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May 2007

Me Linkbaiting?

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Never. However controversial blog boss Jason Calacanis has provided step by step instructions on how to get a link from the Brooklyn born blogging icon. So I feel obliged to follow them. Calacanis who always has his trusty bulldog Toro by his side, is the former Editor of Silicon Alley Reporter, former GM of Netscape, and was once profiled in the New Yorker.

I heard Jason give a keynote at last year’s Blog Business Summit where his Nick Denton impression was easily the funniest moment of the event. While he often comes off as brash in his blog posts, he is actually very fun and engaging to hang out with. I know from personal experience as he sat next to me during lunch during at the BBS one day. (that is actually true.)

Love him or hate him Jason always speaks his mind and often makes some very good points like in his “The Dumbest Argument in the Blogosphere: A List vs. Blue Collar” post:

If you want to be part of the A List you can do it in < 90 days:

1. Blog intelligently. Think about your post for a day before you hit publish. Do research–do primary research in the real work. Write something with insight, and include links to other folks ideas.

2. Go to 2-3 events or conferences a week.

3. Get a great domain name that is easy to remember and spell (i.e. buzzmachine.com).

4. Go to TechMeme and write an insightful piece daily about one of the top stories.

5. Start emailing other bloggers with feedback on their stories. (don’t beg for links)

6. Be smart.

7. Don’t be an idiot.

That’s it… you’re now A-List.

The man is right.

(Sorry Jason I could not find an archive list on your blog and got tired of scrolling back for older posts). …. Wait here are Jason’s predictions for 2006. I agree with all of the ones that came true. =p.

Wanna know more about Jason Calacanis, Then check out his Linked in Profile, or Twitter page,

Yes this has been a shameless effort to solicit a link from Jason Calacanis.

My only failure has been to be 4 days late but it’s nothing personal. I have just been trying to keep up with all of the interest in BlogWorld and haven’t had time to blog about anything let alone link baiting.

The virtual worlds at Web 2.0 Expo

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Just when you thought you were rid of me, here I come with some more news from the Web 2.0 Expo.

This might not be news per se, but it is a nice summary of the virtual worlds panel at W2EClub Penguin is one that I am actually familiar with.  My 9 year old daughter is in that community and she loves it.  From a parent’s perspective the focus on safety and security is very reassuring.

The virtual world phenomena is going to become more interesting and more compelling as emmersive technologies are developed.  Imagine working with colleagues in something like Second Life, but you don’t experience it through a monitor and keyboard but through something more akin to total VR.  Believe me it isn’t that far off.  Think about how crazy we thought affordable touchscreen laptops were a few years ago.  Heck even laptops that are thin and light.

I’m telling you, it’s just around the corner.

 

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If you missed Ross Mayfield’s keynote talk, listen now

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Saw on Ross’ blog that Dan Farber (who moderated the panel-note) has posted a podcast of the panel-note (it isn’t a keynote, but during the keynote section, but with a panel … my word, why not!).  This was a thought-provoking session.  Talking about enterprise adoption of new tech, how to do it, and how to do it right.

If you’re in the position of trying to get a wiki or a blog or even IM into your company, this is a talk to hear.

 

If you missed Ross Mayfield’s keynote talk, listen now

Author:

Saw on Ross’ blog that Dan Farber (who moderated the panel-note) has posted a podcast of the panel-note (it isn’t a keynote, but during the keynote section, but with a panel … my word, why not!).  This was a thought-provoking session.  Talking about enterprise adoption of new tech, how to do it, and how to do it right.

If you’re in the position of trying to get a wiki or a blog or even IM into your company, this is a talk to hear.

 

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