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Republicans Look To Force Obama To Walk The Obamacare Walk

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While some Republicans are using the ongoing budget debate to push symbolic campaigns to defund or repeal Obamacare, two Republican sena...

Keeping You Safe: Using Big Data to Secure Big Data

Brendan Hannigan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Brendan Hannigan

The ability to access this data from anywhere in the world and finding meaningful ways to combine it with other sources of data is at the core of the vision for a smarter, more connected and intelligent planet. Yet, the flipside is that these new sources of data and information are perfect targets for fraud and crime.

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

If the cold weather is getting you down or you’re feeling the midweek slump, we have just what you need to pick your spirits up and kick yourself ba...

A Resolution Doesn’t Have To Be Broken

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The new year can be an exciting time: a chance to start fresh, reinvent yourself and of course take on a new resolution. Not surprisingly, most ne...

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Cloud Computing? I'll Take an Industrial-Strength Version

Lauren States | Posted 12.17.2012 | Technology
Lauren States

Today, everyone acknowledges the power of cloud computing. So, when companies hesitate to adopt the cloud, it's not because their executives don't understand how profoundly the technology can transform their operations. No. The main reason cited by most companies is one of risk.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 182 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Originally posted at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. Give the Drummer Some'sFavorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere Who is Hervé Lemaire (LinkedIN / W...

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 183 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

This post is for those 47% of readers who are dependent on Mining the Audio Motherlode, who believe that they are victims, who believe Mining the Audio Motherlode has a responsibility to care for them.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 181 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Like buying a used record with a previous owner's name on it, sometimes MP3 files for an album appearing on one blog are traceable -- through the unique set of pops and clicks heard on the original vinyl -- to a posting of the same recording at another.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 180 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

While there is plenty to lament about the state of the blogging landscape, as long as great records keep getting posted, I'll keep bathing them in the warm glow of my miner's helmet.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 179 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

If you enjoy the survey of sounds covered in these weekly Motherlodes, you should check out Give the Drummer Radio, a 24-hour webstream I created for WFMU in the summer of 2010.

Olympic Weightlifter Hits Back At Body Critics

Salon | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

If the London Olympics can teach us anything, let it be that women weightlifters are the coolest, most well-adjusted young women in the world. Want to...

Comedy vs. Being the Bully

Lianna Carrera | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.

The Best Time I Went Speed-Dating

The Hairpin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women

Approximately two months after the man I thought I was going to have babies with and I broke up, I decided to plunge back into the dating scene. I had...

Young People Seek Political Discourse Online

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Maya Cueva Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their ...

Dear Teen Me: You'll Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Legendary writer Joan Didion once said, "Was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” That's exactly the goal of "Dear...

On Social Media, State Department Stands Alone

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the hyper-classified CIA recognizes the need for an internal review of its pre-clearance process, why doesn't the State Department? If the military can co-exist without pre-clearance restraints on blogs, why can't State?

(Video) Big Sports-Tech Blog Network Goes Long With Original Video

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

VOX Media, the fast-growing sports and tech blog network, is making a substantial investment around original video production and distribution, sa...

My Ex-Boyfriend Started A Blog About Me

The New York Times | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

When I broke up with my boyfriend almost four years ago, he started a blog about me. This was a reversal of our entire relationship. I had always been...

As Traditional Media Continue to Decline, It's Time for Bloggers to Step up

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With traditional journalism dying, here are some tips on blogging from Colorado bloggers, to inspire more and better blogging.

Mitt Romney: Bush And Paulson Saved Country From Depression

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

ARBUTUS, Md. -- At a town hall here on Wednesday, Mitt Romney claimed that the economic policies of former President George W. Bush and then-Treasury ...

You Really Do Live Twice... Do Do You Die Twice

Trish Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Trish Mitchell

Remember that old Bond movie, You Only Live Twice? Well, it's actually true. You have your "normal" life in your physical body, which does all kinds...

Blogging Matters to Me

Carey Fuller | Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

When people are caught up in their day to day lives, how motivated will they be to talk to a homeless person they see standing on a street corner holding up a cardboard sign?

End of the Year Checklist for Creatives

Karen Atkinson | Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

Just a few thoughts for the end of the year.