Category: Today’s Finds

For those of you interested in some of the topics on blogs and journalism or the influence and study of social media behavior, here is lead I got to a blog post that digs into some of it. Weinberger NCF keynote: users take back power are Paul Gillin’s notes on a talk that sounds like it was fascinating and filled with food for thought. The Web is a permission-free zone. Marketing, business and media are all about fake, phony voicesRead more…

What brings people together isn’t always understood, but I’m starting to believe that when we’re touched deeply, there is a hook of some sort, even if we can’t label it. It’s something we feel but can’t always put into words. What keeps us together, returning, or tied to each other may be something unique, confusing, private and unexplainable. The incentive to hold on can change, even on a whim. It’s this way with relationships of any kind. It’s this wayRead more…

As a parent with a teenager who runs a quick errand with my car and returns 4 hours later, I understand how difficult it is to hand over your beloved “thing” to somebody. There are trust issues. There’s learning how to share. One of the first lessons we taught our kids as toddlers was how to share their toys. It’s a code we instill from early on. Sharing toy trucks and stuffed bunnies is far easier than an automobile orRead more…

I hate to admit it, but there are days when I take a look around at my so-called presence on the Internet to see how I measure up and, truth be told, I suck. One good Digg does not a famous person make. Usually I won’t be caught dead checking data, graphs, or incoming links. Why ruin a perfectly good day? Alexa is worthless, and yet now that the arrows are going in the down direction, I wonder that ifRead more…

“It’s my blog,” Bill Slawski says, towards the end of a debate about blog ethics and the possibility of adhering to a Code of Ethics. The interview of Bill Slawski and Loren Baker by Webpronews’ Mike McDonald features two discussions. One is on local search and the other, blog ethics. Bill dominates the discussion, which I expected because there’s a ton of information in his head. He can pull out facts and figures as effortlessly as my husband does. TheyRead more…

Meme’s that involve tagging remind me of gym class. If you weren’t picked early for a team, it was embarrassing. If you were one of the persons left still standing that nobody wanted, it feels awful. I was chosen by the awesome Dazzlin’ Donna and am proud to be on her team. I throw like a girl, though. Sorry ’bout that. Five Reasons Why I Blog 1. I started this blog in 2002, to cover SEO news. It’s evolved overRead more…

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