Weblog de Bernard Rappaz [fr]

Très bon billet de Bernard Rappaz de la Télévision Suisse Romande sur son (tout frais) weblog: le journaliste face au blog.

[en] Bernard Rappaz is a journalist at the Télévision Suisse Romande (Swiss French-speaking TV). His weblog opens on a very nice post about journalists and weblogging.

Mieux vaut tard que jamais, je viens de prendre la peine de lire l’excellente entrée en matière de Bernard Rappaz sur son weblog. J’aime quand “ça sent l’intelligence”!

En voilà  donc un qui vient de trouver sa place dans mon aggrégateur. Monsieur Rappaz, vous pouvez vous considérer comme lu 🙂

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Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog! [en]

Participating in a meme propagation experiment.

[fr] Ce billet fait partie d'une expérience sur la propagation des "memes" dans la blogosphère.

Update 10.08: you should try the latest version of this type of meme instead. It’s pretty neat as it keeps a “memory” of where it has been.

This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs are most influential in the propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public, and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the GUID for this meme (below).

The original posting for this experiment is located at: Minding the Planet (Permalink: http://novaspivack.typepad.com/nova_spivacks_weblog/2004/08/a_sonar_ping_of.html) — results and commentary will appear there in the future.

Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participate — the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.

The GUID for this experiment is: as098398298250swg9e98929872525389t9987898tq98wteqtgaq62010920352598gawst (this GUID enables anyone to easily search Google (or Technorati) for all blogs that participate in this experiment). Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post (see URL above). (Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.)


To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and then answer the questions below, substituting your own information, below, where appropriate. Other than answering the questions below, please do not alter the information, layout or format of this post in order to preserve the integrity of the data in this experiment (this will make it easier for searchers and automated bots to find and analyze the results later).

REQUIRED FIELDS (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)

  • (1) I found this experiment at URL: http://mouche.joueb.com/news/559.shtml
  • (2) I found it via “Newsreader Software” or “Browsing the Web” or “Searching the Web” or “An E-Mail Message”: Newsreader Software
  • (3) I posted this experiment at URL: http://climbtothestars.org/
  • (4) I posted this on date (day, month, year): 03/08/04
  • (5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 08:55:00
  • (6) My posting location is (city, state, country): Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS (Replace the answers below with your own answers):

  • (7) My blog is hosted by: myself (dedicated server at ovh.net)
  • (8) My age is: 30
  • (9) My gender is: Female
  • (10) My occupation is: teaching
  • (11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: NetNewsWire Lite
  • (12) I use the following software to post to my blog: WordPress
  • (13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 13/07/00
  • (14) My web browser is: FireFox
  • (15) My operating system is: OSX

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Alarm: Orcut, Evil Fake Orkut Clone? [en]

How I thought orCut.com might be a phishing operation to grab orKut.com usernames and passwords. A comment on Google’s irresponsibility in encouraging users to fall for phishing.

[fr] Comment j'ai cru que orCut.com était un faux site destiné à  ramasser des mots de passe orKut, et un commentaire sur l'irresponsabilité de Google, qui par de telles pratiques encourage les internautes à  tomber victimes du phishing.

Preliminary note: although nice blogging tools like WordPress have really sexy interfaces for you to type your posts in, resist the temptation. I won’t tell you more, except that Q and W are right next to each other on my keyboard, and that I’m about to write up this bl***y post for the second time.

So, I’m a bit of a referrer junkie. When I see something new, I usually click’n see. Today, I found this in my recent referrals. Now, since I nearly got phished, I’m a bit cautious, and I immediately noticed that it was orCut and not orKut in the URL, even though (particularly as) the pages on the two sites look exactly the same.

Do you smell a rat? I smelled a phish, and it seems I’m not alone. A quick expedition on google, however, tells us that many think orCut.com is legitimate. Scary! Think of what these people would do with all the juicy information they would get out of our Orkut logins and profiles! And hey, it’s not just orCut, there is orkAt too!

But wait. Everybody freeze! Look what Suw managed to dig out: a May 04 post from Evan William’s blog, telling us orkAt, orCut, and even orCIt are legitimate alternatives to orKut.com. Well, we’re most relieved to know this wasn’t all some evil scam — and Ev should know what he’s talking about, as he works from Google.

However, doesn’t it strike you as a trifle irresponsible on the part of Google to do something like this? I mean, doesn’t this make users more vulnerable to phishing? Next time they get a PayPal e-mail with a fake link in it, are their alarm bells going to ring, after their positive experience with the “alternative Orkut URLs”? Methinks they could at least have specified the alternate URLs somewhere on the home pages. A quick trip to orkut.com would have cleared any doubts of mine. ‘Coz now, who is to stop Orkit.com, or any other nice-sounding possible clone that phishers may come up with?

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La Suisse, Tiers-Monde du joueb? [fr]

Encore un médiocre article sur les weblogs. Et je me permets de relever leur utilisation de “joueb” comme traduction de “blog”…

[en] A short comment on this article on blogs in Switzerland which clearly doesn't get it (Yet Another Lame Article on Weblogs).

Là , très franchement, je vais me fâcher tout rouge. Qu’on parle de “joueb” dans le cadre de Joueb.com, je veux bien, mais qu’on utilise ce mot comme traduction de l’anglais “blog” sans sourciller dans ce plutôt moyen article sur les weblog en Suisse, cela me donne à  penser que le traducteur, du moins, n’a pas trop mis les pieds dans la blogosphère romande.

Donc, chers lecteurs, sachez qu’il y a des weblogs en Suisse. Mis à  part ça, je ne vais pas m’amuser à  démonter l’article en question, tellement il me semble évident qu’il s’agit d’une reprise très standard du thème “ils ont pas compris les blogs” par quelqu’un qui, visiblement, n’a pas compris grand-chose non plus.

Prochain pas à  attendre: que ces «blogueurs» fabriquent eux-mêmes leurs nouvelles.

Comme me le fait remarquer Suw, la simple présence d’une phrase comme celle-ci, dans un article sur les weblogs, en dit bien long…

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