How to Create an RSS-Enabled, Micro-Blog with Twitter | Think Vitamin
Have you ever wanted to create a simple multi-person blog, but didn’t want to bother setting up an entire WordPress installation? If so then we’ve got just the answer. By combining Twitter Search, Atom feeds, hash-tags and PHP, you can create an RSS-enabled, micro-blog using Twitter and be up and running in less than 10 minutes.25 Great Blogger Widgets
Here are 25 Blogger widgets to create an even more powerful way of communicating with your visitors.20 Beautiful Tumblr Themes
These are themes for Tumblr, not Wordpress.Some Things Need To Change
Journalists making themselves the story. That could stand to change. Not that i wish that stuff on anyone.
Yesterday as I was leaving the DLD Conference in Munich, Germany someone walked up to me and quite deliberately spat in my face. Before I even understood what was happening, he veered off into the crowd, just another dark head in a dark suit. People around me stared, then looked away and continued their conversation.
Comments are closed on this posSpeedBlogging: How To Write Better Posts In Less Time — Copyblogger
Chris Brogan is one blogger that gives the real down low on how to do things right. I have been reading his stuff for a few years now, he's worth checking in on - from time to time his posts can be nuggets of gold.
Great ideas about commenting on blogs from Chris Brogan: "If comments matter to you, read on. Here are some thoughts to help improve your back and forth."20 Great Widgets to Enhance Your Tumblr Blog
With the right combination of theme and widgets, you can maintain Tumblr's minimalism and bring your readers more value. Here are 20 to enhance your Tumblr blog.
20 Great Widgets to Enhance Your Tumblr Blog
20 Tumblr to integrate your social networks, skype, your music,...10 Tools to Make Your Blog Smarter, Faster, Better | Hack Your Life | Fast Company
Blog smarter, not harder
Turn del.icio.us Bookmarks Into Daily Posts
10 herramientas para blogear mejorWhat is Twitter’s Vision?
The singular thing that distinguishes Twitter from blogs, RSS, IM, email, etc. is synergyDeath To The Embargo
We’ve never broken an embargo at TechCrunch. Not once. Today that ends. From now our new policy is to break every embargo. We’ll happily agree to whatever you ask of us, and then we’ll just do whatever we feel like right after that. We may break an embargo by one minute or three days. We’ll choose at random.
arrington on how they will no longer do embargos
strategy pr marketing trustPicturesurf
use for websites/ blogs
Blogging tool that easily creates photo galleries for blogs.
Añade galeria arrastrando imagenes a Blogger, Picasa, etc..
construir galeria de imagens
Easy gallery creation in seconds.Starting a blog? 12 ideas for blog posts | Online Journalism Blog
More money was spent on e-mail advertising last year than was spent on blog advertising—yet you don't see anyone touting e-mail as the next big billion-dollar media business. Technorati, a blog researcher, estimates that bloggers who run ads earn an average of $5,060 per year. Don't call the Ferrari dealer just yet.
To be sure, some blogs are little goldmines. Gizmodo, a gadget blog run by Gawker Media, had record traffic last month, with 98 million page views, and is "fantastically profitable," Gawker CEO Nick Denton says. Dooce, a personal-diary blog run by a husband-and-wife team, does between $500,000 to $1 million a year, according to Federated Media, which sells ads for the site. Arrington says TechCrunch did $3 million in 2007 and even more in 2008. He says he could sell the company today, albeit for a lower price than it would have fetched a year ago.11 Quick Tips For More Usable Content | UX Booth
"95% of web users do not read 80% of your content. With these statistics already working against you, how can you improve your content to ensure that readers are getting the best user experience from your site?"
あなたのコンテンツを価値あるものにする11箇条20 WordPress Tricks to Improve Your Blog
Blogging, WordPressTracking Twitter Links: Twitter Analytics Tools & More | Get Elastic
15 Useful Wordpress Tricks to Make Your Theme Even Better51 Amazing and Inspiring Blog Style Web Designs : Speckyboy Design Magazine
These are probably the blog design benckmarks for 2009, they all have there own individual characteristic that defines them as inspiring. They also have one thing in common: They are Amazing.
"These are probably the blog design benckmarks for 2009, they all have there own individual characteristic that defines them as inspiring. They also have one thing in common: They are Amazing."
some inspirational designs, even if they look not very flexible to meTwitter To Start Charging Companies For Having An Account?
در مصاحبهای یکی از بینیانگذاران تویتر (بیز استون) به صورت ضمنی به این موضوع اشاره کرده
Companies using Twitter for commercial purposes may soon start getting charged for that activity, according to an interview British trade magazine Marketing (part ...
Twitter might start charging companies for advertising using tweets.
近々、Twitter が法人アカウントに課金を開始するという噂50 Wonderful, Inspiring Photoblogs | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine
50 Wonderful, Inspiring PhotoblogsTwickie: It's the Easiest Way to Archive a Twitter Response Thread!
Twickie is a free service that fetches Twitter replies for you (and gives you an easy way to view AND export them).
It's the Easiest Way to Archive a Twitter Response Thread!
Twickie is a free service that fetches Twitter replies for you (and gives you an easy way to view AND export them). 1. Log in with your Twitter credentials (don't panic). 2. Scroll through the timeline of your 50 most recent tweets. 3. Quickly export Twitter replies for a new blog post, or whatever! It's that simple! Chris Pirillo provides inspiration and guidance, with View2gether leading development efforts. Follow @twickie to check for updates, news, etc.8 Useful Tips To Become Successful With Twitter. What are YOUR tips? | Blog of Mr. Tweet
More of Twitter.50 Ways for Writers to Find Article Ideas - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
freelance writing ideasBlog Post Ideas That Always Generate Buzz
I DO ALL 15 WRONG :-)Digital Branch Style Guide | David Lee King
ohjeita kirjastolle blogin pitämiseen
mostly related to blogging. great ideas, start.Dig through the clutter: 40 must-reads for extraordinary bloggers - Blog tips from Dutch Problogger Ernst-Jan Pfauth
I’ve dug through the clutter and selected 36 posts that can help you become an original and all-round problogger. And because vanity is a blogger’s right, I’ve also included four articles by my own hand. Themes are Development & Design, Workflow, Publishing, Inspiration and Comments. Enjoy!
I’ve dug through the clutter and selected 36 posts that can help you become an original and all-round problogger.Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs | Best Colleges Online
jim...sadly your blog is not on here....YET! although...i guess your blog isn't really geared towards writing...
Creative writing blogs.Official Google Blog: Stop bouncing: tips for website success
This is the first post in a series on The Power of Measurement. In this economic climate, these posts are designed to cover ways to make your website as successful as possible. Over the course of the next few weeks, our in-house Analytics guru, Avinash Kaushik, and others will demystify the world of website analytics and offer tips for getting the most out of your metrics. -Ed.31 Power Tools For Twitter Lovers To Make Lives Easier - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
31 Power Tools For Twitter Lovers To Make Lives EasierEducational Blogs You Should Be Investigating | Making Teachers Nerdy
Links to some excellent blogs used for educationWordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane”
Includes video on newest release.
WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane”Pluck On Demand | Website Content & Social Media for Any Site
Cool web content. Can generate revenueComplete List - 25 Best Blogs 2009 - TIME
25 mejores blogs de 2009Legal Guide for Bloggers | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post.TwitterCounter Stats: The Ultimate Twitter Statistics Provider!
Twitter in website
Widget twitter à la MBLThe Twenty Five Most Valuable Blogs - 247 Wall Street
gawker huffington post
GigaOmPublic timeline - MicroPlaza
Twitterのリンクの収集サービスLifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site
Ten favorite tools to help anyone launch and maintain their internet presence6 Tips for Using Your Twitter Profile to Get New Followers
Since Twitter’s focus is on saying a lot with very little, it makes sense that the Twitter profile space is very brief and the default settings leave little room to present yourself in detail.
a few tips to customize your profile so that potential followers will be convinced they can’t miss your Tweets
no tilTime Slider
watch Paul Graham type an essay
「Startups in 13 Sentences」の作成過程。文章の作成と推敲過程がよくわかるPimp my browser: how to turn Firefox into a blogging machine - Ars Technica
Some great Firefox add-ons can turn the browser into a powerful blogging tool, so we wanted to highlight a few of the best. Ars explores a handful of add-ons that bring everything from scrapbooking, sharing, and automated content discovery to our beloved open source browser.Dreamwidth Studios - In Development!
A journalling website, similar to LiveJournal but with better management and improved tech (they forked the LJ code and added some long-requested features and improvements)
"Our mission in life is to make it easy for you to share the things you make, and easy to find the people who are making the things you want to enjoy." In beta. Might become the next LJ?
in closed beta for now.
Like bandwidth, only sharing creativity. A blog-like setup similar to livejournal. Coming soon.
"an Open Source social networking, content management, and personal publishing platform." And LJ alternative.GitHub Pages — GitHub
nice. static pages only, but nice.
cf "access control and version control: an overconstrained problem?"Niche Social Networking Sites | Social Media Answers
all social networking sites review...Tweet Your Message to a Larger Audience with Hashtags
searching twitterAre Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere?
Wonderful account of the role of blogs today and a possible foretelling of their decline as "microblogging" becomes the norm.
Depending on which numbers you source or believe, all reports agree that the blogosphere continues to expand globally.
It goes back to the definition of authority. Links from blogs are no longer the only measurable game in town. Potentially valuable linkbacks are increasingly shared in micro communities and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed and they are detouring attention and time away from formal blog responses.
Brian Solis on the dispersion of blogging's impact through micromedia and communities, and the need for broader measures of "authority"
However, a disruptive trend is already at play. While blogs are increasing in quantity, their authority–as currently measured by Technorati–is collectively losing influence.
Depending on which numbers you source or believe, all reports agree that the blogosphere continues to expand globally. As the leading blog directory and ... ( 10 maart 2009)20 Blog Topics To Get You Unstuck | chrisbrogan.com
With more than 120 million blogs in existence, how do people find YOUR content on the Internet? The key starts with great search engine optimization (SEO), which is an art and a science that helps search engines discover your content and understand how relevant it is to specific search queriesSoulPancake | Chew On Life's Big Questions
6 Fool-Proof Steps to Make More Money With Your Website
Every website has a bunch of web pages which get more search traffic than others. These pages are constantly visited daily by new visitors, people who have never seen the site in question before. I call these ‘money pages’ because they are a reliable source of immediate and future income. But they’re not just ‘money’ because they bring in revenue: they are one of the easiest ways to grow your audience without much work. If you learn how to optimize these money pages (its not hard to do), you’ll really improve your website in so many ways. More revenue, more members, more influence and authority. Doesn’t that sound good?Rands In Repose: The Art of the Tweet
In writing an article, I know I’m done when I delete. The process leading to done is chaotic; it’s days, weeks, or months of aggregating writing where I collect and organize paragraphs and sentences. Over time, content creation becomes content shaping as I organize the thoughts into a pleasing coherence.
How to write a good tweet that puts a bit of you into it.
Say More with Less
the sense of tweeting18 WordPress Plugins for RSS Management & Tweaks
Here are 18 WordPress plugins to help you manage your blog's RSS feed, track subscribers, and much more.
Real Simple Syndication (RSS) enables site owners to automatically syndicate their content to readers in an easily digestible format. There are a number of WordPressWordPress reviewsWordPress reviews plugins to help you manage your blog’s RSS feed, track subscribers, and much more.The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter | Webdesigner Depot
We’ve compiled an alphabetized glossary here for you so that you can just scan down the list and find the term that you are looking for, as well as a list of popular Twitter applications and instructions for incorporating Twitter into your website and blogs.
A post that is a tutorial for a beginner on twitter
Great site explaining twitter31 Wordpress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog and Life | The Daily Anchor | Marketing and Advertising Blog
From The Daily Anchor dated 23 Mar 2009
security, plugin management, antispam, morePupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary shake-up | Education | The Guardian
The rise of digital new mediums comes with the death of old media and in this example, history. This is becoming a major shift in educational approaches. We see the digital age having a great effect on the new generations. We see mobiles and laptops in the school bag, rather than the textbook or the calculator. And in this article we see the average student to have '"fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spell check alongside how to spell...' A revolution has started, and i wonder where it'll live us!
Proposal that children learn familiarity with blogging, podcasting, Wikipedia & Twitter as sources of information and communication
Use of web2.0 in schools
En primaria habrá que saber desemvolverse con las nuevas tecnologías en UK
Primary school curriculum in UK under review. "Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain "fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell."
British children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum.Bighow: handbook to online journalism
The Bighow Handbook to Online Journalism is a free online resource for journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists. The handbook covers basics of online reporting, writing for the web and social web, citizen journalism, professional blogging, how to use Facebook and Twitter, how to deal with censorship, list of citizen journalism websites worldwide, list of free tools for journalism and much more...
The Bighow Handbook to Online Journalism is a free online resource for journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists and anyone else interested in publishing.
To read in my spare time .....
The Bighow Handbook to Online Journalism is a free online resource for journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists and anyone else interested in publishing. Contents: The handbook covers the basics of online reporting, writing for the web and social web, citizen journalism, professional blogging, how to use Facebook and Twitter, how to deal with censorship, list of citizen journalism websites worldwide, list of free tools for journalism and much more...Top 20 Ways to Share a Great Blog Post
Some interesting thoughts on how to spread a blog post. Could be useful! :)
mashable20 Twitter Badges to Show Off Your Tweets
20 Twitter Badges to Show Off Your Tweets
There are a number of ways to promote your Twitter (Twitter reviews) account. You can add yourself to one of the many growing Twitter directories, advertise your brand, or, as I’ll discuss in this post, feature a badge with your Twitter information on your website, blog, or even in your email. Here are 20 embeddable badges and widgets that you can customize to include your tweets and, in some cases, those of your friends. Have another badge or widget to add to the list? Tell us about it in the comments.
Here are 20 embeddable badges and widgets that you can customize to include your tweets and, in some cases, those of your friends. Have another badge or widget to add to the list? Tell us about it in the comments.119 quick cheat sheets for some of the most widely used tools on the web
How-tos for various web softwareHostMonk - Compare hosting packages - Dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, Shared hosting
HostMonk - Compare hosting packages - Dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, Shared hostingSkelliewag.org » Posts » How to Start (or Start-over) Building Your Personal Brand
It just seemed interesting to me. I have no school now and, I don't know, this article just interested me.
solidifies my arguments against collegeA Poor Man’s Guide to Finding Influencers. » The Buzz Bin
he primary challenge of successful social media is being able to listen and communicate with the broader community. This requires knowing who your community is, and where to find them online. To do this, engaging top influencers is essential, but how do you find them?
