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Blogging is most certainly not dead
Social media is as compelling as ever, but people are increasingly souring on the surveillance state Skinner boxes like Facebook and Twitter. Decentralized media like blogs and newsletters are looking better and better these days…
april 2018 by davebriggs
Google Trust
I run my business largely on Google's platform: email, files, calendar, my telephone number and easy syncing across multiple devices. I'm also a power user of Google's Android mobile operating system - it's my choice for both phone and tablet. Of course, Google is my default search engine and mapping program. And like many journalists, academics, and information obsessed geeks, I organized the RSS feeds from blogs and news sites that I followed with Google Reader.

Last week in my Forbes column, I joined the general din of outrage among hard-core Reader users when Google announced it was killing the service.

Does Google
understand the concept of corporate social responsibility? That seems
to be the basic question around the company’s strange decision to shut
down a tiny service that serves as a major audience conduit for many
thousands of bloggers, citizen journalists, and self publishers.

Google’s announcement today that it is destroying Google
Reader, the most popular RSS syndication tool was a massive blow to the
blogging community – and to most of those speaking out tonight via
social media, an entirely unnecessary attack on an important corner of
the public Internet by a company with more than $50 billion in revenue
and a newly-won reputation as a tech giant on the move.

Don't forget, Google launched Reader to gain an important niche in the news world - and because of its dominance in search and email, Reader quickly became the largest RSS outlet in the world. But Google seems obsessed with its failed social media platform G+ and is apparently interested in competing with Amazon and Apple on paid magazine and news subscriptions. So Reader became a cost center of limited value....or so the Google chieftains believed.

In fact, the decision to shutter Reader has been a disaster for Google because the company alienated that key user base so completely (and cluelessly, if you ask me). For the couple million it probably saved in not maintaining Reader, it lost many untold millions in social capital and negative publicity, threatening the reception of its upcoming Glass product - and leading most of the tech press to mock this week's release of its new note-taking product, Google Keep.

The headlines told the story - nobody trusts Google to keep a service, even if its successful in winning adoption.

Google Keep? It'll probably be with us until March 2017 - on average

Google Keep Arrives, But For How Long?

Google Keep: The Next New Service to Die

A matter of trust: Will Google Keep stick around?

Om Malik was particularly tough - and on point:

Sorry Google, but you might not realize that you are acting like the
company you wanted to replace: Microsoft. The Barons of Redmond used to
float products into the market — smart displays and weird stuff — that
companies like Samsung and LG would put out in the market, only to yank
them later. In the end, I stopped believing in Microsoft and shifted my
dollars and attention to other brands.

And so on. It really is a matter of trust, and that's something that co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don't seem to understand. Sure, they're great at innovation for a large company. But where's the sense of common cause, the recognition that social capital actually matters over the long term.

Maybe Dave Winer is right: maybe Google really is no good at being evil.

Postscript: I'm trying Feedly as my new RSS reader. It's pretty good. A little too "magazine" like compared to Reader's spare stack of links, but I'll keep it for a while and see.
Blogs  CauseWired  Technology  from google
march 2013 by davebriggs
What the Chief Executive needs to know about social media
Below is something I wrote for work. The chief exec is referred to here as she/her because I had our chief exec in mind when I wrote it. If you think I’ve left anything out or disagree with anything, please leave me a comment.

If the chief exec uses no other social media tools, she should invest in:

· Blogs
· Twitter
· LinkedIn

Taken and used in conjunction with one another, these tools can help the chief exec to achieve the following social media objectives:

1. to further develop her online profile;
2. to further develop her online network.

Blogs are a vital tool for anyone whose job it is to convey messages. They are a simple way to keep people informed and up-to-date with your professional activity. A blog can be used to give a human face and voice to an organisation or brand – essential for communicating messages online. A blog allows the author to:

assert her authority in her field, and used regularly;
help to maintain her (professional) profile and/or build on it online;
raise awareness of her current areas of focus, creating opportunities for conversation/collaboration.

