Friday, December 14, 2018

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My last post, "Are A-List bloggers polluting the blogoshpere?" received mixed reviews.

I was told

"Since most A-List bloggers receive the lion's share of traffic and subscribership, I would tread lightly here. .... You have a wharped view of the blogosphere" bySourceBlogger

"Hmmm, I am getting 20,000 hits a day . . . making $1200 a day off of ads, nice, time to add more ads" byHenryRPlumeyJr

"I say cut these guys slack. They have worked very hard to build the kind of online following they have and being able to turn that following into an additional revenue stream... Read More

Have you noticed how many of the world's leading bloggers have ugly affiliate looking 125x125 ads, or smaller directly smattered onto their home pages?

Do you like them? For years now, BlogCatalog has brainstormed how we can offer bloggers an elegant alternative to these penniless type ads.

The solution didn't arrive easily. Perhaps we are slow. Yet, in an instant, voila. we had a breakthrough experience. I'd say enlightened though we are far from near.

We had figured out a new and an exciting way for blogs to look elegant, for quality bloggers to monetize, for other... Read More

Twitter is the rage and all other written media will die. This perspective has gained traction with a lot of media cognoscenti who believe that newspapers are dead and blogging is a passing fad. A recent study by comScore paints a different picture. It shows a flattening of twitter and the growth of blogging.

The micro blogging phenomenon that is twitter is simple, short and easy. Not only have people embraced it for a variety of purposes, but also corporations, law and accounting firms have used it to get their message out. A recent conversation with a senior partner at the accounting... Read More

As many people I’ve grown accustomed to buying stuff on the net - from software and music, computer-hardware, to some really weird items from ebay. The thing is, it grows on you, and once you get used to it you have certain expectations that one reflects on all internet dealings.

As all things in life this has positive and negative consequences though. On one hand I’m more and more trusting towards all internet offerings and in most cases this is a good thing. Years ago I could never imagine trusting some guy on ebay to send me the newest Dell computer for half of retail price. These... Read More

The article in question is here.

So what are you trying to say with your rating? You didn't like my article? Why? Because of who wrote it? Because it dared to take a look at racism in America? Because it laid the responsibility at the feet of those who deserved it? Maybe it was slightly biased in favor of the police report, but in light of events that have transpired since then, perhaps this is a case where the police were telling the truth? I mean, even Obama admitted he made a mistake there (even though he stopped short of actually apologizing for it).

No, I think the... Read More

The virtual world of Second Life has seen a host of experiences over the years, but on June 10th, the first Second Life college graduation will be held on the Second Life campus of the 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College. Approximately 40 graduates ranging in age from 25 to 45 will don their virtual cap and gown to receive their college degrees with all of the pomp and circumstance regularly witnessed in the real world, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the conferring of degrees.

Second Life is an online virtual world where visitors, called Residents, can... Read More

About a week ago I was at an event that we had held for our customers where we were discussing new technology that we will be releasing in the near future. During lunch, the topic at my table was social networking sites. One of my customers suggested that we create a group on Facebook. I then turned to him and said oh, you are on facebook? (being entrenched in technology, I am not sure why I was surprised). We mentioned something about linking to each other and then the topic turned to the fact that you need to be careful who you link to and what you post on your wall, etc. Someone... Read More

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