Trump shuts down his blog, frustrated by its low readership.

The former president had heard from friends that the site was making him look small and irrelevant, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

Emily Wilder’s Firing at The A.P. Reminds Us of What We Didn’t Expect

A recent firing at The Associated Press is the latest example of the way in which our digital pasts are never far from the present, despite what early internet evangelists thought.

#associated-press, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #wilder-emily-journalist

Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack

A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #bustle-digital-group, #e-mail, #news-and-news-media, #newsletters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #social-media, #substack-inc, #writing-and-writers

Join Warde, Rachel Nguyen’s Slack Community

Rachel Nguyen, a fashion blogger and YouTuber, created a Slack community called Warde to connect with her followers.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #los-angeles-calif, #social-media

How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M

The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.

#beijing-china, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #communist-youth-league-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #slavery-historical, #social-media, #sweden, #uniqlo, #xinjiang-china

The Spiritual Teacher Biden’s Campaign Called for Help

Glennon Doyle says her role has been to “go get the white women.”

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #doyle-glennon-1976, #endorsements, #wambach-abby

A YouTube Perfume Reviewer’s Big Dreams

By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #fragrance-foundation, #gavrielatos-steven, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #powell-carlos-j-1964-2021, #society-of-scent-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Kate Baer Is Speaking Truth. From Her Minivan.

Who says motherhood can’t be literary, even poetic?

#baer-kate-poet, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #harpercollins-publishers, #instagram-inc, #parenting, #poetry-and-poets, #what-kind-of-woman-book, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

I Was Your Fave Is Problematic

What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #celebrities, #tumblr, #vigilantes, #your-feed-internet-culture

This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.

Corey Quinn has made it his business to understand Amazon’s cloud-computing charges and have some fun at the company’s expense.

#amazon-com-inc, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #university-of-maine

Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

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Should You Move to France? Ask an Expat Blogger

“Frenchfluencers” (expats who blog or post from France) report increased engagement from stressed Americans seeking escapism.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #france, #instagram-inc, #paris-france, #provence-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youtube-com

A Columnist Makes Sense of Wall Street Like None Other (See Footnote)

Finance journalism isn’t known for its writerly voices. Matt Levine, the author of Money Stuff, is an oddball exception.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #high-net-worth-individuals, #media, #wall-street-manhattan-ny, #writing-and-writers

In Lockdown, an 86-Year-Old Blogger Finds an Audience and a New Purpose

Writing every day for weeks on end, she appealed to readers across the world. ‘That’ll be my role,’ she said. ‘To cheer people up.’

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #scarves

I’m Still Reading Andrew Sullivan. But I Can’t Defend Him.

He’s one of the most influential journalists of the last three decades, but he’s shadowed by a 1994 magazine cover story that claimed to show a link between race and I.Q.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #magazines, #media, #new-republic, #new-york-magazine, #race-and-ethnicity, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sullivan-andrew, #writing-and-writers

Marc Jacobs, Leandra Medine and Others Are Not Giving Up on Clothes Just Yet

Robbed of a real-life stage, the frustrated fashion faithful continue to pull out all the stops on Instagram.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #cohen-ari-seth, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #medine-leandra, #social-media

Deadspin Staffers Who Quit Start Defector

The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #deadspin, #defector-media, #g-o-media-inc, #gawker-media, #great-hill-partners-llc, #media, #news-and-news-media, #petchesky-barry, #spanfeller-jim

‘You Know Your Audience’: Russia’s Internet Stars Turn Away From Putin

There used to be little stigma around getting paid to extol the Russian president. Now, as his popularity ebbs with young people, online celebrities see such praise as a career wrecker.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #instagram-inc, #polls-and-public-opinion, #putin-vladimir-v, #referendums, #russia, #youth, #youtube-com

Newspaper’s Top Editor Is Now a ‘Homeless’ Blogger

A 54-year-old journalist lost his job running an Indiana newspaper, as well as the apartment that went with it. He moved to a Motel 6.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #bloomington-ind, #gannett-company-inc, #gatehouse-media-inc, #herald-times, #homeless-persons, #jackson-rich-journalist, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Mel Baggs, Blogger on Autism and Disability, Dies at 39

Candid blog posts and a widely viewed short film sought to expand the very definition of what it means to be human.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #autism, #baggs-mel-1980-2020, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #deaths-obituaries, #language-and-languages

Putin’s Long War Against American Science

A decade of health disinformation promoted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia has sown wide confusion, hurt major institutions and encouraged the spread of deadly illnesses.

#biological-and-chemical-warfare, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #influenza, #medicine-and-health, #news-and-news-media, #putin-vladimir-v, #rt-tv-network, #rt-america-tv-network, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science