Think about how the community likely identifies itself online. To do so, do: General search; explore Top blogs and bloggers; Visit the blogs; read Message boards and forums; Search social media sites.
finding influencers, finding top blogs/bloggers100 Best Blogs for Those Who Want to Change the World | Best Universities
WordPress - the popular open source publishing platform - allows you to easily customize your installation with WordPress themes. In this collection, you'll find 40 high-quality and free WordPress themes handpicked from the vast amount of free themes out there on the web.135+ Ultimate Round-Up of Wordpress Tutorials | Tutorials | instantShift
by Cathy Curtis posted on AIGA | the professional association for design website
Great website!!! Article is very instructive
Excellent guide to writing for the web from Cathy Curtis, a former staff writer for The LA Times.
"It struck me recently that the web has led me to develop a different way of writing—tighter, simpler, more transparent. The results, I believe, are greater clarity and persuasiveness, and a speedier, more user-friendly read."How to Grow Your Google Authority @ chrisg.com
If you look over the above list you will see the main things your site needs to convey is: Natural, organic growth based on sound promotion behavior Valuable and unique content tailored towards people rather than search A solid foundation and human-centered design
What matters to Google.
Good for google infoDaring Fireball: Obsession Times Voice
Merlin Mann talk about making money to do more art
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies
"My muse for the session was this quote from Walt Disney: “We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.” To me, that’s it. That’s the thing. / [...] / No one gets into something like this without an obsession, but if your obsession is with the money, and your revenue is directly correlated to page views, then rather than write or produce anything with any actual merit or integrity, you’ll dance like a monkey and split your articles across multiple “pages” and spend more time ginning up sensational Digg-bait headlines than writing the articles themselves. It’s thievery — not of money, but of readers’ attention." / [...] / The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient."
"There is an easy formula for doing it wrong: publish attention-getting bullshit and pull stunts to generate mindless traffic. The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient. Obsession times voice is a pretty good stab at a simple formula for doing it right."SEOmoz | 21 Tips to Earn Links and Tweets to Your Blog Post
It's been a long time since I've covered blogging strategies, and my recent panel with one of the world's foremost authorities got me thinking that given our success, both with the SEOmoz blog and with blogs for clients, it's time to share a bit more. Today, I'd like to cover how to make that single post you're composing more likely to earn the attention it deserves. Let's dive into the list:
blogging tips,good one
Från SeoMozThe Mother of All Lists - 600+ Lists On Anything You Can Think Of | MyMarketer
Categories: Animals, Art, Blogging, Books, Business, Crafts, Design, eCommerce, Education, Email, Employment, Entertainment, Environment, Exercise, Family,Conversation Agent: 50 Content Ideas that Create Buzz
Rather than give you a review of the book, which you can find on Amazon, I thought it would be useful to share some ideas and take aways that apply to content creation - the new business of marketing and communications.
EntrepreneurAttribution and Affiliation on All Things Digital - Waxy.org
Andy covers the AllThingsD story with typical Waxy adroitness.
Blogs posted on AllThingsD without permission?
This seems to be one of the more interesting topics to come up while I was away. More from Anil Dash and Kottke.
a killer read: HT @gruber
Getting linked from a high-profile website is almost always a huge compliment, well-received by any blogger. But Monday morning, I saw two friends taken by surprise when they were featured on the front page of AllThingsD, the Dow Jones-owned news site edited by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal. I talked to Kara, as well as several other writers and bloggers, to understand why.
for upcoming post about aggregation, fair use, etc.
Good debate on how work should be quoted, framed & attributed on blogsHow to make money with a blog
How to make money with a blog
How I replaced my day-job with earnings from this blog In less than 2 years I went from not knowing what a blog was to making more with one than my corporate desk job.
coolll100+ Massive Wordpress Tutorial Collection | tripwire magazine
100+ Massive Wordpress Tutorial Collection
In this article tripwire magazine provides one of the most comprehensive compilations of Tutorials for Wordpress. The article is mainly focused on version 2.7+ but most resources will be relevant for earlier versions as well. Wordpress is without discussion one of the most popular blogging and publishing platforms ever. Mastering both simple and advanced Wordpress techniques will enable you to create blog solutions that are highly accessible and attractive to your target audience. Read on and take control over Wordpress.
In this article tripwire magazine provides one of the most comprehensive compilations of Tutorials for WordpressThe 7 Ways to Approach Twitter
for online business
The 10 Secrets of Selling Online
We're often asked, what is the secret of selling online? We're happy to tell you. We make tools that help you sell online. So we don't want these secrets to stay secret. We want you to succeed.America's Newest Profession - WSJ.com
The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work, and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income. That's almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click -- whether on their site or someone else's. And that's nearly half a million of whom it can be said, as Bob Dylan did of Hurricane Carter: "It's my work he'd say, I do it for pay."
Bloggers for hire—more Americans are now making a living at blogging.
In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primary income from posting their opinions than Americans working as computer programmers or firefighters.50 Trigger Words and Phrases for Powerful Multimedia Content — Copyblogger
Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is “the difference between lightning and ...8 Principles for the Modern Blog …at least for 2009 « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
Note to read later.The Art of Writing Great Twitter Headlines — Copyblogger
Twitter has become the place for sharing content links. If your content catches attention on Twitter and spreads, suddenly you’re getting significant traffic from people who may have never visited your site before.
Artículo con consejos acerca de escribir entradas en Twitter con valor añadido.
Yes! This will be covered in @TheBook.5 Must-Try Tumblr Extras
"5 Must-Try Tumblr Extras" - Jennifer Van Grove [Mashable] http://is.gd/pjxT [from http://twitter.com/kenmat/statuses/1412009846]Ten Ways to Crank Out Killer Posts in Ten Minutes or Less
Not sure about the 10 mins bit, but some good ideas in here for writing blog posts
Ten Ways to Crank Out Killer Posts in Ten Minutes or Less
Remarkable Blog Consulting and CoachingTalking Points Memo - 25 Best Blogs 2009 - TIME
The top places to see what librarians are doing. I chose this I saw Sarah Houghton at TLA and really liked what she had to say.
The Top Fifty Librarian Blogs
great resource for those looking to build out their rss collection
40 bloggers and 10 twitterers
Being a librarian these days is about a lot more than getting lost among stacks of books. It’s a career of technology and of the transmittance of knowledge, and as such many librarians have taken to the web, sharing their thoughts and musings all across the blogosphere. Here, we bring you what we think are some of the best library-related blogs that the internet has to offer.Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines | Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy
This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on.
Managing staff who participate in social networks. This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines,Showcase Of Elegant And Original Blog Designs | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine
Creative Ways You Can Profit From Content Marketing
Maybe you think “content marketing” means having a blog that makes money. Or that it’s about producing content for sites ...250+ Super Cool Wordpress Tutorials - Newbie To Pro | AntsMagazine
Wordpress Tutorials9 Ways to Make Your WordPress Blog “Smart” | Weblog Tools Collection
Many of you might be confused by the title and the term “smart”. To me a “smart” blog is a blog that behaves differently depending on its visitors’ behavior and characteristics. A simple example of this is a blog that displays a list of today’s most popular posts on the sidebar. The list changes based on visitors’ behavior so to this is definitely a smart blog feature. There are plenty of WordPress plugins out there that do this for you automatically (e.g. Top 10), but that is not the point. The point here is that having the ability to morph your blog per visitor activity can assist you in meeting your conversion goals (whatever they may be). A list of popular posts is quite a simple feature, so let me take you to another level by showing you more ways to make your blog smart.Health Check: How Trusted Is Your Corporate Blog?
This is a quick and dirty scorecard, if I was going one for a real Forrester report, it would be far more conclusive, weighted , detailed, quantitative, and scientific, but today, this is just a quick example, to illustrate a point we already know, let’s get to it, please, turn your head and cough:
Post by Jeremiah Owyang, social media consultant at Forrester Research.13 Beneficial Wordpress Plugins For Your Design Blog | The Design Cubicle
RT @jeremyjaymes: New Post: 13 Beneficial Wordpress Plugins For Your Design Blog http://bit.ly/lCTwt (via @behoff) [from http://twitter.com/chadengle/statuses/1621580757]
Below I explore and discuss the benefits of 13 Wordpress plugins that I have personally used on The Design Cubicle that will give your site an extra boost and provide a better experience for your visitors (plus some other great additions you can add).How To Grow Your Blog Through Customer Development
Media search engine Technorati is about to release The Technorati Attention Index, which measures the mainstream media websites with the highest number of blogs linking to them in the past 30 days. Right now it has a blog post with the inaugural list. YouTube takes the top spot with the New York Times, BBC News, CNN.com, and MSN rounding out the top five. Compared to the top non-blog sources on Techmeme’s leaderboard, which is a narrower universe of sites which tech blogs link to, the top five mainstream media sites there are CNET News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Computerworld. (The leaderboard for sister site Memeorandum, which covers politics, more closely matches Technorati’s list). Here’s the list in its entirety from Technorati’s index: 1. YouTube 2. New York Times 3. BBC News 4. CNN.com 5. MSN 6. guardian.co.uk 7. Washington Post 8. Yahoo! News 9. Reuters 10. Los Angeles Times 11. Telegraph.co.uk 12. MSNBC 13. Th
most linked to from technoratiHalf an Hour: Blogs in Education
An article Stephen Downes is/was preparing for submission to a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
What is a blog? Why use blogs in education? How to use blogging in Learning?
What is a Blog?Definition, good practices, ... For education purpose.
A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Each entry is dated, and the entries are displayed on the web page in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent entry is posted at the top. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. It is common for people to write blogs to describe their work, their hobbies, their pets, social and political issues, or news and current events. And while blogs are typically the work of one individual, blogs combining contributions of several people, ‘group blogs’, are also popular.
Why and how to use blogs in the classroom.19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet
10 maneras de poner el contenido de un web site o Blog frente a tu audienciaBlogs.mu - DIY Blog Networks and Communities
DIY Blog Networks and Communities
Blogs.mu: Blognetzwerk auf WordPress-Basis Auf Blogs.mu kann man ein WordPress-basiertes Blog-Netzwerk erstellen. Blogs.mu basiert auf WordPress MU, in der angelegten Community kann man unbegrenzt WordPress-Blogs anlegen.10 Ways to Launch a New Blog with a ‘Bang’ | Webdesigner Depot
info on how to launch a new blog with a BANG!EasyWP Install (Beta)
Traditionally to install WordPress you would have to download the archive, extract it to your computer, upload over 600 files to your website, and then set up your databases, etc.NOOP.NL: Social Media Blogs Top 200
Well, here it is... the Social Media Blogs Top 200. Forget the AdAge Power 150, forget BlogRank's Top 100 Blogs, forget eCairn's Top 150 Blogs, and forget WinningTheWeb IM Top Blogs. This is the real thing. The best list of...Online Reputation Management: 16 Free Tools
Web 2.0 apps
good list for a fancy website16 Unveiled Logo Design Processes! | The Design Cubicle
16 logo processes unveiled by a few of my favorite colleagues, logo and graphic designersTop 18 most downloaded WordPress plugins ever
Top 18 most downloaded WordPress plugins ever9 Ways People Respond to Your Content Online | Lateral Action
Blogs and Twitter have almost eliminated any barrier to publishing. You have an idea and in a few minutes your thoughts can be online. Think about it – with every person thinking about more than 50,000 thoughts a day, producing online content can be simple. Maybe. But simply churning out meaningless content does not guarantee that others will read what you write. Make this mistake and people will read what you write and write you off. What’s the alternative? Use your creativity to generate content that will inspire and transform the lives of the audience in a positive way. Remember that it costs time (and indirectly – money) for your audience to read what you write. And, they expect a good return for that investment. You will know whether you are succeeding in influencing your audience in a positive way because the audience will tell you. No, maybe not directly but by the way they respond to your content. So here are the nine ways your audience will respond to your online content:Straight from Google: What You Need to Know
Matt Cutts blog
I just gave a talk at WordCamp San Francisco 2009. Thanks to Matt Mullenweg and the Automattic folks for a great time! I think there will be a video up soon, but if you want to browse the slides in the mean time, here they are: You can also download the talk in PowerPoint format.
WhatYouNeedtoKnow14 Most Visually Appealing Free WordPress Themes | Web Design Ledger
With such a large community that has grown around WordPress, it’s no surprise that there are tons of free themes floating around out there. However, there are only a few that look great out of the box. In this article, I’ve rounded up what I believe are the best looking free WordPress themes available.How to Create a Blog from Scratch Using Ruby on Rails
The view layer has one main purpose - to return the relevant HTML to be rendered on the users browser. In Rail a view is held in an erb (Embedded Ruby) file, which contains both HTML and embedded Ruby statements.
Let’s face it, you don’t want to build database access layer every time you start a new project.
This tutorial shows you how to create a basic blog using Ruby on Rails. By covering the design aspects of a Rails web application, it makes it easier to understand the concepts behind Rails and how they fit together.How to Build a Strong Reputation With Comments | Social Media Rockstar
Read about using comments
How to Build a Strong Reputation With Comments
This is one of Dennis' long held ideas, having even done this for some time on usability and web dev blogs and articles, giving tips when possible (and not giving away too much IP) and always linking back to the IE site. Combine this with the social media cheatsheet idea and comments can be left on the most popular blogs and articles of any topic.23 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts | chrisbrogan.com
Consejos a través de Twitter
tips on speeding up wp; a little techy for my tastes but useful
In this post we'll explore ten ways to speed up your site, with tricks ranging from easy to even easier; none of the stuff in this post is difficult, so there's no excuse for a slow-loading blog after reading this!45 Best Free WordPress Themes of All Time | WordPress Blogging | Blog Perfume
Whether you're a blogger, journalist, or writer, you know that the days of pen and paper alone are long gone.How the Web and the Weblog have changed Writing
"This was preserved because the author had been Emperor. How much ancient wisdom was lost because the common Roman citizen lacked TCP/IP?"
"[by 1700 bc, the minoans were trading with spain, had big cities with flush toilets, a written language, and moderately sophisticated metalworking technology. had it not been for the eruption of thera (on santorini), it is quite possible that romans would have watched the assassination of julius caesar on television.]"
'This article, prepared to support a talk at Wordcamp 2009, discusses how writing itself has changed because of the availability of the Web and the Weblog.'22 Mixed Quality Wordpress Hacks | Tutorials | instantShift
One of the greatest things about blogging is the immediate feedback a blogger can get from his or her readers. Still it’s often possible that your readers don’t give you a wink about their likes and dislikes. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to find out about visitors thinking towards your blog or its design. It’s always essential to play safe and give others what they like. Out of many solutions the inspirational one is only promising and optimistic way to achieve desired changes. This article focuses on organized collection of some of the Most Wanted WordPress Hacks which will definitely make your blogging life easier.Write4net: Publishing is a matter of click.
from A. Courosa
Publish full articles without needing a blog or site.
escrever 1 resources tools web article articles writing editor freeware technology microblogging Publishing blogging twittertools publish write4.net content http://write4.net/en10 Things You can Do with WordPress Besides Blogging — WPCandy — WordPress Themes, Plugins, Tips, and Tricks
Today you’re going to learn 10 things you can do with WordPress besides blogging, and whether you’re a WordPress newbie or longtime veteran - I guarantee that you will learn something after reading this post!