See also: Why all non-profits should have a blog – a good one

Twitter is a simple networking tool which works on the sharing of information as currency. It is a public aspect to the chief exec’s profile that enables people to identify and connected with her online. When the chief exec is identifiable on Twitter and using it effectively she and the organisation appears more engaged, transparent and authentic. Not being identifiable on Twitter and using it effectively means a chief exec increasingly runs the risk of appearing out-of-touch or unwilling to present themselves publicly for some reason.

Using Twitter effectively requires time and dedication and doesn’t yield evident results immediately. It can take a while to find your feet and establish a useful network but Twitter becomes more meaningful, the more you use it. In order to develop a meaningful network, the chief exec must be active on Twitter, frequently tweeting links to news and developments in her field – a public demonstration that she is in touch. Other Twitter users will then follow her because she is demonstrating that she’s an authority in her field and her tweets are therefore more credible. When someone contacts the chief exec on Twitter, she should respond publicly where possible, because this demonstrates that she is engaging outside of any professional bubble.

Building a meaningful network on Twitter is a worthwhile investment for when the chief exec has a message to communicate. If she tweets a link to a new blog post, for example, her following will help circulate the message within any other networks that have a stake.

Used effectively, Twitter also offers a personalised filter for information/media – you should follow people who tweet content that makes your Timeline a relevant and useful knowledge-pool, a ‘go-to’ source of information/media, and/or could provide a meaningful answer to a question if you tweeted it.

More blogs about Twitter

LinkedIn is a professional social network that makes it very easy to find and (re)connect with anyone you have had a direct professional connection with. As with Twitter, these people are likely to help spread a message when you have something to communicate.

While there are various things one can do with LinkedIn, a great advantage is it requires minimal time and effort to maintain once your profile is complete. In the very least, LinkedIn ensures you always have a very simple way to contact anyone in your extended professional network, as they do you.

It also provides a standard professional ‘About Me’ webpage and makes your name more searchable, which raises your online profile and creates more opportunities for people to find out about you and your work.
social_media  Uncategorized  blogs  chief_exec  chief_executive  LinkedIn  Twitter  from google
august 2012 by davebriggs
Going public – a council blog case study
Last September, my department launched an internal news blog, aimed at keeping staff informed about the latest developments and initiatives, as well as celebrating achievements and sharing best practice. It featured an update from the Director on the visits, meetings and events that she attends every week, as well as a regular report from Council meetings on key reports and decisions.

This proved popular with staff as a way to keep informed. It also provided a way for them to have their say, by leaving comments on the posts. Crucially, we invited posts from any member of staff, to get a broad view of the work across the department. In all, we had nearly 200 posts, from over 50 contributors.

Going public
We’ve been so pleased with this new way of sharing our information that we’ve decided to make the blog public. My argument for this was simple – we have nothing to hide and our service users will have a genuine interest in knowing what we’re up to.

The new blog

In that spirit, we’ve just gone live with www.edinburgh.gov.uk/brightfutures.

Before going live, we trained key staff throughout the department on publishing to the new blog. This will enable us to keep up the high volume of posts from across our services, without necessarily relying on centralised publishing (although we are retaining an editorial overview, with posts requiring central approval before going live).

We transferred all relevant posts from the old blog in order to preserve the archive that we’ve built up over the past year – this means that we’ve already got a healthy looking “tag cloud” of popular topics which people can browse.

Broad remit
The blog has a broad remit – covering all of the services we deliver to Edinburgh’s children, young people and their families. We’re a huge department with lots of stories to tell, so I’m hopeful that we won’t be short on material. We’re also going to encourage contributions from key partners, parents and carers, and young people – in fact, we’ve already featured a couple of posts written by young people themselves. This is another feature of the blog which I’m particularly excited about.

