links for 2005-09-06

Another way to help

I’ve watched a week of non-stop Katrina news and I’m still in a daze at what has happened. There’s nothing to say really.

Aside from giving to the Red Cross, Modest Needs is another great charity doing everything it can to help those in the wake of this disaster, and in a very simple and direct way. Do pitch in over there if you can.

Flag day

Someone should organize an international blogspot flagging day (all about flagging blogspot sites). We could pick a day, say, a saturday in September, then collectively cruise blogspot through the “next blog” button, flagging all the spam blogs that contain 10 links to a single site in every post, loaded up with keywords.

I’ve been spending a futile 30 minutes each night flagging spamblogs this week, and last night I hit a site I had previously flagged days earlier, and was kind of dismayed to see it still around clogging blogspot and google. I bet a movement of bloggers flagging obvious abuses at blogspot would work just like a “clean up your local park” day might.