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How Russia's internet 'hamsters' outfoxed Putinupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 05:46:00

Vladimir Putin is being outfoxed by the hamsters on the internet. His ruling United Russia party described opposition activists challenging the legitimacy of this month's elections as "hamsters from social networks." Yet the country's future may now be determined by these critics on popular digital networks like LiveJournal, Twitter, VKontakte and Facebook.

Blog your way to a better careerupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 15:04:00

Do you know why you should have a blog?

Mom bloggers take on politicsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 08:34:00

Jaelithe Judy has been taking her son with her when she votes ever since he was born. They've been talking about politics since he was 4.

Google to retire Blogger & Picasa brands?updated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:11:00

Say goodbye to the Picasa and Blogger names: Google intends to retire several non-Google name brands and rename them as Google products, Mashable has learned.

Tech blogs not sold on Google's 'Facebook clone'updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:39:00

There's an old joke in the tech world:

Iranian blogger: 'Hell' and 'hopelessness' in his countryupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:32:00

Recent protests in Iran have failed to gain traction -- despite growing demonstrations in neighboring countries and Iran's own 2009 massive protest movement.

Iran helping Syria stop protests?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:32:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on Iran reportedly helping the Syrian regime crush protesters.

Ten must-read blogs from the Middle Eastupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 06:34:00

Political unrest across the Middle East has increased appetite in the wider world for comment from within the region, and some are turning to bloggers for insider views on the events unfolding on their television screens.

CNNMoney: Huffington Post blogger sues AOL for $105 millionupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 14:58:00

A longtime Huffington Post blogger has filed a lawsuit against the site, its two co-founders and new owner AOL, seeking $105 million on behalf of himself and 9,000 other unpaid bloggers.

U.S. calls for release of Syrian bloggerupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 19:19:00

The United States on Saturday called for the immediate release of a young blogger imprisoned in Syria on espionage charges.

Gaza bloggers build bridges to outside worldupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 05:33:00

In Gaza, bloggers say they are using the internet to share the realities of their daily lives with the wider world.

WordPress challenges bloggers to post daily in 2011updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 10:40:00

Over the New Year holiday, WordPress issued a challenge to its blogger-users: Write and publish one post a day (or a week) throughout 2011.

CNNMoney: AOL buys TechCrunchupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 19:54:00

TechCrunch said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by AOL, a deal that came together quickly after rumors of the negotiations leaked.

Should moms stop blogging about their kids?updated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:09:00

In a recent online post called "The Older Child," blogger Heather Armstrong, better known as Dooce of the popular parent-blog, seemed to suggest that her eldest daughter no longer wants her mother to blog about her, at least not without her permission. Which begs the question: Should so-called "mommy bloggers" be able to blog about their kids without their kids' permission?

CNNMoney: Hey bloggers! Philly wants you to buy a licenseupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 14:52:00

Philadelphia bloggers were abuzz this week about a citywide move to crack down on citizens running a business without a license -- which includes any local bloggers running ads on their sites.

Is your blog the unpopular kid?updated: Tue Jun 29 2010 11:27:00

Let's face it -- you never really leave high school.

Blogging behind Vietnam's bamboo cyberwallupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 13:40:00

Helmet under her arm, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh arrives after traveling 450 kilometers by motorbike, evading the security police, to tell CNN the story of her imprisonment for blogging in Vietnam.

Vietnam's Internet crackdownupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 13:40:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens meets a victim of a growing Internet crackdown in Vietnam.

CNNMoney: IPhone problems? It's an annual traditionupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 13:58:00

It's iPhone launch day -- a tech holiday! -- and the annual traditions are running full steam: lines at Apple stores are epic, and the blogs already buzzing with gripes about the brand-new phones.

Researcher: China pays 280K people to boost its Web imageupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 13:03:00

If you thought corporate "astroturfing" (fake grassroots activity) was a problem at sites like Yelp and Amazon that feature user reviews of products, imagine how much worse it would be if the U.S. government employed a couple hundred thousand people to "shape the debate" among online political forums. Crazy, right? What government would ever attempt it?

iReporters dish out their bestupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 13:32:00

Meet CNN iReporters who are passionate about sharing their culinary skills online.

