Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Calacanis Interview

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Jason Calacanis posted an email interview he did with a reporter to fill people in on the happenings at Weblogs, Inc. These sound like exciting times for Jason and the crew who are among the pioneers that are building the new face of online publishing. I have always enjoyed reading Jason’s posts, he’s an open […]

Google Blog Search

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

More good stuff from the Googleplex. This week Google announced its new search engine for blogs. A nice complement to the searchability of the blogosphere, Google joins Icerocket, Technorati and Blogpulse with exclusive searches on weblogs from every corner of the globe:

“Your results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger; our blog index […]

Flickr RSS Widget

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

This is a nifty little script for folks who want to display specific images from various Flickr feeds. Its definitely an alternative to the regular Flickr badge that most people use. Check out the link here and you can see how it works by clicking on the “Flickr RSS Widget” button on the right hand […]

The Spamosphere

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Interesting read this am on Tim Yang’s blog, where he points to a recent survey that uncovered that an estimated 42% of blogspot content is pure spam or “splogs” or in the case of blogspot, “splots.” That has to make you weary! Phillip Lennsen conducted a random survey, initially of 50 blogspot blogs that […]

Technorati Tags

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Thanks to flipthedolphin for helping me install Bunny’s Technorati Tags plugin for Wordpress! Now, I can post relevant tags that can be clicked and searched via Technorati. Thanks again to flip for the assistance, he has been a true friend in helping me navigate through the various features and functionality of the Wordpress platform. This […]

The Mysterious RSS

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Here is more evidence that RSS still needs to be more accessible to the mainstream user:

“Nielsen//NetRatings polled 1,000 members of its research panel who read blogs. It found that nearly two-thirds of the respondents either never heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or did not know what the technology is used for.”

Clearly, RSS needs to […]

Cool Tools

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Here are two interesting tools that I found on a couple of the blogs I am subscribed to:

First up, is a really interesting launch called Feed Digest. I had recently subscribed to Peter Coopers blog, and although my eye would catch a post here and there, honestly I never really dug in to his world. […]

The Blogosphere All Summed Up

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Dave Sifry, CEO and Founder of Technorati has posted a two part summary of the state of the blogosphere based on what Technorati is currently tracking. Clearly, the statistics and insight show us that the blogosphere is growing at a rapid pace, creating an increasingly powerful expanding network of influence.

Part I:

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Digging Deep with BlogPulse

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

I was checking out BlogPulse’s new profiling feature and have to say its quite cool. I was just running through the toolset for Check out your URL, it digs deep.

” Blogger Profiles allows users to find more information about a specific blog or blogger—who authors it, how active the blog is, how it ranks […]

iTunes is #1

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

I was checking out my logs and feed stats this morning and learned that iTunes now represents the biggest client accessing my weblog. I have been noticing the lift over the past few weeks, and it has now surpassed Bloglines as the number one reader / client where people are accessing The Trend Junkie. People […]