Microsoft and free laptops…Ohhh the drama

So Just before Christmas Microsoft sent out emails to several influential techy bloggers and offered them a free new laptop loaded with Windows new operating system Vista. Then a few other bloggers who didn’t get one complained it was unethical. Now Microsoft wants their laptops back. Now how do I as a non techy let … [Read more]

More on the Time Person of the Year Award

Darren Rowse who is a great blogging advocate gently chided Time earlier today for their person of the year award. When I first read his post, I thought he had nailed it, then I thought he was a bit harsh on Time and felt compelled to post this in his comments section which I wanted … [Read more]

StumbleUpon Rocks!

Robert Scoble posted about this service the other day at his blog. I decided what the heck I’ll give it a try. It Rocks! It is a total time sink, or as I said in the comments at Scobleizer it’s a time sink finder. The good news is it finds time sinks you really like. … [Read more]

2006 Time person of the year is….New Media….Errr….You.

Oficially Time’s 2006 person of the year is you and me, and everyone who in their words: You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. It continues: But look at 2006 through a different lens and you’ll see another story, one that isn’t about conflict or great men. It’s a story about community and … [Read more]

How personal is too personal?

Dave Taylor put up a great post last Friday asking When is a blog too personal?Great question and often discussed. Just like any topic in the blogosphere there are thousands of differing opinions. The obvious answer to the question is whenever the author feels it is. If you are comfortable telling the whole world including … [Read more]

New York Times embraces new media

Well sort of. Techcrunch and others are reporting that the NYT will now include links to Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine to all of their online stories. This will not include stories on their premium service. Although you could always manually add The Times stories to news sharing sites such as Digg and Newsvine before, the … [Read more]

2006 Weblog Awards open for voting

It’s that time of year. The 2006 Weblog awards are open for voting now. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite blogs.

Search Blogs Awards

The Search Engine Journal has just opened nominations for the 2006 Search Blogs Awards. Here are the catagories: * Best SEO Blog * Best SEM Blog * Best Search Agency Resource Blog * Best Link Building Blog * Best Social Media Blog * Best Search Engine Corporate Blog (owned by the search engines) * Best … [Read more]

Blogging kills Front Page?

/shrug: IT’S BECOME obvious that FrontPage is going to be quietly dropped from the Beast of Redmond’s regular user orientated offerings – only to be replaced by professional design tools. Blogging sites are replacing personal Web sites for the average PC user.

Edelman's latest

Edelman who hasn’t always nailed the nuances of acceptable social media practices has just introduced an online Social media press release tool. Steve Rubel had this to say: My colleague Phil Gomes has been hard at work redefining what a press release should look like in a two-way world. We launched our first iteration yesterday. … [Read more]