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March 31, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Kathy Sierra's blog, Creating Passionate Users, is filled with musings on software design. Not the kind of thing you'd expect to draw death threats. But cyber-bullies posted such vicious remarks about her on the Internet that she canceled her keynote speech at a technology conference in San Diego this week, afraid to leave her home in Boulder, Colo. "I will never be the same," she wrote, then said she had suspended her blogging.
April 18, 2004 | Christine N. Ziemba
If the voices of the blogosphere could speak, they'd sound like Radio Vox Populi, a "social community" based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The project, originally launched as part of a media art installation by MIT grad student Cameron Marlow, fills an Internet radio station ( with weblog snippets read by a text-to-voice computer program, 24 hours a day.
January 29, 2007
In reading the postings on the Bottleneck Blog about Steve Lopez's comments on traffic, I notice that a lot of contributors bemoan the loss of the Red Cars. Yet, at the time, no one seemed to mind that they were being taken off the tracks to be replaced by buses. Now I wonder about those who currently sing the praises of obtaining their news via the Internet. Perhaps 20 years from now people will start posting lamentations on blogs about how we need to bring back the simple, reliable, tangible daily newspaper.
October 1, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Lisa Fung, who has overseen the Los Angeles Times' coverage of arts and culture for more than nine years, has been chosen to run its online entertainment operation. As online arts and entertainment editor, Fung will guide multimedia coverage including Calendar, the Envelope and Company Town. In addition to developing new online properties, she will oversee more than a dozen blogs. "Lisa is as comfortable within the realm of social media as she is with Wagner, 'American Idol' and Warhol, perfectly preparing her for this challenging new position," Times Editor Russ Stanton said.
May 6, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes had a nose job, she says, and that's why she keeps making a stink about mags and blogs using old pictures of her. "The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes," she said in an extended Twitter post Sunday.  (The Ministry just paused a moment to poke around our own eyes and nose to try to figure out how "webbing" might manifest in that part of the face.
May 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
New rules by a Chinese government-backed Internet group maintain strict controls over the country's bloggers, requiring them to register with their real names and identification cards. The guidelines from the Internet Society of China, a group made up of the country's major Internet companies, contradict state media reports this week claiming that China was considering loosening registration requirements for bloggers to allow anonymous online journaling.
December 6, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Dick Cavett relishes receiving instantaneous feedback to his opinion blog. "Half the fun is reading what people say, even if it's 'goodbye forever Mr. Cavett. You don't like me because I'm fat.'" A collection of Cavett's last three years of blogs on the New York Times website, "Talk Show," has just been published. And Tuesday night, the 74-year-old will be appearing in conversation in L.A. with his friend, writer-director-producer Mel Brooks ("Young Frankenstein," "The Producers")
December 1, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
THE news on Nathan C. Baird-Hu's Internet blog swung both high and low. He'd been happy about the prospects of a new job in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but his good mood ebbed when his mother's chronic aches and fatigue were diagnosed as post-polio syndrome. "I know she'll press on, faithful that God is God even in the midst of life's mysteries."
September 19, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - The state campaign watchdog agency acted Thursday to require political campaigns to report when they pay people to post favorable or unfavorable content on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites. The state Fair Political Practices Commission acted out of concern that the public might be deceived into thinking paid content on blogs that praises or criticizes a candidate is objective political commentary. "The public is entitled to know who is paying for campaigns and campaign opinions, so the weight to be given to the views can be evaluated by voters," said Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel.
March 9, 2006 | From Reuters
The Blooker Prize, the world's first literary prize for books based on blogs, unveiled its shortlist of finalists on Wednesday, with a London call girl among the contenders. "It's a natural evolution, a genuine publishing phenomenon, and publishers are building projects around it," said Stephen Fraser, a spokesman for digital do-it-yourself publishing house Lulu, the prize's sponsor.
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