Category: News Roundup

How pathetic is this? Forbes runs a link bait story called The Web Celeb 25. It’s a list of the “biggest, brightest and most influential people on the Internet.” Andy Beal ran a notice about it in a post called Who’s Missing From Forbes’ Web Celeb 25 List?. It took me an instant to see that the Forbes list is targeted to men. The majority of the names of the list are men. I counted three women out of twenty-fiveRead more…

A search engine marketing friend joked to me one day that I should be “dugg” sometime. I’m sure my friends in marketing would agree with him. I’m also quite sure my friends would think I’m completely insane to not want Digg exposure. I might have appreciated it if someone wasn’t getting hurt because I wrote about them. Someone decided to Digg that post and all hell broke loose. Since I logged off last night around midnight, 12 hours later, overRead more…

I realized, over the holiday break, that MyBlogLog reminds me a lot of Santa Claus. It knows who you are, where you were, where you go next and for all we know, whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice. If you have an account with them, as I do, it’s a nifty little social app that collects incoming link stats and tracks your traffic. They’ve gone further with it over time, and it’s now like a mini-Orkut, in thatRead more…

Having been tagged by Andy Beal, who was tagged by Mashable, I went to my sacred corner of the house where the incense cones, pieces of shells, gems and things my kids have made for me are gathered, and whipped out my crystal ball and sweetgrass. Not to be confused with the other of kind of “grass”. The kind I use chases away bad spirits, so I can focus. Okay, that was me, about 20 years ago. Now, I’m justRead more…

Seth Godin has written about his feelings about what’s happened to his ZList in a new blog post, Zlist update. He is “amazed, then delighted and then disturbed by the response“. I revisited the Squidoo Zlist, now prefaced with a new statement that reads, in part: Please don’t vote people down just because they’re above you in the rankings. Please don’t add a blog to this list that’s not relevant (hey, you can start your own list… it’s free. JustRead more…

For those who stuck their fingers in their ears and loudly sang “La, La, La, La, La…” while reading my Why Does Time Magazine’s Choice of “You” Bother Me?, I bet you will get with the program because Danny Sullivan wrote about online user behavior too. He writes about “blog drama”. And, he wrote: “Whatever Happened to Online Etiquette? from David Pogue at the New York Times came out last week and really struck a chord with me, as I’veRead more…

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