WordPress maker buys IntenseDebate commenting system

Matt Mullenweg announced today that Automattic (the maker of WordPress) is acquiring IntenseDebate, a blog commenting system with lots of features that WordPress doesn’t have available yet except through third-party plugins. IntenseDebate currently works with a number of different blogging platforms, including WordPress, TypePad, Moveable Type, Blogger, and Tumblr.  They say they plan to keep it […]

Link-love etiquette

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] I’m frequently asked “Is it OK if I link to your post?”  The short answer is “Absolutely!  Any time!”  Links from other blogs increase a blog’s reputation, not only among readers but also among search engines.  Perhaps someone who never saw that blog before will become a new reader, or […]

The price of Internet integrity: Lower than you might think

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Internet, and especially blogs, are quickly becoming recognized as a great source of debate and opinion on controversial topics.  Stories that begin in the mainstream media often spill over to blogs for discussion, and more and more often now, people form their own opinions after reading both sides of […]

How To Upgrade WordPress Using Subversion

What is Subversion? Overview Subversion is a version control system that makes it easy to get the latest version of files, or go back to previous versions. It is used by many different pieces of open source software and has been around since 2000. Subversion is considered the successor to the Concurrent Versions System. To […]

New British government committee may police the Internet

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] In what goes to prove that the British really do have a sense of humour, it has been recommended that a government committee be set up to protect Internet users from nasty people online such as abusive bloggers.   Hey you…..f**king read this OK?   I’m putting a lot of damn […]