Diabetes Blogs and Web Stuff

Blog Plagiarism

The editors over at Medgadget and others have been quite upset over the newly launched BlogBurst service (an opt-in syndicator that offers blog content to newspapers) along with many “aggregators” that reprint people’s blog posts without express permission. Frankly, I’ve been on the fence about the issue myself, believing that as long as there is CLEAR ATTRIBUTION and a LINK BACK to the original blog, maybe it is just another Google-type service to help readers…

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Darn Tootin’ Blogger Coming to the Diabetes OC

The editor of DiabetesNotes.com contacted me recently, looking for a new blogger with “experience, expertise, and/or passion to blog about diabetes.” Very flattering, of course, but any drop of those qualities I’ve got, I’m putting into DiabetesMine right now
Meanwhile, looks like they’ve signed up someone truly captivating: the young, hip, Renaissance-man-type Rob Rummel-Hudson. He’s an accomplished writer, and both print and photo blogger at Darn Tootin’. His quirky sense of humor includes bio statements…

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Why Blogs Are Special

So I had my first D-type “speaking engagement” at a local support group last week. Up there clicking around on the wall-projected web, trying to explain Web logs to a bunch of PWDs who barely use computers. Most of them never used the Internet to look for diabetes stuff at all. *Gasp!* Such an incredible resource…
“So this blog thing, it’s a web site?”
“Well, yes, but a special kind of web site.”
“Special? …”…

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Better Than Internet Dating

Not that I’ve ever tried it, but now I’m actually starting to appreciate the potential of Internet dating. The last few nights in Boston I met — in real and actual person — several of my favorite online D-community contacts, who turned out not only to be verifiably safe and sane, but also amazingly fun and interesting!
First off, Kerri Morrone of SixUntilMe is just as adorable as she sounds. Hard to believe that she’s…

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Tagged Again – Four Things

Ooh, I’ve been tagged again in yet another “random facts about bloggers” game. This one calls for specific personal tidbits in groups of four — which hopefully will not provoke the dreaded Web surfer foursome of yawn-stretch-blink-clickaway
Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
McDonalds (who hasn’t?)
Waitress at Hof’s Hut
Asst. Editor for R&R Magazine (the military one, God bless its soul)
Marketing Manager for Sun Microsystems High Performance Computing Solutions (was that a…

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