Looking Back at June 2009, Looking Forward

June was one of the best months yet for this blog (with hidden ironies for me), thanks in large part to the article, America’s Iranian Twitter Revolution, published just days after the street protests began in Tehran, alongside the explosion of communication about the events on Twitter. So far that article has received 5,100 views, […]

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Tweets of Conflict in the New Online War Zone

As the new year begins with a renewal of the obsessive media attention to “terror” and “Muslim extremists,” one of the two terrors mentioned in the previous post ending 2008, one of the novelties has been the expansion and projection of the conflict into new media like Twitter. I am still new to Twitter, which […]

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Best of Anthropology Blogging: Call for Submissions

Conceived, organized, and hosted by Neuroanthropology: Best of Anthropology Blogging 2008: Call for Submissions We’ve decided to host something that has not been done before – the first yearly edition of The Best of Anthropology Blogging. An increasing number of anthropologists are blogging about their work and their ideas, sharing how anthropology in all its forms […]

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Hannibal Lecter at Fort Leavenworth?

[A break from a busy week of posts, the busiest ever in fact, 19 posts in six days, including this one, and the highest daily traffic ever received on this blog (800+ visitors per day for most of the week).] This blog receives visits from people using some very interesting search terms and phrases, and […]

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More on the Open Anthropology website

Since beginning this informal and loosely conceived project, I have become more sensitive to the differences between a blog and a HTML website, of the limitations and advantages of each. I originally intended for openanthropology.org to serve as a back-up for this blog, that is, to serve in a secondary and supportive role. Instead, what […]

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WordPress Responds

Some might not have noticed the sudden change in this blog’s appearance last night, but it happened while I was posting that WordPress launched a new version of this theme called “The Journalist.” I was really disappointed by the new, unprofessional, clunky design, and that I suddenly had a theme I did not choose. Along […]

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George Orwell has a blog!

[Thanks to both JW at The Bobolee Chronicles and Erik at Deathpower for driving my attention to this fantastic idea for a new blog.] THE ORWELL DIARIES The Orwell Prize, Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th […]

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The New Blog: One Day for the Watchman (1D4TW)

My hint in a previous post about creating an offshoot blog was “1D4TW”, which stands for One Day for the Watchman, which is now live. “One day for the watchman” is a line from a Trinidadian proverb, about everyday being for thieves, but only one day is for the watchman, that one day which is […]

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Typographic “Errors” on Blogs

While in the process of moving posts between blogs in preparation for the new blog I alluded to in my last post, I came across one that originally came from The CAC Review (my first blog, started in 2003) and re-read it since it will be timely again tomorrow. The post in question had to do […]

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Resistance Blogging

Pax Americana has a seemingly vast number of posts dealing with tactics of nonviolent resistance and noncooperation, of which blogging can be one element. (Boycotting is another element, and this will come up again when I speak of the Pentagon’s Minerva Research Initiative.) Pax Americana’s attempts to reconfigure blogging as an oppositional tool, an outlook […]

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