The divine Laura Lemay has given us MarsEdit users a great shortcut for adding technorati tags as keywords. I’m going to add some as I post this (from a bookmarklet) and then reopen the post in MarsEdit to activate the key words.
If and when it works, they will apear at the bottom of this entry as links to the relevant technorati tag spaces.
Currently playing in iTunes: Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (hell, if I’m using scripts today, why not use all that apply?)
Six Apart to buy Livejournal!?
“holy crap!,” says Andy Baio [via]
Holy consolidation, batman, says I.
BLOG:CMS appears to be a fairly full featured open-source blog / content management system.
I believe Martini Republic uses this application. I’d like to hear from people who have compared it to some of the other popular blog and open source CMSes.
Obligatory MSN hosted blogging service post, autoquoting from MSN Spaces = soylent green
Updated. Today, Microsoft launches their free hosted blogging platform, spaces.msn.com. What effect the service will have on Blogger, TypePad, Userland, and the like is, predictably, a subject of great debate. The service is free, and seems aimed squarely at home users. BoingBoing reader alfie checks the W3 validator site and says, “MSN Spaces seems to be completely ignoring markup standards. Well done chaps.” Link. Reader Christopher Carfi hosts a discussion about the launch on his blog, here.
Reader Paul Pellerito says,
For materials you post or otherwise provide to Microsoft related to the MSN Web Sites (a “Submission”), you grant Microsoft permission to (1) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate and reformat your Submission, each in connection with the MSN Web Sites, and (2) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Microsoft will not pay you for your Submission.”
“Makes me wanna yell STOP! Soylent green is people!”
Wired News story, Forbes coverage, and here is the Microsoft press release.
Peter Orosz says:
MSN Spaces, Microsoft’s new blogging service, censors stuff! We’re all gonna die! This is a screencap taken by a friend of mine who apparently tried to register at MSN Spaces. His blog’s description reads “A Corporate Whore”, which the service promptly bounced. Yikes!
Quoting from Scripting News:
Mary Jo: “Microsoft’s MSN division is expected to take the wraps off its MSN Spaces blogging service this week, according to sources close to the company.”