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PajamaHadeen: Lee Hopkins and pajamas


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SilkCharm Sachertorte reporting from Second Life, in pajamas & fluffy duck slippers.

Lee Hopkins alerted me to this new (to me) term: PajamaHadeen when he was blogging about how he blogs in response to my blog post on how I blog this blog (confuzzled yet?)

Pajamahadeen or Pajamahideen is a portmanteau of pajamas and Mujahideen meaning “bloggers who challenge and fact-check traditional media” (according to The American Dialect Society, which voted it the Most Creative word of 2004.[1]) The word refers to news bloggers, suggesting their goals as overthrowing the news establishment. (“Mujahideen” comes from an Arabic word referring to those who participate in jihad; bloggers are said to work in their pajamas.)

Let us not forget that Michael Arrington, who blogs TechCrunch from his spare room, sells advertising for $12,000 a pop, plus conferences, job boards etc. making around $2.5 million per year. Though others say $10 millon per year. If he wants to blog nekkid he can, for that sort of money. Caveat: I’d pay some bloggers $2.5 million to put clothes on.

Though I guess I could always buy them a t-shirt with “How’s My Blogging” on it, instead of handing over the bucks.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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