Results from some phone survey on blogging.
Perhaps more interestingly, one-third of bloggers see blogging as a form of journalism. Many say they check facts and cite original sources.
– 34% of bloggers consider their blog a form of journalism, and 65% of bloggers do not.
– 57% of bloggers include links to original sources either “sometimes” or “often.”
– 56% of bloggers spend extra time trying to verify facts they want to include in a post either “sometimes” or “often.”
And for the record, I don’t consider this blog a form of journalism, I always link to original sources because I’m to lazy to come up with anything original myself, and I never have to verify facts because I always assume that anything I post is wrong and misleading. Although the same could be said for any cable news show.
South Park telling it like it is. Here’s wikipedia’s entry on Joseph Smith.
Photos from a voodoo ceremony in Benin, West Africa.
This is a page about how
to cut feathers into useful quill pens. It attempts to go into most of the tradeoffs and possibilities that are possible with one of the most flexible writing instruments ever made. A practical guide to making feathers into something that writes.
Does this look familiar?:
1. Worship no other god than Yahweh: Make no covenant with the inhabitants of other lands to which you go, do not intermarry with them, and destroy their places of worship.
2. Do not make molten idols.
3. Observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days in the month of Abib.
4. Sacrifice firstborn male animals to Yahweh. The firstborn of a donkey may be redeemed; redeem firstborn sons.
5. Do no work or even kindle a fire on the seventh day. Anyone who does so will be put to death.
6. Observe the Feast of First Fruits and the Feast of Ingathering: All males are therefore to appear before Yahweh three times each year.
7. Do not mix sacrificial blood with leavened bread.
8. Do not let the fat of offerings remain until the morning.
9. Bring the choicest first fruits of the harvest to the Temple of Yahweh.
10. Do not cook a goat in its mother’s milk.
Wikipedia’s entry on the Ritual Decalogue:
The Ritual Decalogue is one of the two very different lists within the Torah that are known as the Decalogue or Ten Commandments (the name decalogue (δέκα λόγοι) merely means ten sayings). The Ritual Decalogue is the list of commandments in Exodus 34. As they concern points of ritual, rather than ethics, they are viewed as having minor significance compared to the Ethical Decalogue. Consequently, although the Ritual Decalogue appears in the text at the point where God inscribes the Ten Commandments into the two stone tablets, and it is they rather than the Ethical Decalogue which are identified as the Ten Commandments, it is the Ethical Decalogue which is commonly believed to be inscribed on the tablets.
Last friday’s Rocketboom had the cast of Tikibar TV onboard. And it only took me a week to find out about it.