Digg Downsizes Team

On October 25, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Digg Downsizes Team

After relaunching Digg (to the fury of some users), CEO Matt Williams has just announced that Digg will be reducing headcount in an effort to reign in expenses. We’ve been able to deliver nimbly on the new platform, with over 100 bug and feature releases to the web site in the past two months. Our […]

Local Fox Station Airs “Social Media” News Reporting Parody

On October 25, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Local Fox Station Airs “Social Media” News Reporting Parody

Fox 4 DFW decided to roast Social Media and what we have are some pretty funny results. Among the social media company’s roasted are Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and even popular message and phone service Skype. The scene opens up like a skit from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The stations anchor opens with a […]

Camtasia Studio by TechSmith Makes Screencasting Simple

On October 25, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Camtasia Studio by TechSmith Makes Screencasting Simple

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a video? As much as bloggers love to write, the best of the breed are willing to admit that certain situations call for more than sentences and paragraphs.
That’s where screencasting comes in, and a useful program like TechSmith’s Camtasia can make a […]

Myspace Leaks User Data Just Like Facebook

On October 23, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Myspace Leaks User Data Just Like Facebook

We’ve been giving Facebook a lot of guff lately over their privacy flaps, but they aren’t the only large social network giving away user data, MySpace has been suffering from a similar type of user data leaks. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MySpace user IDs are being leaked to advertisers, which in turn […]

What Should Twitter Build? (Hackweek)

On October 23, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on What Should Twitter Build? (Hackweek)

Borrowing a page from Facebook, Twitter has decided to have a “hackathon” in which engineers will be temporarily free to build whatever they desire without being confined to their day jobs. To keep with the spirit of driving innovation in engineering, we’ll be holding our first Hack Week starting today (Oct 22) and running through […]

Here’s One Foursquare Badge You May Get, But Will Never Truly Deserve

On October 23, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Here’s One Foursquare Badge You May Get, But Will Never Truly Deserve

So here’s an example of outside the box thinking, an Astronaut this week used his Foursquare account to check-in from the International Space Station. For his efforts Doug Wheelock unlocked the “NASA Explorer Badge.” Okay, so maybe you can get the badge in the future, with plans underway to unlock the badge at NASA related […]

Are Joomla Extensions More Popular Than WordPress Plugins?

On October 22, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Are Joomla Extensions More Popular Than WordPress Plugins?

The folks over at Joomla have achieved a new milestone for the CMS/blog software by announcing that the platform has finally surpassed the 6,000 mark. While their total third party extensions pale in comparison to WordPress and Drupal’s inventory (which as of this post total at 11,731 plugins and 6,752 modules, respectively), the Joomla crew […]

Take Control of Your Inbox and Get Organized with Taskforce

On October 22, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Take Control of Your Inbox and Get Organized with Taskforce

As I’ve mentioned before, my Gmail account is horrific. It seems like something so simple as keeping it organized has become a huge chore. In an attempt to redeem myself, I signed up to receive an invite to Taskforce. So far, I have been using the service for about a week and it has really […]

Take Control of Your Inbox and Get Organized with Taskforce

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New Twitter Disappears, Then Reappears, We Wish It Stayed Away

On October 22, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on New Twitter Disappears, Then Reappears, We Wish It Stayed Away

The new Twitter disappeared today for much of the Twitter visiting population, just over a week since it first appeared. Users have always been able to revert to the old Twitter, which many have done, but it was the first time the option was not available, even upon request. Just after the issue was first […]

Blog Marketing How-To Guide – Lesson 6 – Think Quality Not Quantity

On October 21, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Blog Marketing How-To Guide – Lesson 6 – Think Quality Not Quantity

If you want your blog to be successful and still have an audience in a few years, then you need to focus on quality, not quantity.  Building a successful blog that has a lifespan longer than 12 months and an audience that continually grows depends on your ability to put long-term sustainable growth above short-term […]

Stop Using Twitter! Washington Post Journalists Told To Ignore Popular Social Hub

On October 21, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Stop Using Twitter! Washington Post Journalists Told To Ignore Popular Social Hub

Washington Post journalists have been told by the company to back away from Post-branded and personal Twitter accounts when it comes to speaking on behalf of the organization. The memo came after the paper post a controversial article titled: Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of sexuality.” The article was published after several gay […]

Ning Launches iPhone App!

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Ning Launches iPhone App!

