Citizen Digital: Bloggers, social media users with huge following to be ‘monitored by the state’- Ugandan gov’t orders

Citizen Digital: Bloggers, social media users with huge following to be ‘monitored by the state’- Ugandan gov’t orders . “The Ugandan Communication Commission has asked social media users and bloggers with a large following to ‘register for monitoring by the state’. Those who fit the bill are required to have registered with the commission before October 5, 2020.”

Techdirt: Patent Troll Gets Court To Order Startup It Sued To ‘Edit’ Blog Post; Troll Now Asks Startup To Get Us To Change Our Techdirt Post

Techdirt: Patent Troll Gets Court To Order Startup It Sued To ‘Edit’ Blog Post; Troll Now Asks Startup To Get Us To Change Our Techdirt Post. “So, first off, I don’t see how this is possibly allowed under the 1st Amendment. Directly ordering a company to edit a blog post to remove a request to share the blog post on social media seems like a fairly blatant infringement of the 1st Amendment. A company should certainly have the right to notify its community that it is in the middle of a costly legal battle (one that it believes is frivolous), and part of getting people to understand how serious it is is asking for that information to be shared.”

Blogging Pro: What Is the Best Note-Taking App for Bloggers?

Blogging Pro: What Is the Best Note-Taking App for Bloggers?. “As bloggers, we always keep thinking of our next content. When we get a flash of inspiration or a phrase that sparks an idea, we’d always want to keep a note of it. However, we don’t always have a notebook in hand to jot down these notes. This is why a note-taking app will always come handy in this day and age. While there are a number of note-taking apps available today, there are those that bloggers swear by. We’ve compiled a list below to let you decide which note-taking app is the best today.”

Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post. “A blogger in Tunisia has been sentenced to six months in prison after sharing a satirical post about Covid-19 written in the form of a verse from the Koran. Emna Charqui, 28, was arrested in May for sharing a message on Facebook urging people to follow hygiene rules in the style of Islam’s holy book.”

Business Insider: Russian influencers and bloggers say they were offered as much as $100,000 to support Putin’s bid to extend his term to 2036

Business Insider: Russian influencers and bloggers say they were offered as much as $100,000 to support Putin’s bid to extend his term to 2036. “Russian influencers claim they were offered as much as $100,000 to write posts calling on fellow citizens to vote in the country’s national referendum, which could see President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power tighten for more than a decade.”

Breaking News Ireland: African king takes defamation case against blogger based in Ireland

Breaking News Ireland: African king takes defamation case against blogger based in Ireland. “A West African king claims he has been defamed in a series of social media posts by an Irish-based blogger, the High Court has heard. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, known as Ojaja II who is the traditional ruler and spiritual leader of the Yoruba people, claims that he has been defamed in video clips and other posts, that have appeared on Facebook and YouTube, by Esther Esabod Aboderin.”

The Guardian: Finland enlists social influencers in fight against Covid-19

The Guardian: Finland enlists social influencers in fight against Covid-19. “Finland has enlisted social influencers in the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that they are just as useful as mainstream media in a crisis when it needs to inform the population fast, clearly and accurately.”

DMARGE: Influencers Face Criticism For ‘Blogging As Usual’ During Bali Shutdown

DMARGE: Influencers Face Criticism For ‘Blogging As Usual’ During Bali Shutdown. “Indonesia has so far recorded just 790 positive cases of Covid-19 across a nation of more than 270 million, and 58 deaths. However, ‘For the past few days, the number of positive cases has increased by about 100 each day.’ ‘Many health care professionals fear Indonesia is on the brink of a crisis and that the true number of cases and deaths is much higher.’ In other words: for now, stay inside. This is exactly what couple Marie Fe and Jake Snow, who make a living blogging the world, are doing.”

Techdirt: Nevada’s Top Court Says The State’s Journalist Shield Law Also Applies To Bloggers

Techdirt: Nevada’s Top Court Says The State’s Journalist Shield Law Also Applies To Bloggers. “Some good news for journalists in Nevada, via FourthAmendment.com. A decision made earlier this year by a state court has been reversed, resulting in an expansion of the protections offered by the state’s journalist shield law.”

The Verge: WordPress introduces a new way for bloggers to get paid

The Verge: WordPress introduces a new way for bloggers to get paid. “WordPress, one of the internet’s leading purveyors of blog infrastructure and hosting, has taken a step toward making blogging more sustainable by allowing sites to easily accept recurring payments. Think: subscriptions. The tool will be available to anyone with a paid WordPress site and to sites that use the company’s Jetpack toolkit.”

Phys .org: New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers

Phys .org: New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers. “The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical ‘ideal’ housewife. This is according to a new study by Magdalena Petersson McIntyre, a researcher at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.”

Mashable: How I learned to be my authentic self online

Mashable: How I learned to be my authentic self online . “It is a strange experience, to suddenly have your life become a topic of conversation for total strangers, and to get to read those conversations whenever you want (usually from your bed at 2am, when you’re having a particularly masochistic evening). It makes you feel like people care, like you’re being seen. It is intoxicating. Until it isn’t.”

Yahoo News: Social media bloggers ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’

Yahoo News: Social media bloggers ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’. “People wanting to lose weight should stay away from bloggers on social media who claim to have the latest diet fix, researchers say. A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow found that just one out of nine of the most popular UK bloggers making weight management claims actually provided accurate and trustworthy information.”

From Bezos to Warren: Medium is now the place where powerful people make big announcements (Mashable)

Mashable: From Bezos to Warren: Medium is now the place where powerful people make big announcements. “Medium has reinvented itself many times over, but one facet of its identity seems to be sticking: it’s becoming the writing platform of choice for billionaires, billionaire politicians, and anti-billionaire politicians alike.”

CogDogBlog: Blogging on a Gutenburger Diet

CogDogBlog: Blogging on a Gutenburger Diet . “I have been using Gutenberg editor here since mid December. I am not here to praise it too much or to bury it. But as someone dedicated to helping others use the platform, I don’t see a value in ostrich-heading in the sand about it. And while Gutenburger still flummoxes me, I have gotten as proficient as I was before, and do have some appreciation for the new interface. I cannot say I am fully loving it yet, but it’s not a blog stopper for me.”