One challenge will naturally be to filter what comes in and make sure it’s of sufficient interest to the wider audience – the concept of what makes a story “blog-worthy” will take some time to take shape, and I’m hoping that honest feedback, backed up by some decent analytics, will help us identify what really ignites people’s interest.

Inviting comments
Without doubt the trickiest subject, when discussing our ambition to make the blog public, has been around comments – the ability for anyone to have their say. Of course, we’ll be pre-moderating any comments before they go live. This isn’t to censor anyone, just to make sure nothing nasty gets through. Our organisation has published an acceptable use policy for anyone wanting to contact us through social media, and we’ll be keeping the same rules for the blog. Where it will get interesting, though, is if we get legitimate negative comments. This is the tricky bit of genuine public engagement, and will certainly be a cultural shift for some, although most folk I’ve spoken to are excited by its potential.

The bigger picture
One thing we were always keen to stress to staff is that the blog is part of a much bigger picture – one of various ways in which they could get news. We have various internal and external channels of communication, and we’ll continue to strengthen the editorial processes for getting stories to the right people, via the most appropriate means.

Top blogging tips
To help people wanting to contribute, we came up with 8 top tips for writing a good blog post:

Be personal – blog posts should be written in the first person (e.g. “I think…” or “I’m pleased to announce…”) and can be informal. If you are writing on behalf of someone, say so – people can quickly pick up on writing skills and will recognise if different people are pretending to be the same person.

Be clear – use plain English, avoid jargon, and explain any terms that people may not have heard before.

Be honest – don’t avoid difficult subjects. People respect honesty and openness.

Be relevant – never leave the reader asking “so what?” – explain what your news will actually mean to them.

Be connected – link to further reading e.g. related articles or other websites.  Try to put links at the end of your post to avoid people leaving your post halfway through.

Be visual – photos and videos are a great way to grab people’s attention – whether it’s a high quality film or just a snap from a mobile phone.

Be creative – think about ways to engage your audience. Put the most important facts first and create something that people will want to read.

Be responsive – people can leave public comments on posts. If someone comments on your post, respond where appropriate. Invite comments by ending your post with something like “what do you think?” or “We’d be interested to hear your views on…”.

In the spirit of that last tip, I’m keen to hear what people think of the new blog and the thinking behind it. Are you planning something similar for your organisation? Or have you seen other examples of blogging in local government?
Blog  Featured  blogs  communications  engagement  local_government  from google
august 2012 by davebriggs
The one big thing that newspaper visionaries didn’t foresee
It’s easy to forget sometimes that the world wide web has been around for more than two decades now, or that it has caused massive and ongoing disruption of almost every form of content from books and newspapers to music and movies. In the early 1990s, only a few really foresaw that kind of revolution occurring in media, and as former journalist Mark Potts notes in a recent blog post, one of those who looked into the future with some accuracy was the former managing editor of the Washington Post, who wrote a memo to the paper’s executives describing what this future might look like and how it would change the industry.

Even more interesting than what this former editor got right, however, are the things that he and almost every other visionary completely missed — and one of the most important was the way that the news industry would be transformed by social media. From blogs to Twitter, that transformation (or what Om has called the “democratization of distribution”) has probably been more disruptive than any other technological development since then, and it is one that many media entities still have not fully adapted to or taken advantage of.

Potts, a former technology writer for the Post, explains that managing editor Robert Kaiser was invited by Apple chief executive officer John Sculley to attend a conference in Japan about the future of digital media, and the memo (which Potts has posted on his site as a PDF) was his attempt to sum up what he learned for the newspaper’s senior managers. Much of what Kaiser says seems blindingly obvious now, but as Potts notes:

“This was 1992, when ‘going online’ meant connecting to services like Compuserve and Prodigy via slow, squeaky dial-up modems. PCs had just made a transition to color screens, laptops were still a novelty, cellular phones were rarer (and bricklike) and nobody but Tim Berners-Lee had heard of the World Wide Web.”

