Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

October, 2004

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    PR professionals: Wake up to the blogosphere!

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    Steve Rubel has pointed to a 4 part " State of the Blogoshpere " report by David Sifry of Technorati . Sifry graphically illustrates the spikes in posts and their relation to news events and highlights how a piece of news generated by bloggers often pre...
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    Forrester Research RSS feed

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    Charlene Li reveals Forrester has an RSS feed... "it's at http://www.forrester.com/rss although we're not yet actually publicizing it yet on our site. "
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    How Microsoft is 'handling' the open source threat

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    Martin Taylor, global general manager of platform strategy at Microsoft, talks to vnunet.com about how the company is handling the open source threat: "I've hired quite a few people from the Linux open source world to run a research and development centre...
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    Firefox full-page ad to appear in New York Times

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    Via Steve Rubel : "Mozilla today launched a community effort to secure enough funds to take out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times. The full-page ad will include the names of everyone who supports the campaign along with a message about the...
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    Negroponte on the Future of Money...P2P2P

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    Information Week is running a 25 Years feature , that includes an article by Bill Gates ' The Enduring Magic Of Software ' and a typically whacky piece (via Techdirt ) by Nicholas Negroponte ' Peer-To-Peer Payoff ': "Without question, the generation of...
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    RSS advertising - it is about choice

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    Wired investigates how RSS is developing as an advertising medium in ' RSS Feeds Hunger for More Ads '. 'Purists' freak at the notion of incorporating ads into RSS . David Winer doesn't go quite this far in the Wired article, but cautions: "...let's be...
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    Lookout, Google launches desktop search

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    It had to happen, just a matter of when... The Register: Google launches desktop search for Windows PCs Boston Globe: Google search program gets jump on Microsoft There is an online help file...install is problematic: for me at least: 'not compatible...
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    Q: What is the meaning of life?

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    "Q: What is the meaning of life? A: The Meaning of Life is the title of a 1983 Monty Python film. Alternatively, according to Douglas Adams in the HH's Guide to the Galaxy, it is 42." This is the answer given by 82ask , a mobile text knowledge service...
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    Audi sponsors car blog

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    Via Signal vs Noise : "Gawker Media launches three new blogs today: Jalopnik , a car site; Kotaku , for video games; and Screenhead . The sponshorship model of Jalopnik is interesting too. Instead of selling a variety of ads, the site is starting out...
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    More CEO blogging

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    Via Steve Rubel , "Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, has started a weekly blog . PRWeek.com has the full story ." Also, "[Business 2.0], The venerable biz pub looks at CEO blogging, blog marketing and blog monitoring, writing: But in time, and as this...
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