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December 31, 2006

Last Chance To Win $200

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We’ve had a great response to our post announcing our seasonal gift of $200 and a year’s link from the Blog Herald- to a deserving blog.

Last chance to enter or propose a blog is tonight, midnight- Pacific Standard Time.

The winner will be announced on January 2nd, after we have researched all the entries tomorrow and cast our respective votes.

Here is wishing all who have entered the best of luck, and to everyone- a very Happy New Year and Prosperous 2007!!

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December 24, 2006

A Time of Giving

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This season is a time of giving and we at the Blog Herald would like to celebrate the holidays with a small gift of our own.

After the New Year, we will be giving $200 USD to a blog that needs some financial help, as well as a link on our blogroll for the whole of 2007.

The criteria for the winning blog is only that it should be helping to make our world a better place. This can be achieved in many different ways, from increasing our awareness as a society, being a symbol of hope through example or more obvious ways- such as fundraising or research.

To recommend a blog or to apply, please leave a comment or email us before midnight, PST, Dec. 31st: editor[at]blogherald.com.

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December 20, 2006

Democratizing The Economics Of Content

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Google was way ahead of MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook in disrupting the content business — Google acquired Blogger in early 2003 to accelerate the rise of “user-generated content,” otherwise known as people publishing content online with free, easy publishing software (as with “blog,” I use that phrase as an unfortunate consequence of wide adoption). But how would this explosion of online content benefit Google? Why own the platform? The answer arrived soon after with the launch of AdSense, which provided this legion of new publishers a way to monetize their content, thereby embedding Google in the exploding economics of online content. read more

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