Just doing research for a country song she is writing titled “I’m a Redneck Courtney Love” : According to AP’s Joe Edward‘s, “troubled country singer” Mindy McCready, 28, was supposed to appear at a court hearing in Williamson County today, but is in a Florida hospital after an overdose after being found unconscious in a hotel lobby after being charged in Arizona with identity theft, attempted fraudulent scheme and artifices, unlawful imprisonment and hindering prosecution. Her hearing today was regarding her violation of probation from last year when she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining OxyContin and was fined $4,000, sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
OK, enough already: Gee, and I was just thinking to myself, what America needs is another weekly star calvacade magazine.
Are they talking about us? Newsweek magazine now has a “Blog Roundup” feature that shows, “The top 10 Newsweek stories generating the most discussion on Weblogs within the past 7 days.”
While it’s not quite like they’re engaging in a conversation with the blogosphere, it at least displays they acknowledge that the conversation doesn’t stop when the article appears.
(via: Doc Searls)
AP explains the newsreader thing (sort of): I hope most people who read this weblog already know about the phenomena covered in the AP article, “Consumers of Online News Becoming Their Own Editors, Rarely Relying on One Organization,” but it’s worth noting. (Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite explain how one can use the magic of RSS to aggregate feeds on the desktop. Here’s how.)
“The old idea of surfers coming to your Web site and coming to your front door, that’s going away,” said Lasica, a former editor at The Sacramento Bee. “People are going to come in through the side window, through the basement, through the attic, anyway they want to.”