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  1. internet fame
    30 People the Internet Needs You to Know A useful cheat sheet for the biggest names on the web.
  2. revolt like an egyptian
    Scenes From the Wonderful New Democratic EgyptA 26-year-old blogger there has been sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing the military.
  3. aolington post
    Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers: ‘Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?’Surely some of that $315 million from AOL is being shared with them, right?
  4. advice
    Tom Brokaw Agrees With Tina Brown: Young People Should Just Move to IndiaJust pack up. India is where the jobs are.
  5. words
    David Axelrod Accused of ‘Hippie Punching’Our search for … what that is.
  6. ink-stained wretches
    Cranky Times Reporter Lashes Out at Critical Bloggers“Maybe you were still in school when I broke the NSA story, I don’t know. It was back when you were in kindergarten, I think.”
  7. web of lies
    James Frey Accuses Gawker Alumnus of ‘Making Things Up’Irony!
  8. early and often
    November 5: Post-Election Plans of Prominent Politics BloggersTa-Nehisi Coates: ‘If he takes the crown, I’ll talk to my son, pour me some Macallan, and then head to Paris Blues Bar to see how it’s playing uptown.’
  9. the sports section
    Joe Torre Has a BlogAnd honestly, this thing is kind of adorable.
  10. in other news
    Rosie O’Donnell Seems to Think She Can Quit BloggingShe announced yesterday that she was going to take some time off from her special haiku blog. But quitting your blog is the biggest blogger cliché of all, and Rosie’s a bloggy lifer.
  11. company town
    Crane Collapse Causes Building DelaysAlso, the real Mr. Big thought watching the ‘Sex and the City’ movie was “eerie,” and Wachovia chief G. Kennedy Thompson is out the door. And more, in our daily industry roundup.
  12. in other news
    Emily Gould’s ‘Times Magazine’ Story: Give Me an ‘I’!The former Gawker editor’s lengthy blog confidential has some interesting statistics.
  13. ink-stained wretches
    How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Crap?The way to find out is easier than you think. So easy even we could do it!
  14. white men with money
    Yes Icahn! Billionaire Takes Up BloggingHey bloggerati! Queens-bred billionaire and master of the hostile takeover Carl Icahn is totes blogging. Why? He wants to “finally focus on more than making money,” the 72-year-old shareholder activist told The Wall Street Journal, and so he’s starting the Icahn Report, where he can post funny YouTube videos and recaps of his favorite television shows. Kidding! According to the Journal, Carl’s entries on the Icahn Report, which has not yet launched, will “highlight what he sees as management problems at public companies, including those he hasn’t invested in.” Which basically means he’s found a way to do one of his favorite things — bitch about poor governance and poor performance at public companies — without having to buy a large stake in them and install himself on the board. Welcome to the Internet, Carl. It was made for people like you. Icahn Report [Icahn Report] Icahn Set to Host Blog On Corporate Abuses [WSJ]
  15. ink-stained wretches
    ‘The Atlantic’ Brings the Media Party to Its Gruesome, Inevitable ConclusionAfter 150 years of really great ideas, The Atlantic has come up with one that makes us uncomfortable. To celebrate their anniversary milestone, reports WWD, they’re going to throw a big party with stars you’d expect, like Tom Wolfe, Arianna Huffington, and Moby (er…), but they’re going to put the whole thing onstage. The audience will be whoever wants to stop by and watch journalists and luminaries get together and schmooze. “It’s the cocktail party as performance art,” said Atlantic Media consumer media president Justin Smith. First of all, didn’t Gawker already have this idea when they had a live feed from their book party? At least at their version, people were doing drugs and trying to hook up. And second, can The Atlantic possibly believe that people, even readers, would want to watch journalists frolicking in their natural habitat*? This is not a good sign. If you’ve ever wondered whether Andrew Sullivan or Matthew Yglesias is better over canapés, you are truly, truly demented. Or, you know, a blogger. Are we really at the point that people are throwing parties solely to pander to us? Somehow we imagined this would feel more satisfying. *Open bars on someone else’s dime, naturally. Life of the Party [WWD]