Tag: blogs

  • Reading vs. Scanning, Browsing vs. Searching

    A common objection to blogs is that because the medium is so easy to update and the cost so low, too much unedited drivel makes it online to make the material useful as a source of business information. I have to say I don’t mind people speaking their mind in an unedited stream. I describe […]

  • Monday Morning Read In

    Elise Bauer has published an update to her overview of blog tool market share and has determined that: – the number of blog sites has grown 120% in six months,– Six Apart, (my employer) with the acquisition of LiveJournal, has the largest market share of blog sites,– It’s impossible to measure the business market which […]

  • Udell on the definition of Blog

    Jon Udell hits the mark again. I should be packing up for our big move up to the city (starting from January 3rd we’ll be at 548 4th Street in San Francisco) but got distracted reading an old InfoWorld column where Jon talks about the definition of blogs. A blog is more than the simplistic […]

  • Howard Stern on Blogs

    Robin Quivers asks "What’s a blog?" and Howard Stern rails on. In typical New Yorker fashion, he cuts straight to the point and says: "If you’re not making money as a writer or an artist, it’s not a career, it’s a hobby"

  • BusinessWeek on Blogs

    Commenting on the nascent growth of ad supported weblogs, BusinessWeek says that Madison Ave. is beginning to notice: Don’t expect a repeat of the dot-com rush that inflated the Web bubble of the late 1990s. "This is a long game, with lots of ebbs and flows," says Henry Copeland, founder of media-buying firm BlogAds. Blogging […]

  • A picture is worth a thousand comments

    We’ve all seen how the comments section of a blog can sometimes turn into a pile-on of epic proportions. In this thread, an innocent travel snapshot sparks a metaphysical debate over hidden political and social symbolism. Six days later, the original poster tunes back in and posts " Have you all lost your minds?"

  • Playing with WYSIWYG

    Having fun with the new TypePad interface that lets you create and edit posts using a new GUI Graphical User Interface. It’s really cool! You can read all about it here.

  • Somtimes a bumpersticker is better than a blog

    Chris Shipley writes on her experience trying to use blogs to move opinions and gain awareness on a local political issue. Conclusion? For local politics, the old methods do work better, for now. And in the last week, my No On Q blog has had 178 hits, six comments, zero trackbacks. In that same time, […]

  • How News Gets Made

    What a week! Amidst all the excitement of Web 2.0, we announced that we raised $10 million in funding. A couple of us went to Kokkari, arestaurant downtown, to celebrate when Mena realized that she forgot to post her perspective on the announcement. Ben fiddled with the Bluetooth connections on the phone and the laptop […]

  • Blogs on Jeopardy

    As a self-titled weblog about the intersection of media, technology, and finance, the appearance of Blogs on Jeopardy cannot go ignored. I’m off to Web 2.0 tomorrow. Look me up if you’re there.