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August 16, 2004

Steve Pound (Proxy Blog)

Labour MP for Ealing North

Proxy blog by: 'livesinealing'

Launched: August 16, 2004

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If Steve Pound pops up in the news, this blog reports it. It's a good example of casual proxy blogging, where you just sit and wait for Google News Alerts to bring you data and then enter that data into the weblog. The author states:

It is my intention for this site to be a) a source of information, and b) a gentle prod in the direction of Steve Pound running his own weblog.

Steve Pound himself has a website at and recently the site has inched toward a blog approach by featuring regular updates, listed sequentially. However, there is no visible two-way communication. There's a special 'members only' section for Labour Party members and if you click on the link to 'Have Your Say', you will be redirected to the now-defunct Big 'Conversation'.

Telegraph - Revealed: Labour's Big Conversation is a fix: Labour's new initiative to listen to voters, The Big Conversation, appears to be a big con: a Telegraph investigation has revealed that party officials have handpicked contributors - and have then edited out their negative comments.

Posted by timireland on August 16, 2004 11:31 AM in the category Blogs: Proxies


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