Blook (bluk), n. A printed and bound book, based on a blog (cf. web log) or web site; a new stage in the life-cycle of content, if not a new category of content and a new dawn for the book itself. Not only do blooks already exist, there’s a new competition to judge their merit, […]
Archives for October 2005
Inbound links are commonly used to rank blogs by services like Technorati. The more inbound links a blog has the more status it enjoys in this ranking system. Clearly, it’s but one key factor, but this simple model has become a leading indicator for the bloatosphere at this early juncture. One blogger, Tristan Louis, compiled […]
Associated Press: VeriSign Inc., a supplier of Internet security products, said Friday it has acquired Weblogs.com, an Internet site that automatically notifies subscribers each time a blog or Web site is updated. Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign said it paid $2.3 million in cash to purchase Berkeley-based Weblogs.com, which was started by Web log pioneer Dave […]
The New York Times picked up the Weblogs, Inc. story today from Bloomberg News. The piece is so poorly written, I can hardly believe it appears in the Gray Lady. The America Online unit of Time Warner agreed yesterday to buy Weblogs, the owner of 85 Web sites that serve as hosts to the popular […]
According to this site, brand evangelism does not stop at the human race. For yet another twist, see this iconic cowboy enjoying his sucker.
Steve Rubel shares Yahoo’s data on RSS penetration. • Awareness of RSS is quite low among Internet users. 12% of users are aware of RSS, and 4% have knowingly used RSS. • 27% of Internet users consume RSS syndicated content on personalized start pages (e.g., My Yahoo!, My MSN) without knowing that RSS is the […]