Great article. See the title for a good description
7. Start a Discussion Forum A discussion forum is probably one of the greatest sources of content you could ever ask for! It’s the epitomy of give and take online, usually people asking for help, and experts answering questions to give their expertise (and signature links) greater exposure. There are countless hacks and plugins for integrating a “stand-alone” forum or bulletin boards into WordPress, but most people I’ve talked to don’t know that you can can actually create an entire forum inside WordPress itself!45+ Essential WordPress Plugins for Pro Blogging | WordPress Blogging | Blog Perfume
45+ Essential WordPress Plugins for Pro Blogging - WordPress themes, plugins and blogging resourcesCorporate Blogs and 'Tweets' Must Keep SEC in Mind - WSJ.com
Post a disclaimer if you are part of a publicly-traded company.
[IBM] avoids blogs and Twitter for investor issues, because it fears violating SEC disclosure rules or inviting public criticism
The growing Twitter audience also attracted the attention of eBay's lawyers, who last month required Mr. Brewer-Hay to include regulatory disclaimers with certain posts. Some followers think the tougher oversight is squelching Mr. Brewer-Hay's spontaneous, informal style. His experience shows the tension that can arise as more companies tap social media to reach investors, customers and others. Eighty-one Fortune 500 companies sponsor public blogs, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Chevron Corp. and General Motors Corp., according to the Society for New Communications Research. Of those blogs, 23 link to corporate Twitter accounts.
For later reading; missed this when it came out.
blog twitter corporate b2b b2c SEC rules regulations9 Proven Headline Formulas That Sell Like Crazy | Copyblogger
You can write a headline in an infinite number of ways. However, certain types of headlines have proven themselves repeatedly ...
The following 9 headline formulas are some of the easiest to write and the most powerful. When it comes time to write a headline, try one of these first. At the very least, this can give you a creative jumping off point to write a headline that works.Digging Into WordPress
Learn how to take your WordPress skills to the next level.The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools | The Social Media Guide
140 characters, Ads, Backgrounds and Buttons, Browser Plug-Ins, Business, Clouds, Dictionary, Directory etc.
Tror faktisk at listen lever op til navnet...100 Leaders You Can Learn From on Twitter - Learn-gasm
Why follow people on twitter
Paul is a Senate hopeful and the son of former presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul.
You can find just about anyone on Twitter, and leaders are no exception. Whether you’re looking for motivational speakers, authors, social media experts, or politicians, you can find quite a few interesting personalities. Read on to learn about 100 leaders on Twitter that you can learn from.redswish - a web design blog » The power of Wordpress Custom Fields
all the meta-data for
Basic intro to Wordpress custom fields
Great blogContador Gratis - Contadores de Hits gratis!
Contadores para blogMelody: Community Powered Publishing
cms based on mt
New fork of Movable Type, might be worth investigating. Haven't used MT in years.7 ‘Secret’ Ways To Use Twitter Search
Twitter search patterns explained,
Twitter Search is just amazing because it can give you real-time feedback about pretty much everything. That is, if you know how to look for it. Here is how: Before we start I need to point out that both TweetDeck and Seesmic (my two favorite Twitter apps - with Seesmic being the #1) allows you to open special search panels, allowing you to “follow” a search term, instead of a person.
Tips on refining and enhancing Twitter Searches10 incredibly cool WordPress shortcodes
TWEETED 6/29How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself
Video of Tim Ferriss of Four Hour Workweek fame discussing how he built tests and changes his blog to grow readership. 50 minutes
blogs, bloggingNOOP.NL: Top 200 Blogs for Developers (Q2 2009)
Top 200 Blogs
Blog list for developers
In the meantime... please enjoy the 4th edition of the Top 200 Blogs for Developers.20 New, Useful And Promising Wordpress Plugins | 1stwebdesigner - Love In Design
20 New, Useful And Promising Wordpress Plugins | 1stwebdesigner - Love In Design - http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/wordpress/20-new-useful-and-promising-wordpress-plugins/
Some great ideas for plugins here.100 Best Blogs for Journalism Students - Learn-gasm
journalism blog writing
journalism 2.0 the beginning
I normally don't trust a web site with an URL like "bachelor's degree online," but this is a good - and overwhelming - list.
Els 100 millors blogs per estudiants de periodisme, amb les últimes novetats i discussions sobre el futur del sector.
Today’s journalism students are entering an industry that’s facing a crossroads. These days, newspapers and media in general are adapting and growing at a rapid pace, and it’s essential that students keep up, or they’ll be left in the dust. By reading these blogs, you can keep an ear to the ground on the latest developments that matter the most to journalism students.Best Free Weblog Software Other Than WordPress | WordPress Blogging | Blog Perfume
PivotXJournalism Grads: 30 Things You Should Do This Summer :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews
comments have more ideas15 Essential WordPress Plugins for Portfolio Sites
This article aims to show you how to attract users and make them hungry for more. Who is this post for? Anyone with a web site. Not all of the items listed below will apply to you and your business, but they are, at the very least, a source for inspiration.SEO Blogger
Whether you blog about business, politics or the hot topic of the moment, SEO Blogger allows you to find the most sought-after keywords for your subject without ever leaving your blog editing screen. The tool sits alongside whatever blog publishing software you're using so you can do keyword research and optimize your posts as you write. Then, simply hit "Publish" – and you're done!What happened to me and the new girl (or: “The girl who cried Webmaster”) — The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century
Guy dates a girl who claims to be a geek too, he catches her because she claimed to prove P=NP. Reminds me of the lies I faced when I dated ER, but this one is worse.
The sad story of a guy taken for a ride.20 Useful Desktop Blog Editors | Webdesigner Depot
If you’re a power blogger, or someone who blogs regularly, across multiple blogs, with detailed, in-depth posts, a desktop blog editor can make your life infinitely easier. - Some are browser-based, some are standalone. Some work across different platforms while others are only for Windows or Mac OSX. or Linux Some are paid while others are free.250 RSS Feeds For Every Graphic, Web Designers And Bloggers To Subscribe At | Graphic and Web Design Blog - Inspiration, Resources and Tools
Web Designers And BloggersStrategic Blogging and Some Tactics to Nail It | chrisbrogan.com
Once you get past the “should my company be blogging” hurdle and into the “okay, so now what?” part of the race, the next question you might find yourself facing is, “What should I be doing to marry my blogging to my business goals?” If you’re in charge of making blogs deliver a business value to your organization, here’s some thoughts to consider. (Note: this is a business-minded post. You can use blogs however you like.)
RT @chrisbrogan Strategic Blogging and Some Tactics to Nail It http://ow.ly/15Gukv [from http://twitter.com/ploked/statuses/2402798902]10 ways to make your wordpress theme look like pro. » GoSee-Design › lifestory of a freelance team
Here I list some of the hidden features I discovered that can enhance your theme.John Resig - Easy Retweet Button
ReTweet用ボタン21 Popular Brands That Are Using Wordpress
Why you should use wordpress too!
Wordpress is popular than you think it is. These brands include ebay, wired, sony, wsj and many more.12 Essential Security Tips and Hacks for WordPress
Posterous, though not really made with the web-created post in mind, does have a web posting WYSIWYG editor that does just fine. It’s a little bit more difficult to post and preview, but that’s not where Posterous tries to excel. ... You can basically import content from any blogging platform ever created (you can export too), and push your Posterous content out to any social site where you have a following.... n a twitter mood, email your post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only want to update Flickr, send your email to email@example.com. Want to do just those two, that’s okay too; email firstname.lastname@example.org you can even add tags ((tag: social media, photo)). ... Posterous’ knockout posting punch is email — the technology that most of us take for granted on a daily basis. What Posterous can do with your emails is simply incredible, and we recommend creating all of your posts by emailing email@example.com.Penzu : Free Private Journal and Diary
Private journal entries for classroom use
Can take notes or do free writing on this
includes various notes for myself!
Great for students to write private journals entries. Can see multiple students using this!
Online collabrative journalBlog comments design considerations
tips voor een perfecte screencast - je weet wel zo'n video van je computerscherm waarin je bijvoorbeeld een programma uitlegt.
Over the years screencasting, also known as video tutorials have became very popular on the internet. The reason that they have became so popular is because it lets a user record their screen and share it with others to show them how to do something on a computer.Top Twitter WordPress Plugin Roundup | Chicago Web Design
Step by Step Guide to Installing a Wordpress on a Live Server. Tips and Tools You need, and Things You need to Watch for.Do You Have These 11 Traits of Highly Creative People? | Copyblogger
Would you like to be more creative in your copy and blogging? It’s really not as hard or mysterious as you might think.
Are willing to TEST new ideas and compete with others based on results. Isn’t that what they mean by the “market of ideas”? Isn’t that what business competition is about? If you’re afraid of being wrong or losing, your creativity will suffer.
Think of creativity as a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. To increase your creativity, you simply need to “act” like a creative person. Not surprisingly, people recognized as creative tend to share common traits.10 Handy WordPress Comments Hacks | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
Comments sections are neglected on many blogs. That is definitely a bad thing, because comments represent interaction between you and your readers. In this article,Blog Design Heroes | Web Design Gallery of Excellent Blog Design
A little over five years ago, sites like Typepad (TypePad), Blogger (blogger) and WordPress (WordPress) dazzled by empowering anyone to instantaneously share his or her thoughts with the world15 Essential Wordpress Plugins for Aspiring Designers
You're not going to be able to create a professional WordPress blog with great work and creativity alone, you're also going to need some rather nifty plugins.10 Tutorials for Improving Your Blog Theme
Do you want to become a better writer? Silly question, eh. The good news is that writing makes you a ...
Great blog about writingWordPress Resources - 48 Resources, Tips, Tricks & Themes | Think Design
A list of WordPress resources, including general resources, inspiration, themes, tips, hacks, and tricks, presented by ThinkDesignBlog.comThe News About the Internet - The New York Review of Books
Sur les relations entre les médias, le journalisme et les bloggeurs influents.
The News About the Internet By Michael Massing Books, blogs, Web sites, and essays discussed in this article: Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press by Eric Boehlert Free Press, 280 pp., $26.00 And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture by Bill Wasik Viking, 202 pp., $25.95
This image of the Internet as parasite has some foundation. Without the vital news-gathering performed by established institutions, many Web sites would sputter and die. In their sweep and scorn, however, such statements seem as outdated as they are defensive. Over the past few months alone, a remarkable amount of original, exciting, and creative (if also chaotic and maddening) material has appeared on the Internet. The practice of journalism, far from being leeched by the Web, is being reinvented there, with a variety of fascinating experiments in the gathering, presentation, and delivery of news. And unless the editors and executives at our top papers begin to take note, they will hasten their own demise.
Long survey of the pressures the internet is placing on traditional media100 Free Open Courseware Classes on Journalism, Blogging and New Media | Online Degree World
here was a time when writers and artists were at the mercy of a few decision-makers who said what was published and what was cast aside. The ease of getting your work online has made those days a distant memory. Blogging about your world, reporting what goes on around you, and even publishing your own art is as easy as setting up a blog or purchasing a domain name and creating your own website. The following free open courseware classes will help you learn about new media, writing, reporting, or even just understanding the culture or your rights as an online publisher.40 Free Beautiful Blogger Templates, Part III | Graphics
After four surveys of active internet users, a group whose total estimated global audience is now 625 million (or one in thirteen of people worldwide!), UM found that the usage of social networks is on the rise.
Universal McCann has released a new report that looks at the state of social media today. Apparently, this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it's still growing.
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.readwriteweb.com%2Farchives%2Fsocial_networks_growing_while_other_social_media_sites_stagnate_and_decline.php100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future - Learn-gasm
LOTS of tools are collected into one list . . .20 Tips on How to Write for the Web | Webdesigner Depot
Some good navigation, but really these examples are about appealing design at the bottom of the page.
pies creativos para el diseño web
Wordpress allows designers to take advantage of the functionality that the CMS provides. Becase of this, gone are the days of having a simple copyright footer and hello to the days of complex, inviting and informational footers. Designers have found
Some inspiration for making the most out of a page footer.
Des pieds de page créatifs et inspirés20 Simple Productivity Tools for Bloggers
Några av verktygen i den här artikeln verkar intressanta att kolla vidare på.
20 Simple Productivity Tools for Bloggers
You don’t have to subscribe to the cult of GTD, shave your head and donate all your possessions to David Allen to improve your blogging workflow. Even taking a small amount of time to add some new discoveries to your toolkit now and then can reap long-lasting benefits. Take a look at this list of apps, extensions and other tools that aim to help you save time as a web writer.
Take a look at this list of apps, extensions and other tools that aim to help you save time as a web writer.9 Strategies for Finding Incredible Content
REcherche de contenus pertinents
Finding great content online from a social media and search marketer’s standpoint is a very vital aspect to building out ...
Finding great content online from a social media and search marketer’s standpoint is a very vital aspect to building out social accounts, writing blog posts, researching target markets, link acquisition, and blogger outreach. The following 9 sites and mashups are ways to help facilitate the discovery of great content.Authority Rules: The 10 Rock-Solid Elements of Effective Online Marketing
copyblogger eBook with links to dig deeper on developing online authority.
When it comes to online marketing… Authority is what works.We'll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John Hughes
Une belle histoire.
touching tribute from a woman who exchanged letters with Hughes in the 80s
This is a beautiful story.60 (Latest) Beautiful and Enticing Blog Designs | Inspiration
Fantastic examples of BEAUTIFUL Blog Design!14 Tips To Drive Traffic To Your New Design Blog | The Design Cubicle
Hvordan øke trafikken på bloggen din10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Blogging | How-To | Smashing Magazine
Tien vuistregels voor bloggende bedrijven. De voornaamste is: ga uit van een langetermijn verbintenis en wees eerlijk.Free Ebooks on Marketing, Social Media, Business, Blogging and More
WordPress excerpts, which are not excerpts in the common sense of the word, make a WordPress site easier to browse and its content easier to discover. When also used as META descriptions, good excerpts bring more and better traffic from search engines.
