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Today’s Top Tweet – I’m no dark web wizard but…

I’m no dark web wizard but if the CIA’s claims are definitively true, why don’t they just post their data on the web for all to see? Surely there are enough independent and capable tech wiz’s to assess whatever traces, links etc. they have unearthed.

By way of analogy, if a surveillance camera captures footage of a criminal, the police usually have no hesitation releasing this info to the media. So what’s going on with the Russia allegations?

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We tweet! And have been doing it since 2008!

Baby Bird 08 by Jayme Frye

Baby Bird 08 by Jayme Frye via Flickr

Updates for all things earthpages.org and earthpages.ca at Twitter!

Also, I recently rediscovered a whole bunch of alternative and progressive news categories that I formerly used back in the ill-fated days of RSS. And today I added even more.

Every morning the best stories around the web are hand-picked—sometimes in the evening too. So check out our Twitter account. The feed at right only shows the latest 4 or 5 stories. There are TONS more!

MC


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The complexities of actually getting people to Mars

Editors note – sorry for messing up the heading with the wrong tweet in earlier post. It’s morning, I’m having my coffee and trying out an old computer with new USB wireless adapter (excuses but true!)


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New, faster loading site!


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Open Call for developers, team members


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Holiday update

Some children looking at a selection of Christ...

Some children looking at a selection of Christmas Cards during the 1910 holiday season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Holidays everyone! I’d just like to highlight the most recent change in Earthpages’ Terms of Use. In a nutshell, I’ve enabled reblogging.

After testing out reblogging at earthpages.ca, it seems I’ve been way too cautious in not enabling it. The benefits are pretty clear to see – More traffic, more user interaction. Exactly what Earthpages is about!

A good example of what a reblog looks like can be seen here:

https://hocuspocus13.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/totem/

Generally, about two or three paragraphs are reproduced, with a link back to the entire article.

I truly hope that everyone who’s been published at Earthpages will be okay with this. If not, you can always get your articles removed. I’ll understand. But I still feel that the benefits of reblogging will far outweigh any potential issues.

Thanks,

Michael Clark, Christmas Day 2014


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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for earthpages.org. Looks like the stats have risen considerably in 2012, which I’m very happy about. 2011 yielded about 78,000 hits while 2012 pulled in about 100,000. So that’s… hmmm… as I’ve said elsewhere, I’m not that great at math. But if I had my calculator handy I could figure out the percentage increase.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.