Online chefs serve up cooking advice, expertiseupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 13:32:00

As the Disney film "Ratatouille" taught us, anyone can cook. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can have a cooking show, too.

Blogging from the Olympics on Microsoft's dimeupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:12:00

Forgive Amber Johnson if she knocked you over while sprinting through the Olympic Village near Vancouver, Canada, last week.

No tweets for Chinaupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 20:03:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports on the Chinese government's latest crackdown on social media Web sites.

Micro-blogs in China: Tweeting through the 'Great Firewall'updated: Sun Dec 27 2009 20:03:00

A handful of homegrown micro-blogging sites emerged about the same time Twitter started to gain a small, yet steadily growing, share of Chinese Internet users, beginning about 2007, around a year after Twitter was launched in the U.S. in 2006.

In defense of bloggers' free speechupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 08:59:00

Bernard Bailyn, the Harvard historian who won a Pulitzer for his 1967 book "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution," wrote about the critical role pamphlets played in 18th century America.

Bloggers unite on climate changeupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 08:31:00

It is being billed as the largest-ever social change event on the Web and one which its organizers believe will unite the digital world in a wider conversation about climate change.

Mullenweg: 10 blogs to make you thinkupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 08:38:00

There are 100 million blogs in the world, and it's part of my job as the co-founder of WordPress to help many more people start blogging.

CNNMoney: FTC targets bloggers, celebritiesupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 11:19:00

The Federal Trade Commission is going after bloggers, celebrities and tall tales in the first revision of its rules for endorsements and product reviews in nearly 30 years.

Outed blogger sues Googleupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 14:38:00

Google is sued after revealing the name of an anonymous blogger. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Outed model blogger plans to sue Googleupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 14:38:00

Her identity revealed, a blogger who posted rants about model Liskula Cohen said she was the real victim in the case and plans to sue Google for violating her privacy.

The coming-out stories of anonymous bloggersupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 13:41:00

Blog fans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, saw PittGirl as their masked superhero -- a comedian and local commentator who jibed the mayor without reserve and ranted freely about her hatred of pigeons.

'Mommy bloggers' vow to avoid ethical conflictsupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 09:58:00

With book deals, TV appearances and thousands of readers, moms who detail every moment of their domestic lives online produce some of the Web's most well-read blogs.

Pro-Georgia blogger 'George' target of Twitter attackupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 20:20:00

A blogger believed to be the target of the attack that brought down Twitter Thursday has told CNN the cyber assault was politically motivated and timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Georgia conflict.

Why blogging is good for your careerupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 09:14:00

Right now, "microblogging" is the technological term du jour. Twitter this; Twitter that.

Fortune: The end of bloggingupdated: Wed May 20 2009 11:19:00

I'm not blogging as much as I used to. Part of it probably has to do with the job - it's just tough to find the time. (Despite what J.J. Cale might tell you, it's not easy to let it all hang out after midnight.) But I think a bigger reason simply might be that I have literally been Facebooking and Twittering (some say frittering) all my content away! I get a thought, I meet someone interesting, I go somewhere cool, and then snap crackle pop, I put it up. Crazy right? But more than that, what are the implications? As Joni Mitchell might say: "Well something's lost, but something's gained."

Twittering by brain wavesupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 12:27:00

Scientists have developed a way to post messages on Twitter using electrical impulses generated by thought.

Twitter, WordPress execs in Iraq to help country use new mediaupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:00:00

Mobile phone use is nearly universal in Iraq. However, the country is served by various phone networks, resulting in a "bit of comical" situation -- many residents carry at least two phones from separate providers to ensure that they are always connected.

Tweeting to Baghdadupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:00:00

The co-founder of Twitter is taking part in a technology symposium in Baghdad. CNN's Cal Perry reports.

Sports stars, announcers reach fans on Twitterupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 08:47:00

It's Sunday night during TNT's coverage of the NBA playoffs, and announcer Kenny Smith, aka "The Jet," is doing push-ups.

Kutcher celebrates Twitter winupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 06:19:00

Actor Ashton Kutcher beat CNN's breaking news feed to the 1 million mark on Twitter.

