Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Baltimore Sun - Usually, we don't step in the middle of resident-to-resident conduct," Linden Lab said in last week's statement, which was posted on its blog. "But these 'banks' have brought unique and substantial risks to Second Life, and we feel it's our duty to
Blog: Albion behind Wolves woes?
Westmidlands.com - Are Wolves really doing that badly or are they only doing so badly in comparison to their Black Country neighbours? writes Albion blogger Jarrod Hill . While the recent run of form has been poor, they still find themselves just outside the play offs
Cash Post: Blog Software Firm Gets $29 Million in Financing
Wall Street Journal - Internet company Automattic Inc., which distributes the popular WordPress blogging software, said it has raised $29 million from investors that include New York Times Co., after spurning an acquisition offer last year. The San Francisco start-up and
Cooper City mayor receives anti-Semitic messages
Miami Herald - Also, according to a BSO incident report, Green was forwarded a posting on Jan. 12 from a blog showing Eisinger's head placed on Adolf Hitler's body. Eisinger said she doesn't believe her opponents -- Lisa Conlon Dodge and Edward Wooley -- have
ELECTION 2008: Blog Bites: ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Newsday - Amid all the confusion of the Nevada Democratic caucuses, from people leaving in frustration to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each claiming separate victories, an interesting pattern emerged. And building on what happened in the "non-primary" that
Todd Benjamin's blog
CNN - As I write this trading is under way in the European markets, and the panic continues. No market has escaped the bloodbath, and the fear is palpable. The trigger for all this is fear of a recession in the U.S. I personally feel the the world's
Front Burner blog
Roanoke Times - Two weeks ago, I gushed to my blog readers about the Saveur 100, an annual list of the magazine’s favorite food finds from around the globe. Then I had a thought: If Saveur has been able to come up with 1,000 spectacular culinary tidbits over the
The age of turbulence’ – and how to survive it
Times Online - This article in general is not much help to the average man in the street. It is just another negative journalist blog, poorly timed and alarming in its generalisations. I give this effort by the 3 journalists a 2 out of 10 for content, accuracy and
Heath Ledger Tribute Blog
News.com.au - WAS Brokeback Mountain his finest work? Heath's repetoire was so varied we'll leave it up to you to share your favourite Heath moment at the movies. THE credits may have rolled on his marriage to Michelle Williams, but Heath Ledger won't be returning
Ledger's family awaits answers
News.com.au - Lets see if Heaths death can be a time for action, or a bunch of "I'm sorry, but's" and then go out and do it yourself. I've seen it all before, many times, death and soon after forgotten. Posted by: Truth-is of blog.ruysaustralia.com 1:39pm today
Friday, January 11, 2008
I'm blogging this. Fair warning... Put the world on notice. It's unlikely that you'll actually see anyone overtly change their behavior lest they be blogged, but you'll certainly shake up a paranoid few. Also available in a ladies' babydoll version! 100% cotton black heavyweight t-shirt. "I'm blogging this" on the front in white and "www.oreilly.com" on the back, also in white.
CliqueCam USB Webcam 800X600 w/Mic for Laptop or Desktop Whether you use it with Clique software or other PC applications, the CliqueCam fits the bill. With a high quality 1/4" 480k color CMOS Image sensor, images are clear and bright. And its eye-catching design boasts more than just good looks it allows the camera to be placed almost anywhere. Hang it on a flatscreen, clip it on a laptop or just rest it on a desk. There's even a one-touch snapshot button for pictures at a moments notice. Add to that the CliqueCam's built in USB microphone, and this is one information-capturing device that's sure to capture a lot of attention. Supported resolutions: 160x120, 176x144, 320x240, 352x288, 640x480, 800x600
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
It is then that the benefits of using music on websites were discovered. Before, music on the Internet was just available in downloadable forms as mp3. Even through hosting downloadable music on their servers, companies were able to get much traffic on their sites. And everyone engaged in Internet marketing knows that website traffic plays a big role in boosting product and service sales.
