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Icahn Blog To Launch Today
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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is launching his much-anticipated blog today, called the Icahn Report.

Icahn first announced that he would launch a blog in February focused on the desultory state of corporate governance in America.

Since the announcement, the blog, icahnreport.com, has remained vacant of content, leading the New York Post Web site to launch a daily "Carl I Can’t Blog Counter," tracking how many days, hours, minutes and seconds the blog has been idle.

Who Owns Blog Comments?
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Here’s a head-scratcher with a deceptively obvious answer: When a person comments on a blog or website, who owns, or owns the rights to, that comment? Is it the commenter or the blog/website publisher? It’s a trickier question than you might think.

Metallica Now Master of Puppet Bloggers
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This may or not be taught in PR 101, perhaps because the general tenet is obvious: Don’t screw up good PR with bad PR. We’ll chalk this one up to Metallica’s management and not to the band itself, just to be fair.

Learn To Put YouTube Videos On Your TypePad Blog

If you have a TypePad blog and want to add/embed a YouTube video into a post, you’re going to have to do a bit of under-the-hood work. Don’t worry! It’s not as tough as it sounds.

Here’s the step-by-step process of embedding a YouTube video into a TypePad blog, even if the YouTube video is too wide.

Be Careful While Blogging In Other Countries

I’m all for freedom of speech, but does it seem to you that us "bloggers" are getting just a little too big for our boots?

I ask, because there seems to be some kind of uproar over a US blogger in Singapore, who was arrested and released on bail after taunting a judge.

DC Kills Superman (Again)
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Some in Metropolis will use eBay for evil—like selling one’s wife*—but in the heart of the heart of the city, a charitable and well-intentioned soul battles two great forces at once: cancer and DC Comics.

Superman's not allowed to help
Post Popularity: Your Blog Needs It
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There’s a good time and a bad time to put up your latest bit of life-changing brilliance on your blog.

British Blogger Fined For Threatening Post

Stupidity and anger are never a good combination. A British blogger has been fined for posting an offensive and menacing message about a police officer on his blog.

Gavin Brent, 24, from Holywell, Flintshire, was fined $296 and $718  in costs. He said his post was not meant to be offensive and he used the blog to "let off steam."

Fix Your Lousy Company Blog
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Businesspeople possess a unique opportunity to be more than just a cash funnel to their customers. A few steps to improve the company blog can work wonders for customer relations.

Small Business Marketing Unleashed: Blogging For Business
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Mack Collier, owner of The Viral Garden spoke on the subject of blogging for business.

Six Apart Clicks With Adify
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Six Apart CEO Chris Alden and Adify CEO Russ Fradin told WebProNews they plan to bring bloggers and ads together more effectively.

Pirate Bay Opens Uncensored Blogging Service
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Stay on the right side of Swedish laws, and the gleeful operators of The Pirate Bay’s blogging service, Baywords, won’t cave to demands for one’s blog to be taken down.

Twitter Helps Free American Held In Egypt
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A journalism student photographing demonstrations outside a police station in Egypt found himself jailed by police, but he managed to put a word out to his friends on Twitter.

Shyftr Responds To Feed Usage Outcry

Feed reader/sharing service Shyftr tweaked how it uses feed content after several bloggers complained about the practice.

Shyftr May Kill Full RSS Feeds
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The Shyftr service ties feeds and social networking features together in a way that has some prominent bloggers screaming foul.

Death By Blogging, NYT Style
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I’m not sure the last time I saw a New York Times piece that failed to convince, well, anybody. It may be because Matt Richtel made the classic mistake of developing a thesis and sticking to it until he found some evidence. (Academic tip: A good thesis comes after research.)

 

Blogging 24/7 Not Required For Success

You can’t blame the NYT for its weekend piece entitled "In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop." The article isolates a couple of unfortunate deaths in the blogging community, then selects a handful of juiced-up bloggers to prove it’s theory that blogging can lead to bad health, or even death.

Cuban Blogger Wins Award From Spain
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Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, who writes a blog about life in Cuba, has received one of Spain’s major journalism awards, the Ortega and Gasset prize for digital journalism.

Spanish newspaper El Pais, which gives out the award annually, said Sanchez won it for her "shrewdness" in overcoming obstacles for freedom of expression in Cuba, her "vivacious" style and her enthusiasm to join the "global space of citizen journalism."

Global Olympic Blog Project

 This past week in the string of posts about the book coming out, I’ve been stockpiling ideas for "real" blog posts and wanting to write about them more and more. Thankfully now that I launched the Personality Matters blog, I will post most of the updates about the book there and refocus on marketing strategy and insights here. I can’t promise I won’t share the occasional post about the book …

Zimbabwe Bloggers Anxious For Election Results

Bloggers in Zimbabwe have been speaking out about the presidential and parliamentary elections as they wait for results.

Fear rigged results

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and ruling ZANU-PF were virtually tied in parliamentary results released by the electoral commission, 36 hours after polls closed.

Cuba Censors Popular Cuban Blogger

The Cuban government has blocked access to one of the country’s most popular blogs, "Generacion Y."

The blog written by Yoani Sanchez is critical of the Cuban government but remains widely read receiving 1.2 million visitors in February. Readers in Cuba who try to access her blog receive an "error downloading" message.

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