David Carr writing in The New York Times considers a futuristic newspaper reading device. What the newspaper industry really needs is an iPod moment. Consider if the line between the Web and print matter were erased by a device for data consumption, not data entry – all screen, no baggage – that was uplinked and […]
Archives for October 2005
Paul MacFarlane is the founder of The 10/05 Experiment in St. Louis, and has spent years challenging the conventions and practices of the ad industry. Which is not an easy path to walk down. But that doesn’t begin to describe Paul. His online diary will give you some insight into his thoughts. In the first […]
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, […]
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 […]
Image courtesy of Room 116.
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.
Monster Outreach is a new viral from Coors Light. The brewer purports to want to help monsters, since they are only in demand one day of the year–October 31st. This clever ruse to support the Halloween selling period is good to see from a marketer who really hasn’t embraced the web up to now. Only […]
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 […]