About Steve Rubel

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.
Steve’s Gillmored

I had the pleasure of sitting down via Skype to talk with the esteemed Steve Gillmor and Dan Farber last week for a Gillmor Daily podcast.

nativetext Promises to Translate Feeds

If you’re interested in seeing the future of the Web, look no further than this gigundo list of Web apps developed using Ruby on Rails.

Newspaper Sites to Syndicate Blog Content
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In what could be a landmark moment for citizen journalism, four newspapers plan to syndicate bloggers’ content on their own sites through a new program called Blogburst.

Breememe, aka Battle of the Memetrackers

OK, I am totally hooked on two memetrackers, memeorandum and TailRank. I can’t decide which one is better.

One if By Land, Two if By Blog

Google has come out swinging, defending their stance in the DOJ search data matter.

Campfire Launches

37Signals, the hottest little company on the Web, just launched the latest in their series of Web apps – Campfire.

Geocoding the Conversation

It’s not enough that marketers/PR pros know what’s being said about clients/brands.

My Yahoo! Tweaks Feed Display

My Yahoo! has tweaked the way it displays RSS feeds. First, each feed now has a favicon.

PR Didn’t Get the Memo That Killed Exclusives

I though the above picture, which I shot last month in Florida, is apropos as a preface for the following.

How to Win Friends and Influence

Kent Newsome has been on a blogging tear lately.

The Magic Middle

Technorati CEO David Sifry discusses “The Magic Middle” in the second installation of his State of the Blogosphere update.

Visa Blogs Torino Games from Canada

David Jones reminds me via email that Visa also has a blog program going in Canada called Visa Olympics of the Imagination.

Moblog Marketing

Sire Records is conducting an interesting marketing experiment today with the The Veronicas, a band comprising of two 20 year-old identical twins from Brisbane Australia.

PubSub Quick Subscribe Bookmarklets

PubSub has rolled out a stack of handy dandy bookmarklets.

I’m Feed Up with Feedless News Sites

I am “feed up” with news sites that don’t offer quality RSS feeds.

Firefox Goodies

There’s no better way to cure writer’s block then to blog about some cool Firefox goodies.

SFGate.com’s New RSS Reader

There are tons of good ideas flowing in response to my writer’s block call for help. Keep them coming!

New York Times Buys Annotated Version

Rafat Ali reports that the New York Times purchased BlogRunner, the company behind the annotated version of the Times.

Blog Measurement Needs Standards

New data from Gallup notes that one in five Americans say they consult blogs “frequently” or at least “occasionally.”

You Can’t Take Your Technorati Links With You

Stowe Boyd recently switched to a new blog and is struggling to get his technorati profile and RSS readers to return.

A Lesson How to Get Blog Links

If you want to build links to your blog, take a look at Jackwhisper’s latest post, titled “5 Things Steve Jobs Has Misled Us About In The Last 30 Years.

BlogPulse Live Launches

BlogPulse Live is a graphical real-time view of the most popular topics bloggers are posting about across several broad categories –

Watch the Super Bowl Ads as a Video Podcast

According to Podcasting News DevLib has created this feed for the ads that will air during Super Bowl XL.

PRWeb Says Journalists Are Lemmings

PRWeb CEO David McInnis in responding to my prior post about direct-to-consumer press release services is saying that there is nothing sacred or holy about journalism anymore.