All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blogging’
Microsoft continues to talk about the upcoming release of their Office 12 office suite, loaded with new features for the future. Microsoft started talking about Office 12 and its programs like Excel through blogs. So a little over a week ago, Microsoft debuted their Excel blog.
Many people get Google news alerts. They’re pretty simple. You pick your topic, say the timely subject of hurricanes. When hurricane stories appear, you get an email. You can pick the frequency upon which they appear and whether or not the alert scoura just the news or the entire web.
Reporters Without Borders, in their attempts to promote free speech and discussion of and exchange of ideas, recently published a downloadable handbook on blogging called “Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents” It’s for folks who want to discuss issues but, based on the rules in their homelands, can’t discuss things openly.
We know blogging is growing in popularity. We know there are millions of em and thousands more popping up everyday. Use of image hosting has also grown exponentially and Nielsen/NetRatings says there’s a correlation between the two. With nearly 15 million unique users since January, image hosting is picking up steam.
Setting themselves up as champions of free speech, the folks at ThreadWatch have launched a campaign to collect money for SEOBook author Aaron Wall’s legal fund as he battles libel allegations from SEO company TrafficPower.
In a very popular marketing forum recently I saw a post that blew me away. It was from someone asking if having a blog was really that big a deal in marketing their website!
One of Google’s software engineers, Matt Cutts, has a blog up and running. The latest post has a great personal reply to someone questioning him on why their site wasn’t showing up on the engine. Cutts gives a lengthy reply as to why that was, and it didn’t look good for the site operator.
Marketing Sherpa has a good post with 7 tips on podcasthing, RSS and blogging that might be of interest to readers.
Todd Mintz writes a very worthwhile article at How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger which I think is a must read for bloggers wanting to start out in ProBlogging.
Have you read the Catalyst Group study about blog usability call Net Rage? If not, you should. Those of us who spend inordinate amounts of time using these things, evangelizing, and otherwise doting over them seem to forget (at least I do) that most people still don’t have a clue as to what a blog is or how they should react to it. In fact, most people probably could care less. They just want information.
Well, not me specifically, but PR bloggers and PR people. For someone that laments and strikes out at the PR / marcom industry bloggers, he has done a little bit of work in the industry. Personally, I didn’t know IBM had a media relations office in Boca Raton. That must have been a cool job.
I emailed Cary Miller this morning to ask how hi Cancer NewsWatch blog is going (you might remember I mentioned it a while ago – Cary’s wife Lori is battling cancer and he started the blog (I think after a conversation we had) to do something positive in the midst of a pretty terrible situation.
The bone chilling missives of a convicted and paroled child molester, “sexual sadist,” “sexual psychopath,” and alleged kidnapper and murderer, are recorded forever on the dark pages of a web log he maintained up until the brutal slayings of four people.
As more companies start blogging – and the list is gaining ground – more are also making publicly available their guidelines on blogging, primarily focused on what the ground rules they have put in place are for employees who blog publicly so everyone knows the boundaries.
You have created a blog and your blog is dedicated to a niche industry. Have you ever thought that the blog could make money for you? We would look here in this article, ways and means, to make money blogging. Lets first have a look at what are the prerequisites for a blog needed to make money:
Niall Cook writes about a new report called How are corporate weblogs affecting public relations practice?
The annual Blog Business Summit is scheduled for August 17 – 19 2005 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Social network Multiply has upgraded the their personal web space service to allow members to upload and share different types of multimedia files including video, music files, digital photos and more.
Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists…..It’s Carnival time again!..Grab your popcorn and cotton candy and sit back and enjoy…
Fredrik Wacka posted a great snapshot report on internal blogging at IBM: Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13 there were 3,612 internal blogs with 30,429 posts.
The more I think of it, the more obvious it becomes. The only long-term tool a company can use to “control” blogging employees is internal communication; the things we do to support a corporate culture where all employees understand what the company is doing, where it’s going and why.
Arieanna and I finished our next episode of our Canadian Professional Blogging Podcast on Monday. This is part 1 of a two part episode on developing your blogging voice.
On four points, all of the eight most well-known corporate blogging policies agree — corporate bloggers are personally responsible and they should abide by existing rules, keep secrets and be nice. Those four principles are the core of today’s corporate blogging rules.
I’ve been watchign the Blogebrity Blog with interest this week – it’s been quite an amusing read and a great example of how a blog can get some big inbound links and a lot of buzz from the blogosphere with a little controversy, humor and by listing some big blogs as A-List Blogs…
Jeremy has an interesting post over at Ensight where he looks at a recent downturn’ in blogging after some of the recent controversy over character blogs.
One of the downsides of being a stay at home sole blogger is that on days when you can’t blog (because you are on holidays, sick or.moving house – your blogging can grind to a standstill.
An interesting perspective on corporate blogging from gapingvoid: Every market has an internal and external conversation.
I once heard of a debate between a Christian group and a Pagan group – it could have been a pretty un-constructive rant like event where one group tells the other group what’s wrong with it and visa versa – everyone would have gone home with the same opinions that they came with – however this debate was different.
On the weekend I was speaking with a friend, Alex, who is a Farmer about blogging and the more we talked the more we realized that there is a lot of similarities between what we do. I thought I’d rehash some of the main points from our conversation here: