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Syrian Blogger Charged With 3 Insanely Vague Crimes
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For all of the news that the rest of the world gets about Syria, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that the country has all of the activity of an abandoned amusement park; it’s a near-blackout. But then news like …

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Bloggers Journalists?
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Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court …

Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature Blogger Gets New Google+ Sharing Feature

Google announced that if you have your Blogger blog linked to your Google+ profile, you can start sharing your posts more easily on Google+. When you go to post, you will be presented with a box that is prefilled with …

U.S. Court Rules Oregon Blogger Not A Journalist U.S. Court Rules Oregon Blogger Not A Journalist
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UPDATE: Ms. Cox replied to via email to a request for comment. When asked whether she would appeal the ruling she said, “I do Plan to Appeal. Thats all I can Say on that.” When Obsidian Finance Group, an Oregon-based …

Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher Facebook Status Update Character Limit Now Much Higher
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Facebook announced that it is increasing the character limit on status updates. In a status update on the Facebook + Journalists page, the company wrote: “In September, we increased the character limit on status updates to 5,000 characters. Today, we’re …

Design Is Still An Important Aspect of Blogging Design Is Still An Important Aspect of Blogging
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Yes, a blog is only successful as its content, but if your platform looks like a joke, it really won’t matter how good the content your presenting is. In other words, design is still, and will always be, an important …

Are You a Blogger Or a Content Creator? Are You a Blogger Or a Content Creator?
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Do you blog or do you create content? This was one of the main themes of today’s BlogWorld keynote speech, delivered by Mitch Joel, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner, Lisa Stone of BlogHer.com, and Deanna Brown, the CEO of …

In Regards to Social Media… Don’t Believe Everything You Hear In Regards to Social Media… Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
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Bullshit… Definition … Declarations of fact without knowledge, experience or proof. This was a statement from Jason Falls, the CEO of Social Media Explorer, during his keynote session, This Is All Such BS: How to Tell and What to Do …

Tips And Apps For Quality iPhone Video Content Tips And Apps For Quality iPhone Video Content
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Creating quality content when blogging is perhaps the key aspect being discussed at this year’s version of BlogWorld. Fully supporting the “content is king” edict, the majority of the speakers/sessions are concerned with helping others create the kind of content …

The Relationship Between Bloggers and Brands The Relationship Between Bloggers and Brands

During the State of the Blogosphere presentation at the 2011 BlogWorld Expo, Technorati CEO Shani Higgins discussed the sometimes tenuous relationship between professional bloggers and the brands they sometimes write about. While a great deal of bloggers do write about …

Blogging From The Heart Is Telling Personal, Inspiring Stories To Your Readers Blogging From The Heart Is Telling Personal, Inspiring Stories To Your Readers
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Running a successful blog, especially if you want that blog to be a business, requires a combination of strategies. It’s not just about marketing, branding, and SEO – but also about blogging from the heart. That’s the advice from ProBlogger …

Do You Know The Difference Between a Tribe and a Business? Do You Know The Difference Between a Tribe and a Business?

“Blogs and other social media are a brilliant way to build a ‘tribe’ around your point of view, but at what point does that become a business?” This was the question raised by Sonia Simone, CMO of Copyblogger, and Chris …

Writing Funny Content To Help Your Blog Get More Shares Writing Funny Content To Help Your Blog Get More Shares
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It’s good to include humorous content once in awhile. This was the advice given by Jordan Cooper, who was speaking during the Blogging with Humor Workshop at the Blogworld Expo. WebProNews’ Chris Crum sat in on the session and was …

Tumblr Cracks Down on Spam Blogs Tumblr Cracks Down on Spam Blogs

NPR’s Fresh Air shared a message from Tumblr customer service on its own Tumblr blog talking about dealing with spam blogs, which evidently has become an increasingly big problem for Tumblr. “Please know that we’re aware of a recent increase …

Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views
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About a month ago, Google launched Dyanmic Views for Blogger. This is an interesting concept that allows viewers of Blogger blogs to change the way the blog looks as they read it, giving the user more control over the look …

Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration Blogger Finally Gets Google+ Integration

Google has made no secret that it intends to integrate Google+ across all or most of its products. In fact, Blogger integration has been said to have been on the way since July. Now, the time has come. Google announced …

Google Launches Blogger Dynamic Views Google Launches Blogger Dynamic Views
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Google launched what it calls “Dyanmic Views” for its blogging platform Blogger, which gives users seven new ways to display their blogs. The seven views are: Classic, Flipcard, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot and Timeslide. The following video shows them off: …

Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch? Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch?
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A couple weeks ago, it became official that TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is no longer a part of AOL, after (and before) much drama unfolded. TechCrunch, so far, is going along with most of the same writers,though columnist Paul Carr …

WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog
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WordPress has launched “follow” buttons for WordPress.com blogs, which it says will drive more traffic to your blog. Scott Berkun of WordPress says the button will “dramatically help pageviews and retention.” Anyone that is not logged into WordPress.com can visit …

Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform Both Bloggers and Advertisers Win with New Crowd Sourcing Platform

It’s clear that bloggers have helped many companies improve their rankings in search and also their position across social media sites. However, the challenging part for both bloggers and companies is connecting.

iOS Blogger App Launched iOS Blogger App Launched
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Google announced a new Blogger app for iOS, which lets bloggers write new blog posts and publish them from their iPhones or iPod Touches. “With the Blogger app, you can write a new blog post and publish it immediately or …