Digital media means more than paper on a screen
Kaiser talks about the massive advancements in computing power that the experts at the Japan conference were describing, including processors that would be able to handle billions of operations per second and new technologies that would allow computers to “take voice instructions” and even “read commands written on an electronic notepad.” All of those things have come to pass, of course, along with the “easy transmission and storage of large quantities of text, moving and still pictures.”

Potts then describes how he and some other Post staffers used the impetus of the memo to come up with early prototypes for a digital version of the paper, using Apple’s HyperCard software — and while the display is crude, the elements of what would become the newspaper’s pioneering WashingtonPost.com site (of which Potts was the co-founder) are all there, complete with images and links.

Kaiser’s memo undoubtedly helped push the Post towards the web, something both Graham and several other executives at the paper were early to recognize as a powerful force for journalism. And the Post chairman has continued to push for innovation, becoming an early proponent of Facebook — and a mentor to founder Mark Zuckerberg — and encouraging experiments like the Post‘s social-reading application for Facebook and its Trove news-recommendation engine, among others. As we’ve written before, the newspaper seems a lot more interested in pursuing these kinds of innovations than in erecting paywalls.

So Kaiser definitely got the emerging trends right. But the biggest thing that he and virtually every visionary missed was the impact of what would become known as “Web 2.0″ — that is, the revolution created by tools like blogging pioneer Dave Winer’s Radio Userland software and Blogger, which Evan Williams sold to Google before he went on to help launch another revolutionary social-media tool called Twitter. Between them, these two developments have done more to turn the world of traditional media on its head over the past two decades than any of the technological breakthroughs that Kaiser detailed in his memo.

Social media is a bigger disruption than faster processors
Not only did blogging lead to the emergence of some new-media powerhouses such as The Huffington Post, but the fact that the barriers to publishing had been permanently lowered allowed “the sources to go direct,” as Winer has described it. At first, only a few — such as billionaire media entrepreneur Mark Cuban — took advantage of this phenomenon to get their message out directly, without having to use the press as an intermediary; then the arrival of Twitter accelerated the process, as people like News Corp. billionaire Rupert Murdoch took to the network to tell their side of the story.

But even more transformative than this was the way in which Twitter and blogs and other social-media tools like Facebook have permanently changed the relationship between the media and what Dan Gillmor has called “the people formerly known as the audience.” Instead of relying only on mainstream journalists to tell us what is going on in places like Egypt during the Arab Spring, we have been able to see and hear about those events directly from people who are experiencing them — thanks to the efforts of pioneering journalists such as National Public Radio’s Andy Carvin, and his use of Twitter as a crowdsourced newsroom.

These tools allow readers to essentially generate their own newspapers using tools like Flipboard and Prismatic or even just Twitter itself, instead of having to rely on an editor’s idea of what is important — in other words, they can get their news unfiltered. Unfortunately, just as many newspapers and other traditional media companies took over a decade to really appreciate what Kaiser was talking about in his memo, it has taken almost as long for them to even begin to take advantage of the evolution in media that social tools represent.
blogger  blogging  blogs  Dave_Winer  Future_of_Media  Google  media  newspapers  social_media  Twitter  Washington_Post  from google
august 2012 by davebriggs
Authors don’t scale. Topics do.
I suspect there’s a lot of truth in Richard MacManus’ post at ReadWriteWeb about where Web publishing is going. In particular, I think the growth of topic streams is pretty much close to inevitable, whether this occurs via Branch + Medium (and coming from Ev Williams, I suspect that at the very least they’ll give Web culture a very heavy nudge) and/or through other implementations.

Richard cites two sites for this insight: Anil Dash and Joshua Benton at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Excellent posts. But I want to throw in a structural reason why topics are on the rise rise: authors don’t scale.

