It’s no secret that the most popular way to get ideas for your blog is by reading other blogs. I recently stumbled across a blog that was using the exact functionality that I had been trying to implement on my blog. Lucky for me (and you) it’s a simple third-party plug-in that works well with all blog platforms. [Read more…]
I fully understand the appeal of reading blogs on the morning commute: it often beats what’s printed in newspapers. What I can’t quite get my head around is The Printed Blog recently started by Joshua Karp.
In a world of iPhones, BlackBerrys, Kindles and 3G-enabled notebook PCs, why would I want to pick up and pay to read only moderately recent blog entries over which I have no control and no immediate way of communicating back with them or seeing the ongoing conversation?
“I thought maybe this would translate into a new, venture-funded model for newspapers, but no one believes print news will survive. If I had a penny left, I would bet newspapers will survive in printed form,” Karp said. [Read more…]
Strategist News has launched an online destination that aims to deliver business news and blog posts that are recommended by like-minded professionals.
The new website hopes to set itself apart with the quality of its community and resulting content selection. Members are a diverse group of business, investment and marketing strategists with an intellectually curious attitude. Blog posts and news articles are selected and ranked based on the number of recommendations.
Strategist News also announced its 2009 Top 50 Business Blogs, an annual ranking of best business blogs on the web. The ranking aspires to shed light on the best business bloggers, based on their popularity, credibility and relevance, from the point of view of business professionals.
Only time will tell if Strategist News can really deliver on its promise of high quality business news and blog posts.
It’s not as bad as if the FCC were to step in and start censoring blogs, but it is a step closer to government regulation…
According to a report in The Washington Post, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to rework guidelines that will permit the agency to go after bloggers who file phony claims on products – or fail to reveal if there is a conflict of interest. [Read more…]