The U.S. blogging company LiveJournal is showing an error message to users inside Russia who try to read the blog of Alexei Navalny, a prominent politician and critic of the Russian government.
Truthdig prevailed over stiff competition in an election year to take home a Webby Award on Tuesday as best political website.
As a small but tenacious site, we are gratified to be one of the finalists among an array of heavy hitters in the categories of best political website and best political blog. But we still need your help.
Well, this is embarrassing: According to The Nielsen Co., the U.S. news media have outdone their U.K. counterparts in terms of covering the upcoming nuptials of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton -- and not by a small margin, either.
Here's another salute to the mother and blogger known online as Nerdy Apple Bottom, who had absolutely zero tolerance for anything resembling homophobia directed at her 5-year-old son, whose big wish this Halloween was to dress in the guise of a cartoon girl.
Giving the Drudge Report and Free Republic a little competition in the conservative Web space, former CNN pundit (see: "Crossfire") and bow-tie enthusiast Tucker Carlson has launched his own site, the Daily Caller. That's "the DC" for short -- snappy, Mr. Carlson!
Twitter, the superstar microblogging service that media outlets like CNN are flocking to as they struggle for Web credibility, has hit a roadblock in its steady march to global popularity. A company attempt to trademark the word tweet, describing an individual blog post, has been rejected by the U.S. patent office.
It's not entirely clear how the White House joining the cyber-ranks of MySpace, Facebook and Twitter will serve to make the American government more "transparent" and "efficient," but perhaps micro-blogging will save our democracy or maybe we'll get to hear about what Joe Biden had for lunch.