It is certainly the case that the Web has removed the hold the old regime had over who got to publish. To a lesser but still hugely significant extent, the Web has loosened the hold the old regime had on who among the published gets attention; traditional publishers can still drive views via traditional marketing channels, but tons more authors/creators are coming to light outside of those channels. Further, the busting up of mass culture into self-forming networks of interest means that a far wider range of authors can be known to groups that care about them and their topics. Nevertheless, there is a limit within any one social network — and within any one human brain — to how many authors can be emotionally committed to.

There will always be authors who are read because readers have bonded with them through the authors’ work. And the Web has enlarged that pool of authors by enabling social groups to find their own set, even if many authors’ fame is localized within particular groups. But there are only so many authors you can love, and only so many blogs you can visit in a day.

Topics, on the other hand, are a natural way to handle the newly scaled web of creators. Topics are defined as the ideas we’re interested in, so, yes, we’re interested in them! They also provide a very useful way of faceting through the aggregated web of creators — slicing through the universe of authors to pull in what’s interesting and relevant to the topic. There may be only so many topics you can be interested in (at least when topics get formalized, because there’s no limit to the things our curiosity pulls us toward), but within a topic, you can pull in many more authors, many of whom will be previously unknown and most of whom’s names will go by unnoticed.

I would guess that we will forever see a, dialectic between topics and authors in which a topic brings an author to our attention to whom we then commit, and an author introduces a topic to which we then subscribe. But we’ve spent the past 15 years scaling authorship. We’re not done yet, but it’s certainly past time for progress in scaling topics.
blogs  culture  libraries  fame  writing  from google
august 2012 by davebriggs
Why blog?
Who do this?

Blogging has been around for decades now. In some ways it has been superceded by ‘micro-blogging’ such as Twitter or social networks such as Facebook. Those allow you to do similar things: express yourself, connect to others, put things on the record, interact with others.

But blogging still might have a role – especially in a University context – but certainly as part of what public relations people will call ‘your communications offering’.

Firstly, accept that you have to be online in some way to exist in contemporary society. Let’s also assume you do want to exist in contemporary society.

For me Twitter is a much more effective networking tool, but my blog is now more important than my website and is still central to my work disseminating research, interacting with my various networks and putting on the record the great work Polis does.

So here’s some basic strategy thoughts for why and how to blog.

Blogging is no different to any other communication platform, but it’s different.

Ask yourself:

Why do I want to communicate?
To whom do I want to communicate?
Have I got the skills and time (the technology is easy)

Most of all, ask yourself:

‘What have I got to say that someone else wants to read?’

Then the how.

Ask yourself:

‘will anyone want to read this?’

All other style issues follow from that question but generally speaking blogs should be:

Make few points – ideally just one
Have links to further information/sources
Be either directly useful (or entertaining or challenging) to the reader
Write in a simple, personal, direct way – it is more of a bus/pub/common room conversation than a Journal Abstract – let alone a dissertation. But by all means, link to those.

Finally – don’t expect too much. Blogging is not magic. The Internet has many wondrous things in it (and lots of amusing cats) so think about your niche rather than challenging BBC Online.

This blog has probably broken half the rules I have set out.

That’s blogging for you.

[This post was an exercise for a talk at LSE on why University staff should blog - it was written in about 10 minutes - further thoughts welcome!]

Media  Blogging  Blogs  Communication  Dissemination  Facebook  Impact  LSE  social_networks  twitter  from google
august 2012 by davebriggs
Making Your WordPress Blog Blind- and Low-Eyesight-Friendlier
Despite the fact that vision issues affect no less than half of the world’s population, it will likely come as no surprise that web developers rarely make readability for the vision impaired a priority in their final designs.

While improving your site’s readability for the blind and otherwise seeing-impaired can be a difficult task with a site written in independent HTML, a site based on WordPress can be improved with the click of a button by utilizing appropriate plugins in order to make changes to the style elements involved.

