Speedlinking – 21 December 2006
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Speedlinking – 21 December 2006

Blogger Beta came out of beta a couple of days back. So I’d be interested in hearing Blogger user’s reviews. Do tell! WSJ has published an opinion piece on bloggers and how we’re a mob. The irony is that bloggers everywhere are joining together to storm the paper’s website like ...more
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ecto for Windows 2.2 released
21st of December 2006 Darren Rowse 9

ecto for Windows 2.2 released

Blog desktop editor ecto for Windows 2.2 has been released. New features include: Added Flickr Search support for image upload. Added more robust data saving to guard against OS crashing. Added support for CSS style/class for image upload. Added support for generic tag format (e.g. Ultimate Tag Warrior) Added GoDaddy.com’s ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google Gives Clarification on Duplicate Content
21st of December 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Google Gives Clarification on Duplicate Content

If you’ve ever wondered what Google does and doesn’t clasify as ‘duplicate content’ then you might find this explanation of it on their official Webmaster blog. A few snippets: “What is duplicate content? Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blogging Wills – What happens to your Blogs When You Die?
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Blogging Wills – What happens to your Blogs When You Die?

Eric Giguere asks an interesting question over at his blog – Do you have an “AdSense Will”? It is actually a question V (my wife) and I have talked about and made plans for over the past year or so. It became more serious for us to talk about when ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
More Reviews and Predictions – Group Writing Project Day 2
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More Reviews and Predictions – Group Writing Project Day 2

It’s day 2 of the ‘Reviews and Predictions‘ group writing project and I really enjoyed reading this next batch of entries. In fact I spent way to much time reading blogs today and not enough time posting! It just amazes me every day what a massive variety of blog topics ...more
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Speedlinking – 20 December 2006
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Speedlinking – 20 December 2006

Lifehacker: the book has now started shipping through Amazon. I’ve ordered mine. Another example of leveraging a blog to make money. Aviva Directory has a list of 99 tips to do branding on the cheap. It’s written for Web Startups but a lot of it could apply to bloggers. Are ...more
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Google Release 2006 Zeitgeist Report
20th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Google Release 2006 Zeitgeist Report

Two weeks ago it was Yahoo sharing the most searched for terms in it’s engine – today Google shares theirs with their annual Zeitgeist Report. Google’s top searches for the year: 1. bebo 2. myspace 3. world cup 4. metacafe 5. radioblog 6. wikipedia 7. video 8. rebelde 9. mininova ...more
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Online Etiquette and the Culture of a Blog
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Online Etiquette and the Culture of a Blog

Michael Moncur has written a thoughtful post asking Whatever happened to online etiquette? which bounces off (and largely rejects) the NYT piece by David Pogue of the same name. I think Michael makes some worthwhile points – particularly in his third point about Anonymity and fifth point about content inspiring ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Group Writing Project – Day 1
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Group Writing Project – Day 1

Day 1 of the Reviews and Predictions Group Writing Project is over and 55 submissions have arrived in my inbox from readers who are competing for the $2500 in prizes. This round includes a few posts from our sponsors themselves (they’re not in the running for prizes but wanted to ...more
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