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TypePad Connects You Via Google, Yahoo, AOL, WordPress, Etc.
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Six Apart has made it simple for nearly anyone to sign in to TypePad Connect with other existing accounts via OpenID. If you have an account with Google, Yahoo, Blogger, Vox, LiveJournal, Wordpress.com, or AOL, you can easily sign in.

Bloggers Erase Lines Between Traditional and New Media
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There’s little difference between a gadfly and a real journalist, and three New York City gadflies just proved there’s no difference between a blogger and a real journalist.

The New York Times’ City Room blog chronicles the victories of three local news bloggers who had been repeatedly denied press credentials by the NYPD because they worked online or for “nontraditional” news outlets.

The Blogger SEO Burden
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There is no question that blogging can help improve your search engine optimization efforts. Stephan Spencer, Founder & President Netconcepts talked about some of the reasons why in the following video, but he also said he favors some platforms over others for SEO purposes. Namely, he recommends WordPress or b2evolution as opposed to Google-owned Blogger.

Google Adding Geotagging to Blogger
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Google’s Blogger has addd a feature to the new post editor in Blogger in Draft. Blogger in Draft is a special version of Blogger where they try out new features before they release them to everyone. Kind of like Google Labs. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts, like with time stamps.

Google as an Example of How to Blog for Business
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Many business owners know they should be blogging. There are plenty of reasons to do so (particularly in a recession) as discussed by Jennifer Laycock here:

Blogging To Build Buzz About Your Business
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While blogs are now considered mainstream with more businesses using them to get their message out, just how are they building buzz online?  The SES session "Blogging For Business" has the answers.

Blogs Are For More Than Just SEO

There are many benefits to publishing a business blog and improved search engine visibility is one of the most popular.  It’s pretty common advice to hear: start a blog and the fresh content will attract links, improving your search results.  Such tactical advice can be very effective.

People Don’t Trust Your Blog

Forrester Research has released a report (you must fill out a form to get it) that details how much people trust different information sources. At the top of the list is email from people they know. At the bottom are company blogs. This is precisely why company blogs should be treated more like emails to friends.

Explaining Blogging to Jon Stewart
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Ariannna Huffington, the renowned blogger and founder of the Huffington Post, who once campaigned against the Terminator for Governor of California, appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Wednesday to talk about cheese, blogging, and the new Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging book.

Are You a Social Media Believer?
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Those who find success using social media are the ones that truly believe in the medium. They’re out there using it consistently, and they’re constantly making new contacts. They know how to play the game. It’s not just a marketing trend to them. It’s a way of life. A successful life.

Should You Stop Blogging?
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Wired has posted an already-controversial article about how blogs are "so 2004", and how services like Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr even are here to replace them. Writer Paul Boutin says:

Thinking about launching your own blog? Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.

Do You Have a Problem with Live Blogging?
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Barry Schwartz posted something of a rant at Search Engine Roundtable after an unnamed blogger attacked the site’s live blogging coverage of PubCon:

TypePad’s Blogger Bailout For Laid-Off Journalists
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Anil DashTypePad has introduced a "bailout" program for journalists who have been laid off or expect to be.

Bad News Blogging Can Be Good For Business

The truth is controlling everybody else’s message was never really an option, internally or externally. A company’s narrative always was and still is property of that company and can produce literature reinforcing that narrative; the whispers, the rumors, the melodrama belong to employees.

And now they have blogs, Twitter, you name it, and the narrative developing internally is very often at odds with the overarching corporate vision. In the Great Transparency Panic of this new decade, the disparity has been viewed as a bad thing.

Google: We’ll Take The AOL Journals Users
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AOL has recently decided to go for a more open and social approach, not unlike Yahoo. They’ve opened up their homepage to third party content, and are allowing users to update social network profiles right from there as well. 

Showing Respect With Your Anchor Text
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Bloggers and other web-based writers do a lot of linking. It’s great for the Blogosphere. In fact it’s really the only reason we have a Blogosphere. How often are our links misleading though? I’m not talking about "paid" or sponsored links that are deceptive and just trying to go after a click. That’s another issue entirely. I’m talking about just the everyday point-of-reference links.

Apple Stock Hit Twice By Bloggers
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One might say the Internet is anything you want it to be—a truth machine or spreader of lies—maybe it’s both. In light of recent events Apple would say it’s the latter. Twice over the past month, a blogger has sunk their stock.

Statistics of Blogging

Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere is being released this week, one segment each day.

Discussing Issues On Poverty, Through Blogs

"Remember the poor, it costs nothing" — Josh Billings

Survey Shows How Much People Make in Blogs & Social Media
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Read Write Web conducted a survey with some quite interesting results. They asked 20 bloggers and social media consultants (that they claim to know and trust) what kind of money they make with their blogging gigs. The agreement was for RRW not to disclose their names, and for the bloggers themselves to be honest about their earnings.

“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” Director Blogs for Hulu

Silent Bob SpeaksWhen visiting the Hulu blog today to see if they were up to anything worth writing about, I was greeted by a familiar voice (well, in text form). A voice that I have enjoyed for years through film, and "literature" (he’s got a couple books). A voice from a man who is ironically most famous for being silent.