Hi guys,

As part of THEWEBLIST.net’s new overhaul the first thing we are doing is closing this blog down.  All future weblist posts will appear in my (more about “me” here) personal blog at http://iamtk.posterous.com and soon to be here http://www.iamtk.co.uk.

This blog will remain online as an archive only.

Any questions comments contact me here.

Thanks!


You may have noticed that the Ma.gnolia feed at THEWEBLIST.net has been down for several weeks now and has today been replaced by bringing back the Mixx.com feed. So what happened?

What seems to have happened is something in their database became corrupt and crashed the site. It also seems that they have been unsuccessful to recover any of the data. The site therefore is not currently operating.

You can read more about what happened on the ma.gnolia website: http://ma.gnolia.com/


Firstly I would just like to welcome you to the new look theweblist.net homepage. We have been working on it for a while and while the changes may only be minor I hope it will be clearer and simpler to use!

Over the next few months we will be continuing the “new look” theme with some exciting new features for theweblist.net so keep your eyes peeled!

The new look comes with some exciting new feeds for you to enjoy including Mixx.com, Boingboing.net and nowpublic.com.

We would love to know what you think of the new look so please let us know below >>


As you may know running a website is not free. THEWEBLIST.net is funded by advertisers who choose to advertise on our homepage. THEWEBLIST.net is getting constantly more popular which is great, however the more people who visit and view the site the more it costs to run it (for more information see here). Unfortunately the extra costs of running the site each month are not being completely covered by the advertising income.

This means that unless we can raise some extra money THEWEBLIST.net will have to close for a few days at the end of each month to prevent us from being changed extra. We do have a plan in place however. A slightly new look with some improved features will be rolled out soon, coupled with improved advertising opportunities should help us bridge the gap. These new features are not yet ready and this is why we need your help in the meantime.

We have set up a PayPal donate button for those of you who wish to donate anything to help us pay the bills.  To donate click here.


As the//web//list now posts other stuff as well as theweblist.net news here is our first “other” blog post yay…

Thanks to the WordPress.com homepage we have found out that the whole WordPress.com domain has been blocked in Turkey. In my brief reading of the blog post on the official WordPress blog it seems that someone has been saying things about a particular person residing in Turkey. This person in Turkey has taken the case to a Turkish court and now the domain is blocked. I won’t go into my views on the situation as I don’t know enough, however the censorship has raised some interesting issues about Internet free speech, blogging, and censorship by governments.

Find the official blog post here: http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/08/19/why-were-blocked-in-turkey/

Oh and if you hadn’t noticed our blog is powered by WordPress.com and therefore is also now banned in Turkey.


Yes that’s right, theweblist.net is has over 1,400 bookmarks on del.icio.us. Thanks to you wonderful people bookmarking our site we are now up there with the likes of… oh wait most major sites have more, but never mind if you haven’t bookmarked theweblist.net on del.icio.us and help us get to 2000! Then we will buy some paper hats and have a party.

The del.icio.us Bookmark League:

Youtube.com – 26,253
Popurls.com – 13,345
Facebook.com – 9,985
Myspace.com – 3,773
Wordpress.com – 3,603
Theweblist.net – 1,421

Silliness over, we are really pleased you guys love the site so much and it means a lot to us that we have this many bookmarks! So thanks again!


I would just like to wish all our users a happy holiday season and all the best for 2007.  Lets hope it will be a good year for the world and the internet!