. They found that the new Apple iPhone features: Front-facing video chat camera Improved regular [...]
Google CEO Eric Schmidt trashed bloggers in a speech at the American Society of News Editors conference in Washington, DC today, saying: We’re not in the news business, and I’m not here to tell you how to run a newspaper. We are computer scientists. And trust me, if we were in charge of the news, [...]
WordPress.com – the popular free blog hosting service – went offline today, taking with it popular sites like TechCrunch, GigaOm and 9.2 million other blogs. The site was down close to two hours. No official announcement has been made on the cause for the outage. WordPress.com is the 19th most popular site in the world, [...]
Six Apart today announced the release of Movable Type 5. Movable Type 5 is puts more emphasis on whole-site publishing, starting with publishing a website and then adding blogs. New and improved features in MT5 include: A new user dashboard for both the website and blogs. This makes it easy for authors, editors, designers and [...]
When it comes to podcasting as a medium, I’m a true believer.
No, it never exploded the way microblogging or social networks have, but the number of podcasts, the adoption of podcasting by mainstream media, and the number of listeners continues to grow incrementally, not to mention general public awareness of the medium.