The Biases of Daniel Lyons

I read the article on weblogs this morning from Forbes Magazine, “Attack of the Blogs(Attack of the Blogs)”:http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2005/1114/128_print.html. What I didn’t realize (and no else reading just this article would), is the obvious involvement that Lyons has in the story. From reading “Is Daniel Lyons a loser?(Is Daniel Lyons a …

In Blogs we Trust

bq.Don’t trust everything you read in blogs. While more and more news organizations and companies are creating blogs of their own, many blogs are filled with false information. – “Marshall Loeb(The upsides and dangers of blogging)”:http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B2DA3129F%2DF6A7%2D41E9%2D8D0D%2D3CDFE1DF01C6%7D&dist=rss&siteid=mktw bq.Main stream media sneer at bloggers, claiming that we are unregulated, out of control …

Censorship in San Fran

Many stories have been covered in this space about government censorship of the Internet in totalitarian regimes like “China(The Great Firewall of China)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/04/17/firewall, “Iran(Blocking Iran)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/07/11/iran, and “Europe(Rating Freedom)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2002/11/09/freedom. Now you can add the city of San Francisco to the list with their “Blogger Registration(Who’s Foolin’ Who?)”:http://www.chrisnolan.com/archives/000738.html idea. Apparently, the city …

Building Empire

A few years ago, Mark Waid and Barry Kitson did a comicbook with a rather unique twist: “Empire”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1401202128/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/. The twist was that, in the end, evil always triumphed over good. That isn’t what makes it controversial, though. bq.A public library book containing explicit pictures and language and aimed at younger …

Banning Gay Books

Gerald Allen wants to stop “the purchase of textbooks or library materials that recognize or promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle”:http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1101896768316400.xml from the libraries of Alabama. I don’t even know where to start on this one. The article cites the obvious choices like the “Picture of Dorian Gray”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553212540/libraryplanetcom/. Which led …

Photo No-No

Someone just forwarded me an e-mail from “Photo No-No!(Photo No-No!)”:http://www.photonono.com/. You will have to judge for yourself. Have we reached achieved “this level(I Filter Naked People)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/07/naked of technological achievement? Or should I be a skeptic?