EFF

by Henry on March 18, 2006

It looks as though a lot of CT readers decided to “join the EFF”:https://crookedtimber.org/2005/11/18/eff-on-bloggers-rights/ as a result of our post a couple of months ago; the EFF is now “listing us”:http://www.eff.org/bloggers/badges/ as one of the ten blogs that brought in the most donations. They’re doing very good work – thanks to all of you for supporting it.

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EWI 03.18.06 at 3:53 pm

A shout out for Digital Rights Ireland, too.

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TheDeadlyShoe 03.18.06 at 6:41 pm

I liked the EFF’s work that I’ve seen, but don’t they have some sort of weird libertarian bent?

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Kenny Easwaran 03.18.06 at 7:19 pm

Wow – you’ve done well with this! I’m sure Slashdot, Eschaton, DailyKos, and Boing Boing all have much larger readerships than CT, and are about as topically relevant. (LiveJournal too, but I don’t know how exactly that gets counted, not being a single blog – why didn’t Blogspot make it?)

And in response to thedeadlyshoe, I think the EFF does have some sort of weird libertarian bent, but approximately in the same way that the ACLU does, from what I understand. (Not that I really know either group that well.)

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Robin Green 03.18.06 at 10:07 pm

Well, Daily Kos isn’t a single blog either. (Neither is Slashdot – it has journals for users as well, although they aren’t very prominent.)

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James Wimberley 03.19.06 at 9:14 am

Are we watching the Internet wiring itself like the embryonic brain? Google, by making sympathetic sites (=neurons) easier to find and promoting relevance in new links (=synapses), is reinforcing the very page-ranking process it tracks.

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EWI 03.19.06 at 9:21 am

And in response to thedeadlyshoe, I think the EFF does have some sort of weird libertarian bent, but approximately in the same way that the ACLU does, from what I understand. (Not that I really know either group that well.)

You may be thinking of Stallman, who hangs out with a different (though related) crowd, namely the FSF.

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Gary Farber 03.20.06 at 5:35 pm

I thought call LiveJournal a “blog” was completely bizarre.

In a much lesser way, I’d consider Slashdot and Kos something somewhat different from a simple group blog, as well, but calling a service like LiveJournal a “blog” is just indefensible. It’s as much a blog as MoveableType or WordPress or Blogger are.

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