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PEI Bounty Hunting For Blogger

Someone does not like the politics of Prince Edward Island in Canada, and took to blogging about prominent people and entities in a way that infuriated one target to offer a reward for the blogger’s identity.

Blogger Relations Update #1

About 48 hours has lapsed since I sent out the first batch of some 60 invitations to participate in the Click.TV blogger relations program.

Blogger Relations the Right Way

Shel Holtz is doing something very interesting, something that every PR practitioner should pay attention to.

Blogger Relations for Click.TV
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I’ve watched, read, and commented on any number of blogger relations efforts, from Andy Abramsons oustanding work with the Nokia n90 to Edelman’s controversial outreach program for Wal*Mart (here, here, and here.

Google Related Links With Ads

This didn’t take too long: As Google Blogoscoped shows, one blogger has already figured out how to combine Google Related Links with advertising, simply by putting the Links box on top of an AdSense ad.

Barnako Goes All Blog

Longtime Internet watcher Frank Barnako is giving up his column to become a full-time blogger for Marketwatch.

Personal Blogging Clarified

Visiting the blog of Amazon.com’s Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, to read his account of a presentation at Amazon by Naked Conversations authors Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (some very interesting commentaries about that – link at Memeorandum), I spotted the clearest employee blog disclaimer I’ve yet seen.

Teen Blogger Prank Earns Child Porn Charges
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A seventeen year-old Michigan high school student is facing child pornography charges after posting a picture on his blog of his friends having sex at a New Year’s Eve party.

Washington Post Blogger Quits…

The Washinton Post reports that one of its blogger recently resigned amid allegations that he previously plagiarized content.

Post Blogger Stirs Up Moonbats

Everybody’s spittin’ mad over at WashingtonPost.com over the launch of a conservative blog called (what else?) Red America, hosted by prominent political blogger Ben Domenech, who runs his own blog called RedState (think red state vs. blue state from past election coverage, not fascist vs. commie).

CFDynamics Gets A Dell, CFEclipse Gets You

While Dell Computers will partner withh CFDynamics to include its client on a line of Dell servers, while CFEclipse needs a few good contributors.

Blogger Says There Is No Search Box Policy

Blogger Buzz has posted that the story from late last week, where a BlogSpot user said he was told to remove the MSN Search box from his blog, never happened.

Blogger Silent On Massage Cream Incident

Western media is getting the silent treatment from Chinese blogger Wang Xiofeng, the creator of an apparent hoax and state media true-believer, because he doesn’t believe his words will be reported accurately.

BlogSpot Says No To MSN Search?

A BlogSpot blogger claims that he received an email from Google saying that the MSN Search box he had placed on his blog violated Blogger’s Terms Of Service.

5 Lessons in Expertise – A Blogger’s Evolution

I always wanted to be an expert in something. After six years of college and two degrees, I thought I was a political expert.

The More Things Change…

Edelman’s Phil Gomes offers a thoughtful piece (from Steve Rubel but posted to Phil’s blog) on blogger relations, suggesting that it’s better to build relationships with bloggers than it is to just hurl pitches at them.

Blogger Firings Down, Hirings Up?

Have you noticed that it’s been awhile since we last heard about a company firing an employee blogger?

Blogger Relations and Full Transparency

Shel and I had quite a robust discussion about the Wal-Mart and Edelman blogger relations campaign yesterday in show #119 of FIR: The Hobson & Holtz Report.

Disclosure and transparency: Its PR 101

Our little PR corner of the blogosphere is awash with opinion about the Wal-Mart/Edelman blogger outreach campaign stemming from a story in the New York Times on Tuesday.

Marketing via Wikipedia

I’m sitting in an airline lounge at Dulles, having just finished a talk on new media to the annual gathering of US Army Public Affairs officers.

One-Click Websites from Google

Yet another new service from Google, this one aimed at anyone who wants to create a web page (not a blog) with the minimum of fuss and absolutely no exposure to anything techie: