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.”