Debate Articles

Joetheplumber.com Gets Big Offers
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I ran into Joe the Plumber this morning. He said he and Joe Six Pack plan to celebrate their newfound fame tonight by gettin’ lit and layin’ pipe.

Those guys!

Another Joe the Plumber, this one in Amarillo, Texas, is about to score big time with his joetheplumber.com domain.
Joetheplumber.com Gets Big Offers

Search Insider Summit – Day 1 Pics
As has become the practice for me while blogging conferences, I take a lot of photos. Not as many as Tamar Weinberg, Barry Schwartz or even David Berkowitz, but quite a few.
YouTube Debates Feature Republicans Tonight

After Democratic candidates answered questions submitted through YouTube in July, their Republican counterparts agreed to participate in the same format.

Fox Pushed To Free Presidential Debate Videos

Followers of politics won’t see Michelle Malkin and DailyKos on the same page very often, but the cease and desist letters Fox News issued to Republican Presidential candidates regarding the use of debate videos have put them on the same side again.

OpenSocial’s Importance Open To Debate
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Google’s products tend to be hit-or-miss affairs – compare the main search engine to Google Catalogs, if you will.  Now, as the release of OpenSocial approaches, opinions seem to be split as to whether it’ll arrive with a bang or as a bust.

We Need a Detailed Picture of Click Quality

Making recent headlines has been a heated debate between a click fraud auditing vendor, Tom Cuthbert of Click Forensics, and Shuman Ghosemajumder, head of click quality at Google.

Google News Seals Deals With Major Agencies

The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, the Press Association, and the Canadian Press are expanding upon earlier deals with Google News, and as part of the latest arrangement, Google News will now host some of their stories on its own site.

‘Free’ Broadband Sparks Constitutional Debate
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Though M2Z Networks threatened to take to the FCC to court to force a decision on the company’s "family friendly" free nationwide wireless broadband proposal by September 1, a likely "no" vote from the commission has made M2Z decide more public debate is necessary.

SES: Ways SEMs Can Protect Intellectual Property

Trademark and copyright issues are complicated. That’s why we have lawyers. Luckily, we also have lawyers willing to drop by the Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose to shine a little light on the issue.

FCC: Public Debate Keeps ISPs At Bay

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps cited AT&T’s recent censorship of a Pearl Jam concert as evidence for the necessity of Network Neutrality to preserve democracy and freedom of speech.

CBS, Fox Still Stingy About Debate Footage

Activists on both sides of the political fence are thrilled that NBC, ABC, C-SPAN, and CNN have all agreed to allow Presidential debate footage to be legally shared, blogged, excerpted, and uploaded to video sites like YouTube.

Yahoo, Slate To Host Online Presidential Debate

If you are a political junkie than you may be glad to know that Yahoo, Slate and the Huffington Post are partnering to hold an online presidential debate on September 12.

Republicans Urged To Attend YouTube Debate
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Two well known conservative bloggers have started a petition on their new Web site save thedeabte.com to urge Republican presidential candidates to participate in the YouTube debate scheduled for September 17 in Florida.

A Hole In The CNN/YouTube Debate Theory?

Lack of control has been the prime argument against and for incorporating user-generated content into mainstream media and politics. One thing’s for certain: there are a-holes on all sides. But this might be taking that a bit literally.

OS Licensing for SaaS
Open Source came before, if not provided a platform for, Software as a Service.  Open Source Licenses have a big loophole for the most common method of software distribution today.  Tim O’Reilly addresses this while making yet another argument for open data.
FM ‘Spokesbloggers’ Called Out

I’ve said it before: Sell out first. That way they expect it from you. Another blogstorm erupted last weekend over Federated Media’s involvement with Microsoft’s new "conversational marketing" idea.

The Best of SMX

Don’t have time to read our extensive SMX Advanced coverage? We still want you to be able to get something out of the conference, so here’s the best of SMX Advanced, from tips to soundbites and everything in between.

SMX: Bid Management Debate

Moderated by Jeffrey K. Rohrs, VP, Agency & Search Marketing, ExactTarget

What Works On YouTube
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An interesting article in Advertising Age focuses on a debate within the advertising industry about how to approach the new world of user-generated content for marketing purposes. And nobody’s seems all that sure about it.

Shoemoney & SEOmoz Debate Link Disclosure

This week everyone seems to be talking about the debate between Shoemoney and SEOmoz following Rand Fishkin’s post last week about disclosing paid blog recommendations. This continued when Shoemoney and Rand Fiskin discussed their opinions today on Net Income.

The Ghost-blogging Debate

I’ve been pondering the “ghost-blogging” debate for some time, listening (via podcasts) and reading (via blogs) the growing chorus of voices that proclaims ghost-blogging an acceptable and legitimate practice. People I respect are among those who argue…

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