I just read the cNet article on Sarah Lacey’s session at Gnomedex Saturday. Ugh. Here’s my comment: Even the cNet article misses a key point: “blogger” is a meaningless phrase, as it rests solely on the technology. A person on LiveJournal writing for her friends is a “blogger” — so are my students who use […]
Blog Action Day, 15 October 2008, is an annual nonprofit event designed to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to discuss the same issue on the same day. Think of it as something like an intellectual flash mob. You don’t have to sign up to participate, but right now there are 2,305 sites registered. […]
This essay in AListApart seeks to answer a pressing question for anyone trying to manage an online community: “How can we transform discussion sections on major sites and online magazines from shooting ranges into arenas of collaboration?” (tip) Rather than proceed to direct confrontation, Carolyn Wood suggests we “go for the prize behind Door Number […]
Virginia DeBolt brings us the tale of Leslie Richards … who was approached by a firm representing itself as having producing documentaries for PBS. The firm, Vision Media Television, said it wanted to include Leslie’s business in an upcoming episode for “public television,” but she’d first have to put up $26,000. Fortunately, that “pay to […]
Political Newsline has spotted a probable copyright violation on the Republican National Committee blog, in a post made by online communications manager James Richardson. (tip) The photo in question has a watermark (which is how PN was able to track it down) and is clearly marked “All rights reserved” on its Flickr home. Who’s going […]
Business Week explains the power of Google Juice and tells us that they have updated their 2005 story on blogs in business. They then explore other social media tools/spaces, like Twitter and Facebook. (tip via Twitter).