2006-08-11T14:18:22.716-04:00Eighties icons Duran Duran are primed to become the first major pop act to have a presence inside of Second Life.
2006-08-10T07:44:12.183-04:00Four months into his gig at Microsoft, fellow RSS-addict Niall Kennedy has decided to part ways with the company, citing a desire to venture out on his own.
2006-08-11T15:26:37.063-04:00Sponsored by Wal-Mart, The Yahoo! Avatar Fashion Show invites consumers to dress their virtual selves in the retailer's gear and submit their creations for a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.
2006-08-07T16:43:24.053-04:00One of my favorite PR bloggers, David Meerman Scott, is planning a new book on blogging, podcasting, viral marketing and online media.
2006-08-06T20:43:34.526-04:00With the ink barely dry on their deal with AP, Google has just announced an alliance with Viacom Inc., parent company to MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, DreamWorks, that will bring more than 100 hours of ad-supported content to their growing video store.
2006-08-05T09:54:45.276-04:00Journalism professor Chen Tangfa was awarded a whopping 1,000 yuan (that's $126 to you and me) after a Chinese court ruled that critical comments made by a student on his personal "bo-ke" (or blog) amounted to defamation.
2006-08-06T12:57:18.196-04:00On Tuesday, Microsoft began rolling out an enhanced version of Windows Spaces, the popular blogging platform used by over 120 million unique visitors each month.
2006-08-02T16:48:29.473-04:00A biennial survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has found that 48% of all Americans spend at least 30 minutes getting their news from broadcast television. By comparison, 10% were found to pass that same amount of time getting their fix from popular portals like MSNBC, Yahoo!, CNN, Google, AOL and FoxNews.
2006-08-01T17:02:01.250-04:00For the month of May, YouTube's reach outgrew that of the BBC's Web properties writes Mark Sweney of MediaGuardian.
2006-07-30T11:00:31.733-04:00Despite encouraging employees to blog, many of the CEOs behind our biggest companies have chosen not to, leaving what Randall Stross at The New York Times, describes as "an embarrassing silence at the top that the combined clacking of those underlings cannot fill."
2006-08-02T16:50:48.126-04:00Unilever has aligned itself with Christine Dolce, a California cosmetician with over 900,000 MySpace friends, in a campaign designed build some buzz for their Axe brand of deodorant.
2006-07-27T22:13:48.616-04:00Craving the "comparatively literary world of newsmagazines," blogger/author Ana Marie Cox has accepted the position of new Washington editor for Time.com.
2006-07-29T17:14:17.433-04:00This Fall, Johnson's Baby, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies will launch their Mom Blogger Project.
2006-07-29T03:06:09.820-04:00CEOs at some of our largest companies, that's who, according to Debbie Weil.
Followed are five of her tips for blogophobes along with commentary from yours truly:
2006-07-24T14:39:23.930-04:00Easier and more intuitive to search, simpler and brighter design, redesigned search results pages and better sorting options... what do you think?
2006-07-23T17:10:21.136-04:00Today's quote - courtesy of The Register's David Tebbutt by way of Neville Hobson - is actually a couple of days old:
2006-07-23T16:33:37.843-04:00One month after showing up on YouTube, Nobody's Watching - a comedy pilot developed for the WB by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs and Spin City) and writing partners Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman (Family Guy) - has caught the attention of NBC.
2006-07-22T21:38:42.236-04:00When Christine Axsmith - a CIA software contractor/blogger employed by BAE Systems - posted her views on the Geneva Conventions and torture to Intelink, the intelligence community's highly-classified Intranet, she wasn't expecting to lose her job.
2006-07-21T17:22:09.223-04:00Dynamic lists of events and venues (ranked in popularity by users), improved locators and expanded photo galleries are among the new features being tested behind the beta walls at AOL's CityGuide.
2006-07-21T00:53:37.930-04:00Wal-Mart and Sony have teamed up to create The HUB, "a quasi-social-networking site for teens designed to allow them to express their individuality," writes AdAge's Maya Frazier.
2006-07-19T00:21:44.146-04:00India's Blogspot ban is "picking up momentum in India and the entire Indian blogosphere is speaking in one voice against the ban," writes Digital Inspiration's Amit Agarwal.
2006-07-16T14:40:54.990-04:00"As human social-networking sites like Friendster.com and MySpace.com have become increasingly popular," writes Newsweek's Malak Hamwi, "similar sites have popped up for pets."Dogster.com, Catster.com, Hamsterster.com and Petster.com are among the growing communities helping pet lovers connect to one another.Oh, and they're fair ground for marketers, too.Technorati Tags: cat, cats, Catster, Catster.com, community, communities, dog, dogs, Dogster, Dogster.com, Friendster, Friendster.com, Hamsterster, Hamsterster.com, Internet, Malak Hamwi, marketing, MySpace, MySpace.com, Newsweek, online community, online communities, online marketing, pet, pets, Petster, Petster.com, PR, public relations, social media, social network, social networking, social networks, WebAdd to: Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, Yahoo, BlinkList, Spurl, reddit, Furl[...]
2006-07-15T16:29:10.410-04:00Following what amounts to cries of censorship among bloggers in her part of the world, Mridula of Travel Tales from India is wondering if the recent blockage of Blogger blogs is in fact the work of her country's Ministry of Communication.After days of speculation, her ISP confirmed it.UPDATE: Apparently, this all happened today, and according to Mridula, it's her company's ISP - Spectranet - that's enforcing the blockade. After another go-around with a customer service rep, government orders could neither be confirmed nor denied. "Things are not so simple," she writes. "It is utter confusion."Technorati Tags: blog, Blogger, blogging, blogs, blogspot, censorship, government, India, Indian Ministry of Communication, Internet, ISP, politics, PR, public relations, social media, Spectranet, WebAdd to: Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, Yahoo, BlinkList, Spurl, reddit, Furl [...]
2006-07-15T10:30:48.573-04:00Jayde Online's new search engine/directory - ExactSeek - has gone beta, promising to "provide searchers with a quality database of around 100 million Web sites."Specialized databases and niche search engines are among the resources tapped by their algorithm for image, blog and article results.Hat-tip: iMedia Connection.Technorati Tags: Best-SearchEngine, beta, beta test, Blog-Search, blog monitoring, blog search, blogs, ExactSeek, FreeWebSubmission, GoArticles, image search, iMedia Connection, Internet, Jayde Online, Jayde Online Network, marketing, NewWebDirectory, PR, public relation, search, search engine, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, SEM, SEO, SEO-News, SiteProNews, social media, WebAdd to: Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, Yahoo, BlinkList, Spurl, reddit, Furl[...]
2006-07-13T16:28:44.556-04:00eMarketer says it's time for businesses to reconsider blogging."A generation for whom sharing information via social networks and personal blogs is second nature will demand being addressed as human beings without the filters applied by traditional corporate communications," says senior analyst James Belcher, and "marketers and PR professionals who want to remain relevant in this environment will add blogging and blogosphere literacy to their skill sets, or risk falling behind their customers."Good advice.Technorati Tags: blog, blogging, blogs, business, eMarketer, Forbes, Forbes 200, Forbes 500, General Motors, GM, Internet, James Belcher, marketing, PR, public relations, social media, Socialtext, Sun, WebAdd to: Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, Yahoo, BlinkList, Spurl, reddit, Furl[...]