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Tobsy’s Code of Conduct for Bloggers

Monday 16 April 2007 @ 3:16 pm

On April 8th, Tim O’Reilly presented his first draft of a “Code of Conduct” for bloggers. It’s made of 9 modules, that should help to keep the blogosphere civil.
But do we really need something like that? What’s the sense of that?
These are the 9 modules of the first draft:
1. Responsibility for our own words

Yes, I […]

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Biased and personal? Yep, that’s me.

Sunday 15 April 2007 @ 8:26 pm

Apart from the encouraging comments I received, there is always a number of people complaining. Comments like “WTF do you know about America? You don’t live here!” or “You’re not American. You don’t have the right to tell us what to do!!!” are of the more harmless sort.
Now, I never claimed to know everything about […]

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Prison vs. work - Interesting comparison

Tuesday 10 April 2007 @ 6:20 pm

I’ve always wondered why Americans put so many people in prisons. After reading this post, I’m starting to understand. It’s some kind of welfare program. Who would have thunk it?
My favorites:
IN PRISON: All expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.
AT WORK: you get to pay all your expenses to go to […]

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Tobsy says - the first month

Monday 9 April 2007 @ 3:22 pm

On March 9 I wrote the first post on “Tobsy says”. So, I think it might be a nice idea to look at the numbers.
Google Analytics shows 12,275 unique visitors and 14,241 pageviews.
The most popular posts are “20 things to keep in mind when visiting Germany” and “10 common German prejudices about the USA“. Both […]

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Why are there so many blogs about blogging?

Friday 30 March 2007 @ 1:19 am

When I started this blog, the topic was pretty clear to me - “The US from an Outsider’s POV”. Sounds pretty clear, doesn’t it? I wanted to blog about something I was always interested in. The more I read, the more my interests shift, though. I’ve been reading about blogging, I’ve learned through experience (including […]

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