OnBeing a different sort of video blog

If you could care less why someone became a nun or what really irritates a YUPPIE, then stop reading. If you love listening to stories and enjoy the quirks of your fellow human being, then you might be as charmed and fascinated as I was by the OnBeing web site hosted by the Washington Post. I love this concept.  Instead of a video blog of one person, this blog features stories and snippets that put…

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Are blogs dying?

Paul Coglan of News Limited’s news.com.au team recently wrote a blog post asking Why are blogs dying?.  In it, he cited examples of what he felt were “good” blogs and two blogs he thought were “bad” as well as citing reports that the number of new blogs appearing were down. I think Coglan is wrong in trying to judge what constitutes a “good” blog.  By his definition, only a blog that is well-written and/or that other people…

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Comedy Central: unfunny and old fashioned

I am a big fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Living overseas and getting my news from reasonably unbiased sources (SBS and the BBC), the Daily Show reminds me of Boston Globe op ed pieces with a laugh track. I am not, however, a big fan of Comedy Central. Like so many large providers, the organisation’s IP model is so mired down in old ways of thinking that its about as hip as…

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Learning to fly

This has been quite a week.  I’ve created a new wardrobe for myself, completely changed my hair and body, fell in the ocean fully clothed, walked through rock and scored a free house that I had to get rid of because I got trapped in it due to building it up against a cliff and blocking the door.  Oh, and I’ve been learning to fly.  That’s just in my Second Life.

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