If making your WordPress blog blind- and low-eyesight friendlier is a task you plan to set your hand to, take a look at these fantastic and wide-ranging plugins to make the job much easier!

1. Remove Title Attributes Plugin

While title attributes can sometimes be helpful to your website visitors, for the vision impaired they can easily prove to be a hindrance given their small size. Add onto this the fact that WordPress forces the addition of title tags on all links and images and your website can quickly become a nightmare for those having to strain to read smaller text. The fact that this text offers no real value in the vast majority of situations makes the problem even worse.

Luckily, like for most other needs within WordPress, there’s a plugin for that! The Remove Title Attributes plugin instantly eliminate title tags on links and images where you specify, allowing you to easily remove difficult to read and redundant information and helping to make your website more accessible.

2. Remove Color Plugin

The Remove Color Widget plugin for WordPress utilizes Javascript to instantly remove all background color from your blog, showing stark black text on a clean white background instead. While you may cringe at what this will do to your style, it is a selective tool that will do wonders for the ability of the vision impaired to more easily consume your textual content with a single click.

3. Accessibility Access Keys Plugin

Shortcut keys are a valuable resource for all of us; when the last time you used a combination of the “control” and “c” buttons on your keyboard to copy text? For the vision impaired, these so-called hot keys are an invaluable tool in using computer software – and navigating websites.

The Accessibility Access Keys plugin for WordPress lets you create any number of custom hot keys for your website, allowing your visitors to navigate your blog’s posts, pages and media in an intuitive way, removing the need to focus straining eyes on small text in navigation hot links.

4. Accessible Tag Cloud

This simple plugin adds a numerical indicator, in brackets, after each tag to let users know how many posts are associated with it. Given that people with vision impairments often use screen readers to read on-screen text aloud, the font size differences used to indicate tag relevance aren’t always enough and the use of the Accessible Tag Cloud plugin will allow even screen readers to give your users a true estimation of a tag’s value.

5. Font Resizer

This simple plugin gives both you and your visitors total control over the font sizes used on your posts and pages! Instantly change font sizes across your WordPress blog without the need to modify any CSS or alternatively, allow your visitors to decide for themselves which font size they’d prefer with an easy in-post selection button.

Ann Smarty is the experienced blogger running the free community of guest bloggers called My Blog Guest. She tweets as @seosmarty and blogs on anything related to Internet Marketing and social media. One of her newest tools allows you to monitor guest posts and track backlinks.

