Tuesday, 9 December 2008

QT's Festive 50: #42 & #41

42. BLOGZILLA (N/A)




Blogzilla is the blog of Oxford research fellow, Internet expert, and former Privacy International director Dr Ian Brown. He writes excellent insightful and factual posts on civil liberties and online privacy, yet somehow his blog languishes in obscurity. Blogzilla seldom receives comments, appears on few blogrolls and did not appear on the Total Politics list. Some of this may be to do with the sometimes sporadic posting (though this is not surprising given the author's many other commitments). The blog's bizarre branding may also go some way to explaining its continuing obscurity. Its name is odd and gives no indication of the quality and type of content to be expected; its web address is even odder. Still, Blogzilla deserves a place on any civil libertarian's blogroll.

Read Ian Brown - 'Biometrics Are Not A Panacea For Data Loss'


41. LANCASTER UNITY (N/A)




Lancaster Unity (formerly Lancaster UAF) is the foremost of several blogs which have taken on the admirable role of opposing the far-right in the UK. Although the name suggests a certain localism, the author(s) of Lancaster Unity in fact focus their attention on the BNP and similar groups wherever in the country they may be active; for instance, the blog featured a strong series of posts in the run-up to the GLA elections in London. For the rightness of its cause and the tenacity with which it pursues it, Lancaster Unity has certainly earned its place on this list.

Read Antifascist - 'Colin Auty's BNP Leadership Challenge Collapses...'

6 comments:

Jock Coats said...

Thank you for Blogzilla. Always nice to find another Oxford based blog!

QT said...

Glad you appreciate it. Be sure to stay tuned for the Top 40 ;-)!

Antifascist said...

Very nice, thank you. And enormous thanks for the extremely encouraging comments. We do our best.

Do we get a decent little graphic to put at the top of the page like the one from Total Politics? Just wondering. ;-)

Antifascist said...

By the way, I notice you have a section under this post only that allows the user to 'Digg this' and so on. Is there a code for that (and could I pinch it, please, if that's acceptable)?

QT said...

The way to get the Digg links is (somewhat counterintuitively) to use Feedburner as your blog's feed aggregator.

The set-up process for this gives you the option to embed the link-bar you see here in your blog posts.

Antifascist said...

That makes sense. Thank you for the info. :-)