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Archive for June, 2004

Suffering from Blogger´s Arm

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

As you might have noticed I have not blogger lately. For two reasons, one is I am on vacation and then will be studying Spanish at a university. In trying to get ready for the vacation I was at the computer almost nonstop doing all kinds of things including blogging.
Suddenly while at the computer [...]

Weblog upgrade

Monday, June 28th, 2004

We’ve upgraded our version of Movable Type (weblog software) to 3.0.

It has some new features that will take some time for us to learn.
One that we’re excited about is Comments… allowing people to attach comments to individual blog posts like this one that other people can then read… and which can’t be easily abused by [...]

City Hall bloggers

Monday, June 21st, 2004

Eden Praire, MN, a large suburb in the Twin Cities, now has two city hall bloggers:

City Manager Scott Neal (The Blog from City Hall) and Police Chief Dan Carlson (Chief Blogger).
I don’t know of any other city or county in the country that has either its chief executive or its chief law enforcement officer [...]

Time Magazine Article Examines Relationship of News & Blogs

Friday, June 18th, 2004

In this week’s Time magazine, Lev Grossman offers an interesting take on the fact that audiences are gravitating to blogs to get their news, at least in part, because of their opinionated nature. The article (Meet Joe Blog: Why are more and more people getting their news from amateur websites called blogs?) highlights [...]

Hyperlocal blogging of a breaking news event

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Len posted last week about the frequent blogging I did during three days of rising river water in the small town of Northfield, Minnesota where I live.
I’ve included some of the comments we received from local citizens in the extended entry below.
I think our experiment ‘worked’ in part because it provided coverage of a [...]