The World Star Gazette
10 Jun 2004
Ever heard of The World Star Gazette? Sounds kinda like a tabloid. I was looking through my referrals and found one from the World Star Gazette. So I checked it out to see what it was. At first I thought I was looking at a cheap imitation of The Onion. Then I got to my own entry and I finally understood what it’s about.
The World Star Gazette is riding on the tide of blog syndication popularity. Much like the Living in China aggregator, it uses the feeds of various blogs to collect links and excerpts which it then places together on one page. Besides the front page, it also has different sections such as “politics,” “religion,” and “travel.” The creative part is that the World Star Gazette makes up its own humorous headlines for the blog entries, and usually does a pretty good job (although some people may not be pleased with the modifications). It currently has two of my entries listed as After Four Years in China, America’s Diversity, Fatties and Free Refills Are Shockers and China’s Urkel Actually Canadian (Haha, they’re calling Dashan China’s Urkel!).
I’m finding the new site a refreshing way of checking out some new blogs outside of my usual reading circle.