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Holidays and unfinished blog business!

I’m going to be away from Brissie for about a week – visiting a friend who lives outside Toowoomba (and expecting to freeze!) – so won’t be around the intertubes though I’ll be scheduling the Saturday Salon post before I

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Posted in culture, Developing world, feminism, life, Notices, Women

John Howard, the 007 version

Pure comedy gold from Aussie Bob at Surfdom – Cabinet: The Movie. Nothing more to say. Go round and look.

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Posted in culture, Federal Elections, Howardia, levity

Happy birthday blogosphere!

I had no idea, perhaps because as suz observed in a recent post, we in Australia were mostly just discovering the intertubes for the first time a decade ago, but apparently the blogosphere turns ten today. Via Crooks and Liars,

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Posted in culture, elections, Federal Elections, media, sociology

Riverbend bids Baghdad farewell

Riverbend, the author of Baghdad Burning, whose blog has become well known around the world, is finally packing up and leaving Iraq. Two million Iraqis have already done so.

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Posted in culture, Iraq, War

Reprise: What's it like to have one leg?

I don’t blog on disability issues very much, but I noticed at tigtog’s place a link to a blog that’s new to me – The Gimp Parade, and also via that link, I became aware of one of the very

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Posted in culture, Disability, life, Philosophy, Technology

Quantum geek blog stoushes hit the big time

A guest post by Mick Something really weird is happening in science right now, it seems that the blogosphere is changing the nature of scientific discourse. A great example of this, and one that I’m familiar with because it’s a

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Posted in culture, science

Moral Panic Monday!

I couldn’t bring myself to watch more than five minutes of Difference of Opinion tonight (not for the first time). Let me just say that bullying existed before cyber bullying, pron existed before the intertubes, teenagers were writing angsty poetry

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Posted in culture, Disasters, media, sociology

Sunday Spruiking

What are the two best posts/articles you read online this week, LarvyProdders? A link and a short paragraph each describing what appealed to you, please. (If you post more than two links you’ll be automoderated, sorry.)

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Posted in Books, Writers & Writing, culture, misc

Decline to publish unacceptable content

Kos thinks women (well, specifically Kathy Sierra) whine unjustifiably about being harassed online, which is not a big deal, apparently. Bitch PhD explains to him that he is being an arse, as do quite a few Kossacks. Kos and Bitch

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Posted in culture, Ethics, sociology

Civility 2.0

In the wake of very distasteful things like the character assassination of Jill Filopivic and the horrendous cyberbullying of Kathy Sierra, there’s a welcome movement in the US blogosphere to adopt voluntary civility codes for blogs, as reported at Reason.

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Posted in culture, Ethics

Shake it up!

The blog formerly known as Shakespeare’s Sister has an interesting post from Mr Shakes on why men should get over the idea that feminism constitutes a threat to them, and embrace it as, well, just humanism.

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Posted in culture, feminism, politics, sociology

Stopping cyberbullying

Friday was, on short-notice, announced as Stop Cyberbullying Day by some US blogs. This was in response to high-profile software-usability author and blogger, Kathy Sierra, writing about how she has cancelled an upcoming conference speech and other engagements due to

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Posted in Crime, culture, media, sociology

Could blogs save us from Osama?

While the MSM has been reporting the imminent death of blogging, the utility of blogs is attracting attention elsewhere. The US intelligence community has long been divided by a common purpose. This lack of co-operation was identified as a major

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Posted in culture
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