China reportedly shuts down blog

AP Reports that Chinese authorities have blocked a pro-democracy Web log after it was nominated for a freedom of expression award by a German radio station, a press freedom group said Thursday. The blog, titled Wang Yi’s Microphone, dealt with “sensitive subjects” and was maintained by a teacher from Sichuan province, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. Read the full story here …

Put Bad Behavior 2 on the Road….

Not literally of course.. 😉 Michael has outlined his roadmap for Bad Behavior 2. As many of you are well aware, Bad Behavior is a plugin for WordPress (and many other software) which helps block spammers even before they attack you.

WordPress.com Please give me

Update I missed this, but Donncha has already taken care of this request 🙂 For those new to WordPress, in versions 1.5.x and below a nice feature for creating teasers was available while posting.

Photobucket.com Free Accounts Upgraded

For those who aren’t aware, PhotoBucket is a free image hosting service in the likes of Flickr. They have just upgraded the free services provided to users. You now have a free storage of 50MB and free bandwidth of 2500MB/month which should be more than enough for free users.

“Stop Blogging!” says High School

Associated Press reports that a High School has ordered school children to remove their personal blogs to protect themselves from cyberpredators. This ofcourse has raked up a controversy with blogging community crying lack for free speech while others crying protection. Well, like I said before privacy and blogging is all upto you.