John Robb quotes from the New Yorker article, then adds thoughts of his own. Social networks are effective at increasing participation—by lessening the level of motivation that participation requires…. Facebook activism succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice but by motivating them to do the things that people do when they are […]
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I’ve been using Twitterfeed to auto-post from here to Twitter. Unforunately it’s now doing sporadic updates and seems unreliable. However, you can use Google Feedburner to auto-post from your RSS feed to Twitter. Choose the feed, Publicize / Socialize. Added bonus: Configure your blog to use PubSubHubbub (WordPress has a plugin) and the Twitter update […]
How to get your blog content onto Twitter, Facebook, and Friendfeed using free services. I had been using the excellent and free Twitterfeed to autopost to Twitter but just switched to WP to Twitter, a WordPress plugin. Here’s why. Twitterfeed reads the Polizeros RSS feed and takes about first 120 characters of new posts, adds […]
They like it now. So all you kids-hate-Twitter fossils better get with the program.
Battle lines are drawn for the war of web search dominance Facebook buys Friendfeed. Their real target is Google, not Twitter. Twitter vs. Facebook: Who will win in real-time search? Comparison of their search engine features. Because it’s all about search. Real-time search. Google doesn’t have that yet. Facebook now has 300 million users and […]
Distributed Denial of Service attacks on websites are an increasing pest on the Web, but the latest bunch this week had a bizarre, and disturbing twist: They were aimed at a single user’s web presence. Read on.
Problogger responds to the “Is blogging dead” meme that Steve Rubel and others have been posting about. I get the sense from a lot of bloggers that they feel that they’re being left behind – that all this new stuff that is emerging is beyond them – that it’s hopeless to keep on blogging. My […]
Stocktwits uses Twitter to build a niche community around trading stocks. Scoble interviews founder Howard Lindzon. Here’s how it works. Post on Twitter about trading stocks and preface stock symbols with ‘$’ and use ‘stocktwits’ as a hashtag. An example tweet might be “I think $MSFT is a long-term buy because of Windows 7 and […]
Feedburner. Make your RSS feed highly useful Use Google Feedburner for your main feed and comments feed. RSS is how content moves around the web. You don’t have to understand RSS to use it, as setting it up is easy. Lots of people, including me, read much of their news in a RSS Reader rather […]
Jon Buscall So Steve Rubel has dumped blogging for lifestreaming. Charles Arthur at The Guardian also notes that participation on Twitter and Facebook is replacing blogging. Whilst I’ve noticed some of my favourite bloggers aren’t posting as frequently as usual, my own take on this is simple: don’t abandon your blog – just yet. The […]