The New Reblog, Part 2 – Images Gone Awry

Over the last couple of years WordPress.com has focused on making and promoting its site as a great place for photographers and other visual artists to showcase their work. Multitudes of new themes have been introduced to support these communities in making WordPress.com their home on the web. Sadly, however, it seems that the newContinue reading “The New Reblog, Part 2 – Images Gone Awry”

The New Reblog

Post updated on 2014/03/10 Reblogging on WordPress.com has a long and contentious history. When it was introduced in June  2010, there was a firestorm of protest by long-standing members of the community against what we felt was an usurpation of our copyrights. At every turn, WordPress.com Staff told us again and again how reblogging was aContinue reading “The New Reblog”

Only 38.5% of you reading this are Human

The human race is a minority on the Internet. And no, it\’s not because your pets have all of a sudden gotten computer-savvy. via Less Than 40 Percent of the Internet Is Human. What I find interesting is that while Bot activity is now 61.5% of all web traffic (an increase by 21% over 2012),Continue reading “Only 38.5% of you reading this are Human”

Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)

And the theme retirement trend continues on WordPress.com with new additions to the previous list of retirees: Bueno Dark Wood Enterprise Inuit Types Monochrome Motion Neutra Notepad Notes IL Paperpunch Steira Structure Titan Under The Influence Vostok Again, existing sites can continue to use their theme even though it is retired and sites set upContinue reading “Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)”

Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

Use the Support Search, Luke!

Those of us who regularly volunteer in the Community Support Forums are well acquainted with user frustrations when it comes to getting a timely answer to an urgent question. What doesn’t always seem obvious is that answers to many of the questions asked in the forums can be found in one of the best resourcesContinue reading “Use the Support Search, Luke!”