Tutorial on excerpts in wordpress10 Important Traits of a Great Blog Design
Your blog’s design can be the distinguishing factor that separates you from the vast sea of other weblogs out there. First impressions count and making sure that you have all the elements of a great blog design can ensure that readers will enjoy the content that you present. In this article, you will read about the ten essential characteristics of a solid weblog design.
from TwitterThe Evolution of Blogging
Dave Winer’s ability to peer into the future is uncanny. He was talking about a river of news long before the current activity streams became popular. He was evangelizing RSS long before there were blogs. I could go on and on about his prescient observations, but it’s his warnings that are especially prophetic. For as long as I can remember, he’s been warning that users of new social web technologies need to be in control of their own destiny. He sounded the alarm about Feedburner and how it was hijacking an open standard, RSS, and inserting itself between content creators and consumers. And he’s long cited the need for open social communication platforms, often voicing his displeasure with newer services such as Twitter. People have ignored Winer at their own peril, as two events over the last week have made clear. First was the shutdown drama around a little-known URL-shortening service called Tr.im. While it’s since been resurrected, the incident showed me [...]Carsonified » Five Things That Will Kill Your Site
ThinkVitamin - Carsonified's blog about the web
deathUltimate list of 17 really useful WordPress plugins
resources for web blogs etcHow To Kick Start A Community –an Ongoing List « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
Eso11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates ProgramTop 10 Blogs for Writers - The 2008/2009 Winners
Great wordpress blog tip for mobile compatability!
Mobile phones (especially those with web browsing capabilities) are becoming very pervasive. The percentage of visitors reading your blog from a mobile phone is probably growing exponentially. The best part about the technique I’m going to show you is that it is not going to cost you anything to display a mobile version of your blog.
You may have noticed that this blog now has a mobile version for the iPhone and iPod Touch. You may also have noticed that there is a second mobile format for all other smart phones, too. Thanks to the ease-of-use of Wordpress, you can make your blog mobile compliant in about five minutes and without writing one line of code.How to Blog Effectively | Webdesigner Depot
When ever you write something on your blog you always want to share it with others, even your blog readers want the same (if they like it off course) . To doCorporate Blog Design: Trends And Examples | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine
FastLane and FYI mentioned halfway down the pageThe 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging | Copyblogger
los siete pecados de blogear6 Steps to Kill Your Community — Matt Mullenweg
Some platforms claim to increase your user engagement, get you more comments, increase your traffic, and more, through means that I consider short-sighted and harmful. This guide tells you how to increase the number of comments you get by 400-1,000% and ruin whatever shred of community you had on your site.27 Firefox Addons For Power Blogging - slodive
These plug-ins are for the blogger who knows exactly what he or she needs to get the job done quick and efficiently. Helping to automate certain tasks is a must when deadlines are looming and with these Firefox add ons you will do just that. This list also serves as a great way for casual bloggers to find new techniques that may turn one into a power blogger.
RequestPolicy Font Finder FireFTP FireShot Dummy Lipsum13 Essential Wordpress related Firefox Extensions (make blogging easy) : Speckyboy Design Magazine
This extension can be used to install plugins or themes on your WordPress blog with a single click. It adds a new entry to the popup context menu for links to .zip files, clicking it installs the plugin or theme file on the Wordpress blog you have configured in the addons settings (the type – plugin/theme – is determined automatically).Don’t Do These 12 Things When Writing Headlines | Copyblogger
Don't miss these guys at Copyblogger. It's a gold mine!
Interesting article with links to related info
August 19, 2009: Copyblogger writing a great blog post is like running a relay race. Your headline starts the race, but then it passes the baton to your opening paragraph, and its job is done. Sure, it’s important to start the race well, but if the next guy falls on his face, then how well the first guy did doesn’t much matter, does it? Every piece has to do its part.
how to write headlines that get attention20 Most Commonly Used Plugins on Wordpress Blogs
"nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=<?php echo urlencode("Currently reading: "); ?><?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="Share this article with your Twitter follower
more WP21 Great Plugins to Manage Multi-Author Blogs Efficiently
Thankfully WordPress allows us to manage a multi-author blog efficiently with the help of these amazing plugins that we will highlight in this post.
Multi-Author Blogs are a popular trend that is spreading rapidly in the blogging industry. It is getting hard to keep up with the fresh content for one man bloggers therefore more and more blogs are now seeking for guest authors, co-authors, and multi-authors. This is not only a great way to expand your blog’s content, but it is a great way to attract different type of audiences. While it is a great way to produce fresh content, Managing a Multi-Author blog is no easy task. You have to make sure that the authors post on time, they have the appropriate permissions and control, and so much more. Thankfully WordPress allows us to manage a multi-author blog efficiently with the help of these amazing plugins that we will highlight in this post.
21 Great Plugins to Manage Multi-Author Blogs EfficientlyThe Ultimate Mac Setup for Bloggers (60 Apps) – Mac.AppStorm
los 10 mandamientos de medios sociales
Great article and subsequent comments, 10 commandments of social media.
social media religion lol, the 10 commmand ments of social media
add this to the social media matrix and you have a recipe for life10 WordPress ‘HOW-TO’ to Give Your Blog the Quality it Deserves
WordPress is incredibly versatile, it can be tweaked to add many non traditional features to run a more effective blog.101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers : Money : Idea Hub :: American Express OPEN Forum
A wealth of resources for business owners — videos, articles, blogs, and expert advice to boost your business, sponsored by American Express OPEN.
It's quite easy for small business owners to become distracted by their day-to-day responsibilities. But in this competitive economy you can't afford to miss out on the newest business innovations. That's why we asked 50 of the top small business bloggers to share their best tips for small business owners. Their response was incredible. While some shared nuggets of wisdom, others gave us actionable tips you can use right away. Here's your crib sheet to the best business advice the blogosphere has to offer.
Great roundup of tips for small business by successful bloggers.50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Photography Skills | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
4. Pitch it to another Twitter User. This is similar to pitching another blogger but can have a great impact as well. In fact I recently had a link from a blogger who both posted on his blog and tweeted the link and the Tweet converted much better for me in terms of traffic.
I do most of these things, but still, I confess that my mom often comprises 100% of my readers :P
Algo que todos los blogueros deberíamos saber
With all that noise on the Web how’s a reader supposed to find your latest blog post? Luck? Serendipity? Jedi mind control? Forget it. ProBlogger has nine ways to ensure your mom isn’t your blog’s only reader.
Reading: 9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom http://bit.ly/JG1QO [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/3717834267]Study Shows Small Businesses That Blog Get 55% More Website Visitors
Information about how blogging can affect your business
Companies that blog have far better marketing results. Specifically, the average company that blogs has: * 55% more visitors * 97% more inbound links * 434% more indexed pages
The data was crystal clear: Companies that blog have far better marketing results. Specifically, the average company that blogs has: 55% more visitors 97% more inbound links 434% more indexed pages
If you blog, you know that it's good for your business. But how -- and how much? To answer to those questions, I looked at data from 1,531 HubSpot customers (mostly small- and medium-sized businesses). 795 of the businesses in my sample blogged, 736 didn't.
blogging increases visitors.. write about this for VAnetworking. say it on John Jantzch's blog.
"Companies that blog have far better marketing results."
Companies that blog have far better marketing resultsHOW TO: Get the Most Out of Posterous
Use this as your guide to uncovering the gems that make Posterous a glamorous blogging alternative and the email-to-blog-to-everywhere platform that strips the hassle out of blogging.
There’s something interesting happening in the space between Twitterhttp://www.blippr.com/apps/336651-Twitter and a full blown blog. We’re seeing more and more of our social friends turn to sites like Posteroushttp://www.blippr.com/apps/337125-Posterous for 140 character plus musings, or simple and fast photo and video sharing. Whether you need a little more space to create a lifestream that serves as a compliment to your Twitter presence, or you’re looking to totally replace your existing personal or group blog, Posterous makes the transition and posting process dead simple. The Posterous possibilities are endless, and the best part is it that takes very little effort to maintain your site and attract a subscriber base.100 Ways To Improve Your Blog
All blogs on the WordPress.com platform and any WordPress.org blogs that opt-in (using this plug-in) will now make instant updates available to any RSS readers subscribed to a new feature called RSSCloud. There is currently only one RSS aggregator that supports RSSCloud, Dave Winer's brand-new reader River2. That will probably change very soon. Update: Within hours another RSS reader called LazyFeed has announced that it will support RSSCloud as well.WordPress › Blog » How to Keep WordPress Secure
Good reminder of why it's important to keep your Wordpress blog updated and patched
RT @wordpress: How to Keep WordPress Secure: http://bit.ly/12zHUd [from http://twitter.com/Jennerosity/statuses/3785091291]
There is another serious WordPress hack making the rounds. If you run WordPress, make sure you upgrade ASAP5 Rules for Better Web Writing
"Many people assume that the same words that work for print campaigns or materials can just be copied and pasted for the web, but that’s just not true. "
keep it short, scanable & know you objectives and target groupMust See SEO Guide for All WordPress Bloggers
SEO for WordPress blogs is more focused on the technical infrastructure of your site
"One of the most important part of setting up a blog is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO for a WordPress blog is different than SEO for static websites, mainly because of the social nature of blogging technology."
One of the most important part of setting up a blog is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO for a WordPress blog is different than SEO for static websites, mainly because of the social nature of blogging technology. It is less about buying links or tricking inadequate search technology. SEO for WordPress blogs is more focused on the technical infrastructure of your site, and your ability to write creative articles that are noteworthy for others to read and link to. This SEO guide should be your reference point for all WordPress blogs because in here we will mention some of the tips that has been proven to work. These techniques does not require heavy investment except for few bits of your time. Don’t make this to do list a chore, you can do these trick one per day and not feel stressed out about it. Why bother with SEO? If you want to get more exposure for your blog, Search Engine Optimization can make a huge difference.Student Blogging Guidelines | always learning
Student Blogging Guidelines | always learning
Easy to follow
Cross-posted on the Tech Learning Advisors Blog Only one month into the new school year and almost every middle school student has their own blog hosted at
Teaches students how to blog.Share Lists of Twitter Users | TweepML
Formato de estándar abierto para manejar y compartir grupos de usuarios de Twitter
create list of twitter users to add to your site
TweepML is an extensible, open standard format that allows you to manage and share groups of Twitter users.
share a list of twitter users5 Grammar Mistakes that Make You Sound Like a Chimp | Copyblogger
I regularly receive questions about the plugins that I use on the Wordpress installation here at Site Sketch 101.70 Fresh and Inspirational Blog Designs | Inspiration | instantShift
Most of you should know that instantShift is proudly powered by WordPress, as a Blogging and CMS tool. If you are in search of good CMS or a new web tool for , Daily Resource for Web Designers and Developers.
70 designer inspiradores de blogsHow to Display Your Content on a Blog’s Front Page | Webdesigner Depot
How to Display Your Content on a Blog's Front Page | Webdesigner Depot http://ow.ly/phR8 [from http://twitter.com/10minuteexpert/statuses/3982372377]
The front page of a blog is obviously of great importance to the overall design. Up until a few years ago, most blogs simply showed posts in order of publication, the most recent at the top. Then excerpts became popular, and later magazine-style front pages. The purpose of the front page will, of course, vary a bit from one type to another; for example, a personal blog will be different from a professional multi-author blog. In this post, we will take a look at the options that bloggers and designers have for showing content on the front page, and some reasons for choosing each.100 Best Blogs for Tech-Savvy Teachers - Online Courses
these blogs offer a wealth of information straight from teachers and other professionals in the education field themselves
While there are still some educators who dispute the importance of technology in the classroom, there is no dispute over the fact that technology is here to stay in schools. Whether you are one of those tech-savvy teachers who can’t get enough of technology news and ideas or you are a teacher just learning to embrace technology in the classroom, these blogs offer a wealth of information straight from teachers and other professionals in the education field themselves.HOW-TO: Write Effectively for Twitter & the Social Web
HOW-TO: Write Effectively for Twitter & the Social Web
Want your tweets to be more compelling? Want to be a better writer on the social web? Me too! The advent of social media has opened up a wide range of opportunities for non-professional writers like me — and probably you too — to write online. Most of us writing for websites or blogs or posting on Twitter likely aren’t trained journalists. Even professional writers trained for print must learn to adapt their writing style to an online audience who experiences content differently than a print audience. And social media itself has changed writing online – making it more informal and personal. In fact, when you’re writing online these days, you’re writing not only for your audience but also for search engines and social media sites. Add Twitter to the equation and the need to communicate with only 140 characters raises writing for the social web to a new art form.
Great list of websites that write about how to write effectively for twitter, blogging and other social media sites.
Nice set of links about writing for social media.6 Tips for Customizing Your Small Business Blog
Relevant for nonprofits too: use plugins, integrate social media, keep the design simple but professional, host it yourself, and have a prominent "about us" section5 Ways to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours
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Writing an outline: 30 minutes First draft of content: 4 hours Adding some graphics: 1 hour 30 mins (mostly my boyfriend’s work!) Redrafting and editing, inserting all links: 3 hours Appendix of resources: 1 hour Creating a cover: 1 hour 30 mins Converting to pdf: almost instant! Final proof-read and link-checking: 15 minutes Launching and spreading the word: 1 hour 15 minutesHOW TO: Launch Your Own Indie Journalism Site
This is the future of journalism.
Kevin: Maria Schneider left mainstream publishing behind last year to start Editor Unleashed, a site covering writing, publishing and social media. She looks at five journalists and their start-up projects. She talks about costs, advertising and technology. It's a good brief overview.Five Best Twitter Clients - twitter - Lifehacker
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I went further and found 33 Wordpress plugins, which can be used effectively to power up and evolve comment form possibilities and security.10 Excellent and Free Blog Editors for the Desktop
I already knew most of them
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In this article, we briefly review some top-notch free desktop blog editors for you to consider.S.P.E.E.D. Writing: 5 Tips to Double Your Writing Productivity | Copyblogger
I have seen Matt Cutts of Google speak dozens of times, I have seen dozens of videos of SEO tips from Matt, I have read hundreds of blog posts from Matt - but
I have seen Matt Cutts of Google speak dozens of times, I have seen dozens of videos of SEO tips from Matt, I have read hundreds of blog posts from Matt - but nothing compares to his presentation given at WordCamp. Lucky, the presentation was recorded and is available for everyone to watch.10 Essential Wordpress Plugins For New Wordpress Installation
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Bloggers add yourself to the site. Readers review them.How to Install WordPress on your Local Computer in 5 Minutes - WordPress on Windows
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With the popularity and ubiquity of writing online, there’s a new demand for web writers. If you’re studying to become a web writer, blogger, or copywriter, there are lots of courses that can offer you the education you need. Read on, and you’ll learn about 50 awesome open courses for web writers.
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Even though the notion of video blogging itself isn’t new, the actual endeavor is still novel to many people. This guide will explore concepts behind video blogging and the tools for creating and distributing that content.
The Complete Guide to Video Blogging http://bit.ly/tcuoG [from http://twitter.com/gohewitt/statuses/4737498633]Y!Posts
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Ab Dezember gelten neue Regeln, die die US-Wettbewerbsbehörde jetzt erlassen hat. Danach müssen Blogger oder Nutzer, wenn sie ein Produkt bewerten, "die materiellen Beziehungen, die sie zu den Anbietern des Produktes oder der Dienstleistung haben, offen legen". Sonst droht eine Geldstrafe in Höhe von 11.000 US-Dollar - ganz gleich ob Geld gezahlt oder Test-Produkte bereitgestellt wurden.
