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The Great Big Blog Effort

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 9:59 am

On November 14th, 2004, Great Big Blog was founded with hope of spreading a new type of blog to the world. Not that type of Slashdot, but a more personal and friendly atmosphere, one in which anyone can post almost anything they want to say about anyone or anything. It is just basically a large, collaborative blog designed to bring you the latest news, reviews of products and games, sometimes coding improvements, and maybe even start a good debate in the politics area.

Great Big Blog currently has 5 staff, who post articles and moderate what others have posted. Since November 14th, it has grown by leaps and bounds and are syndicating many RSS feeds and looking to add more. The script is actively being worked on daily to add new features.

Last month, December 14th, Great Big Blog celebrated its one month anniversary, where James, one of the leaders of the website, who also did the design, explained what was accomplished in one small month. In one small month, the staff and others typed 257 blog entries. James promised that there would be website improvements (I know of some that are coming and some that already took place) and more entries in the month to come. This has held up true, as the two-month anniversary is coming up in just a few days.

If the current trend holds up for Great Big Blog, it is looking to become a large part of the blogging community, and definately a positive influence.

Personally, I am a moderator (showing no bias) and my feed is syndicated.

Tsunami Releif

Filed under: — Clete R. Blackwell 2 @ 8:59 am

Anders Jacobsen has pledged to donate $1 (up to $500) to the tsunami relief effort for every blogger who trackbacks his page. This is one more dollar. It’s a sad time for many, so give to your local organization or one listed below if at all possible.

International aid organizations:
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
United Nations’ World Food Programme
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders (donate!)
CARE International
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Disasters Emergency Comittee (DEC) - comprises a raft of aid agencies, including the below and others
British Red Cross
Save the Children UK

North America:
American Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Save The Children
Oxfam America

Anders Jacobsen: Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too!

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