Image Credits: !anaughty!: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Blogging_News  Blog_Design  blogs  from google
july 2012 by davebriggs
Jimmy Leach: Keep the blogs alight
"We may not solve foreign policy issues through blogs, but we can at least explain them better."
blogging  blogs  opengov  opengovernment 
october 2010 by davebriggs
Why does government struggle with innovation?
"If innovation is becoming a core attribute required by government organisations, merely to keep up with the rate of change in society and the development of new ways to deliver services and fulfil public needs, perhaps we need to rewrite some of the rulebook, sacrificing part of our desire for stability in return for greater change."
web2.0  australia  blog  collaboration  blogs  e-democracy  e-gov  e-government  gov2.0  gov20  government  government2.0  egovernment  egov  innovation  culture 
april 2010 by davebriggs
The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators
"I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world."
aggregation  curation  curators  datamining  analysis  blog  blogging  blogpost  blogs  community  cms  content  data  information  internet  scoble  realtime  real-time  socialmedia  tools  web 
march 2010 by davebriggs
Forrester Blogs
Forrester's blog network has had a bit of a makeover - loads of good stuff in here.
analysis  technology  trends  analysts  blog  blogs  business  cio  company  forrester  internet  marketing  it  networking  media  research  socialmedia  socialnetwork  social  technologies 
march 2010 by davebriggs
Google Apps Developer Blog
New blog for being hacking Google Apps.
blogs  googleapps  google 
february 2010 by davebriggs
Buzz by Brad Fitzpatrick from Buzz
How to add your blog's RSS feed to your Google Buzz stream (it's quite tricky)
google  blog  howto  rss  api  blogs  feed  tips  googlebuzz  buzz 
february 2010 by davebriggs
WordPress Foundation
"The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software."
wordpress  opensource  publishing  blog  blogs  web  development  cms  charity  foundation 
january 2010 by davebriggs
The benefits of blogging
Great post by Julia Chandler on DfID's blogging experience
blogging  government  howto  blog  blogs  egov  reference  socialmedia  puffbox  dfid  gov2.0  government2.0 
january 2010 by davebriggs
NESTA Connect: The internal challenge of open innovation
"The open innovation professionals whom i've worked with who are most successful work just as hard, if not even harder, to network within their organisations to find the right people to be able to make a deal happen once they've sourced one externally. And tools like twitter are, in part, so exciting to me because they form a wonderful shortcut into organisations bypassing existing channels or opening up entirely new channels of communication that didn't exist previously. "
blogs  innovation  nesta  organisations 
january 2010 by davebriggs
Google Blog Directory
All of the official Google blogs listed in one place.
google  blog  blogs  list  blogging  seo  resource  work  official  directory 
september 2009 by davebriggs
How to Keep WordPress Secure
The official word on preventing your WP site getting hacked.
blogging  wordpress  blog  blogs  webdesign  cms  news  development  security  programming  php  work  Hacks  upgrade  learn  share 
september 2009 by davebriggs
I want to
Phil Bradley's awesome blog of web 2.0 tools and services.
web2.0  howto  blog  tools  reference  software  web  blogs  philbradley 
july 2009 by davebriggs
Simon Wakeman - public sector communications, marketing and public relations
I've worked in marketing and communications in the private and public sector. I'm currently Head of Marketing at Medway Council and a communications consultant.
marketing  blogs  pr  socialmedia  CoP  government2.0  local  blog  psfbuzz 
april 2009 by davebriggs
The Times & CUNY (and others) go hyperlocal « BuzzMachine
"The New York Times is about to announce that it is starting a hyperlocal product called The Local working with our students at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism."
collaboration  community  blogs  education  hyperlocal  local  newspapers  journalism  jeffjarvis  nytimes 
march 2009 by davebriggs
Great example of taking a community approach to customer service.
community  socialmedia  wiki  blogs  forums  enterprise  crowdsourcing  dell  collabor8now 
january 2009 by davebriggs
ThoughtFarmer: Intranet 2.0. Wikis, blogs, social networking.
"ThoughtFarmer is next-generation intranet software: wikis, blogs
and social networking for effective internal collaboration."
intranet  thoughtfarmer  application  2.0  architecture  socialmedia  wiki  blogs 
december 2008 by davebriggs
Google Blog Search
Google's blog searching tool has a new look.
weblogs  web2.0  tools  technology  searchengine  search  blogs  google 
october 2008 by davebriggs
Great resource for WordPressMUing
development  wpmu  wordpress  wordpressmu  plugins  blogs  themes 
may 2008 by davebriggs
building a better BLOG
Better Blog is a bloggers' community built on the lovely Ning.
blogging  blogs  collaboration  communication  community  howto  network  ning 
march 2008 by davebriggs
Our NHS, our future » Homepage
Simn Dickson's latest project, an NHS website running on WordPress. He gives us all hope.
Health  Blogs  nhs  simondickson 
november 2007 by davebriggs
MT Community Solution: Blogs Meet Forums 2.0
Interesting developments on the commnity (ie free) version of Movable Type, with social forums becoming a part of the platform. Is the time now due for an integrated WordPress and bbPress package to be available?
mt  movabletype  blogs  forums 
november 2007 by davebriggs
Bring together all your online personalities
web2.0  email  im  blogs  myspace 
october 2006 by davebriggs

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