With social networks like Twitter and Facebook dominating the iVerse, it looks like Ning has finally decided to launch an iPhone app in order to help its premium customers manage their social networks while on the go. It’s now even easier for Network Creators to manage and monitor their Ning Networks on the go. We’re […]

Search Engine History

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Search Engine History

Ovewr at Performancing a new infographic about search engines has been released by the Infographiclabs team. After the detailed Google History graphic we recently published, this new infographic takes a look a the different search engines there have been in the last 20 years. A trip down memory lane for everyone who’s been online longer […]

WordPress Joins Google As An Official Domain Register

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on WordPress Joins Google As An Official Domain Register

Despite their partnership with GoDaddy, it looks like Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) has been granted status as a domain register by ICANN. As some folks have noticed already, Automattic is now a “real” domain registrar (ID #1531). This has been a goal of mine for several years now, chiefly because I am a bit of a […]

Blogging Pitfalls: Why Blogging Can Be Bad for Your Health

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Blogging Pitfalls: Why Blogging Can Be Bad for Your Health

Though blogging may be a great mental exercise, so much so that it is recommended for seniors to help them keep their mind sharp, it is not exactly the most intense of physical activities.
Since most of us blog while sitting down, which puts almost no strain on our body, a 145 lb person will burn […]

First Conan O’Brien Guest Might Be Voted Onto The Show By Twitter Fans

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on First Conan O’Brien Guest Might Be Voted Onto The Show By Twitter Fans

Conan O’Brien will return to TBS on November 8 and now a social campaign is under way which let’s fans vote for who they believe should be the hosts first guest on his new show. Okay so you can’t choose just any guest, there are twelve choices, such as Lady GaGa and Tom from Myspace […]

3 Things Probloggers Should Do Before Hitting The Publishing Button

On October 20, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on 3 Things Probloggers Should Do Before Hitting The Publishing Button

In an age where everyone wants to be first, many bloggers are sacrificing elegance for speed in a vain attempt to break the news before their rivals get a chance to analyze the story.
While bloggers should always attempt to break a story (as doing so can result in a massive amount of traffic), bloggers should […]

ExpressionEngine To Leapfrog WordPress On iPhone? (iExpression)

On October 19, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on ExpressionEngine To Leapfrog WordPress On iPhone? (iExpression)

After introducing the world to iExpression in July, Red When Excited (from the United Kingdom) has been tirelessly working on improving their unofficial ExpressionEngine app with the impending release of version 1.4 for iOS. While iExpression’s latest version promises to match WordPress for iOS by allowing EE fans to upload videos to their blogs, the […]

3 Guest Blogging Lessons (learned the hard way)

On October 19, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on 3 Guest Blogging Lessons (learned the hard way)

Less than 10. That’s how many click-throughs I received after writing several guest blog posts for a few well known blogs.
What a bust!
There are many benefits to guest blogging, and one that is often near the top of the list is generating traffic for YOUR blog/website.
I understand that there are many long-term benefits, but […]

LOLapps Unblocked From Facebook After 2-Day Hiatus, Privacy Issues Resolved

On October 19, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on LOLapps Unblocked From Facebook After 2-Day Hiatus, Privacy Issues Resolved

LOLapps, one of the larger and more popular Facebook app creators was blocked from Facebook two days ago after it was determined that their programs were sending private user data to advertisers, now two days after the block Facebook has reinstated the provider. Facebook and LOLapps have both come forward and admitted that most user […]

b2evolution Embraces Beta, Befriends Twitter

On October 18, 2010, Posted by , In Community Posts,NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on b2evolution Embraces Beta, Befriends Twitter

After waiting many long, long months, b2evolution (a distant cousin of WordPress) has left the Alpha stage and is now officially embracing the beta. We are happy to annonce that b2evolution version 4.0.1-beta has been released. […] Although it is pretty stable, we still call this version beta because there are minor bugs we are […]

There’s No Room for Spin On Good Content

On October 17, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on There’s No Room for Spin On Good Content

I just finished reading an article by Aaron Schoenberger that makes a convincing case against article spinning. I couldn’t agree with him more that spinning articles is what’s been called the ‘easier softer way’ in other arenas and there are several reasons why you can’t replace spun articles with original fresh content. Following is a […]

There’s No Room for Spin On Good Content

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Greatly Increase Your Impact on Twitter with Twitalyzer

On October 16, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Greatly Increase Your Impact on Twitter with Twitalyzer

There are tons of tools out there that let you view your statistics on Twitter and see how influential you are. Twitalyzer is an impressive Twitter analytics tool that goes above and beyond. Even though there are 3 types of paid accounts, you can get everything you need and more just from the comprehensive free […]

Greatly Increase Your Impact on Twitter with Twitalyzer

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MetroTwit – A Simple Twitter Client for Windows that Delivers

On October 15, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MetroTwit – A Simple Twitter Client for Windows that Delivers

In my search for a light yet efficient Twitter client for my Windows desktop, I came across MetroTwit. Though it’s for all versions of Windows, it’s optimized for Windows 7 and requires .NET Framework 4.0. They do warn that since it is still in beta, “you will run into bugs and crashes.” All of their […]

MetroTwit – A Simple Twitter Client for Windows that Delivers

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Show Your Blogging Face?

On October 15, 2010, Posted by , In BLOGGING,Community Posts, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Show Your Blogging Face?

Everywhere I go, I see Joe Purschke’s face. Who is Joe Purschke? Well he’s my mortgage broker. But I knew him long before I met him. That’s because Joe uses his face on every ad. From highway billboards to refrigerator magnets – I can pick Joe out of a lineup better […]