Administrivia: May 2003 Archives

May 11, 2003

Messing with the blogroll

I've been changing things around. Mostly I've just moved and categorised the links, but there's some interesting new stuff. Technorati Breaking News (found via Kathryn Cramer):

...brings together the most relevant news stories from over 4000 news sources, and presents them in chronological order, with context and commentary from bloggers worldwide. Keep track of the news as well as the pundits, as soon as it happens.

The Memory Hole exists to preserve and spread material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known... The emphasis is on material that exposes things that we're not supposed to know (or that we're supposed to forget). One worth watching.

May 6, 2003

Comments gu leòr!

The Prattle has recently experienced a spike in the number of comments, mostly regarding extremely old articles. A vanity search reveals nothing that could have triggered it. Anyone know if this fine organ was mentioned somewhere popular?

Meanwhile, back to that vanity search on Google. Have a look at the sponsored links - you might not get the same as I did, but I got a link to what looks suspiciously like a fundie hate site 'The Lure of Paganism' by Twin City Fellowship (as they're paying for it, I suppose I should click it to check). One of the services Google offers to third parties is the ablility to have the same 'targeted' advertising on your own site, and I'm guessing that Pagan webmasters who might have considered this option will be put off if they have to carry links to such stuff as part of the deal.

Google isn't the only major site that appears to not give a shit about their potential customers. Did nobody at eBay UK consider that filling the Plus Size Clothing listings with ads for slimming products might just be a tiny little bit offensive? For extra amusement, such ads cannot be found in the category for low-fat cookbooks.

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