Curiouser and curiouser
I was scratching my head a little yesterday. Nits? I hear you scream. No, if you go to Technorati and enter this blog name (scroll down a little), you’ll see that there’s a website porting? syndicating? the content of this blog and others. And then that content seems to be ported to this site. Very odd.
But then I started getting hits (visits) from a site that seems to be porting Anne’s content. Has the world gone syndication mad?
Update: That second point about Anne’s content seems to be innocent – unipeak.com allows you to browse websites anonymously “without leaving personal information behind”.
Finding a commenting system to replace the Blogger one: I just checked the Blogger Forum and the consensus for those new to commenting seems to be Haloscan. Maria, it might be an idea to start off with Haloscan, just to see if you like it. If you have any problems, come leave a comment and the crack team of bloggers who visit will no doubt have the answer within minutes.
January 4th, 2005 21:37
have taken your advice/hints and moved over to haloscan for comments. just had a little difficulty with positioning and can’t seem to get the txt size down – maybe i should read the instructions a little more carefully.
thank you – hopefully visitors will no longer be as frustrated as before.
January 4th, 2005 21:47
Well done Felicity!
January 4th, 2005 22:13
Isn’t it only syndication if credit is given? I think “misappropriation” was the word you were looking for (not my first choice of word, but then this isn’t my page ).
It’s not even particularly well done in my opinion – the clipper has screwed up the start of the BdJ post, for example.
As far as I can tell, what’s happening is that the NewGenFilms.com site is trawling blogs for video related posts (the BdJ post mentioned a video tutorial) while MusicFeed.net / NashvillesNews.net does a similar thing for audio files.
What the author(s) fail to do, of course, is restrict casual browsers’ access to the results if those results are intended for their own use only or ensure that due credit is given if otherwise.
The Unipeak site’s a bit different, though. A bit of an odd idea (it seems to just be a low-tech anonymous proxy thingy). Why it caches sessions is a bit odd (and would lead me to question just how secure and untraceable the ‘service’ is).
January 5th, 2005 02:21
You are my absolute HERO, Daisy, thanks so much!!
January 5th, 2005 12:27
Some bloggers are also forum admins for HaloScan you know… ;-)
January 5th, 2005 13:45
Ah Gordon, good lad! Then you’ll be ever so well placed to give aid and succour to Maria should she need it? :-0))
January 5th, 2005 19:27
Ah. Mr McLean. Any idea why HaloScan frequently loads an empty pop-up for me then?
(By frequently I mean about 1 time out of 3)