All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blogger’
The parent company of the controversial filesharing service Kazaa has filed suit in a Canadian court against p2pnet.net over alleged libelous comments made in the blog’s comments section. The result of the lawsuit could have broad implications on the level of responsibility bloggers and forum hosts hold for third party (often anonymous) comments.
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).
Technorati’s Dave Sifry has a word of advice for blogger upstarts: find your niche and aim for “The Magic Middle.” Sifry says there’s a middle ground, where topic specialization, a modest number of inbound links, and a little help from some new features can be enough to climb the ladder of blog success.
BS is an abbreviation for BellSouth, whose chief technical officer Bill Smith told the media his firm has taken the call for multi-tiered Internet connectivity to the big Internet players; Jeff Pulver suggests the online powers-that-be hit BellSouth first, but it won’t happen for one simple reason: money.
This will be one heck of a scoop for citizen journalism if it turns out to be true:
Everybody’s talking about this guy today, so I figured I’d better get on the bandwagon. Search Marketer Chris Zaharius, who runs Efficient Frontier, has a weblog with several nifty quick tips and creative advertising suggestions. The most recent post involves setting up AdWords campaigns that target reputation management, use poetry, or set up an advertising scavenger hunt.
How often can you be up at 4:30 in the morning to converse with an old man who counts every day, noting the change in the leaves, and reminding you constantly how much he loves you? Probably not so often bordering on never-it’s a benefit that comes with age. We have things to do-lots of them, and as one old blogger has noted, mostly on the weekends.
Okay, so the weblog has yet to reach its full potential, as the majority of folks outside this microcosm we’ve created called cyberspace have a vague, if any, recognition of the medium. But as the blogosphere grows, it will add a targeted reach heretofore never seen. AOL noticed. Publishers are noticing too.
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer isn’t the only executive Google has moved to cursing. IceRocket’s Mark Cuban has joined the chorus after his search engine results were clogged with spam blog (splog) returns, most of which bore the blogspot.com URL. Cuban says its time for Google to get its [expletive deleted] together, and until that time has blocked blogspot.com from his IceRocket index.
After an emotional weblog post about reaching his estranged father after nearly 30 years, BBC Radio’s Tom Coates received a heartfelt message in the comment thread from one Barry Scott. A long cyber-drive later, Coates learned that commenter Barry Scott didn’t really exist, and this was a tale of bad e-marketing judgment.
Yahoo! Spain didn’t take too kindly to Spanish blog network Weblogs SL when they posted a third party tip on how to illegally download videos from Yahoo! Launch on their software blog Genbeta. After threat of legal action, the post has since been removed.
Mega PR firm Edelman and blog portal Intelliseek just released a white paper on companies and the employees that blog them. The study titled, “Talking From The Inside Out: The Rise of Employee Bloggers,” takes a candid look at the relationship between employees and their employers and examines the challenges and opportunities this phenomenon presents.
The folks at Blogger have been pretty quick to respond to user criticism over the copious amount of spam blogs (splogs) dirtying up the air at blogspot.com by implementing some “artificial intelligence” to weed out the posers. Some more tweaking may be needed however, if you only speak one language.
One of the growing complaints surrounding the blogosphere is the ever-growing threat of blog spam. Blog-spam normally appears in two forms: comment spam and content spam. Comment spam is much like a email spam because it comes from outside sources and tries to trick people into click-thrus.
While the legal teams of Google and Microsoft butt heads in court over defector Kai-Fu Lee, and as the two rivals bout for search supremacy, the two leviathan companies find win-win cozy situations when it comes to Google plug-ins for Microsoft programs.