Blogging In Syracuse 2013: The Gems Among The Ishikoro

In the past, I've posted about the decline in the number of bloggers in Syracuse writing about our community (as opposed to national politics, Justin Bieber or "10 ways to get rich quick.") The Japanese refer to abandoned blogs as ishikoro--pebbles. Since 2010 and the near-death experience of losing NYCO's Blog, the acknowledged hub of … Continue reading Blogging In Syracuse 2013: The Gems Among The Ishikoro

Link Karma

Things that made me laugh and/or think this week while I was out and about on the internet: 1) I learned everything I need to know about union activism while watching the Season Three box set of "The Office" 2) Cassette tapes are dead. Except in prisons, where they are thriving and in our memories, … Continue reading Link Karma

Amateur Blogger Broke Both “Bittergate” and Bill’s “Scumbag” Meltdown

Mayhill Fowler broke two big stories during the Democratic political campaign: Obama's description of marginalized working-class voters as "bitter" and Bill Clinton's wild tirade against a Vanity Fair journalist in which he described the reporter as a "scumbag" among other derogatory terms. What's interesting about Ms. Fowler is her employer. She's an unpaid volunteer in … Continue reading Amateur Blogger Broke Both “Bittergate” and Bill’s “Scumbag” Meltdown