Dictatorial Blog Providers

Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web - Opportun... My blogging friend Rick of Bookmarks4Tech and I recently got our our blogs ‘suspended’. Mine by Tumblr and his by Blogspot. What is surprising are the similarities of the ways they meted out the suspensions. It wasn’t clear why our blogs were suspended (at least Blogspot gave Rick warnings. Tumblr didn’t). Both platforms or providers refuse to let us contact them — which makes the suspensions suspicious.

Terms of Service and Policies have their items numbered. So, providers could easily point out to us what we violated just by mentioning the item number. Very simple and easy. Now why don’t they do that very easy thing?

Artists Made by Tech and Selves
Making A Living As an Artist Online

If the Web and social networking weren’t available as tools to these artists, their success wouldn’t be as phenomenal. Or they wouldn’t have been successful at all.
Michel Keck, artist
Kim Smith-Miller, photographer
Stephen Mellor, freelance author
Kerry Wilkinson, journalist and author
Christian Cawley interviewed each artists here

Random House Publishes WordPress.com Blog
Jared Gulian’s WordPress.com blog, @MoonOverMboro became a book published by Random House New Zealand

Moon over Martinborough will be released in June 2013. A print version will be available in New Zealand (and internationally through NZ websites such as http://www.fishpond.co.nz and http://www.mightyape.co.nz), and an e-book will be available internationally.

Using Web Images in your Blog Safely
Now that I’m using more and more images each day, I’m more careful with them than with written content

‘A quick scan of Google Images and there it is: the perfect photo to illustrate your best blog post ever. Right click… Save as… Upload and voilà: your post is ready to publish.

‘But that’s not the way intellectual property laws work. In almost every case, pictures found on the Internet (like songs and videos) cannot be used without the express permission of those who hold copyright.

‘To avoid a copyright infringement lawsuit, remember these five rules:…’

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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