Befriending Bloggers

Though some on LiveJournal seem to think so, blogging is not a broadcast of the “me me me” channel — rather, it should be a dialogue where the lines between producer/consumer blur a little, with less emphasis on the “expert” role of the newspaper columnist, tv personality, etc. This is the charm of blogging, really,… Read more »

Finding Blogs in your Niche

In his book “On Writing,” Stephen King famously says that if “You don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time — or the tools — to write.” This is as much true for blogging as for fiction, as the blogosphere is driven by writers having awareness of what’s being talked about elsewhere. Don’t… Read more »

Google and Yahoo Turf Wars Heat Up

Well, it’s no news that Yahoo, among others, is fighting for its life against the megalithic efforts of Google. The ink just dried on Google’s $3 billion buy of the Doubleclick ad network and they’ve officially announced a Powerpoint-clone program to join their already beefy hosted office software suite. They’re being innovative and aggressive enough… Read more »

Google Continues to Get Local with Voice-Based Service

Clickz News reports of Google’s new experimental service offering 411-type information by calling 1-800-GOOG-411. This service is free and intermittent at the moment, but shows Google’s growing effort to penetrate offline media. Google’s also been up to a variety of other things, such as buying ads on radio stations and of course, their acquisition of… Read more »