Saturday, April 7, 2007

Business Week Podcast: Valley Boys

Today, I decided to experiment with inserting a link for a Business Week podcast called, Valley Boys: the new brat pack of Silicon Valley. These are the guys behind a lot of the Web 2.0 social media sites.

I wasn't able to embed this podcast into this post as I did with the YouTubes video of Marissa Mayer in the prior post. Therefore, when you click on the blue Valley Boys' hyperlink (above), it will open up iTunes on your computer where you can then click on the Valley Boys podcast. In order to hear this podcast, you will need to either have iTunes on your computer or download it free to your computer.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Marissa Mayer from Google

I am checking to see if I can imbed a YouTube video clip of champion innovator, Marissa Mayer from Google speaking at Stanford, into this post:

Who's doing the most blogging? Japan!

I read an interesting post titled, Wait, how many blogs Again? by Jeniffer Laycock. She wrote that David Sifry released Technorati's latest "State of the Blogosphere" report today.

She summarized the study and one of the things I found most eye-opening were that stat's regarding the # 1, 2 and other blogging languages. Japan is #1!

Here is PART a the handy summary that David Sirfry included at the end of his post of the study:

There are:
70 million weblogs
About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or...
1.4 new blogs every second
3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
1.5 million posts per day, or...
17 posts per second
Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 - up from 12 in the prior quarter
Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%
English second at 33%
Chinese third at 8%
Italian fourth at 3%
Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
English the most even in postings around-the-clock
Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
35% of all February 2007 posts used tags
2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February

Thursday, April 5, 2007

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly

Are you looking to write a great paper for one of your classes? Maybe you need to submit a polished, impeccable proposal to your boss? It can help to know the proper ways to use punctuation. Here is a helpful list of the most common punctuation and their uses. This list is more useful than your 6th grade English class.

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Beating Oprah at the book club game

LibraryThing's founder, Tim Spalding's creation, is quietly achieving cult status among bookworms around the world, creating a network with one of the highest IQs in cyberspace. Less than two years after it opened its doors to the public, LibraryThing's users have listed, tagged, or recommended more than 10 million works...

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Does Google SEO success 'suck'?

A Blog. I found this story interesting for two reasons. One point they made was that they did not want to be totally dependent on Search Engine Optimization. Instead, they wanted to make their brand stronger. Also, their idea of having local, community-edited sites might have application to our automotive repair information business, ADMS/MPC Publishing.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Shared items from Google Reader

For the moment, I have added a new feature to my blog: My Shared Items from Google Reader. I will see how it works on my blog. I am also looking at Newsgator as an RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeder just to see if there is a difference in storing info I want to keep.

There is so much to learn!