MakeUseOf: How to Start Vlogging: 11 Tips for Absolute Beginners. “It might seem as simple as turning on a camera, saying your piece, and uploading the video—but there’s a lot more that goes into vlogging, especially since it’s become a competitive multi-million dollar industry. If you’re interested in becoming a vlogger but have no idea where to start, you’re in the right place. We’re going to give you several essential tips every beginner needs to know.” This is more of a “things you need to think about,” a good place to start, but for techniques and setups, you’ll need more in-depth articles.
Hartford Courant: Judge orders blogger who frequently criticizes Hartford Police Department to turn over laptop as part of civil suit
Hartford Courant: Judge orders blogger who frequently criticizes Hartford Police Department to turn over laptop as part of civil suit . “A Connecticut judge has ordered blogger Kevin Brookman — a frequent critic of the Hartford Police Department — to turn over his laptop and cellphone as part of a police lieutenant’s quest to identify and sue anonymous commenters who disparaged him on Brookman’s site.”
Daily Hive: Blogger to pay $30k after negative reviews of breast augmentation surgery. “British Columbia’s Supreme Court has ordered a woman to pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages after posting defamatory reviews after her breast augmentation surgery.”
Mashable: Meet TikTok’s Spotify influencers. “The new iteration of music bloggers is TikTokkers with wildly popular Spotify playlists. Some TikTokkers have gained popularity from sharing their musical tastes in videos based around their unique or relatable Spotify playlists. These users have thousands of followers on both TikTok and Spotify, and the music industry is taking notice of their influence.”
TechCrunch: Medium revamps its Partner Program, launching new eligibility requirements and referral bonuses
TechCrunch: Medium revamps its Partner Program, launching new eligibility requirements and referral bonuses . “Amid a year of editorial pivots and employee exits, Medium announced today that it will make significant changes to its Medium Partner Program, which allows writers on the platform to monetize their content.”
Boing Boing: Ursula K. Le Guin’s blog archives back online. “After her death, Ursula K. Le Guin’s blog eventually went offline. But it’s now back and now stands as a remarkable memoir, embarked upon by the the illustrious author at 81 years old.”
Techdirt: Techdirt Is Now Entirely Without Any Google Ads Or Tracking Code. “Here’s the unfortunate secret underpinning nearly all of the internet advertising space: there are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies which will purport to put ads on your website. And all of them will promise ‘quality’ ads and better rates. But the unfortunate reality is that they’re all just backstopped by Google, and the ads are all the same crappy ads in the end.” That’s why ResearchBuzz doesn’t have any ads.
BBC: India-China border: Blogger jailed for ‘slandering’ soldiers who died in clash. “A blogger who made comments about Chinese soldiers who died in a Himalayan border clash with Indian troops last year has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Qiu Ziming, 38, was found guilty of ‘slandering heroes and martyrs’.”
The Texas Record: Remarkable Records: A New Blog Series!. “In the course of our work, we’ve become intimately familiar with the retention schedules for state agencies, public universities, and local governments. Our team keeps detailed lists of record series that need improvement and there are rarely times when we don’t have one of the schedules on the revisions chopping block. Some of us have adopted favorite records series, such as well-written descriptions or retention periods that support efficient workflows, but there are also some that are stinkers. So, we want to share some of the records series we like (or dislike) and why.”
Bloomberg: Singapore Blogger Crowdfunds $100,000 to Pay PM Defamation Award. “Singapore’s High Court on March 24 ordered [Leong Sze Hian] to pay S$133,000 ($98,800) to [Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong] for posting a link to a Malaysian news site that alleged the city-state’s leader had helped launder 1Malaysia Development Berhad funds. Since then more than 2,000 people donated to a crowdfunding campaign on social media to raise the full amount, Lim Tean, Leong’s attorney, posted to Facebook on Monday.”
South China Morning Post: Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming charged over ‘malicious’ India border casualty posts
South China Morning Post: Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming charged over ‘malicious’ India border casualty posts. “Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing have detained a popular blogger over social media posts that authorities say demeaned military casualties of a border clash with India.”