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Pew report: Blogging is for old people

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Teenagers and young adults spent less time blogging during the past three years as social networks like Facebook became more popular, according to a Pew Research Center study released last week. Still, one social network, Twitter, has failed to catch on with the vast majority of younger teenagers, according to the Pew study of social media and mobile Internet use among teens and young adults. The study conducted by the Washington, D.C., nonprofit think tank was designed to gauge the…

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Light blogging while I enjoy my cruise

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Heading off to the Bahamas for the week, so I won’t be blogging or on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I’ve scheduled a few blog posts to be published while I am away. But I think it’s a good idea, at least for a few days, to not think about Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio or Kendrick Meek or Alan Grayson or Alex Sink or Rick Baker or, well, you get the point… In the meantime, I’m rooting for the Colts and…

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Of blogs gone by…

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Everyone knows this has not been an especially kind year to newspapers and the traditional media. And while the so-called “new media” continue to displace traditional media’s dominance of the marketplace of ideas, it’s not always easy for the new kids on the block. Sure, launching a blog can be done with only a few clicks, but maintaining and growing a blog is a different matter entirely. According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for…

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St. Pete posts treasurers’ reports online

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Thanks to a nudge from Karl Nurse and, perhaps, a little blogging of my own, the City of St. Petersburg is now publishing online the campaign treasurers’ reports from all of the candidates running this year. The reports are only in PDF format, so you can’t search a database as you can on the Florida Division of Elections’ website, but this is a good first step.

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Avert your eyes! Kathleen Ford’s website is up

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Kathleen Ford’s campaign website is now up and running, almost a month after she filed her paperwork to run for St. Petersburg Mayor. It isn’t the roogoodoo that Bill Foster’s site is, but it’s pretty bad, even by political website standards. How do I hate thee, let me count the ways: The header is generic, with cut-and-paste Americana bunting and a campaign pin that reads “Ford ’09.” The top left of the site is dominated with icons that link to…

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