All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blogs’
Spotlight on Search – Interview with Amanda G. Watlington, Ph.D., APR of Searching for Profit.
There seem to be countless numbers of local blogs around the country covering local news and events. The one down fall is that there has not been a place to see all the local blogs in one place until now. Lisa Williams a local news blogger from Watertown, MA realized the problem and did something about it.
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s news analysis mockup, “The Colbert Report,” had a big year on the Internet. In addition to orchestrating a “wikiality” check for Wikipedia, Colbert attracted the second most number of links to a blog covering the White House correspondents’ dinner.
The mainstream media has been accused many times of either misunderstanding or fearing the blogosphere. Since the Wall Street Journal is as mainstream as the Mississippi River, a damning indictment of blogs should carry some weight. Unless you look at it a little more closely.
Niall Kennedy wrote on his blog that The Yahoo Developer Network provided a short preview of the soon to be released del.icio.us webbadge.
Now and then I see people write about “blogging” when they’re really talking about the less than 1% of blogs that find themselves writing about each other in an almost herd-like and insular fashion sometimes. Often they’ll all devote many bits and bytes to some trivial topic of the moment related to Google, blogging, Microsoft, patents, or government.
For every Matt Cutts and Danny Sullivan, there is John Q. Blogger who just can’t seem to increase the readership of his blog. Opinions are a dime-a-dozen in cyberspace, but there are steps that bloggers can take to make their blogs more attractive to potential visitors.
It seems that blogs are trying to make a transition away from the simple person-next-door chronicling their activities, moods, likes, dislikes, and thoughts to the higher profile musings and strategies of business executives who want to communicate quickly to their journalists, investors, analysts and even customers.
Alex Fletcher, an analyst from Entiva Group is asking why IBM doesn’t have more blogs devoted to OSS projects that IBMers participates in. He points to the easily findable blogs from Sun employees who work on NetBeans & GlassFish as examples for what he’d like to see from IBM.
Google is becoming involved in yet another battle that may test its dedication to “free speech”: an Australian group has accused the company’s Blogger site of hosting what it describes as “racist and neo-Nazi content.” The group has requested that the offensive blogs be removed, but Google hasn’t budged.
Later today I’ll be presenting here at DMA-06 on a panel called, Blogs, RSS and Podcasting with Amanda Watlington from Searching for Profit and Stephan Spencer from Netconcepts. Basically, my presentation will cover how blogs can be used as public relations tools in the context of “Push and Pull PR”. The presentation is broken up into:
The word “blog” may have been the word of the year in 2004, but 2006 has been the year it was officially recorded in court records. January saw the first successful libel suit against a blogger, and September saw an $11 million defamation judgment against a forum poster.
Just was over at Byron’s blog and see that Intel has started blogging and that he did the design. Cool!
Anybody with kids knows an unedited comment can fly from the little darlings’ mouths in the most inappropriate of places, making socially conscious parents sudden candidates for a Child Services interview. Toddlers are forgivable, but what happens when post-adolescents let loose in the blogosphere, only to be quoted in the Washington Post?
Though articles have held the traditional place among internet marketers for building credibility, site content, and creating a place in which to insert search engine optimization keywords, blogs are quickly catching up in usage. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Which technique is better for your internet marketing: blogs or articles?
More than one-quarter (26.7%) of the French online population visit a blog at least once a month.
Though bloggers like to talk about themselves the most, blog readers seem to have very specific interests in other things. This week’s Pew report said that 95% of bloggers polled get their news online. Hitwise adds to that by revealing that politics, celebrities, and gadgets dominate sought-after subject matter.
There are many ways to make your blog a successful one. Blog writers put a lot of work in their writing and for the most part, want readers to visit.
Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, blogs about the difficulty of getting people to see their new technology and programs. I feel his pain.
Dwight Silverman, of the Houston Chronicle, says shame on Microsoft for calling the publishing mechanism inside the new URGE music service and Windows Media Player 11 (which otherwise is getting good reviews around blogs this morning) “blogs.”