All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘bloggers’
For Curt Hopkins and Brian Schartz, a meeting between U2 rocker Bono and President Bush doesn’t go quite far enough to highlight Africa’s ongoing struggles with HIV/AIDS. What is needed, they say, is a view from the inside, utilizing the point-of-view power of the weblog.
You know, doing the PR blogger tour – or, well, just meeting other PR bloggers at a few past PR events – people ask me “why are you so hell bent on issues” or “what does it matter” when speaking about PR blogging, and the purity and honesty I demand from myself (at least try) and I demand of others.
3:40 a.m. is an ungodly time to be answering questions fired at your through and earpiece while staring into the bright lights of a camera. Intrepid communicator that I am, though, I undertook the challenge-with only one cup of coffee in me, no less-when I answered questions this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Apparently you have to be “logged in” in order to share your views with Dan Gillmor. Sorry, while I accept that’s your policy, I don’t have time.
Forbes magazine has long been seen as a major player in covering the world of business and finance. Their reporting is generally credible with excellent insight. Blogging as a communications tool continues to grow in the business world but for some reason, Forbes just can’t seem to get it right.
Not every blog reader has the best of intentions. They are, at times, predators of some nature, and use the popularity of the blogosphere among teenagers as a point of strategy for acting out their fantasies. If you have teenage children who are bloggers (statistically there’s a good chance of it), then it’s a good idea to have them check out BlogSafety.com.
Around this time last year, New York University professor Jay Rosen declared the “bloggers vs. journalists” debate closed. He cited New York Times writer John Schwartz’ own admission that “for vivid reporting from the enormous zone of tsunami disaster, it was hard to beat the blogs.”
Google’s Blogger.com has made available a new Firefox extension that allows surfers to automatically see what bloggers are saying about the page they are viewing. The extension works like an instant gossip machine keeping a running tally of who’s saying what about whom.
At this point, many who follow news in the Internet community know of Sony BMG’s desperate maneuvers and unethical tactics to protect their copyrighted material. The largest forces against Sony were bloggers. The bloggers waged an assault against Sony and now Sony has relented somewhat and recalled those CDs.
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.
Political bloggers beware. Democrats on Wednesday halted a bill designed to amend election laws to exempt bloggers from massive federal election regulations. The vote went pretty much down partisan lines with only 46 Democrat out of over 200 voting in favor of the bill.
Something’s rotten in the Blogosphere and it’s not completely clear where the stench originates, or whose effluence is compounding the matter. After the recent Blogger splogbomb, the chorus can’t agree on whether the smeller’s the feller or if the denier’s the supplier.
Do you ever wish you could peer into the future and see what it holds? I’m not talking about a time-traveling DeLorean or space-leaping Tardis.
Since blogs are essentially online op-ed pages, I’m leveling a challenge to every single PR blogger, including myself.
I’m quickly reading the Blogher reporting. Nancy White has a TON of notes. You can see the world changing.