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It’s the day after D-Day. The bride and groom have left for their honeymoon, everybody has gone back to their respective hometowns, the noise and cheers have turned into silence, the trash have been thrown out, and the living room has been redecorated back to what it was before. You – the house photographer – sits alone in front of your computer. All the images that you shot at the event have been edited and saved inside the hard disk. All you have to do now is share copies with your relatives. You still remember the horrible smiles that the uncles and aunts gave you while saying “send us copies…or else!” Your body trembles at the thought of failing to fulfil their request.
The Cool DIY Way Of Sharing Images Considering the huge number of family members and the many parts of the world in which they live in, printing the photos and sending the copies to them is not the perfect answer. You don’t have the time, the energy or the funds. Burning the images onto CDs will still cost you your spare time, the blank disks and the postage. You think about uploading the images to the web and then start looking for an online photo sharing service. But then it struck you. You remember that you have an idle Wordpress blog. Instead of leaving it untouched, why not build a photo gallery web site?
"In the past, you needed both the correct theme and plugins to build a photo gallery site. It’s a little bit different today. While you could still enhance the photo gallery functionality of your Wordpress blog by adding plugins, I found out that it’s not necessary anymore. With the advanced development of Wordpress themes today, you could build a cool photo gallery site just by using the right theme."How to Blog Almost Every Day
"Here are some thoughts into my process that I hope will give you a framework for writing a blog post (almost) every day."
fresh ideas about blogging everydayTop 100 Leadership Blogs | Best Universities
분야나 상활별로 리더십에 필요한것? 을 설명하고 있다 영어 해독- _ -;85 wordpress plugins for blogging journalists | Online Journalism Blog
Having reached a potential plateau in my addiction to Wordpress plugins* I thought I should blog about the plugins I use, those I've installed in preparation100 Best Professors Who Blog | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
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Someone out there's trying to find information about you right now, whether it's a potential employer, date or a long lost friend. What happens when they Google you? A recent poll here on Lifehacker shows that for about half of you, information about someone else with the same name or a web site you don't control gets returned in search results for your name. Today we'll go over the ins and outs of setting up a nameplate web site that makes you Googleable with a web page whose content YOU control.Top 10 WordPress plugins to monetize your blog
Making money blogging is a common dream to many bloggers. But sadly, only a few bloggers actually make money from blogging. The fact that you will make money depends of many factors, as such as your site traffic, the quality of your content, the power of your network, and many more. Althought tools will not bring you results without any work, they can make your life easier or help you to optimize your online income. In this article, I have selected the Top 10 WordPress plugins for monetizing your blog.Journalism 2.0: Don't Throw Out the Baby - ReadWriteWeb
Journalists vs. Bloggers
Then, later in my career, I started blogging, and then writing for ReadWriteWeb, and now I am COO of this news media business. So that got me thinking about the past, present, and future of journalism. Disclosure: I do not come at this from a long career as a journalist. This is a personal, blog-style view of the journalism profession by somebody who cares about the outcome.Wordpress Security - How to Secure Your WordPress Blog
This is the power of collaborative news networks. By forming a network, newsrooms can discover not just a greater volume of news, but a greater volume of relevant, high-quality news than one person, one newsroom, or one wire service could alone.
innowacja w dziennikarstwie polegająca na kolaboracji i użyciu twittera...
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useful and useless ;)
top 10 plugins for wordpress.Top 5 Twitter Trends to Watch Right Now
Alright. Agree on the most of the trends.
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3. Customize the look-and-feel of your site. Posterous now supports customization. Select one of the built-in themes, and customize the colors. Or create your own custom theme. You can even port Tumblr themes to Posterous.
Posterous is sort of blogging, but not. It allows you to "lifestream" more easily and upload photos, text, etc. very quickly to a central site.25 things I wish I’d known when I started blogging
should have / will follow some of these tips
This post summarises what I feel Ive learned in those years and how you can apply the things Ive learned to your own site and strategy to succeed.
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Around 3 years ago I started blogging and have seen my business come such a long way since. It’s crazy to think that some of these people started a blog from home, less than 3 years ago and now are earning millions of dollars a year! The opportunities with blogging are endless and I hope today’s post of the fifty most influential bloggers of 2009 will inspire you to follow in their footsteps. Let us know in the comments below who has inspired you the most to build a better blog!
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Another amazing post about WordPress Plugins. Can't get enough of testing out new plugins.How to Create a Highly Viral Blog
How to Create a Highly Viral Blog
Viral is one of the biggest buzzwords these days in blogging world. Everyone wants to create something viral, so their blog or product will “market itself.” Despite all the buzz about creating “viral content” and a “viral blog,” not many people really understand how this is done. I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure I’ve got it all figured out. There aren’t really any secrets. But, there are a lot of little tactics that can add up to creating something contagious.
some good advice here, if you're into that sort of thing....10 Most Wanted Category Hacks and Plugins for WordPress
In this article we will share the most wanted category hacks and plugins for WordPress which you can use in your themes. These snippets of codes are a lifesaver in many situations when it comes to modifying a theme.
Some useful stuff in here, especially about selecting and excluding categories.100 Blogs Every New Teacher Should Read | Online Schools
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COPY-WRITING: They average about 1200 words per post and they routinely go over the 1600 word mark. Each post has relevant pictures and they use formatting wisely with headings and paragraphs so the posts look organized and are attractive to the eye. Their posts are so meaty that they only show 2 posts on their front page.15 Twitter Users Shaping the Future of Publishing
7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School - http://ow.ly/x7o1 [from http://twitter.com/JasonThibault/statuses/5243611493]
Good writing doesn’t have to be educated or well supported or even grammatically correct. It does have to be interesting enough that other people want to read it.Top 10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Bloggers
Social Bookmarking Link Codes for 33 of the Biggest | Pro Blog Design - http://www.problogdesign.com/wordpress/social-bookmarking-link-codes-for-33-of-the-biggest/
Social bookmarking and link sharing is probably the largest source of traffic for most of us. Sites like Stumbleupon and Delicious send hundreds of thousands of visitors across the blogosphere. So how can we encourage more people to share our links? One of the easiest options is to include a set of links at the bottom of your posts which readers can click to automatically vote for your article. There are plugins which can do this of course, but that requires you to work with their settings, names icons in their banner and it means having yet another plugin installed on your site. If you would rather avoid that and have complete control for yourself, then you might prefer to code the links into your theme yourself.
http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=15 sites incontournables sur l'écriture pour le web et les blogs | Presse-Citron
Sur ce sujet riche et varié, il existe de nombreux blogs et sites, qui, de l’ergonomie éditoriale à l’approche sémantique en passant par les conseils en rédaction web, constituent de solides ressources dont vous pouvez vous inspirer pour améliorer la qualité rédactionnelle de votre blog. J’ai sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs parmi ceux que je connais (mais je ne les connais peut-être pas tous)
Sur ce sujet riche et varié, il existe de nombreux blogs et sites, qui, de l’ergonomie éditoriale à l’approche sémantique en passant par les conseils en rédaction web, constituent de solides ressources dont vous pouvez vous inspirer pour améliorer la qualité rédactionnelle de votre blog. J’ai sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs parmi ceux que je connais (mais je ne les connais peut-être pas tous) :
15 sites incontournables sur l’écriture pour le web et les blogsBlog Headers: 20 Great Examples and Best Practices | Webdesigner Depot
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Want to get the right people talking about you and your business in a flattering light? Read more: http://www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com/blog1/how-to-influence-influencers-bloggers-tweeters-others/#ixzz0VinAj4AO
Perfect resource for WOM marketing, reaching influencers
How-To: Influence Influencers- Bloggers, Tweeters & Others
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There are times when blogging can be tough and it feels like we have just run out of ideas for our blog posts or as a freelancer we sometimes think there's
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Excellent list.Top 20 Teacher Blogs | Scholastic.com
20 "parasta" englanninkielistä opetusblogia.
Top Blogs for Teachers for almost anything!
Relação de 20 blogs que tratam de vários aspectos da educação, desde relatos de alunos e professores até dicas de atividades.
from Scholastic, Fall 2009101 Ways to Promote a New Blog
Promoting a new blog can be quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As you might expect, breaking down blog promotion into small, actionable tasks eliminates the mental road block you’ve probably experienced when trying to wrap you head around how to get people’s attention. You don’t have to do everything in this list, and some items will have a greater effect then others, but every tactic will at least drive some traffic, and any traffic is better than no traffic.Wordpress Custom Fields and Hacks for Bloggers
Dicas boas!!Practical Guide to 404 Error Pages: What WordPress is Missing - Yoast - Tweaking Websites
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This post will provide you with everything you need to make your "404 - File not found" page a starting point instead of a dead end street.
I make mistakes. You make mistakes. We all do. And some of these mistakes end up providing our readers with a 404 page. Chances are that page says "Error 404: file not found". How does that help your visitor? Instead of just identifying the probl19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now
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Wordpress overload. Good list of sites.
16 WordPress Sites to Help You Build a Better BlogThe Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the mainstream media is dying
Bam! Hits the nail on the head comparing TechCrunch to the NYT. Journalism is being done by those not the MSM.
Faced with their own demise, fearful of losing even more advertising, newspapers have made the huge mistake of becoming ever more timid, more cautious, more in bed with the companies they cover.
Every once in a while you get to see a mainstream outlet cover a story right alongside a blog, so you can put them up against each other and see why one was so much better than the other. This week TechCrunch and the New York Times (photo) provided just such a lesson. The issue was a company called Zynga, which makes online games, like FarmVille, that have become incredibly popular on Facebook among people who are missing parts of their brains.
Dude, I invented the friggin iPhone. Have you heard of it?
Interesting (somewhat provocative) analysis on the differences between the Techcrunch reporting on Zynga and scammy Facebook apps, and how the New York Times covered the same topic.
Um, New York Times? If you guys are still wondering why people are dropping their subscriptions and getting their news from blogs instead of you — this is why. And to all those people who go around wringing their hands and saying what are we going to do when the “real newspapers” all die and we have to get our news from Gawker and HuffPo and TechCrunch? Friends, I think we’re going to be just fine. Because time after time, blogs are simply beating the shit out of the newspapers. They’re the ones who still dare to go for the throat, while their counterparts at big newspapers just keep reaching for the shrimp cocktail.20 Websites That Will Make You A Better Blogger | Make Money Online
Everyone has to constantly educate themselves to keep ahead of the game and to improve their business, because of this I decided to share with you the 20 resources I use to learn, improve and get inspired. There are 1000’s of blogs that talk about blogging and internet entrepreneurship but to be honest, a lot are doing it completely wrong and quite a lot are teaching out of date information that will only slow down your chances of becoming a top blogger.10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9 — Technosailor.com
By and large, this release is a plugin developers release with lots of new APIs and abstraction. However, there are significant additions for theme designers and users as well. As a result, unlike previous iterations of this article (I do one for every major WordPress release), I’m going to break this down into sections for each kind of feature.100 Terrific Tips & Tools for Blogging Librarians | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
Site provides useful tips for librarians wanting to start library blogs. The tips are split into subtopics such as basics, readership and traffic, content, branding, networking, design, platforms, and organization. Each tip links to an article or website with further information on the tip.
This is a helpful list of ideas tips and tool for the librarian who is a beginning blogger.
While it's not aimed specifically at SLMS, it brings up a number of points that should taken into account when creating a blog for your SLMC.
As you prepare for a career as a librarian, you’re probably experimenting with all of the different ways you can reach out to your patrons and offer them cutting edge research assistance. Blogging is a valuable tool for cataloging library news, sharing research tips and book lists, and marketing your own library while highlighting special exhibits, new technology and special guests. If you want to start your own library blog, check out this list of 100 tips and tools.10 WordPress Plugins to Help Build Community
The expression of community has changed considerably since the emergence of social media technologies, but its basic foundation — the notion of individuals exchanging information, ideas, and opinions — remains firmly intact. Today, one of the most widely-used tools in developing these types of exchanges online is WordPress (WordPress), the popular blogging and publishing platform. Part of its appeal is the ease with which users can build advanced functionality into their sites with plugins. If you’re interested in building a community around your site, there are plenty of third-party add-ons that can help create one.7 Tools To Integrate Twitter With Your Wordpress Blog | MakeUseOf.com
If it’s just twittering you want, then be sure to check out this post on twitter services or these twitter tools that will get you into the twitter elite. If however you want your blog and twitter account to seamlessly merge into a single platform to get your word out, here are a bunch of twitter extenders that will effortlessly popularise your blog among all your twitter followers, and beyond.Small-Business Guide - Marketing Your Business With Facebook - NYTimes.com
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look into the blogazine trendThe 7 Harsh Realities of Social Media Marketing | Copyblogger
So in honor of Dan Kennedy, who sometimes styles himself as the “Professor of Harsh Reality,” I thought I’d talk today about some of the not-so-kumbaya aspects of social media marketing. Harsh Realities
So in honor of Dan Kennedy, who sometimes styles himself as the Professor of Harsh Reality, I thought Id talk today about some of the not-so-kumbaya aspects of social media marketing.
Good read for those considering using social media to market or those of us in the thick of it.
So in honor of Dan Kennedy, who sometimes styles himself as the “Professor of Harsh Reality,” I thought I’d talk today about some of the not-so-kumbaya aspects of social media marketing.Top 20 Earning Web Design Websites | Web Design Tutorials | Creating a Website | Learn Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
Building your own wordpress themes will open your eyes to a lot of things, mainly the fact that you'll be retyping a lot of code over and over and over again. So in this post I am going to show you ten wordpress code hacks that you can add to your arsenal that will not only save you a lot of time, but they will also set your themes apart from others who don't come pre built with these types of features.20+ Must-Read Education Technology Blogs for Teachers, Students, and e-Learners | Online Schools and Degree Programs
20+ Must-Read Education Technology Blogs | AceOnlineSchools.com - Online Education
Look through and choose some blogs to follow
20 oktatási technológiákkal foglalkozó blog ajánlója. Nem néztem végig mindet még, és nem is iratkoztam fel rájuk.Best Wordpress Themes Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark | Smashing Share
With more than 7000+ plugins, WordPress is the most extendable Content Management System available; in fact,10 Things You Must Do Before A New Site Or Blog Launch | Spyre Studios
10 Things You Must Do Before A New Site Or Blog Launch | Spyre Studios
Launching a new website can be an intense experience. Preparing yourself for the launch and making sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row will ensure that your launch is successful. Today, I want to discuss with you ten things you must do before a new site launch.
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This is the last in our series on Social Media Time Management, but you’ll really find that these are less ideas about managing just social media and more ideas for managing online life in general. It’s a balancing act. And ultimately, you’re in the driver’s seat.
