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Top 10 Blogs for Writers

The winner of Writing White Paper's third annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers contest is Copyblogger. "As the undefeated champ, this blog has held the number-one spot for three straight years! The baby of Brian Clark, this blog keeps winning because of its excellent and educational articles." [JH]

September 26, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Media Bloggers Association Offers Bloggers Liability Insurance

The Media Bloggers Association has launched a comprehensive program to provide bloggers access to the same sort of legal and financial resources long available to traditional media organizations including BlogInsure, a first of its kind liability insurance program for bloggers which provides coverage for all forms of defamation, invasion of privacy and copyright infringement or similar allegations arising out of blogging activities. Check out MBA'a press release for details. [JH]

September 25, 2008 in Blogosphere | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Online Media Law: The Basics for Bloggers and Other Online Publishers

The Poynter Institute's NewsU has launched a free online learning course that offers legal guidance on copyright, defamation and privacy for anyone who publishes content online. [Press Release] The course was developed in partnership with the Media Bloggers Association with contributions from the Citizen Media Law Project, which is jointly affiliated with Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Center for Citizen Media; City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism and Baruch College; and Media/Professional Insurance. Additional information including registration here.

Hat tip to Mitchell Rubinstein, Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]

September 24, 2008 in Internet Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Facebook Demographics: More International, Fewer College-Age Users

Ben Lorica reports that "with the U.S. now accounting for only about a third of all Facebook users, we are starting to see a gradual shift away from its original demographic of college-age users (18-25): 46% of all users are 18-25 years old, down from 51% in late May. The number of users in the 18-25 segment is growing, but at a slower pace than the other age groups. Among the major Facebook age segments, the fastest growing are teens (13-17) and young (26-34) to middle-age (35-44) professionals, with the growth in teens driven by non-U.S. markets." [JH]

September 23, 2008 in Facebook | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Social Networking Sites Beat Porn in Internet Searches

Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography according to Bill Tancer, general manager of global research at Hitwise, who has analyzed information for over 10 million web users to reach his conclusion. Details at Porn passed over as Web users become social: author. [JH]

September 22, 2008 in Search | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack