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March 1st, 2004

The Blog Star Gazette

Some of the headlines sound like they came from The Onion (“Lame parents won’t let Amanda date”), but The World Star Gazette doesn’t make up its news: it gets it from blogs.

As far as I can tell, the stories are culled by hand from a series of personal and topical blogs before they’re posted to the front Times-esque front page. It’s an interesting read and a decent concept, but we’ll see how long it lasts. My guess is that it’s pretty tedious work to work on this information by hand, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes fully automated at some point in the future. Either way, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I wish I could see personal blogs of teenagers dwelling on their angst in a format that reminds me of my morning coffee,” then you’re in luck!

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