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January 09 2005
Sunday
News and screws
Jackie Danicki • Blogs & Blogging • News 
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Lots of juicy goodness over at Jeff Jarvis’s BuzzMachine. First, Jeff gets hassled by Jason Calacanis, who has been keeping a close watch on the ratio of props that Jeff gives his blogs versus the props that Jeff gives Nick Denton’s blogs. Yawn. But the glimpse at Jeff’s email exchange with Jason provides some entertainment.

Second, Jeff points to Micah Sifry’s project to compile a directory of bloggers who concentrate on state and local politics in the US. Wonderful stuff, showing that blogging is also excellent for network building and information exchange on a local (and hyperlocal) level as well as at the national and global level. But I find myself disturbed by the lack of permalinks on Micah’s site. It looks like they’ve been deliberately disabled. What’s going on, Micah?

Finally, Jeff highlights the launch of a new vlogging (video blogging) tool, Vlog It. Recalling his personal experience using Vlog It’s predecessor, Visual Communicator, Jeff says:

I said way back then that the Visual Communicator folks were missing the boat by not targeting bloggers. It took them two years to wake up but now here is a vlogging tool.

I suspect this is one of many companies who will wake up this year and realise that they’re missing a trick by ignoring bloggers. Long may the trend continue.

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