March 20, 2012 |
MOSCOW — A Russian blogger was told Tuesday that he is under criminal investigation for inciting riots with comments on demonstrations against Vladimir Putin, raising fears that the authorities intend to restrict the Internet, where the protest movement was inspired and organized. The Internet here has been robust and free so far, in contrast to television, the source of most Russians' information and the conduit for what officials ensure is a relentlessly pro-Putin message.
July 29, 2009 |
With all the controversies raging around mommy bloggers and their product reviews and FTC looking into the practice (for all bloggers, not just moms), I did a quick video interview with Lisa Stone , CEO of BlogHer earlier this week. Among the points she discussed:?No point in having one universal standard for bloggers?Importance of separating advertising from editorial?Self regulation efforts?Effect on marketers?Role of press Related Can 'Good Blogging Seal Of Approval' Help Mommy Bloggers Avoid The...
February 8, 2009 |
Picturesurf , a new Wordpress plugin that allows bloggers to quickly build photo galleries, has launched to the public. Instead of having to waste time cropping and resizing thumbnail photos (and then embedding them into annoying HTML tables), Picturesurf allows users to simply select and upload a number of photos from their desktop, which are then automatically resized and arranged in standard CSS. The plugin is available in the WordPress plugin directory, or you can grab it at the Picturesurf homepage ,...
October 5, 2009 |
-- The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical results. The FTC will require that writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products. The commission also said advertisers featuring testimonials that claim dramatic results cannot hide behind disclaimers that the results aren't...
February 10, 2008
Supporters of a Saudi Arabian blogger who has been held in jail for the past two months are planning a rally today in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to his cause. Fouad Al-Farhan, 32,was arrested in early Decemberafter posting blog entries critical of the Saudi Arabian government and drawing attention to a group of civil rights activistsarrestedlast year on terrorism charges. The American Islamic Congress (AIC), a nonprofit civil rights organization, is calling for avigilat 1 p.m....
May 7, 2009 |
There's a reason that brands love mommy bloggers. With more moms turning to the web for parenting advice, camaraderie and product recommendations?a favorable review from the likes of bloggers like Dooce , Melinda Roberts or even a less-known mom with a blog can translate directly to an uptick in sales. But with the FTC trying to tackle the issue of "truth" in social media advertising, the relationship between brands and mommy bloggers is coming under scrutiny . Nearly 80 percent of moms that blog...