However, there had been a problem with illegal music download in which artists, musicians and record companies have lost millions of revenues. Then, came the popularity of Internet music streaming. Unlike the former, radio streaming does not allow download of the music files. Thus, the copyrights of the artists and record label owners are protected.
So, how can this be done? There are several ways to stream audio from your site. First, is to stream a radio program from your site or blog. You can find free affiliate programs that allow you to stream their radio content from your site.
What will this mean to you? This means that your site will have new audio content every time it is visited. What's even great is that the content is being updated even without much effort from you.
In this case, what you needed to do is to signup with an Internet radio station and have the link embedded on your blog or website.
Another way is to stream mp3s. To do this, you just need to upload your mp3files on a server and add the files' links to the page. When the link is clicked, the browser opens a media player window and plays a file. However, since the file is in mp3 format, it may also be downloaded. Downloading music files without the authorization of the copyright owner is illegal. Therefore, if you will be using this type of streaming, make sure that you have the appropriate permit to do so. A third way to add audio to you blog or website is to stream music through organizing playlists. Playlists are m3u files, which if downloaded, will not play music if offline. Using this process, however, can be complex. Here is a short instruction on how to do it. 1. Save your mp3 or wma file on the server. You may skip this step if you know that the file exists on another server and know the link to that file. Make sure that the link has a .mp3 or .wma extension.
2. Open your text editor and type the path to the file. Include the http:// and the file extension. Repeat this step until you have included all the links to the files that you would like to be included in the playlist. 3. Save the playlist with a .m3u extension. 4. Upload the m3u file on the directory where the music files are hosted or to your server.
5. Open your html editor and embed the link to the m3u file. Through this, you can also set if you want to have the playlist to autoplay if someone visits your site of if you want your visitor to control playing the music. You can also set the volume level.
It requires knowledge of html to be done. But if it will be the best way to increase traffic to your site, why not request assistance from programmers. After all, having audio on a website is a proven way to increase sales. Get a edge on blogging Today blogging
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Wordpress is a simple and powerful way to start blogging. If you're not an IT expert but want to use a state of the art blogging system to give your blog the best chance of success, while giving you the time to focus on content and your readers, WordPress is the right system for you, and this book is the right place to start. It will give you a rapid and straightforward introduction to the rich and powerful features of WordPress and get you up and running with a state of the art blog as quickly and painlessly as possible. WordPress is an open source blog engine released under GNU general public license. It allows users to easily create dynamic blogs with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and though it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. Its versality and ease of use has attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users. If you want to create powerful, fully-featured blogs in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore WordPress showing you what it offers and how to go about building your blog with the system. You will be introduced to the main aspects of a blog - users, communities, posts, comments, news feeds - and learn how to manage them using WordPress. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content, be it text or images, on your blog, and also understand how users interact with the blog. In working through the book you'll be inspired as well as informed, and have the capability and the ideas for make your blog cutting edge and exciting to maximise its impact. From this book you'll learn about: Installing and configuring WordPress on a local development machine or a web hosting service Managing posts and comments Working with Image galleries, calendars, etc. Organising users and Communities Creating and Installing themes to control the page layout Linking to the outside world - Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting Customising Widgets and Plugins Using WordPress as a regular CMS Written in a clear, easy to read style, the book takes you the essential tasks required to create a feature-rich blog as quickly as possible. From initial setup to customizing modules, each task is explained in a clear, practical way using an example blog developed through the book. Who this book is written for This book is a beginner's guide to WordPress, for people who are new to blogging and want to create their own blogs in a simple and straightforward manner. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT confident user will be able to use the book to produce an impressive blog. The table of contents is: WordPress and the World of BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging Getting Started with WordPress Choosing and Installing a Theme BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blog Your Heart Out Non-BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blog Content Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting Getting the Theme Tailor-Made for You Managing Users and Building Communities Widgets and Plugins Administrator's Reference
Customer Review: Good for beginning Wordpress developers, bad for the rest of the world.
