March 04, 2006
ATTN: Blogosphere

In honor of Markos (of DailyKos fame) coming to Texas for SxSW, I'd just like to note that - while blogging may be many things - when blogging has been coopted by AT&T advertising (see, e.g., the billboard on East 610) it is no longer cutting edge or revolutionary.

Posted by Jim Dallas on March 04, 2006 to Blog stuff | TrackBack

Hey, no fair. What's the billboard look like?

Posted by: Linkmeister on March 5, 2006 11:52 AM

It's a big green billboard north of I-10, and it says "Blogging Delivered," with the O in blogging replaced by the AT&T logo.

Posted by: Jim D on March 5, 2006 4:44 PM

Thanks. Methinks it's too obscure for my understanding. What's AT&T got to do with blogging, the casual driver might ask (once he/she got past "what's blogging?").

Posted by: Linkmeister on March 5, 2006 8:21 PM

Also lest we forget...


Phone giants mum on spying

In past, industry has cooperated with U.S.

By Jon Van
Tribune staff reporter
Published December 29, 2005

In the days following revelations that the Bush administration ordered the National Security Agency to spy on domestic telephone and Internet communications without a court order, one involved party has remained silent.

The nation's telephone giants--which control the data pipelines--have neither commented on nor denied their reported participation, nor have they reacted to the charge that they may have been complicit in violating privacy rights.

But historically the telecom companies have cooperated with the government on wholesale wiretapping, and the Bush administration's anti-terrorism programs appear to be no exception.

Without commenting directly on a classified topic, industry officials--when asked--suggested that they would not stand in the way of a request for help.

Posted by: Prove Our Democracy with Paper Ballots on March 11, 2006 11:05 AM