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Google Previews Updated Blogger Interface at SXSW

Tumblr and Twitter may be the hot sharing sites in 2011, but millions of bloggers got their start on Google's free Blogger, a site that hasn't had major visual refresh since 2004. Google previewed Blogger's redesign at SXSW, and it looks like the classic blues and oranges are out in favor of whiter and wider writing tools. No word on launch date, but Google says it's coming in 2011....

Roger Ebert Calls the Web a 'Life-Saver' at TED Talks

It's no secret that Team Switched is a big fan of Roger Ebert: his witty Tweets, on-point reviews and fascinating blog posts are both entertaining and thoughtful (even if he once bemoaned the idea of art in video games). And, as a Chicagoan, your author was often lulled to sleep by late-night airings of 'At the Movies,' during which Ebert's know-it-all voice often overpowered the measured calm...

Heather Armstrong Reigns Over Blogdom With Dooce.com

When asked what we do for work, we often wince before saying, "I'm a blogger." It's because, for most folks, the term likely describes a twenty-something nerd who lives in his mother's basement, collects unemployment, and writes in his LiveJournal about black metal bands. Thanks to the New York Times' profile of Heather Armstrong, though, "blogger" might soon mean an independently wealthy media...

Whiny Teacher Blogs About 'Whiny' Students, Gets Suspended

A Pennsylvania teacher has proven that educators aren't so different (or more mature) than their supposedly petulant pupils. Thirty-year-old Natalie Munroe has reportedly been suspended with pay, and could possibly be terminated from Central Bucks East High School, because of repeated blog posts that labeled her students as "lazy whiners" and "disrespectful oafs." She also posted a "pithy...

Joan Didion Isn't Slouching Towards Blogging Anytime Soon

We love you, Joan Didion! Bicoastal grandmother of New Journalism, with your wry eyes and detached verse -- won't you ever debase yourself and blog? "Well, I don't really understand blogging," the writer said at a luncheon for Colin Firth's new film 'The King's Speech.' She told Guest of a Guest, "It seems like writing, except quicker. I mean, I'm not actually looking for that instant...

Blogging Juror Bruce Slutsky Stirs Controversy in New York Court

Bruce Slutsky, a 61-year-old from Flushing, NY was recently called to jury duty to hear a civil case, which involved a plaintiff filing assault charges against his neighbors. Unlike most jurors, however, Slutsky decided to document his courtroom experience on his blog. And, although the Queens, NY court ultimately determined that Slutsky's online actions didn't pose a threat to the trial's...

Microsoft Closing Live Spaces, Sending Bloggers to WordPress

Microsoft has officially announced that it's closing its blogging platform, Live Spaces, and there will be no replacement rising from the ashes. Instead, users attempting to create a new Live Space blog will be directed to WordPress, and the 30 million existing customers will be able to export their existing blog into the new WordPress platform. Spaces will close its doors in March 2011....

Human Rights Watch Asks Syria to Free Teen Blogger From Detention

In December 2009, Syrian security forces detained 19-year-old high school student and blogger Tal al-Mallohi without ever justifying their decision. For the next nine months, Syrian authorities prohibited the girl from communicating with her family, and never even offered an explanation for why they targeted her in the first place. On September 1st, al-Mallohi's mother finally issued a plea to...

Philadelphia Demands Amateur Bloggers Pay $300 for 'Business Privilege License'

When freelance writer Marilyn Bess sliced open an envelope from the city of Philadelphia last May, she probably assumed she was getting summons or jury duty. Unfortunately, though, she got a shock: the City of Brotherly Love had decided that Bess, due to ad revenues from her blog MS Philly Organic, owed her loving municipal government $300 for a "business privilege license." The problem? Since...

Report Breaks Down Who's Blogging Where, Reveals Nothing Surprising

We bloggers may be nothing more than two-dimensional cynics to you, but behind the veil of snark, self-referentialism and make-believe words lurk very real, omnivorous human beings, just like yourself. "But who are these mythical bloggers?" you ask yourself. "Where do they come from? God, I hope they aren't all British." A new report from Sysomos has your answers. Not surprisingly, the majority...

Lazy Wordpress Bloggers Can Actually Phone In a Post, Not Just 'Quote Wikipedia'

Good news, you lazy Wordpressers: the open-source blogging platform will now let you phone in a post -- just like the rest of us. (Badum! How could we resist?) Wordpress.com has just unveiled a "Phone Your Blog" tool that allows admins to dial in to Blog HQ, enter a super-secret access code, and record an audio snippet that will automatically post to your homepage. TheNextWeb notes that there's no...

WordPress.com Stumbles Again, Plagues Millions of Users with Downtime

WordPress bloggers the world over are holding their collective breath as the site continues to experience mysterious difficulties. As Mashable reported, the troubles began when the site and its millions of blogs went down yesterday for no apparent reason. Later in the day, WordPress responded to Mashable's inquiry by saying that it was aware of the problem, and later tweeted, "We are working on...

Concerned Teacher Blogs School Meals on 'Fed Up With Lunch'

Those of you who went to public school here in the U.S. no doubt remember the absolutely foul things that were being passed off as food in your cafeterias. There were chicken nuggets that tasted more like Play-Doh than poultry, and Salisbury steak that had the texture of a salty tire. A teacher and parent at an unidentified school, in an unidentified Midwestern state, has decided that, for one...

Switched Asks, 'What Is a Blog?'

Share As bloggers, we were heartened to know that most of the people we asked in Times Square actually did know what a blog is. One man was quite fervently opposed to blogs, saying that he had never sought one out himself. (But we're willing to bet he's read one -- and now he's even being featured on one. Bam!) We'll just pretend that all of the negative comments about blogs were directed at...

Brave Young Woman Blogs Until the Very End

Share In modern Western cultures, death is not something easily embraced. Most of us live in either fear or denial of the inevitable. But, as our society becomes more open and, for better or worse, turns us into a generation of over-sharers, death has crept into our public discourse in ways normally reserved for works of high art. The era of social networking and blogs has given anyone with...