Category: Journalism

Experimenting with Google AdSense

By , May 25, 2010

I’ve just installed the Advertising-Manager plug-in and set up a widget to display a small Google AdSense advertising unit (120×240) in the upper right margin of each page. Read more »

Migrating Content from Static Pages to WordPress (blog)

By , May 20, 2010

I’m grumpy today, after spending many hours on a very mundane task, and I recognize that I’ll need to spend several dozen more hours to complete it.  I made the decision recently to migrate most of the static “articles” from my namesake web site (MarkWelch.com) to my blog site (MarkWelchBlog.com). Read more »

Are Bloggers Journalists? (Apple v. Gizmodo)

By , May 6, 2010

Everyone seems to be criticizing the search of a blogger’s home-office by a law-enforcement task force, following the blogger’s report (at Gizmodo.com) about an iPhone prototype, which he said he’d purchased from someone who found it in a bar.

While I’d love to join the chorus criticizing both Apple and law enforcement, I simply don’t have enough information to make a reasonable decision about the conduct of various parties. Read more »

Blog Comment Spam – Should I Restrict Comments?

By , May 4, 2010

Because of a flood of spammy comments, I’m considering whether I should change the way I allow comments to be posted on this blog.  Read more »

Law & Justice: Two New Developments

By , August 19, 2009

Two news reports today pertain to “Law and Justice,” and I think both demonstrate fundamentally absurd views of law and justice. Read more »

Honesty in Marketing and Blogging

By , August 1, 2009

Online marketeers should pay attention to two recent legal developments: Read more »

Joomla 1.5: A User’s Guide (Barry North)

By , July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009 — Last week, I researched a number of options for “content management systems” and decided to try Joomla. Read more »

Republic.com (Cass Sunstein)

By , January 21, 2002

I apologize that this particular “Perspective” is long and complex, but I could find no other way to write it. I hope you’ll be patient enough to read this one through. Read more »

Yahoo Does the Right Thing (GeoCities Terms)

By , July 7, 1999

Today, Yahoo finally did the Right Thing, creating and posting new “Terms of Service” for its GeoCities web sites.  Yahoo has finally removed the unnecessarily broad license language it had earlier sought to trick “homesteaders” into accepting. The new terms of service are posted at http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/geoterms.html Read more »

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