Church Leaders Draw Up Ten Blogging Commandments

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Church leaders are apparently so alarmed at the hate and vitriol coming from religious blogs that they have drawn up a list of ten “Blogging Commandments” to save their bloggers from damnation, sin and everlasting hellfire. Obviously, when Moses was busy writing out his commandments, he didn’t factor in […]

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 […]

Priest forced to cancel online nuns beauty contest

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] An Italian priest who was planning an online beauty contest for nuns has been forced to cancel after saying he was “misunderstood” about the whole venture. Father Antonio Rungi had set up a blog (which now seems to have been taken down) and it was his original intention to […]

Twitter Spam is a Growing Problem

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you are a regular Twitter user, you might have noticed a surprising number of “hot babes” have started following you.  On top of this, your new follower has only have three tweets in her profile and one of them is a link to a rather shady site.  Yes, […]

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 […]

Help your blog visitors “push up” their browsers

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you run your own blog, you can now do your bit to encourage your readers to upgrade their browsers by installing a program called PushUp on your blog template. What PushUp does is detect what version of browser your blog visitors are using, and if their version is […]

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 […]