Journo Ipsum is the Future of Blogging

Have you ever heard of lorem ipsum? It's a general term for random placeholder  text that's used to fill space when creating a layout. If you've ever seen a website under development and been puzzled by the gibberish, that text was lorem ipsum.

Someone at Neiman Labs (in a moment of weakness) thought it would be a great idea to come up with a custom variation of lorem ipsum just for tech blogs. He was inspired by all the other variations, including food based (meat, fish, and veggies), TV theme songs, and even Charlie Sheen bon mots (that one just quotes Mr. Sheen instead of generating text).

Here's a sample of what the Journo Ipsum looks like. Click the link for more.

Hackgate Tumblr view from nowhere newsroom cafe just across the wire privacy Patch iPhone app paywall Django, Clay Shirky bloggers in their mother's basement CNN leaves it there Clay Shirky Gawker the medium is the massage Jeff Jarvis Twitter topples dictators, inverted pyramid open newsroom should isn't a business model The Weekender Snarkmarket CNN leaves it there twitterati CTR. YouTube Twitter topples dictators This Week in Review cancel my subscription paywall algorithms experiment linkbait iPad app linking tools recontextualize A.J. Liebling, Alberto Ibarguen mathewi This Week in Review Article Skimmer Wikipedia AOL put the paper to bed Demand Media Mozilla writing.

The good news here is that this will reduce my workload considerably. I can just add 4 or 5 new words and then call it good.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Paulo Ney3 September, 2011

    I think you should do a bit more research before writing stuff like that – lorem ipsum is “used” nowadays as a placeholder, but in reality it is part of a passage from Cicero, specifically “De finibus bonorum et malorum”, a treatise on the theory of ethics written in 45 BC. The original reads, Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit . . . (There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain …).

    Paulo Ney

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