Good article on time management/social media focus.25 Blogs To Help You Stay Current With Social Media | FreelanceFolder
Guy Kawasaki's list of 25 top social media blogs43 Minimal And Really Clean Free Wordpress Themes | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
Seh coole minimalistische Wordpress ThemesDo You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?
There are other mistakes, too; I doubt this list is exhaustive. But I think I have covered the major ones. If you can avoid these, you will be well on your way to increasing your traffic and growing your audience.
Dat kan natuurlijk wel zijn....maar... doe 't maar 's...:-)
Mistake #7: You don’t create catchy headlines. According to Brian Clark, who runs the must-read site, CopyBlogger, “on average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest.” This means your headlines are the most important thing you write. Fortunately, Brian has an entire series of posts called “How to Write Magnetic Headlines.” I suggest you read every post.Wikiopole
outil de cartographie des blogs référencés par Wikio30 Highly Creative Blog Design Layouts | Spyre Studios
30 Highly Creative Blog Design Layouts | Spyre StudiosCarsonified » 10 Things to Consider when Writing for the Web
Writing for the web is a challenge. There are usually word length restrictions, the fact that users scan rather than read every word, and sometimes style guides to adhere to. There are enough writing tips online to keep you reading for longer than you probably desire. Here are 1o tips that have been the most useful to me: Know your audience This sounds obvious but is often taken for granted. The only way you can write relevant copy that is targeted at the right audience in the right tone of voice, is to understand who that audience is. Depending on where your audience are located, you may have to include local expressions or if writing for a wide audience be specific with things such as dollars. If it is US dollars then say so. If it is Cardiff in Wales then say so as there is also a Cardiff in New Zealand and other countries.Book Marketing
Has a manifesto on how to build a platform for a best-selling book
<p>This online book marketing manifesto is being offered to you as a vehicle to:</p><p>Open your eyes to the massive change that’s happening in the world of book marketing<br />Bust a lot of myths, expose scams and stop you from throwing thousands of dollars away<br />Help you understand how to get the biggest advance possible or self-publish and [...]</p>
mostly applicable to domain specific tech books but interesting to think how this would apply to fiction and non-fiction authorsaik
<p>It’s an amazing dream…<br />You wake up at 2:00am with an idea. A story, a vision for a book. You’ve been writing, journaling, maybe even blogging for years. Pen to paper, fingers to keys…it’s in your blood. You’re genetically compelled to craft literary magic. But, now. Oh now. You’ve finally got the big idea!<br />The one that’s [...]</p>10 Tips for Kicking Ass as a Freelance Writer | Copyblogger
Reading: 10 Tips for Kicking Ass as a Freelance Writer | Copyblogger: http://bit.ly/Xk2Bc [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/2666528238]BBC News - Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust. A survey of 3,001 children aged nine to 16 found that 24% had their own blog and 82% sent text messages at least once a month. In addition 73% used instant messaging services to chat online with friends. However, 77% still put real pen to paper to write notes in class or do their school homework. Of the children who neither blogged nor used social network sites, 47% rated their writing as "good" or "very good", while 61% of the bloggers and 56% of the social networkers said the same. "Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing," Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News. "Engagement with online technology drives their enthusiasm for writing short stories, letters, song lyrics or diaries." Mr Douglas dismissed criticisms about the inf
Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust.50+ Free Resources for Writers, Bloggers, And Other Freelancers | FreelanceFolder
The multi-faceted role of the online journalist is rapidly evolving. These 8 skills will be essential for landing the journalism jobs of tomorrow.
8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow's Journalist
Kevin: "The multi-faceted role of the online journalist is rapidly evolving. These 8 skills will be essential for landing the journalism jobs of tomorrow." Jay Rosen suggests a ninth skill: 'flexible ideas of what "journalism" is.'Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
The Wordpress plugin pulls recent content from Twitter or FriendFeed.10 new WordPress plugins you might want to test - Blogsessive
These look cool.How I Got 294 Comments With One Blog Post | Copyblogger
Good way to advertise products online
Here's how one guy started a successful consulting service by giving away a product to produce social interest in it.If You Are Doing An Event, Bring Twitter Into The Room
It is hard to moderate a conversation of 40 people and there are times when several people want to make a point but one gets the opportunity. I started to notice that the others would simply post their thought to twitter instead which allowed the rest of the room to see what they wanted to say in parallel with the point that was being made live.
If You Are Doing An Event, Bring Twitter Into The Room
I tend not to write too much about Twitter these days. God knows enough gets written about it elsewhere. But we had such a great experience with Twitter at Hacking Education on Friday that I feel compelled to share it with everyone.
Hacking Education was what we call a "Union Square Sessions" event. We've done a number of sessions events now and we use the same format for all of them. We find a nice venue here in NYC, we put together a big table where everyone faces each other, and we talk for five or six hours about a single topic. There are no presentations, no panels, just discussion that is lightly moderated by the Union Square Ventures team. We record, transcribe, and photograph the event so its easily bloggable. And there have been some terrific blog posts that have come out of these events in prior years. This year we added Twitter to the mix.The End Of Hand Crafted Content
Page views are lost, but reputation is gained
Speaking broadly, I like what Reuters, Rupert Murdoch and Eric Schmidt are saying: the industry is in crisis, and the daring innovators will prevail. But as one of the innovators in the last go round, I think there’s a much bigger problem lurking on the horizon than a bunch of blogs and aggregators disrupting old media business models that needed disrupting anyway. The rise of fast food content is upon us, and it’s going to get ugly.
For our part, we throw a party when someone “steals” our content and links back to us. High fives all around the office. At least there’s some small nod in our direction. And the aggregators like TechMeme can figure out who broke the news. Page views are lost, but reputation is gained.
Michael Arrington/TechCrunch, Dec. 13, 2009.
"On the other end you have Demand Media and companies like it. See Wired’s “Demand Media and the Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell Media Model.” The company is paying bottom dollar to create “4,000 videos and articles” a day, based only on what’s hot on search engines. They push SEO juice to this content, which is made as quickly and cheaply as possible, and pray for traffic. It works like a charm, apparently. These models create a race to the bottom situation, where anyone who spends time and effort on their content is pushed out of business. We’re not there yet, but I see it coming. And just as old media is complaining about us, look for us to start complaining about the new jerks."
"the rise of fast food content that will surely, over time, destroy the mom and pop operations that hand craft their content today. It’s the rise of cheap, disposable content on a mass scale, force fed to us by the portals and search engines."
It’s the rise of cheap, disposable content on a mass scale, force fed to us by the portals and search engines. So what really scares me? It’s the rise of fast food content that will surely, over time, destroy the mom and pop operations that hand craft their content today. It’s the rise of cheap, disposable content on a mass scale, force fed to us by the portals and search engines.
Old media loves nothing quite so much as writing about their own impending death. And we always enjoy adding our own two cents ...6 ways I customized my WordPress blog theme and how | HowToMakeMyBlog.com
In this article I will include the 6 blog design additions I did on top of the default options of the WordPress Thesis theme.Motivational Tweets: 25 of the Most Inspiring Users on Twitter
Until recently, I hadn’t traveled much. I grew up in and and around Portland, and that’s where I tended to spend my vacations. But after my wife’s parents took us on a few trips (to Alaska, to San Francisco, to London, Dublin, and New York), the travel bug bit me. I’d like to see more of the world, and I’d like to do it without spending a lot of cash. Travel full-time for less than $14,000 per year13 Types of Posts that Always Get Lots of Comments
An interesting study.
"The study found that 42 million women in the United States (roughly 53% of the 79 million adult women in the United States who use the Internet) participate in social media at least weekly. As they spend more time with social media, women are spending correspondingly less time with traditional media: 39% less on newspapers, 36% less time reading magazines, and 30% less time watching TV."
Women spending more time with social media sites, less with newspaper, magazines and TV
The study found that 42 million women in the United States (roughly 53% of the 79 million adult women in the United States who use the Internet) participate in social media at least weekly. As they spend more time with social media, women are spending correspondingly less time with traditional media: 39% less on newspapers, 36% less time reading magazines, and 30% less time watching TV.Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - Best Code Syntax Highlighter for Snippets in your Blog
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in GeneralThe Comms Corner: My picks for the 99 most useful Social Media (and PR) Blog posts of 2009
I like this list.How To Research, Create And Distribute Highly-Linkable Content
Without an ordered approach, careful research and custom tools it can be difficult for link builders, writers and content strategists to know what content will attract links in a target market. This article provides a process and tools for developing and distributing linkable content based on the content that's proven to attract links in your target keyword space.HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Technorati
Tips from Constance Hale.
"Trick #1: Write in English, not Jargon. ... Trick #2: Use specific, concrete nouns. ... Trick #3: Pick action-packed verbs. ... Trick #4: Avoid fluff. ... Trick #5: Find the right pitch."
Trick #2: Use specific, concrete nouns. Nouns are cornerstones of writing—they give us characters, images, and themes. Search for the most evocative and exact. Why choose “house” when the options include cottage, shack, duplex, dacha, bungalow, and bachelor’s pad? (Stay away from abstractions like abode, dwelling, domicile, or residence.) Beware clusters of abstract nouns. When a principal wrote to parents urging a “communication facilitation skills development intervention,” he should have asked them “to help kids write better.” Trick #3: Pick action-packed verbs. All verbs are either static (to be, to seem, to become) or dynamic (to whistle, to waffle, to wonder). Static verbs pour out naturally when we write—“is” clutters most first drafts. But dynamic verbs give writing action, power, drama. Do a verb brush-up on every draft, tossing out static verbs and perking up your prose.Berkman Publication Series - Media Re:public - Home
The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks. Meanwhile the economic base of many of the large media companies continues to erode.
a series of papers exploring the potential and the challenges of the emerging networked digital media environment
Transformation of the media into the digital world.
The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks. Meanwhile the economic base of many of the large media companies continues to erode. Despite the demonstrated success of many new media enterprises, the euphoria over the rise of participatory media has been tempered by concerns over the quality and credibility of online media, the possible fragmentation of audiences, a decline in editorial standards and the persistent challenge of effectively reporting the news. Over the past year, researchers at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have reached out to a broad range of media experts to help in this assessment of the changes in new media over the past several years and to take a sober look at the successes and ongoing challenges.Best WordPress Tutorials of 2009
beginner of wordpress
2009 has been a great year. It was the year this site was formed, it is the very same year that WordPress 2.9 was launched. During the year, many helpful articles were written on this site. In this article we will be highlighting Best of Best WordPress Tutorials of 2009.
Best WordPress Tutorials of 2009Move From Blogger to WordPress Without Losing Google Rank - Blogger - Lifehacker
Lifehacker articleSEOmoz | Blog Launch Check List
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Ferramenta que permite rastrear o conteúdo de seu blog pela web e saber como e por quem ele está sendo utilizado. O lançamento é uma parceria da empresa de monitoramento Attributor com a Creative Commons, que oferece licenças mais brandas de direitos autorais. Depois de cadastrar o RSS de seu blog, você recebe um outro RSS, que disponibiliza links de sites que estão utilizando o seu conteúdo.
FairShare is a free service that enables you to claim your work, watch how it spreads and learn how it is used across the Web.How To Produce Video Interviews For Your Blog Using Skype
Video Interviews For Your Blog Using Skype
Videos are everywhere lately, specially interviews. I mean bloggers are really taking it to the next level and why not, it’s a great way to engage your visitor and make them stay a little longer. Are you asking yourself if this is hard to put together?13 Useful Code Snippets for WordPress Development | Web Design Ledger
trechos de código, inclusive para encaminhar seu rss para o feedburnerFeel the Fear and Do It Anyway (or, the Privatization of the English Language) | Zen Habits
How far does copyright go over the Internet? From this site it goes as far as copyrighting phrases of the English language. Few everyday words drawn together to make a normal phrase with some unhappy campers trying to get them to credit them back for 'stealing' their book title name without permission. Yeah, good one.
article about trademarking of common phrases- what happens when commonly used phrases are copyrighted and you are charged for them? Especially when word of mouth and word of twitter speed up their momentum of use.Report: Corporate Blogs Not Trusted - ReadWriteWeb
According to a new report by Forrester Research, corporate blogs are the least trusted information source of all. Only 16% of online consumers who read corporate blogs say that they trust them.
oversikt over firmablogger
Ein Forrester-Studie besagt, dass Corporate Blogs nicht getraut wird; dies muss man allerdings so nicht stehen lassen.The State of Blog Search, 2009 - ReadWriteWeb
What blog search engine should you use? That depends on your needs. In order to join a conversation, you've got to be able to find it first. Three ...
What blog search engine should you use? That depends on your needs.
These days no one thinks consumer-market blog search is a serious business, but many of us still have a need to limit searches to blogs. What should we do? ReadWriteWeb offers some recommendations and an assessment of the state of the industry below.
I like FriendFeed search
Different circumstances call for different search engines. We've made a chart below illustrating our different recommendations to fill different needs.The Most Popular Posts of 2009 | Webdesigner Depot
As 09' comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular blog posts that we published this year on WDD.
The Most Popular Posts of 2009 | http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/12/the-most-popular-posts-of-2009 **Great read! [from http://twitter.com/MikevHoenselaar/statuses/7225024806]
As 2009 draws to an end, we are taking a look back at some of the most popular blog posts that we published this year on WDD.The long tail of blogging is dying | Technology | The Guardian
Certainly has for me in 2009.
Arthur, Charles (The Guardian, 24 de junio 2009)
The popularity of blogging seems to be fading as people turn to the easier aspects of social media: status updates and tweeting
Why? Because blogging isn't easy. More precisely, other things are easier – and it's to easier things that people are turning. Facebook's success is built on the ease of doing everything in one place. (Search tools can't index it to see who's talking about what, which may be a benefit or a failing.) Twitter offers instant content and reaction. Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting. People are still reading blogs, and other content. But for the creation of amateur content, their heyday for the wider population has, I think, already passed. The short head of blogging thrives.
Artigo do editor de tecnologia do Guardian.
| Technology | The Guardian
Because blogging isn't easy. More precisely, other things are easier – and it's to easier things that people are turning. Facebook's success is built on the ease of doing everything in one place. (Search tools can't index it to see who's talking about what, which may be a benefit or a failing.) Twitter offers instant content and reaction. Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting. People are still reading blogs, and other content. But for the creation of amateur content, their heyday for the wider population has, I think, already passed. The short head of blogging thrives. Its long tail, though, has lapsed into desuetude.100 All-Time Best Productivity Tips for Working & Learning from Home | Best Universities
Navigating the journalistic seas this past year has been a particularly challenging/exciting task. As many a publication foundered in the economic benthos, others rode the wave of new technology into previously uncharted waters. Mashable has been there through it all, stepping in to provide journalists with touchstones and compass directions to help them do everything from tell more compelling tales through alternative storytelling to make the most of their Twitter accounts.