Oprah, Ashton Kutcher mark Twitter 'turning point'updated: Sat Apr 18 2009 06:19:00

As Ashton Kutcher becomes the first to collect 1 million followers on Twitter and Oprah Winfrey sends out her first tweet, tech observers are debating: Does Friday mark a new peak for the microblogging service? Or the beginning of its demise?

CNN retakes lead in Twitter battle with Ashton Kutcherupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 00:03:00

The online popularity contest between celebrity Ashton Kutcher and CNN heated up Thursday, with CNN overtaking Kutcher's lead on Twitter just before midnight Thursday.

Ashton Kutcher challenges CNN to Twitter popularity contestupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 23:39:00

Ashton Kutcher has challenged CNN to a popularity contest on the social media site Twitter.

Fortune: Twitter: Buzz first, profits laterupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 15:27:00

Last summer, well after Twitter had become the buzz of the New York and San Francisco Web crowds but months before its current moment at the apogee of Internet hype, I visited the startup at its hip South of Market offices and wrote a feature on the company in Fortune. Its title, "The true meaning of Twitter," now feels like a quaint moment in time when the very definition of the company's name, let alone how you use its product, needed explaining. Twitter had raised $22 million back then, had about 3 million users and was hot.

CNNMoney: Twitter: Pipe-dream or next big thing?updated: Tue Apr 07 2009 12:55:00

What's the big deal with Twitter? The online instant update service has become a media sensation and a supposed target for the likes of Google and Facebook. But is it an over-hyped flash in the pan or a real business opportunity? The answer could be a bit of each.

Pushy bloggers to travel industry: Be niceupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 15:39:00

Had a problem with your last trip? Fire up your PC and post something online.

Fortune: South By Southwest By Twitterupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 12:01:00

The recession hasn't dampened the mood ­ or attendance ­ at "Spring break for geeks," a.k.a. the annual South By Southwest Interactive conference. Organizers say the crowd will surpass last year's attendance of about 9,000.

The future of political bloggingupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 08:41:00

Mark Preston, CNN political editor, speaks with Markos Moulitsas and Jane Hamsher about progressive blogging.

Preston on politics: Blogging in the Obama eraupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 08:41:00

Liberal bloggers were the cyber cheerleaders for Barack Obama in the 2008 race for the White House. But now that he has won, these "netroots" activists face a major challenge: criticizing the new president and his administration.

10 tips on being a good Twittererupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 13:59:00

This Twitter thing has been coming on like gangbusters. The messaging site has been around for a couple of years, but its popularity seems to have exploded just recently.

Soldier blogs about warupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 16:36:00

The Internet has changed the way we see and hear about war. Photojournalist Jeff King introduces us to a soldier blogger. Richard Deitsch: Media Power Rankings for Aprilupdated: Mon May 05 2008 14:23:00

1. Bob Costas, HBO Sports: Immediately following the conclusion of his live, 90-minute program last week on the state of the sports media, Costas was asked if he planned to survey the inevitable coverage of the show across the sports blogosphere. He said he would take a "brief" look. (Cue interviewer, in this case, yours truly, smiling a skeptical smile.)

Fortune: Six Apart jumps into ad businessupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 05:20:00

Six Apart is getting a makeover. On Monday, the San Francisco-based blogging software company announced an ambitious restructuring that includes the acquisition of creative agency Apperceptive, the launch of its own advertising network and consulting services and the opening of a New York office.

FSB: Tips for a high-traffic business blogupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 10:03:00

Dear FSB: I sell a unique product through my website. It's a liquid, concentrated, caffeine-free tea that doesn't require refrigeration and doesn't go bad. I've been reading about blogs and wondering if this would be a way to get more customers. Perhaps adding a video to show how easy it is to make my product would be good also. However, I need a good source of information on how to tackle these marketing tools. Any suggestions? Richard Deitsch: Islanders bloggers break new groundupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:45:00

There was a moment late on Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum when blogging, journalism and public relations collided with the force of a Dion Phaneuf open-ice check. In a cramped interview room after New York's 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Islanders defenseman Chris Campoli was asked if the referees had treated his team unfairly. Before Campoli could answer the question, Chris Botta, the team's public relations director, interjected a warning.

Virtual Newt Gingrichupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:48:00

CNN's Abbi Tatton reports on the former Republican House Speaker's foray into the 3-D online world Second Life.

