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Google and WorldCatDG

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:14:57 +0000

Ever wanted to keep track of all the reading material related to a specific topic, like say, Google? WorldCat is one way to do it. Check out a simple list. Just create a free account, do a simple search for the topic you want to research and WorldCat will show you which library has the […](image)


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The Fall of The NewspaperDG

Sat, 27 Dec 2008 01:25:27 +0000

Way back on January 30th, 2007, I wrote an entry entitled The Fall of The Paper Newspaper, so it was interesting to see another piece written today titled, Pew study: Internet takes over papers as news source.  Some 40 percent of those surveyed by Pew Research for the People & the Press say they get most […](image)


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Link Juice Slides Into The DictionaryDG

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:27:56 +0000

At least, it found its way into the Double Tongued Dictionary. The site says the phrase is “yet to be researched”. Earliest mention I can find is June, 2003. Anyone see anything earlier than that?(image)


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Search Marketing Standard Acquired By iNET InteractiveDG

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:25:14 +0000

Congrats to the good folks at the Search Marketing Standard, excellent news indeed. If you are not familiar with iNET, it is a social media company operating prominent online communities for Internet professionals and technology enthusiasts. It operates properties such as WebHostingTalk.com, the largest online community for hosting services professionals and HotScripts.com, the largest directory […](image)


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Launched a New BlogDG

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:43:49 +0000

Actually, it was an effort to prove to my kids that a website can be launched for free, get traffic and possibly, earn some income. (trying to motivate them to get started in the business) Anyway, it’s devoted entirely to words, definitions, word origins, neologisms, curious phrases, and eventually, to copywriting. And, I can keep […](image)


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Stop With The StumpingDG

Mon, 12 May 2008 13:41:49 +0000

Stumping is clearly a throwback to the days when politicians campaigned in small towns, didn’t have PA systems and there was no such thing as TV coverage. They stood on a stump to be seen and heard. When’s the last time you saw a politician standing on a stump? Bill Clinton Stumps For Wife in […](image)


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Remove The Race Card From Your Deck Of ClichésDG4aces

Fri, 09 May 2008 16:59:05 +0000

Even in the most casual perusal of any of the big newspapers you will likely find mention of the “race card“. Apparently the card may be played at any time, by any player, although the outcome of playing that particular card is uncertain. What is certain, is that nearly every player will be accused of […](image)


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Back From The DeadDG

Mon, 05 May 2008 04:29:29 +0000

Yet again. Like a phoenix from the ashes… err, more like recovering from a really bad case of burnout. If you don’t know, I write for more than one blog, and I needed a vacation. Playtime is over though. At least for another year or so.(image)


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Impacted Versus AffectedDG

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 18:24:54 +0000

I cringe when I read that a group of people may be ‘impacted’ by a hurricane or politics, or for that matter, that anyone may be impacted. I know that a wisdom tooth may become impacted, but my OED says nothing about people being ‘impacted’. Does anyone know when ‘impacted’ gained favor over ‘affected’? Or […](image)


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Microsoft and Yahoo – One Day LaterDG

Sat, 02 Feb 2008 19:24:59 +0000

In little more than a day you can take your pick of stories that best fit your opinion of the Microsoft bid for Yahoo!. Once you get past the Microhoo and Yasoft jokes, you can find everything from How The Mighty Have Fallen to Futures Jump on Microsoft/Yahoo Potential Merger to Why Microsoft’s Bid Helps […](image)


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