Have a vision of social change? Using a new or existing technology tool to turn your vision into reality? Nominate your project for the NetSquared Innovation Award. The Net Squared Conference is being held on May 29th-30th in San Jose. The conference is focused on 20 social change projects that use technologies, tools and communities… Continue reading Net Squared Innovation Fund Award
Blog buddy Marshall Kirkpatrick, Director of Content at SplashCast emailed me last night that SplashCast is going live today. Marshall has a player on his site and of course there are lots of details at the SplashCast launch site. It is a major innovation in that you will be able to create your own channels… Continue reading SplashCast
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project "surfing for fun" is something that two-thirds of all Internet users do online; it follows using search engines and emails and ties with reading the news. Given the inherent reluctance that people might have in admitting that they surf for fun…the Playboy Effect, as in "I… Continue reading Inter-tainment: Surfin’ USA
An article in the WSJ entitled, "The First Online War Honors Fallen Troops with Web Tributes" caught my eye this morning. I thought it was going to be about blogging and although it mentions military blogs it is really about the power of the web to immerse us totally in the reality of events by… Continue reading High Tech/ High Touch
Typepad has become the source of dissatisfaction for many bloggers lately…and the subject of many blog posts that express the dissatisfaction. Business Blog Consulting has three such posts which highlight the problems and offer positive suggestions including a “business class” of service and limiting new subscribers until the infrastructure can support it. I believe they are promoting with a buy one give one offer…why promote a flawed product? I think they should consider ending promotional offers and closing subscriptions and fix the issues.
My lawyer started talking about the client/attorney relationship in an unusual manner for lawyers that I have actually worked with, as opposed to law professors, friends who are attorneys or those whose blogs I read…he talked in terms of client service and was pondering why, despite what their firm thought were great results in some case, the client did not express gratitude or otherwise provide positive feedback…
“I don’t read them, I mean it’s so outrageous”, O’Reilly said on his show on July 18, 2005. Then last night on the Factor he attacks blogs calling them ideological weapons and smear campaigns as reported by Think Progress and Crooks and Liars. OK, Bill so I do watch your show because I believe it is important to hear opposing viewpoints.
Toby Bloomberg at Diva Marketing conveyed a disussion she had regarding Blog Tags with Stowe Boyd from Corante. Toby’s point was that as a marketing person not a geek, tagging was a challenge. Boyd’s point was that she should get over it and that not knowing how to do something was not “a badge of honor”.
Even with RSS and aggregators, there is still too much information for me to process and use. In my email was Inter Alia Weekly Research, which always has great information to help manage the overload. This time, a site called memeorandum which takes daily news articles and links to the blogs that are talking about the the stories. Then from Seth Godins Blog came a reference to Emily Chang’s e-hub which is a constantly updated reference to everything new in blogs, social software, folksonomy, design and well, just everything.
Vonage has 749,999 subscribers as of today. I tried..I really tried to make it work. It seemed to make SO much sense…