Virginia Senate race will be Web battlegroundupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:48:00

Recently, on George Allen's new Web site,, the former Republican senator from Virginia listed some words of wisdom from legendary college football coaches like Knut Rockne and Woody Hayes.

Business 2.0: How a small winery found Internet fameupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 07:21:00

How do you get your product noticed in a sea of look-alike competitors? If you're South African winery Stormhoek, you go Web 2.0, with blogging, viral marketing, and crowdsourcing. Chris Ballard: Step Away from the Laptop! updated: Tue Jun 19 2007 04:59:00

Once there was just the game, and either you were there or you weren't. Then came radio, and those who staged the games worried it might cheapen their product. A few decades later television arrived, and again there was concern, for who would buy a ticket when the game was available in one's living room? Beware the Bloggers' Bileupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 09:45:00

Liberal pundits are now as enraged as their foes. That may be a problem for the Democrats China Requiring Bloggers to Registerupdated: Thu May 24 2007 16:45:00

New rules by a Chinese government-backed Internet group maintain controls over the country's bloggers, requiring them to register

Election night: The bloggersupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 07:45:00

On the night of the French Presidential election, CNN followed the work of popular French bloggers. You can find background on each below, along with links to their blogs.

Business 2.0: Will Marketers' Filthy Lucre Corrupt the Blogosphere?updated: Thu Mar 15 2007 12:30:00

Brands need buzz. Bloggers need cash. So why not put them together and profit in the process? That's the thinking behind PayPerPost, an Orlando, Fla., startup that wants to be the eBay of word-of-m...

Edwards backs bloggers after 'anti-Catholic' complaintsupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:26:00

Former Sen. John Edwards on Thursday stood by two bloggers after a conservative Catholic group demanded they be fired for posting what it called "anti-Catholic" blog entries before joining his presidential campaign.

Catholic group calls on Edwards to fire blogging 'bigots' updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 19:13:00

The head of a conservative Catholic group is demanding that former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, fire two of his campaign bloggers, charging that they are "anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash talking bigots."

Companies ponder the blog optionupdated: Tue Nov 07 2006 02:22:00

To blog, or not to blog?

Fortune: Corporate blogging: Wal-Mart's fumblesupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 16:42:00

Blogging tends to be personal, social, lively and irreverent. Does that sound like a big corporation to you?

Shortcuts: Writing a blogupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 12:05:00

Bloggers are the new opinion-shapers and trendsetters, according to... well, bloggers, mainly. Here's how to set up your own virtual soapbox and get heard amid the cranks and loudmouths of that online Speakers Corner, the "Blogosphere."

Business 2.0: Blogging for dollarsupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 12:37:00

Michael Arrington is a partying kind of guy. While showing off his home in Atherton, Calif., he boasts about how he crammed 500 people into his one-acre backyard at a bash in February. Then there a...

Cell phones: A new tool in the war-zone blogosphere updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 10:24:00

Pundits and political junkies may have put blogs on the map. But now individuals all over the planet are using new blogging tools to share gritty, uncensored information.

Molly Ivins: Developments in journalism's frontierupdated: Thu May 11 2006 17:07:00

As I occasionally survey the pack of sycophantic shih tzus* in the Washington press corps, wriggling on their bellies to kiss the feet of those in power, I feel plumb discouraged about the future of journalism.

Business 2.0: Prime Time for Vlogs?updated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Amanda Congdon, 24, is running through the wintry streets of Manhattan in a purple cape and leotard. This may not seem like a milestone in Internet history, but it is: The perky actress is starring...

Fortune: Do's and don'ts of corporate bloggingupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 10:58:00

Every day, 70,000 new blogs appear on the Internet, according to search engine Technorati. Yet few of them emerge from the cubicles and plush corner offices of large public companies. Indeed, a recently established list

FSB: Blogging for Dollarsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 15:55:00

The Blogosphere is a vast, unruly, and totally tantalizing mother lode of unvarnished consumer opinion on every product and service in the capitalist universe. But to know what the masses are sayin...

The rise and rise of corporate blogsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 04:31:00

As the size, scope and influence of weblogs continue to proliferate, business managers are faced with an increasingly important question: how to make your voice heard above the crowd?

