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Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality

Earlier this week, we talked about the reasons you should be using Tumblr for business. We didn’t really go into Tumblr advertising, but it’s not really been an option. They recently launched highlighted posts, where you can pay a dollar …

Tumblr For Business: Why You Should Use It Now, And Probably More So In The Future Tumblr For Business: Why You Should Use It Now, And Probably More So In The Future

It may not be up there with WordPress yet, as far as user adoption, but Tumblr is growing like a weed, and it has more of a social network feel than WordPress. Your business doesn’t have to be on every …

Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED] Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]
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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some …

Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers
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Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before …

Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched Views By Country WordPress.com Feature Launched

WordPress announced that there’s a new “Views by Country” option available from the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com homepage. The feature is designed to let bloggers quickly see where there audience is around the globe. “When you click on …

Tumblr Updates No Self-Harm Blog Policy: You Can Discuss It, Just Don’t Promote It Tumblr Updates No Self-Harm Blog Policy: You Can Discuss It, Just Don’t Promote It
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Last week, Tumblr announced a new policy that drew some mixed responses, and now they’ve made some clarifications in the hopes of making things clearer to their millions of users. The new policy will ban so called “self-harm” blogs, defined …

TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers

After AOL acquired TechCrunch, the popular tech blog started going through a lot of changes. They weren’t all immediately noticeable, but it didn’t take too long for things to be very publicly coming apart at the seams. That’s no slight …

Content Marketing Infographic Looks At “Heart Of Online Success” Content Marketing Infographic Looks At “Heart Of Online Success”
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Content+ put together the following infographic breaking down “the anatomy of content marketing,” which it calls the “heart of online success”. It draws on data from a variety of sources as cited at the bottom. Some interesting stats it lays …

Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains Google Stops Indexing Blogger Blogs On Custom Domains
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Google’s Blogger has had some issues where new posts on custom domains aren’t being indexed by Google. Bloggers have been complaining about it, understandably, on Google’s Webmaster Help forum (via Barry Schwartz). Apparently, Google initially thought it was happening as …

WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications
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WordPress announced that WordPress.com blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an …

Tumblr Highlighted Posts Feature Launches Tumblr Highlighted Posts Feature Launches

Tumblr announced the launch of a new feature called “Highlighted Posts”. A post on the Tumblr Staff Blog explains: Every now and then, a post comes along that’s meant for big things. It could be pulling the wraps off your …

Country Specific Blog URLs Country Specific Blog URLs

Recently Google has found an awesome way to defend blogs against local law. Say you’re in the UK reading a blog, normally the URL would read (blogname).blogspot.com, but now with this new trick the URL can read (blogname).blogspot.com.uk. Pretty cool, …

Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You
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The FBI is shopping around for a contractor to do some snooping for them on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. In a document called “Social Media Application” (pdf) released on January 19, it was revealed that the Strategic …

Does Your Favorite Blog Make a Statement About You? Does Your Favorite Blog Make a Statement About You?

If you’re a regular, or even semi-regular web user, there are undoubtedly a number of favorite sites you have, including those that would be considered blogs. Even though there have been questions about the sustainability of blogs in a world …

Homeland Security Monitors Blogs, Twitter, Facebook
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Reuters announced yesterday that the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring a list of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.” The list includes: * Facebook * Myspace (they note that Myspace is difficult to search – …

WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost WordPress.com Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost
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WordPress announced that it is giving people with WordPress.com blogs more space for storing media – at no additional cost. The additional space can be used to store photos, documents, audio files etc. Here’s how the plans are changing: 5GB …

Heather Harde Officially Out At TechCrunch (AOL) Heather Harde Officially Out At TechCrunch (AOL)

Last month, reports emerged that TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, who since TechCrunch was acquired by AOL, has actually been general manager of AOL’s technology properties, had handed in her resignation. Today, it’s official. She’ll be stepping down at the end …

Tebowing Prank Results In Suspensions At A New York High School Tebowing Prank Results In Suspensions At A New York High School
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Everyone’s familiar with Tebowing, right? It’s kind of like planking, or owling, except a lot more ridiculous. Inspired by Denver Bronco quarterback and controversial sports figure Tim Tebow, Tebowing is described as “getting down on a knee and praying, even …

AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media AOL Rumored To Be Looking For HuffPost President, ReadWriteWeb Acquired By Say Media

It’s been quite a year for shake-up among prominent tech blogs. None have been more highly publicized than Michael Arrington leaving TechCrunch after it was acquired by AOL. A handful of others from TechCrunch also stepped away, or pulled back …

WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements

WordPress has launched a new version of the WordPress software – version 3.3. Its nickname is “Sonny,” named after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt (not entirely sure why). WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says WordPress has had over 65 million downloads …

TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde Reportedly Leaving AOL TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde Reportedly Leaving AOL
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Who would have ever thought that AOL purchasing TechCrunch wouldn’t go down as a completely smooth journey off into the sunset? If you follow tech journalism news, you know that the journey has been anything but smooth, with the biggest …