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Feedster will launch the Japanese version of its RSS and blog search engine soon, according to Feedster President Chris Redlitz. Feedster recently received funding to do so from Japanese investment firm Mitsui and Co., and the move will also help another future transition into the Chinese market by the end of the year at the earliest.
After Microsoft’s Robert Scoble instructed his blog readers to place the word “brrreeeport” on their own blogs to test the various blog engines, the blogosphere reacted quickly and Technorati was quick to toot its own horn as the winner. Feedster begs to differ and thinks Yahoo should kiss its…
What started out as an apparent debunking of an A-list blogger conspiracy has evolved into a made-up word shedding light on the search world. Microsoft’s controversial employee blogger, Robert Scoble, invited readers to use the word brrreeeport” on their blogs as a way to get “Z-list” blogs noticed, while testing the reach of the various search engines.
With the backing of Feedster co-founder and former Chief Technical Officer Scott Johnson, then Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Redlitz was promoted to president of the company on November 7th. By December 14th, Johnson was not only given his walking papers, but also was voted off the board of directors. Redlitz was voted onto the board in his place. Unlike when Redlitz was promoted to president, no press release was issued announcing the change.
A lot of criticism was flung at Forbes’ Daniel Lyons after he characterized the blogosphere “an online lynch mob” that swarms the object of their blog-rage, whether the information is accurate or not. Lyons created his own self-fulfilling prophecy and was cyber-lynched by the same collection of pundits he had accused.
PubSub CTO Bob Wyman and Feedster CTO Scott Johnson can agree on one thing, they don’t like Google, especially when it comes to blog search and fighting splogs (spam blogs). But when they weren’t dogpiling on Google at SES Chicago, they took jabs at each other as they jockeyed for top position in the search world.
Google put out their blog search function today and while it looks to be a great tool, where does this leave existing blog search engines like Technorati? This has been a topic of conversation on a number of blogs today and it’s something that needs to be considered.
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.
Some have questioned whether or not RSS content would continue its rise in popularity, or would it taper off like many Internet fads that have come and gone. Apparently, RSS is here to stay, and its following appears to be getting stronger and stronger.
I was listening to the Jan 14th Gilmor Gang a little while ago. This is the first time I’ve listened to the show.