This book is over-priced, padded with useless screenshots and poorly edited. The first 100 pages - and some of the back hundred for that matter - are filled with distracting explanations of topics irrelevant to properly using and building bloggy websites with Wordpress. The English is a mishmash of South Asian/British/American that reads like it was written by a tired programmer at 3 in the morning, and edited by someone with their eye on the clock rather than on the text. That said, while end-users should just say no - the online Wordpress documentation is better and more to the point, and there are some good third-party websites as well - for a beginning Wordpress developer the chapters on theming and coding plug-ins are quite helpful. Well, at least I did found them so while doing a quick WP project. If only there had been 2 or 3 more chapters extending those lessons! In short: this book is definitely over-priced. End-users should avoid this book; beginning WP developers will definitely find two or three chapters excellent how-tos on theming and coding plug-ins.
With an exclusive look inside Google, Disney, Yahoo, IBM, and others, this book shows how your company can use blogs to raise its visibility and transform internal communications
shows marketing and PR professionals as well small business owners how to do just that without spending a lot of money. Readers will learn how to tap into the power of blogs to create a direct line of communication with customers, raise the company's visibility, and position their organizations as industry thought leaders.
"BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogs will soon become a staple in the information diet of every serious businessperson . . . . BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogs offer an accelerated and efficient approach to acquiring and understanding the kind of information all of us need to make business decisions."
-- John Battelle, Business 2.0
Customer Review: Informative primer for corporate bloggers
A very useful book for those who want to understand how corporate blogging works, how their companies could use blogs and how to succeed in corporate blogging. Among the things I particularly like are: (1) The assertion and further elaboration that BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging is really about three things: "Information", "Relationships" and "Knowledge Management". (2) "Be Real: The Scoble Story" which highlights the importance of authenticity and honesty in blogging. (3) "External BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging Personality Types" where the values of different blogging styles (e.g. The Barber, The Blacksmith, The Bridge, The Window, The Signpost, The Pub, The Newspaper) was discussed.
Spokane Spokesman-Review - Life Goes On sounds as though she's been working hard for her money and not blogging too much here . * Marianne Love /Slight Detour has some fascinating historical info about Bonner County, including how Hoodoo Creek was formed and how Sagle got its name
Teams Search for Their Smile
Washington Post - Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the Who's BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging »
Russian oligarch invades the blogosphere
Daily Telegraph - The Russian entrepreneur Alexander Mamut has bought the US blogging website LiveJournal. Its many Russian users are worried that the Kremlin loyalist will use his ownership to censor the blog. Helen Womack and Will Stewart report
Why Facebook wants to corner the market in personal info
Guardian Unlimited - He then capitalised on his fame with Naked Conversations, a book aimed at persuading the corporate world of the benefits of blogging. After that, he founded a video-blogging company, PodTech.net , which is where he is now. Watching Scoble in action is
BlogHer Co-Founder Jory Des Jardins to Speak at the Blog Business
PRWeb - Jory Des Jardins, who co-founded the wildly successful women's blogging conference BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogHer, will speak about blogging for your small business at the upcoming BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blog Business Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA ( PRWEB ) October 9, 2006 -- Jory Des Jardins
Multiply First to Offer Blogging, Video, Photos, and Music Sharing On
PRWeb - Millions of Users on Multiply’s Social Networking Site Can Now Leverage Any Email-Enabled Device For Mobile Content Creation Boca Raton, FL ( PRWEB ) September 18, 2006 –- Pushing the envelope of social networking service capabilities, Multiply
Who's Afraid of Bill Kristol?
Slate - Who's Afraid of Bill Kristol? Nora Ephron, Josh Marshall, Jane Smiley, David Corn, Erica Jong, Katha Pollitt, and nearly every liberal with a blogging account. Jack Shafer posted Jan. 3, 2008 The Whiskey Rebellion In praise of booze in the newsroom
Eat, drink and be merry - for tomorrow we devalue the pound
Guardian Unlimited - Lord Rees of Ludlow is no blogging crank, but the Astronomer Royal and President of the Royal Society. He advocates 'a circumspect attitude towards technical innovations that pose even a small threat of a catastrophic downside', arguing that