Blog opts to continue as darker, more expansive dystopian news foray, Waking Up Orwell
BTC – New media developments continue outside of BeatTheChip.org. Plans to merge breaking news of national identity found on BeatTheChip.org will soon become part of another blog, Waking Up Orwell. Waking Up Orwell will continue to cover a wider variety of blog topics such as: corporate and government privacy violations, police brutality, surveillance abuses and national-to-international cybersecurity power grabs. The transition is an attempt to keep the news direction relevant with or without a national identity angle.
“There’s too much going on in the world. BeatTheChip started as a narrow focused blog exclusively featuring news about Real ID and national identity developments. Over three years, it’s run over the scope; becoming more of a digital privacy and civil rights/civil liberties blog,” said the site’s main blogger, Sheila Dean.
Waking Up Orwell (WUO) was originally produced as a radio program covering a broader range of dystopian news originating from BeatTheChip. WUO will continue as a multimedia focal point for a variety of coverage, including netcast productions and original writing. WUO’s radio production is rumored to resume in March of 2011 to the dismay of competition and Facebook.
“Yes, the one man show is getting the band back together,”said Dean who has endured censorship, online network hacks, treacherous hipster politics of community radio and the overarching news egos of broadcasting fat men to produce the program in the past.
Overall, the blog exhibits ambition to set about a more rounded news making standard for online users. Economic performance is grounding prospects for the new media launch. WUO hopes to stay the course by monetizing the blog and program indefinitely. However, safety nets are in place for economic or programming woes.
“If things get bad, I’ll just have to move back in with Blogger.com,” said Dean.
For now twitter news feeds @BeatTheChip are now available at Waking Up Orwell Daily on paper.li.