Monday, January 22, 2007

On Blogger TV Tonight...

Joining me at 9pm on Blogger TV on 18 Doughty Street tonight for a discussion on why so few women blog are Rachel North, Ellee Seymour, Caroline Hunt, Andy Mayer and Kerron Cross. We'll also me discussing the trustworthiness of blogs and my guests will give their best blogs of the week.

The new 18 Doughty Street website should have been launched last Monday today. The website company guaranteed it for 7am this morning. They're now guaranteeing it for tomorrow morning. Sigh.

UPDATE: Blogger TV is available HERE on the Watch Again facility.

23 comments:

Noel Slevin said...

I hope they're on a performance related contract on the delivery of that website! Maybe you should recommend them for a Government contract, 8 days late would be massively early by comparison. Don't want to give civil servants a heart attack, mind...

Anonymous said...

And the name of this company is ?

james higham said...

Ellee's on Doughty, eh? That's one to see.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to dare to invite on Jane Griffiths to discuss blogging?

Philipa said...

Glad you're having Ellee on - she's a star.
Women do blog though (and I am living proof) but they may not host the kind of blogs you are interested in. However, have a look at raincoasters blog, it's cool.

raincoaster said...

Thanks for the plug, Philipa. It's a longer commute to the studio for me, but I am always willing to make an appearance if transportation is provided (I shall sleep under a handy bridge, like always).

Anonymous said...

Celebrity Big Brother Blogger, painting into a corner and like watching paint dry.

Tom Tyler said...

It would be nice if the low-bandwidth audio-only stream could be reinstated at some point, Iain. I found it useful to start by watching several minutes of the full audio-visuals, to see who was on, and then to switch to just having the audio on in the background, not using up all my bandwidth, while I got on with work or whatever. Not that I couldn't stand the look of anyone of course, but the information on 18DS is primarily communicated verbally rather than visually.

permanent expat said...

Quote: "At 10pm on Vox Politix I'm joined by Simon Buckby (former adviser to John Prescott and Director of Britain in Europe)"
Now there's a guy who's done a really magnificent job.
Please ask him just how low one can demean one's self in working for that beyond-ignorant oaf.
'Former' is hardly an excuse.

garypowell said...

I think there are many reasons why in modern liberated feminist liberal progresive Britain. The main ones being these.

Women are looking after the kidds looking after a man ( if they have one ) looking after the home cooking all the meals doing all the housework as they have always done and DOING A FULL TIME payed job as well.

They dont have time for blogging or indead having any type of free life at all.

These are the real consequences of femail liberation. The freedom to work yourself to death for some other womans political obsessions.

Also lets face it even in the year 2007 boys/men still like playing with toys/techno shit and girls/women still deal with all the things that really matter in life. Long may it still be so.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Dale,

Too many women blog as it is. They have far too much to say in our every day lives for them to be also filling up blogs with their nonsense and trivia. Blogs should be productive and informative, not littered with gossip and idle chit chat.

Your oestrogen free blogger,
Prof Scrub
http://www.scrubbingup.com/blogs/profscrub/blog.asp

news of the ... said...

Ok from the Daily Mail (I'll wash ) but seems to confirm recent suspicions about a certain programme:

'Minister's fling with BBC girl who booked him for Newsnight'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=430645&in_page_id=1770

(amazing how much they found they had in common)

raincoaster said...

So it begins.

raincoaster said...

Seriously, as I'm sure I've mentioned the Pew Foundation has found that the majority of bloggers are female. There are fewer women bloggers in politics because there are fewer women than men in politics. There are fewer male baking bloggers, fewer horse bloggers, etc, etc. It's just the relative proportions; if anything, women in a given field tend to be overrepresented by blogs because women are more likely than men to start blogs.

Gammarama said...

New site still not up... seems you chose a good web site company!!

Anonymous said...

prof scrub - you are so right !! If you want vacuous trivia by the bucket load check out :-

http://jennytc.blogspot.com/

She is actually thinking of writing a book ! ? Someone needs to disabuse her of that notion pronto, as her literary skills are sadly lacking. But worth a look if only to see how NOT to blog.

ash said...

Iain, I hate to be a pain but the is still not up.

the gdtv player keeps crashing in firefox also.

City Slicker said...

So why isn't anybody asking: why ARE there so few female bloggers? I feel like belting out Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" until I get an answer.

I am an 18 Doughty addict - please get site going soon!

Anonymous said...

So why isn't anybody asking: why ARE there so few female bloggers?

City Slicker-I see with typical female fluffiness you aren`t concerntrating . They are asking exactly that. In fact you are vastly more likely to be encourage via the platform of Doughty street as a poltical female blogger than a male one .

Isn`t why that might be,a rather more ineresting question. Why are notably feeble women prefferred . Of course 18 Doughty Street is not a public service but Iains Blog , is , quite rightly , the "blog of record" and has a central role.

None of this matters but in the cotext of A lists , quotas and other positive discrimination it is ...suggestive .


Another interesting question is this . Why is it that more barriers to class mobility go up the more balls we hear about fenale , racial , gay and everyone else "inclusion"

This country is the most unfair in terms of class in the Western world and it is getting worse. To me( and I have moved in from blogging here ). The replacment of policy with gesture is a general drift I abhor and is the root of the revulsion many feel against PC choices. 50% of senior journalists went to private school and poltical exclusion is glacially immoveable.Opposition to the A list was miisunderstood . It was the fact that it was used to make existing discrimination even worse along class lines that was infuriating


BTW Raincoaster is amazing although her politics are icky and she can be stroppy moo.

raincoaster said...

I am amazing, thank you. BUT...

Why isn't anyone reading what I said, if I'm so bloody fabulous?

The majority of bloggers are women.

There aren't more women bloggers in politics because there aren't that many women in the front ranks of politics. The same can be said for technology. But the studies are in, the numbers have been crunched, and the flat-out majority of bloggers, in fact, the majority of internet users, are female.

Iain, you should talk to Melissa Crawshay-Williams, who very capably administers www.boris-johnson.com plus the new forum. She could give you some perspective. After all, for all we know she has her own blog, but we don't read that, do we? We read Boris'. Which she runs.

Anonymous said...

They keep inviting me on as a means to redress the London-centric bias - one day I shall agre...

jaq said...

I support Melissa and to my knowledge she doesn't have her own blog - I think she has her hands full with Boris's and most ably supporting the Conservative Party.

Raincoaster - you are welcome at my place any time, just get Iain to pay the fare.

Ellee said...

Philipa, I don't know who you are, but thanks.