Monday, December 12, 2011

"10 steps to better blogging" from SplatF

Yes: 10 steps to better blogging – SplatF: Attribute well — the way you’d want to be attributed. Use names, link prominently, never plagiarize. Quote or paraphrase the part of an article that you need to make your point, but always with the goal of sending readers to the original site for the full story. (Some credit here to Henry Blodget, for Business Insider’s original excerpting policy in 2009. And to John Gruber, whose attribution activism is good for the web.) Aim to become as big of a traffic referrer as you possibly can — not only is that good policy, but it’s a great business asset.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases - Yahoo! News

When I read "the man pummeled the teen from behind" I was shocked to read that kind of vivid description in an AP story. Then I realized that by "pummeled" Jacques probably meant "hit."

Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases - Yahoo! News: Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases
By JACQUES BILLEAUD | AP�–�Sun, Dec 4, 2011

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The 13-year-old girl opened the door of her home in this small city on the edge of Phoenix to encounter a man who said that his car had broken down and he needed to use the phone. Once inside, the man pummeled the teen from behind, knocking her unconscious and sexually assaulting her.