December 30, 200911 Most Popular Blog Design Styles (With Examples) | Web 2.0
ブログデザイン他Wiki:Participatory Media Teaching and Learning Resources | Social Media CoLab
A repository of resources is growing on the Social Media Classroom wiki.
all kinds of links to resources
Participatory media include (but aren't limited to) blogs, wikis, RSS, tagging and social bookmarking, music-photo-video sharing, mashups, podcasts, video commentsand videoblogs.30 Best Blogs of 2009 - Fimoculous.com
This is an update on a post I wrote at the beginning of last year - Ten things every journalist should know in 2009. I still stand by all those points I made
Kompakte Liste für alle Onlinepublizierer gefunden bei: Gerhard Rettenegger http://rettenegger.blogspot.com/Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students
"Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. "
"Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs. "
Free blogs for students; can be set up by classroom teachers; no e-mail address required for students.
Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog.Alltop - Top Corporate News
Blogging with students
Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students - Good article on blogging in the classroom.
Includes 5 common mistakes instructors can avoid to make bloggin an effective tool.8 Things Every Geek Needs to Do Before 2010
s a website banner, mobile video or out-of-home digital sign.
gaho online adverting managment system
open source free adnetwork
Ad platformBuilding Your Own Local Wordpress Blog | MakeUseOf.com
Without further ado, I now present to you the best internet marketing posts of 2009
Find incredibly valuable articles on the subject of Internet Marketing in social media, search engine optimization, PPC, web design, small business, and more.
Social Media, SEO, PPC, Small Business, Web Design, and More.
Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009How I Create and Manage A Wordpress Website
So the long and short of this story is that if you want to make sure that Google understands your blog to be your primary beacon on the web, then you should add the words rel=”me” to a relevant link on your blog. I’ve added that tag to the link on my sidebar that goes to my feedback page, because that’s a good page for me. It’s as simple as making the link text read a href=”http://marshallk.com/feedback” rel=”me”.WordPress Plugins: 15 Incredible Wordpress Plugins For 2010
@freelancefolderThe 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now - NYTimes.com
In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users' privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only - no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.Blogging Has Come a Long Way, Baby - eMarketer
If yesterday’s blogs were about personal expression, today’s are about two-way conversations that take place on many fronts: independent, standalone blogs; social networks; e-commerce and mainstream m
RT @MackCollier: 14% of the US internet population blogs, and 48.5% read blogs - http://is.gd/tT57 [from http://twitter.com/ErikNYC/statuses/1594495515]
The numbers tell the tale—or lo
If yesterday’s blogs were about personal expression, today’s are about two-way conversations that take place on many fronts: independent, standalone blogs; social networks; e-commerce and mainstream media sites; and microblogging platforms such as Twitter.7 Awesome WordPress Plugins To Give Your Dashboard A New Look | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
7 Awesome WordPress Plugins To Give Your Dashboard A New Look | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials - http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/wordpress/awesome-wordpress-plugin-your-dashboard/HOW TO: Build a More Beautiful Blog
55 sites you should know about
Gute Liste mit Tools für Webworker, nicht nur für DesignerThis is the title of a typical incendiary blog post - Coyote Crossing
'This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum roll, preparing the reader for the shocking truth to be contained in the next sentence. This sentence contains the thesis of the blog post, a trite and obvious statement cast as a dazzling and controversial insight.'
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"This sentence contains the thesis of the blog post, a trite and obvious statement cast as a dazzling and controversial insight."
BEST. BLOG. POST. EVER.
Great sendup of the typical blog post via @andrewsullivan http://j.mp/aQRD4HHow To Make Sponsored Conversations Work
Although Controversial, Sponsored Conversations are Here to Stay Sponsored conversations, although controversial, aren't going away. In fact during recession, they will likely increase. Update: See this growing list of bloggers and brands that have
The Sponsored Conversation phenomenonTim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi on Blogging Techniques and Self-Publishing vs. Big Publishers
"Users come for the content." True.
Users do not commonly browse the internet looking for a good design or decent user experience. Users browse the web in search of good content. When it comes to designing a website, content is often overlooked, but why? Very rarely do users browse the web looking for a good design or decent experience. Users come for the content. Not giving them what they want with poorly written content will frustrate users. Not only does it waste their time, but your time as well.
When it comes to designing a website, content is often overlooked, but why? Very rarely do users browse the web looking for a good design or decent experience. Users come for the content. Not giving them what they want with poorly written content will frustrate users. Not only does it waste their time, but your time as well.50 Best Blogs for Education Leaders | Online Universities
Kto ma taką treść jak ja?
A free service that enables you to claim your work, watch how it spreads and learn how it is used across the Web.
Verfolgen der eigenen Creative-Commons-Werke. Wer gibt sie weiter? Wer bearbeitet sie? Wer verletzt vielleicht die gewählten Bedingungen? Anzahl beobachteter Werke ist limitiert. Benutzung ohne Limit ist gewiss kostenverursachend. Trotzdem ein guter Ansatz.
Watch how your work spreads. Understand how it is used.7 Twitter Tools That Are Not Essential But Would Be Useful @ SmashingApps
As we all know Twitter is a rapidly growing micro-blogging service in these days. No doubt, It’s a great fun to share information or talk with your friends and the powerful way to spread the word as much as possible. For this reason, there are too many free twitter tools available that are offering you hassle free and simple way to tweet. In this post, we are listing down 7 Twitter Apps That Are Not Essential But Would Be Useful. Whether you are designer, developer, office worker, manager, supervisor, student, home user, etc. We have tried to add something interesting for everyone. Most of them are not very well-known, but they are really amazing in respect to their features. Just take a look at them and share your thought here. If you like this post so please spread the word as much possible via twitter.
7 Twitter Tools That Are Not Essential But Would Be UsefulInside peek: How The New York Times uses blogs | VentureBeat
At Google’s 10th anniversary of Blogger event on Tuesday, I was surprised how many of the blogging experts in the room were unaware of the broad and deep adoption of blogging tools at The New York Times, one of my several freelance employers. So with the help of the Times’ Technology section editor, Damon Darlin, I whipped up an insidery look at how the NYT uses WordPress to crank out hundreds of posts per day.
In many ways, the Times’ blogs are no different from anyone else’s. But there’s one organizational trick they employ very effectively: Division of Labor. Times bloggers don’t work on their own. They don’t handle every aspect of their blogs. Who does what is divided up to bring specific expertise to bear on different parts of each post. The result is I can crank out more posts, and those posts are better overall, than if we writers did everything ourselves. I know, not everyone wants to have other people involved in their blogging. But there’s a reason people work in teams.Social Media and Young Adults | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application.
Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.Aggregate, Curate, Publish To Create Local Media
Article by AVC about importance of local media
If I was starting The Village Voice today, I would not print anything. I would not hire a ton of writers. I would build a website and a mobile app (or two or three). I would hire a Publisher and a few salespeople. I would hire an editor and a few journalists. And then I'd go out and find every blog, twitter, facebook, flickr, youtube, and other social media feed out there that is related to downtown NYC and I would pull it all into an aggregation system where my editor and journalists could cull through the posts coming in, curate them, and then publish them. I'd do a bit of original reporting on the big stories but most of what I'd do would be smart curation, with a voice, and an opinion.
Great article on local media.
"If I was starting The Village Voice today, I would not print anything... I would build a website and a mobile app (or two or three). I would hire a Publisher and a few salespeople. I would hire an editor and a few journalists. And then I'd go out and find every blog, twitter, facebook, flickr, youtube, and other social media feed out there that is related to downtown NYC and I would pull it all into an aggregation system where my editor and journalists could cull through the posts coming in, curate them, and then publish them"14 Fantastic Free WordPress Themes
Whether you're a web developer or just someone eager to bring a fresh new look to your own web site, there are hundreds if not thousands of free WordPress themes out there.
Whether you’re a web developer whose clients need a great look and feel for their blogs, or just someone eager to bring a fresh new look to your own web site, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of free WordPress (WordPress) themes out there to consider.
Celui qui reprend Google Chrome est vraiment pas mal!18 Useful Wordpress Contact Form Plugins
Formularios de contacto para wordpress
Comentários sobre os principais plugins de formulários de contato para WordpressThe Life and Times of A Twitter Link :: Blog :: Fuel Interactive
We asked the author of @thewholeworld, who has about 2,500 followers, to run a series of three tests promoting various funny videos or articles. What we found was surprising; nearly all traffic to those links was within five minutes of the tweet. After that… nothing.
A marketers view in some respects but interesting none the less. "The moral of the story is that twitter is like any social event you've ever attended. You can't expect the person you've just met to know what you told someone in a previous conversation. So get involved, have fun and make connections with your consumers."
Based on anecdotal empirical testing, the average useful lifespan of a link shared on Twitter is only ~5 min.
with 5 take aways
Fuel Interactive is a full-service web design, development and marketing agencyBBC NEWS | Entertainment | Stephen Fry on joys of Twitter
Stephen Fry has become a huge fan of Twitter, a social networking service that thousands of people have signed up to, including many celebrities. He says he now has 50,000 'followers' who give him advice such as how to deal with a bat on the loose in his house...
Video clip. Fry explaining why he uses Twitter.
I've always struggled when other people ask 'What's Twitter?' Now I'm just going to send them this link to a short video of Stephen Fry perfectly encapsulating what Twitter is, how it works and why it's good.30 Twitter Hacks and Plugins to Spice Up Your Wordpress Blog
Ways to integrate Twitter and WordpressTips for Designing Unique and Attractive Blog Posts
Designers have began to inject increasing levels of creativity into their blog posts and articles, throwing out the traditional and generic style of blog posts in favour of a much more attractive layout that’s themed specifically to the content. Let’s take a look at some of the best examples, and see what makes them work so well. In his fantastic article ‘The Death of the Boring Blog Post‘, Paddy Donnelly sums up this method of fusing together a blog post with the style and design of a traditional magazine article and coins the name, ‘Blogazine’. Be sure to check it out for a great introduction, and to hear from some of the pioneers of this style of blogging.
idée pour design post blogAdvice on how to blog from Arianna Huffington, Om Malik, and more of the Web's best pundits. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
great overview: how to blog effectively
How to blog
Quick hints on how to get started
'I called and e-mailed a half-dozen of my favorite bloggers to ask how they blog so well, and I combined their ideas with the best advice from HuffPo. Behold—my own complete guide to blogging.'HOW TO: Integrate Google Buzz Into Your WordPress Blog
We’ve discussed how you can integrate Buzz with your other social networks, but what about integrating Buzz with your blog? If you use a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress) blog (sorry, WordPress.com users), there are already a variety of Google Buzz (Google Buzz) plugins and add-ons available. While it’s clear that people are really taking to using Buzz to share content and communicate, the service will undoubtedly reach more users as its sharing tools are integrated into other social sites. From buttons to social stream in your side bar, here’s how you can integrate Buzz with your WordPress blog. Google Buzz Buttons Mashable (Mashable) started sporting some nifty Buzz buttons a few days ago and lots of our readers have wanted to know how to add a similar feature to their own blogs. As it stands right now, how our Google Buzz buttons work (and how the buttons other sites are using also work) is that they create a share link from that post to Google Reader (Google Reader). As long ascloudhead.io
the tiniest blogging engine in Oz!
minimalist ruby blogging framework powered by gitThe 39 Social Media Tools I'll Use Today | Blogging and Content Creation | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert
I don’t feel the need to experiment with every new piece of software that emerges from its chrysalis, but I do feel a responsibility to you and my clients to have some idea of what’s out there and what’s worthwhile. Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily
The 39 Social Media Tools I'll Use Today | Blogging and Content Creation | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert - http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-tools/the-39-social-media-tools-ill-use-today/
social media toolsAdd professional copy-editing to your writing process - Wordy
A Wordy editor will check your text for grammar, spelling, punctuation and structure. Wordy has editors that specialise in a wide range of subjects, which ensures your text will be of the very highest quality.
danish company that does editing with a very quick turnaround
Wordy is the fastest, most reliable way of adding professional copy-editing to your writing process7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress
7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPressWill Microblogging at Work Make You More Productive? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
On Tuesday, The Times published an article I wrote about Twitter and Yammer, two microblogging services that let users blast short messages to a group of virtual followers. Twitter has gotten a lot of buzz since it was created in 2006. Yammer is new on the scene, just six weeks old, with a different goal: to be Twitter for businesses. Yammer was created for employees of Geni, a family tree Web site. When they discovered how useful it was for them, David Sacks, the founder of Geni, decided to spin Yammer off into its own company with $1 million of Geni’s venture funding. Mr. Sacks, a PayPal co-founder, now runs both start-ups and is raising a new round of funding for Yammer. On Twitter, people write about the important and the mundane, like, “At school and debating whether I should have more coffee.” With a workplace focus, Yammer will not deal in such trivialities, Mr. Sacks said. “People don’t want to hear from their friends five times a day about what they’re doing. But they do wan
Yammer, similar to Twitter, asks, "What are you working on?" Can this be helpful for work?
"E-mail no longer serves its proper purpose, which is to request an active response... All the rest of the stuff that clogs in-boxes — mass e-mails sharing a link to an article, for example, or notifications of company events — makes e-mail less efficient." —nytimes.com, October 21, 2008
Describes the successes of Yammer: the Twitter for work.750 Words
Inc: How Hard Could It Be? By Joel Spolsky
Good article on using blogs for marketing
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fmagazine%2F20100301%2Flets-take-this-offline.html
Joel on Software explains what makes a good blog (and why he's quitting)7 Must Have WordPress Plugins For Every Blog | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
some good wordpress stuffHOW TO: Create a Successful Company Blog
I’m often asked by entrepreneurs and business owners whether it is worth blogging, and if so, what they should blog about. On the first question, the answer is obvious to me — you must blog as an entrepreneur.Breakdown of the Blogosphere
Facts and figures on the Blogosphere
Planning to use this on Jim Mora - National Radio , 3rd March , 2010How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO) | Copyblogger
How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO) http://is.gd/19Wx0 [from http://twitter.com/steveblamey/statuses/2291526627]
How to handle Facebook's impact on SEO
RT @DavidAKennedy: Is Facebook killing SEO? http://bit.ly/22E8oW [from http://twitter.com/DangerGranger/statuses/2295297921]The most popular blogs written in Spanish
los blogs más populares en español
The most popular blogs written in Spanish6 Critical WordPress Plugins You Should Have Installed
Lisäominaisuuksia WordPress-blogiin.30 Powerful Wordpress Plugins For Blog Administrators | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
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ryanautomall.com10 Killer Resources for Social Media Entrepreneurs | Copyblogger
Naomi of IttyBiz is in the middle of a great series about how her blog made $176,000 so far this year through six different types of income streams. Start with the post at the bottom of the page and move to the top… great stuff.
