In a strange move, the US Air Force has cut off access to all external websites that contain the term “blog” in the URL. The official argument is that blogs aren’t legitimate media outlets and therefore, shouldn’t be read at work.
Covers Blogs, Blogging Tips, Online Monetization etc.
Ed Bott of ZDNet comes down heavily on Techmeme which he calls the "Short Attention Span Theater" of the blogosphere.
Scoble has a good suggestion for companies who want bloggers to talk about their products – Send bloggers interesting stories — especially about other people.
Dan Farber says – “It’s pleasing to have Mike and others targeting CNET. It must mean that we are at the top of the heap.
The New York Times offers some blogging etiquettes and other words of wisdom for bloggers: 1.That’s what all the name-brand bloggers do.
Sraman Mitra – “Michael Arrington, to make his dream come true, needs to look at personalities that have less overbearing ego issues.
Buzz is a nice blog aggregator that collects the most popular stories from blogs across different categories such as Technology, Sports, Gossip, etc.
Inspired by Facebook (What are you doing right now), LinkedIn too has added Status that is similar to Facebook feature though the language is slightly different (What Are You Working On?).
IDG, the company famous for publishing technology magazines like Macworld and PC World, has launched an advertising network for technology bloggers. I highly recommend signing up as these programs generally yield higher returns than Google AdSense because you get to specify your own prices.
TechCrunch, BoingBoing, Mashable, AllThingsD, etc. are some of the best technology blogs on the planet written by an army of writers who keep churning out new stories at an amazing pace. How do you read stuff written only by your favorite bloggers?
Accoding to Jason Pontin of MIT Technology Review, blogs should target a $25 CPM to be successful financially.
Pick any newspaper and you will see an ad that says – Earn money from Google AdSense working from home. They even show scans of Google AdSense cheques as proof.
Google AdSense Terms and Conditions document has been updated. Read complete analysis and summary of the recent updates here.
With the new Google Talk Chat Badge, you can interact with people who do not have a Google account. You need to be a Google Talk user to create a badge, and you need to be online in Google Talk to enable people to chat with you.
Blogging for Dollars – John Chow at johnchow.com is among the few bloggers who have touched that magic million dollar revenue from blogs alone. Surprisingly he is not on Google for his own name – John Chow.
Yahoo! sent the following questionnaire to some bloggers in the country. Looks like Yahoo! is planning to build a blog portal or some kind of blogging tools.
Above the Fold refers to any area on the web page that is prominently displayed and this generally is the upper half section that the visitors can read without touching the scroll bars of the browser.
Introducing a brand new Digital Inspiration Gadget for your Google homepage and Google Desktop. This Google gadget will help you track all content published on Digital Inspiration from a central location including new blog posts, photos, video screencasts and tweets – they are all available as separate tabs inside the same gadget.
Pass Google PageRank to your Google Reader subscriptsion via BlogRoll in Blogger. You add blogs to your Blog List by entering blog or feed URLs directly, or by importing subscriptions from Google Reader.
Like Wilfing (What Was I Looking For?), Pagewanker is another very interesting word to describe people who are too obsessed with the green Google PageRank slider on the Google Toolbar.
Ever wonder what is the total number of active websites and blogs on our planet ? This report has the answer.
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picapp.com is a free online service for adding high-quality stock photos related to breaking news, entertainment or sports into your blogs and websites without the copyright and legal headaches. Images are from Corbis and Getty Images.
I love forums because they are conversational and with a little nurturing, they can blossom into a full-blown on-line community. This is true whether the common interests are cars, collectibles or a geographic community.
Jen has some good suggestions for picking up a great color scheme for your Google AdSense Ads: 1.