Fighting Against the Death of the Open Web

From time to time I grouse about how transglobal corporations stifle competition and fair trade to maintain their economic dominance. It’s an old story that will most assuredly never end. But, in this post, I want to specifically write about the death of the open web, how I fight back, and why you should too. Facebook As One Example I… Continue reading

My Latest RSS Feed Reader Strategy

RSS has been, well, “up in the air” since Google entombed Google Reader. I’ve been exploring various RSS reader solutions ever since the hatchet fell this past summer. Currently I’m trying 2 strategies at the same time to see which one wins out. So far, I like them both. In this post I’m going to share the more unusual strategy,… Continue reading

My New Team of Blogging Assistants

Yes, I’ve gotten lazy with blogging and decided to “hire” a team of assistants.  We’ll see how it goes. So, let me introduce you to the team: Zemanta, a plugin I just discovered.  The plugin can interface with your blogging system (which is what I’ve chosen) or your browser. In my MovableType posting window, I have a new column from… Continue reading

Have You Noticed?

Once upon a time, for many years in fact, I had a news feed widget appearing in my blog’s sidebar.  It included the headlines and about 3 lines of text from selected top stories I had chosen from my aggregated blog RSS feeds.  This was all done automatically after it was set up.  As new stories came in to these… Continue reading