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2011-05-09 11:29:55

The flow of traffic to the Web's 25 largest news destinations is being influenced by Facebook as users share stories on their pages, reports a study published by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. The most popular 25 news websites were analyzed in order to gauge the behavior of news consumers online. The study looked at how users get to the sites, the duration of time spent on the site and how deeply they explore the site, as well as where they go after they leave...

2010-09-20 12:46:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- American Tees has recently announced their newest effort to support conservative politics, "Election Central," an informal way to gauge and build support early on for the 2012 campaign season where conservatives can cast a very early vote for the next President of the United States. The Election Central page at AmericanTees.com (https://americantees.com/election_central) will debut on the Drudge Report Tuesday, September 21st and feature...

2010-06-24 12:41:00

DETROIT, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservative commentary in Michigan gets a new voice today with the launch of TheMichiganView.com. A product of The Detroit News, The Michigan View will bring together some of the state's best writers and political critics to provide opinion on issues that impact Michigan. At a crucial moment in Michigan's history, the View offers opinion leadership from top commentators such as WJR-Radio's Frank Beckmann, The Mackinac Center's Jack McHugh and Ken Braun,...

2009-05-04 13:55:35

A Montana man's profanity-laced letter to get him out of jury duty -- purportedly written by his wife -- has surfaced on several Internet sites. Erik Slye of Belgrade, Mont., replied to a summons for jury duty Jan. 26 with a letter to the court saying he had previously explained that he could not afford to take the time off from work, the Bozeman (Mont.) Chronicle reported Monday. Slye's wife, Jennifer, took credit for writing the letter, which was signed by her husband. Apparently you morons...

2008-09-06 06:00:10

By Randy McMullen Oprah Winfrey on Friday denied a story on the Drudge Report Web site claiming her staff at Harpo Productions was embroiled in a heated debate over whether the talk-show queen should have Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP nominee for vice president, on her show. Winfrey denied there was any such debate and, of course, if there was one, it's over now, as Oprah Has Issued Her Decree (cue thunder, clouds parting): Palin will not be invited on the show until after Election...

2008-07-28 00:00:21

By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press NEW YORK - If Sen. John McCain is really serious about becoming a Web-savvy citizen, perhaps Kathryn Robinson can help. Robinson is now 106 - that's 35 years older than McCain - and she began using the Internet at 98, at the Barclay Friends home in West Chester, Pa., where she lives. "I started to learn because I wanted to e-mail my family," she says - in an e-mail message, naturally. Blogs have been buzzing recently over McCain's admission that...

2008-07-21 18:00:23

The New York Times asked likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain to rewrite an opinion piece he submitted to the newspaper. The McCain campaign declined to alter the piece, ABC reported. The Arizona senator's op-ed article was a response to one his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, had published in the New York newspaper about the Democrats' proposal to pull U.S. troops from Iraq. But the Times rejected McCain's piece, saying it wanted specifics about...

2008-07-19 06:00:00

By Connie Coyne, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--BLOGS -- or Web logs -- are children of the Internet. In general, blogs are a mix of personal opinions and links to material on other Web sites. And because they reflect the personality of the writer, they can draw huge audiences if they click with readers. One of the first blogs to draw a mass audience was The Drudge Report (www.drudgereport.com), written by the conservative Matt Drudge, who created an image by wearing a fedora all the...

2008-07-17 09:00:31

By Deseret News A pair of Utah media Web sites were among the top 10 most-used online destinations in June, according to Nielsen Online. Data for June indicates that Deseret News was seventh-ranked on the list of top online current events and global news destinations, ranked by the number of sessions per person. The News site had 6.4 sessions per person and a unique audience of 905,000. Ksl.com was ninth, with 5.9 sessions per person and a unique audience of 982,000. Topping the list...

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2008-06-17 00:00:00

By Saul Hansell The Associated Press, one of the largest news organizations in the United States, said that it would, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards for how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites could excerpt without infringing on The AP's copyright. The effort to impose some guidelines on the freewheeling blogosphere, where extensive quoting and even copying of entire news articles is common, may offer a prominent definition of the important but...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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