Today I’ve clicked on:

http://artlog.com/

Launched in January 2008, Artlog is a free, open platform for artists, art professionals, art enthusiasts and regular folks. The platform combines social networking, directory services and user-generated content. The site is publicly accessible (you can sign up for an account post artworks and do about a billion other things), but definitely still in ‘beta’ and development continues; we are constantly making things better and moving quickly toward launching major parts of the site.

http://parents.berkeley.edu/

This web site contains thousands of pages of recommendations and advice contributed by members of the Berkeley Parents Network, a parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley, California area. Formerly called “UCB Parents”, this network is run by a group of volunteer parents in their “spare” time. We send out 10-12 email newsletters each week to 22,382 local parents. We’ve been doing it since 1993. Many busy parents have taken the time to enlighten and inform us with their suggestions, their wisdom, and their experience, archived here for all who need it. Please help yourself and use it in the spirit of sharing!   

http://thefanzine.com/

FANZINE is an online general culture magazine that was launched in August 2005 at the CMYK Independent Magazine Festival in Barcelona, Spain. I was invited to this event to my surprise based on some hand made print zines I had done that were very limited edition, unlike many of the glossy magazines at the festival. I had to inform the curator that I simply didn’t have any zines left to bring or give out, but had this other idea, which was FANZINE. With the hard work of programmer Ernesto Gonzales, and designer Douglas Savage, and general editing input from Mike Louie, then still back in San Francisco, we managed to get the site up by festival end.

And now two years running our aim remains to provide a venue on the Internet for longform writing, both fiction and non, that is at once intelligent, engaging, witty, informative, and fun. Not to disparage the blog format (we intend to start a blog here soon as well), but we think what makes FANZINE special is that it is a unique place where professional writers can stretch out and write pieces that are substantive, that can stand the test of time. Therefore we keep almost all of our articles archived, and try to present them in as clean a fashion as we can design. We expect that our work will not be scanned, but rather read and reread years down the road.

Our contributors are journalists, novelists, and practicing artists. We believe that over the past two years we have developed a community wherein the art of writing is respected and where writers are proud to showcase their works.

We also cover local events (music, art, film, theater, dance, readings, etc) here in New York and in various cities internationally. We intend to expand this coverage in the coming months.

Finally, please note that we had originally intended to be a non-profit organization and while we will still accept donations, we are working hard behind the scenes to update the site to allow for advertising. If you would like more info on how to advertise on our site you can peruse our media kit. Please be patient as it will take a minute or two to download the PDF of the media kit here.

And to keep updated with Fanzine articles as they come out please bookmark the RSS feed here.

Sincerely,
Casey McKinney
Fanzine’s Founding Editor

http://www.discriminations.us/

who? Discriminations was originally the joint production of John and Jessie Rosenberg, but Jessie has adopted Honorary Founding Blogger status. A 19 year old second year graduate student in applied physics at Caltech, she doesn’t have time to sleep, much less blog. John, who has retired from real life, does have time. He is one of the world’s older grad students, now completing a 30-year overdue dissertation at Stanford on discrimination.

what? John’s focus, not surprisingly, is the theory and practice of discrimination, and how it is reported and analyzed. 

Jessie’s, if she ever has time, will be discriminating thoughts on … whatever catches her fancy or attracts her attention. 

why? Why not?

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