Happy Monday, folks! The big news from the past week is the release of Movable Type 4.26. This is a performance release — it improves search performance and reliability of the job queue. It also includes a handful of other bug fixes, and some new configuration directives that help you tweak performance.
However, you may choose to hold off on this upgrade. People on the MT mailing lists noticed that it did not seem to be performing a full upgrade. Turns out the schema version was not updated, so the intended changes to the database are not made. Six Apart has assured everyone that has already upgraded that the problem will not cause anything to break. The schema changes were only to increase performance, so they are not required for the code changes. A fix is expected this week. read more
As more and more of my clients discover the terms social media and social web, they ask me how to use this new Web 2.0 concept of social. They are surprised when I ask them a few questions and find out they are already a part of the social web.
Here are my questions:
Do you have and use email?
Do you have a blog or website?
Do you allow comments on your blog?
Do you have a forum?
Are you on MySpace and/or Facebook?
Do you Twitter or use a similar interactive, microblog program or service?
Do you bookmark sites through Delicious, StumbleUpon, Digg, or other services?
Then you’re a part of the social web. You’re using social media tools to communicate with others. So you know how to use the social web, right?