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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blogs as legitimate news

I'm not sure when it happened, but when I look for news nowadays, I'm as likely to wind up on a blog as I am a "real" news site. Of course, some of the blogs are run by media companies such as AOL or CBS, but I think it's safe to say that news has been democratized on the internet. Now what we need is a good way to determine what's true (or at least an attempt has been made to research and verify) and what's complete BS. With Wikipedia, there are others who review and correct submissions. Unfortunately, there's no such mechanism in the blogosphere where there are too many blogs to keep track of.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

MyKinda doesn't pay writers

I've posted before about my troubles with Blogcharm, which eventually shut down at the beginning of this year. It seems like another blog network, MyKinda, is facing a similar fate. According to a Techcrunch article, MyKinda has gone at least half a year without paying its writers and owes about $200,000 total. I don't know how other pay-to-post blog networks are doing, but perhaps this is a sign that the business model doesn't work?