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Archives for February 2007

Jeremy Zawodny Slams Widgets

Jeremy Zawodny has gotten his dislike of JavaScript Badges and Widgets off his chest With all the talk of how the web has “become writable” with advent of blogs and self-publishing tools, you’d think that we’d have a better way of getting third party content on to our sites. Given that an overwhelming number of […]

Online Reputation Management: This Is Not Your Fathers Politics

Reputations can be made or broken online. Presidential candidates you would hope would have only the very best advisors. B.L. Ochman reports one presidential hopeful has had a few problems with his online image lately … A few days ago, typing — a common misspelling of his name — took you to a site […]

When Virtual is Not Close Enough To Reality

Steve Rubel reports that someone has created an Apple Store in Second Life Go download the latest version of Second Life and then teleport to the Apple Store. No, not the real thing but close! Someone has created an unofficial virtual replica of Apple’s famed retail stores This is a perfect example to me why […]

Sports Blog Sells To ESPN

Congratulations to Henry Abbott of True Hoop. His news? Henrys blog is Becoming Part of ESPN. Here are some choice quotes from his announcement I just signed a contract with ESPN. They now own the name TrueHoop, and I am a full-time ESPN employee … To be honest, I wasn’t looking to sell TrueHoop, and […]

If It’s Worth Doing It’s Worth Making Extraordinary

A few people took my post on defeating procrastination to be advising producing poor quality under the guise of “just getting something out there”. I would like to correct this if I wasn’t clear in my post. My opinion is if something is worth doing it is not just worth doing well, it is worth […]

Walking the Assumptions Tightrope

Do you find yourself Googling up words, phrases and especially jargon, when reading blog posts? I do. It happened to me about ten minutes ago. One of my current projects requires getting elbow-deep in Drupals innards. Drupal is a fantastic blog/community/content management platform. It has a vibrant community, that is very helpful. Quite often though […]

Are You Making These Blogging Mistakes?

John Chow has posted up a list of popular blogging mistakes. Here they are without his commentary, do read his full post but before you do I will add my thoughts after the list: Not Updating Blogging Only For Money Rushing a Post Not Being Personal Being a Copycat Not Replying To Comments Not Giving […]

Better Blog Branding: What’s In a Name?

One critical consideration when launching a blog is what you are going to call it. Why did I choose to use my old domain rather than create a new one? Branding was part of the reason. OK, now I said the ‘B’ word some people will have clenched. Please relax. It is a much […]

Another Good Reason to NOT Have a Blogroll

I don’t like Blogrolls. While they do serve a fine purpose, allowing visitors to see other blogs they might like, and sharing the link-love is always good, I don’t do them. My reason will be clear in a second, first let’s read about the stink happening in the political blog world from The Galloping Beaver […]

Seth Godin Ripped Off

I can’t believe a company of the size and sophistication of Amazon could sell a book, by best-selling author Seth Godin, without his permission AND pass it off as new. Quality control? Check it out on Seth’s Blog I didn’t authorize this book to be published, I have no idea who the publisher is and […]