At least half of these resources would definitely be stuff that you guys might be interested in. Whether you’re deep into social media or just getting started, there’s a resource for you in Brian’s post.Top 50 Education Technology Blogs
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Ce site référence un tas de conseil pratiques afin de bien construire un blog sous WPDeath of newspapers | Salon
If reporting vanishes, the world will get darker and uglier. Subsidizing newspapers may be the only answer.
The real problem isn't that newspapers may be doomed. I would be severely disheartened if I was forced to abandon my morning ritual of sitting on my deck with a coffee and the papers, but I would no doubt get used to burning out my retinas over the screen an hour earlier than usual. As Nation columnist Eric Alterman recently argued, the real problem isn't the impending death of newspapers, but the impending death of news -- at least news as we know it.
The death of the news If reporting vanishes, the world will get darker and uglier. Subsidizing newspapers may be the only answer. By Gary Kamiya in salon.com
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Whether it's getting instant responses or meeting people in real life via tweetup, some Twitter tips are not to be forgotten.
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Do you know there are over 20 million people join as fans of Facebook Fan Pages daily? Forget about restricting Facebook as a private network. If you can get 5% of those people to land and join your fan page, the impact will be significant. Time to boost popularity of your fan page with the right Facebook applications. I setup a fan page for Social @ Blogging Tracker 5 months ago. Since then I witnessed the wonders it did to my blog traffic, proven it’s one heck of a networking site to promote our blogs and online presence. If a Ms. Nobody like me can gain some from it, you definitely can too!How I made over $2 million with this blog (Scripting News)
If I had any advice to offer it's this -- get in the habit of communicating directly with the people you want to influence. Don't charge them to read it and don't let others interfere with your communication.
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On Twitter early this morning I said something provocative. "I've made over $2 million from my blog and Dan thinks blogs can't make money. He needs to get out of the box more often." Permalink to this paragraph I was referring to Dan Lyons, who had written a piece in Newsweek that said among other things: "While blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn't one of them." Permalink to this paragraph I agree. Blogs don't make money. But people with blogs can.
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Twitter is killing RSS. Twitter gets people through to the website and can get conversions and will be trackable via analytics. RSS is not!
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I was just looking at something on Yahoo! Site Explorer and realized that I could pluck from it the 50 most linked to posts on my site without a lot of heavy
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Some good examples of non-media companies producing great content - author manages *not* to quote Clay Shirky
Smart businesses like 37 Signals, Whole Foods and, to a lesser extent, Craigie on Main, are beginning to produce content that’s less about their product and more about topics that their customers gravitate to.
Smart businesses like 37 Signals and Whole Foods are producing content that's less about their product and more about topics that their customers gravitate to.HOW TO: Publish Your Blog on the Amazon Kindle
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something to think about
So, who should you listen to? Your sneezers. You should listen to the people who tell the most people about you. Listen to the people who thrive on sharing your good works with others. If you delight these people, you grow.
Ignore your critics and fans...You should listen to the people who tell the most people about you. Listen to the people who thrive on sharing your good works with others. If you delight these people, you grow.
Ignore your critics. Ignore your fans. Listen to your sneezers. You should listen to the people who tell the most people about you. Listen to the people who thrive on sharing your good works with others. If you delight these people, you grow.
Hi Lyle, I think that's what he's getting at; Listen to your fans as they will get you more fans. He's a bit difficult to understand sometimes. There is a god point he made a while ago; Don't listen to those people that make the most noise, but those people that bring you the money. I have found that working with the 'shouters' takes up much more time than your good clients and costs you as lot more. Something to keep in mind for when you start working. Cheers, Ian All understood and agreed, i understand that its not wise to listen and take what they say to heart but what of your fans? Are they not the ones you seek to please? Can they not offer you constructive criticism?What An Executive Blog Editor Needs to Know | chrisbrogan.com
More blog thinking.
What an Executive Blog Editor Needs to Know-tips for blog building (Chris Brogan) http://twurl.nl/ulgrkw [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1418232817]Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can - The Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
RT @hemartin: RT @zweinullweb: Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can http://nyti.ms/drs1aH no need to save News, they keep coming
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Now that newspapers are staring to drop dead, the survivors are rapidly shuffling through these ideas again, desperate to stop the bleeding, "demanding to know 'If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?'"6 Steps for Creating a Social Media Marketing Roadmap & Plan
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not only great high level tips but also great comments on where to start, prioritize and effect a social media marketing planConversation Agent: Top Ten Reasons Why Your Company Should not Have a Blog
(1) You get part time results for part time effort. (2) You never heard of a never ending "campaign" - called building permission-based relationships and learning with the community. (3) You publish only "perfect" posts. (5) You think it's marketing's job to write and edit the posts. (6) Your readers' comments are in lemon ink. (7) You ask all your sales people to hit the blog daily to get good traffic. (8) You hire an agency to blog for you.
I wrote a post a week or so ago about 3 things you should know before starting a blog and we had a very good conversation around those themes. In the comments, Mack Collier added two things that I feel should be highlighted:
While I encourage social media usage, I'm increasingly finding the "why not to engage" reasons compelling and well worth ensuring it's part of the process.WordPress › Blog » 2.8 Release Jazzes Themes and Widgets
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I’m very excited to announce to everyone that the latest and greatest version of WordPress, version 2.8 “Baker,” is immediately available for download. 2.8 represents a nice fit and finish release for WordPress with improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. We also fixed over 790 bugs. This release is named in honor of noted trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker.
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The flashy jazz soaked video presentation on what WordPress 2.8 has to offer in the way of refinements. Like the dashboard flexibility!
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good stats on mom's online usage.
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Blogs made to simply succeed
Great tips for media outlets to publish a blog that people will actually, you know, read.
Dan Blank provides another list of ways to make your blog work. And he didn't use a numbered list! But it's a pretty good list for those who are starting out (are there any of those newspapers left? I hope not).
Dan Blank gives some marketing-focused advice on how to create a great blog.
"Today, I want to look beyond just creating "a" blog, and share some strategies and tactics for creating a "great" blog." - One of the better lists for newspaper bloggersTypePad - Why Blog - Journalist Bailout Program
TypePad for Journalists is a new program from Six Apart, the company whose Movable Type and TypePad publishing platforms, Six Apart Media advertising, and Six Apart Services team help power many of the most successful media companies in the world.
(Formerly the TypePad Journalist Bailout Program). Moveable Type is helping out journalists and community alike by offering free accounts to journalists who have recently lost their jobs, and those who recognize journalism is going online and would like a stronger web presence. A+ move!
What started as a gag has evolved into something actually quite interesting - not least when it eventually expands to countries outside N America.
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List of resources on how to learn graphic design-type stuff.
Ten years ago, you had a wide range of excuses for being a lousy visuals person. Starting with no talent, leading to no skill and going from there. But now, in a world where it is expected that professionals will be able to make beautiful powerpoint slides, handsome business cards, clever bio photos and a decent website, it's as important as driving. And easier to learn and do, and requiring less talent.
No, in fact I’m awful at graphic design. If you’re like me and you have trouble with spacial relations, are borderline color blind, etc. and graphical design, creating power points, etc. is your weak spot consider checking out the resources Seth’s put together. Let’s stop making excuses, okay?
Why aren't you (really) good at graphic design? /Seth's Blog/ - Ten years ago, you had a wide range of ... http://tinyurl.com/dm5uf9 [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/1423593339]
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Lots to absorb but an excellent resource to return to when the muse is fighting back.You've got to know what you stand for to survive in journalism online
You don't have to believe in my values. But if you want to attract an audience in the competitive online information market, I think you need to choose some values to believe in, and to express them, defend them, and practice them before your audience. Readers, now that they have more choices, want to know whose side you are on.
Established journalists and newsrooms making the transition to online publishing should not do so with the assumption that editorial content provides their strength in a competitive online information market. Often, the editorial content established journalists provide is not what online readers want, or even what they need.
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Established journalists and newsrooms making the transition to online publishing should not do so with the assumption that editorial content provides their strength in a competitive online information market. Often, the editorial content established journalists provide is not what online readers want, or even what they need. That's a harsh realization for many journalists, who have worked intensely to cover their communities for years. But effort and will don't deliver readers. Information that engages and rewards them does. Journalists, and their managers, need to take a hard look at how they are producing information, so that they don't repeat the same editorial mistakes that have driven so many readers to online competition.
Good argument: with journalists as experts, why do we need editors?
Something to chew onThe makings of a media mogul: Michael Arrington of TechCrunch » By Elias Bizannes » article » Liako.Biz
Chief executive hints that Google could go into partnership with Twitter
May 19 2009
But he admitted that there is a trade-off between making information instantly available and ensuring its accuracy.
Google admits losing out to Twitter in real-time information provision http://bit.ly/16x3sR [from http://twitter.com/r1tz/statuses/1934493073]
Is The Guardian's Web site crashing because of the article about the partnership between Google & Twitter? http://bit.ly/16x3sR [from http://twitter.com/LoXD/statuses/1861951800]
RT @problogger: Reading: Google 'falling behind Twitter' - http://is.gd/BqnD [from http://twitter.com/chadwalker/statuses/1858252209]
accuracy vs speed
But, is there any truth to rumours of a merger?Wiki:Participatory media lesson plans | Social Media CoLab
Participatory media lesson plans
These are a series of small lesson plans (I call them "labs") I've used as assignments for my students. These pages serve as more permanent reminders of what I show them during the face to face class meeting, as assignments, and as resource pages for further learning. Please feel free to add your own.Full Disclosure » Blog Archive » Twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism? | Blogs |
’ve been tweeting from the World Economic Forum, using the microblogging platform Twitter to discuss the mundane (describing crepuscular darkness of the Swiss Alps at 5 a.m.) or the interesting (live tweeting from presentations). Is it journalism? Is it dangerous? Is it embarrassing that my tweets even beat the Reuters newswire?
Reading: Twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism? http://bit.ly/nTwi (via @opencalais) [from http://twitter.com/blueroot/statuses/1162557848]
"I have little patience for those who cling to sentimental (and frankly inaccurate) memories of the good old halcyon days of journalism that were somehow purer and better than a world where tweets and blogs compete with news wires and newspapers," says David Schlesinger, Editor in Chief of Reuters.
from a reuters editor.
But who invests in investigative journalism?10 façons d'intégrer Twitter dans son blog | Presse-Citron
10 façons détaillées d'intégrer Twitter dans son blog ou dans un site web
tres façons d’intégrer Twitter dans un site ou un blog : si vous en connaissez certaines vraiment intéressantes et peu répandues, hop un petit commentaire.Social Media Marketing FAQ | Traffikd
As more and more bloggers and website owners turn to social media as one of their major promotional methods, the need to understand Social Media Marketing becomes even more important. I put this post together in effort to help those who are new to social media, or those who simply want to get better results. If you have suggestions for questions that should be included, please leave a comment. What is Social Media Marketing (SMM)? SMM involves promoting content in various ways to social media users, in attempt to increase traffic and exposure. SMM can involve developing content that targets social media users, building a network of other users, requesting votes from others, and anything else that involves getting votes and traffic from social media websites.
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24/7WallSt.com says Gawker Media is worth $170 million.True/Slant Tests Web Journalism Model - WSJ.com
never saw this before, looks relevant
This week, a new Web news site is entering the fray, with a novel approach to journalistic entrepreneurship, new forms of advertising, and an effort to blend journalism and social networking.
interesting example of alternative publishing models: writers/eds as curators, reporters, moderators; letting advertisers create content, mingle with audiencesTwitter and WordPress Integration Guide (free download) - Crane Factory
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Nice.Google CEO: Twitter A 'Poor Man's Email System' (GOOG)
Schmidt says "Speaking as a computer scientist, I view all of these as sort of poor man's email systems". Has he missed something?
Sergey Brin: "In other words, they have aspects of an email system, but they don't have a full offering. To me, the question about companies like Twitter is: Do they fundamentally evolve as sort of a note phenomenon, or do they fundamentally evolve to have storage, revocation, identity, and all the other aspects that traditional email systems have? Or do email systems themselves broaden what they do to take on some of that characteristic?
ツンデレ >Schmidt also plugged Google's new Twitter account50 Useful Blogs for Writers
A listing of 50 entertaining and educational blogs that deal with writing tips, words of the day, and grammar. A resource for writers of all kinds.WordPress › Blog » The Visual Design of 2.7
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The basics of a company blogTechCrunch UK » Blog Archive » Taking the shine off: Why blog publishing ‘failed’ in the UK (or at least didn’t create a $30m exit)
Interesting post from the founder of Shiny Media
An interesting rant about the UK-media-blogs and an entrepreneur who wasn't successful.
Article on why blogging "failed" in the UK
Using social media to create debate - sometimes it backfires... Just ask Pocket-Lint editor Stuart Miles. Ouch!
[T]he BBC’s reluctance to link to British blogs and smaller independent media organisations, while at the same time endlessly plugging established media groups (Five Live is one long plug for mainstream media brands) makes life even more difficult.State of The Blogosphere: The More You Post, The Higher You Rank
All week, Technorati is releasing data from its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report. On Monday, Technorati told us that bloggers only need 100,000 visitors a month to make $75,000 a year (yeah, right). Today, it offers up something more believable: the more you post, the higher you are likely to rank on Technorati.
All week, Technorati is releasing data from its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report. The more you post, the higher you are likely to rank on Technorati.Some Big Sites Are Using Google Trends To Direct Editorial
Here’s how it works: Blogs and mainstream media sites are indexed by Google very frequently. Many times per day, in fact. And those sites often have great Page Rank already. Combine that regular indexing and Page Rank with Google’s recent policy of ranking news type results higher than older, evergreen stuff, and you have a system ripe for abuse. Let’s say I run a popular political or celebrity gossip site (two topics that pop up a lot on Google Trends). I look for hot queries that people are typing in right now, for whatever reason. Then I write a blog post, making sure to use the query term in the title of the post (which weights heavier for matching content to specific queries). The content of the article itself is mostly irrelevant, as long as your normal readers don’t gag on it. Within a few minutes that content is indexed by Google, and the high Page Rank of the site along with the newness of the content pushes it up towards to top of the first page of results. Possibly all thSome recent Merlin Mann goodness
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e-mails from Sanford to Maria
Sanford-Maria love letters
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Wow, he seems to be a romantic guy. I have just heard the excerpts of the emails so far. He is goes. Governor Mark sanford is indeed very romantic and I wish they tap the emails like this in India too. More steaming stories will be there for you then.
E-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December, between Gov. Mark Sanford and Maria, a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the time, efforts to authenticate the e-mails were unsuccessful. However, Sanford’s office Wednesday did not dispute their authenticity. The State has removed the woman’s full name and other personal details, including her street address, e-mail address and children’s names.20 Must Have WordPress Plugins For Every Website | Carsonified
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The gist: Links are distracting, so what if we tried putting them off till the end of each post?
read this too, this is the man who said the thing I was interested in the other week . LInk from Scripting News
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