Several Israeli bloggers, including Yael K.’s Step By Step, report that if you access the Ahmadenijad blog from an Israeli IP address the site sends you a little gift, a cyberattack in the form of a virus or trojan.
There is a gap opening. Far more dangerous than the rich / poor divide, more insipid even than the cultural iron curtain that is the Watford gap service station, this chasm is the divide between Geeks and Luddites.
Reuven Proença interviews the UK comms director for Opus Dei (as in the 'institution' from the Da Vinci Code) for his PR dissertation on the topic of Opus Dei's PR master plan. Hope we get to see the finished article.
Many of this year's choices are shining examples of Web 2.0: next-generation sites offering dynamic new ways to inform and entertain, sites with cutting-edge tools to create, consume, share or discuss all manners of media, from blog posts to video clips.
AOL has purchased a developer of Web-based chat and other communications technologies as the company seeks to expand the reach of its popular AIM instant-messaging service and its ad-supported offerings like video clips.
The Blogosphere is beginning a fightback against the Belgian authorities and it's started HERE
on the National Review Corner Blog. If the Belgian government is
allowed to harrass bloggers in this way, God alone knows what is in
store for Mr G Fawkes.
For the UK equivalent, I recomment you read through the recent activity at the blog of ex-MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson. He is publicising his battle, which has been well documented by the media, through his blog. He regularly share with us facts such as his computer being confiscated, receiving threatening letters, etc. Read more about him here.
UPDATE - Richard Tomlinsons blog has been taken offline. Not clear as to whether big brother did it, or whether Richard hasn't updated the blog for a while. But I have his archives saved in my feed reader, and there was no announcement that Richard was to go offline. Anybody know more details?
Dietgirl is Shauna Reid's online alter ego, whose tales from the scales have taken a nation with a growing obsession with blogging by storm. Since her "fat blog" diary hit the screen in 2001, Reid has kept a global fanbase gripped by her epic journey.
Bobbie Johnson's encounter with his 10 year old sister on IM and email got him thinking about how presence will change the way people communicate, with the next generation that demands immediacy through IM and SMS.
“ARE YOU IN THIS CHAT ROOM?” she shouted. “WHERE ARE YOU?”
send back a note explaining this was email, and that I couldn’t respond
straight away as if I was in an instant messaging conversation with
her. She demands immediacy, but email doesn’t give her that.
The 'networked generation' stories created by Ofcom in the media last week stated the bleeding obvious if you ask me, unless you never encounter young people or the technology people use. When I'm not out I've got the laptop on wifi, with broadband vids and music, IM and RSS open, with the TV in the background, the paper next to me, and by Blackberry and phone on the side. But where Bobbie's sister is different is with her 'I don't get it' perception of email over IM. Can this be said about her generation as a whole? How will this affect business when the next generation of tech savvy kids comes through to the workplace?