CNNMoney: What bloggers think about your businessupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 16:51:00

The blogosphere is a vast, unruly, and totally tantalizing mother lode of unvarnished consumer opinion on every product and service in the capitalist universe. But to know what the masses are saying about your product, you would have to dig through 350,000 daily postings on a staggering 20 million blogs worldwide.

CNNMoney: Blogs finally get business savvyupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 16:18:00

It can't be said anymore that blogging isn't a business. The problem now may be that blogging has too many business models to choose from.

CNNMoney: IBM to workers: Blog awayupdated: Fri Nov 11 2005 11:50:00

IBM thinks blogging is the next wave in marketing, and it's preparing its employees to ride that wave, according to a published report.

Pundits and knitters find common ground in Web logsupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 11:16:00

Mena Trott's personal Web log isn't exactly the stuff of headlines. She writes mostly about her daily life -- what she did over the weekend, what's she's reading, what she ate for dinner. Chances are, if she weren't the co-founder of a successful Web log publishing company (Six Apart), her Web log probably wouldn't get much press.

Advertisers look to 'Blogosphere'updated: Wed May 25 2005 10:02:00

Once the preserve of bedroom technophiles, "blogging" is now firmly in the media mainstream. More and more people are writing Web logs and far greater numbers are reading them.

Bloggers deserve the 'journalist's privilege'updated: Wed Apr 27 2005 12:19:00

Recently, 80 California bloggers who call themselves the Bear Flag League filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in an ongoing, high-profile case. Their brief argues that not only Internet news sites, but also bloggers who consider themselves "news gatherers or news reporters," should be treated as journalists under the law.

CNNMoney: Practicing safe bloggingupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 09:32:00

Add blogging to the list of extracurricular activities in need of some protection.

CNNMoney: Have a blog, lose your job?updated: Mon Feb 14 2005 09:55:00

Mark Jen landed a dream job with Google Inc. in January. He was fired less than a month later.

Bloggers get set for State of the Unionupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 11:08:00

In the time that it takes to read this story, many blogs will be born.

Fortune: WHY THERE'S NO ESCAPING THE BLOG updated: Mon Jan 10 2005 00:01:00

1  Early in the evening of Dec. 1, Microsoft revealed that it planned to take over the world of blogs--the five-million-plus web journals that have exploded on the Internet in the past few years. T...

Daily Blog Roundup: Thursday, September 2, 2004updated: Fri Sep 03 2004 11:57:00

While bloggers were a novelty at the DNC in Boston and were less of a story in and of themselves during the RNC, the quality of commentary and the number of breaking stories during the RNC show that bloggers are starting to hit their stride.

Daily Blog Roundup: Tuesday, August 31, 2004updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 11:37:00

Arnold, the Bush sisters, voting machines, Kerry Campaign shakeup rumors, criticism of RNC bloggers, and censorship of Supreme Court decisions were on the minds of bloggers as the second day of the Republican National Convention wrapped up.

Daily Blog Roundup: Monday, August 30, 2004updated: Tue Aug 31 2004 12:18:00

The first day of the RNC had interesting blogger moments -- mostly from outside of the convention, where both liberal and conservative bloggers placed their attention.

Daily Blog Roundup: Thursday, July 29, 2004updated: Fri Jul 30 2004 09:45:00

The last day of the DNC proved to be a barn burner, and bloggers responded to each of the speeches with aplomb.

Daily Blog Roundup: Monday, July 26, 2004updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 02:08:00

This year, for the first time, webloggers were credentialed to cover a national political convention. In addition to the bloggers posting from Boston at the Democratic National Convention, there were dozens of other voices -- on all sides of the political spectrum -- blogging on what they heard and saw in Boston.

Bloggers get convention credentialsupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 16:02:00

A new breed of political observers will be offering volumes of pointed commentary at this year's political conventions.

Business 2.0: What Makes Nick Tick? The smartest publisher in the blogosphere says there's no money online. So why doesn't updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

Nick Denton won't talk to me. I've been after him for weeks. But the man behind the wittiest, bitchiest, most irresistible weblogs going--the gossipy Gawker and Wonkette, the gadget pageant Gizmodo...

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