The world has changed. Technical developments allow all of us to collect, store and share digitized information on an unimagined scale. The cost of storage, bandwidth and processing power is, for business purposes, essentially zero.
So the world has changed, and will continue to change. But it can change in two entirely different directions, depending on who lays claim to this fantastic tool.
On the one side, there is the public. Every human with access to the Internet has received fingertip round-the-clock access to all of humanity’s collective knowledge and culture. This is a fantastic leap ahead for mankind – much larger than when public libraries arrived 160 years ago, and comparable to how society changed with the arrival of the printing press.… Read the rest
Margaret Roach and her turning her private philanthropy initiative to rebuild the schools of a indigenous Tibetan tribe in Nepal into a 501C3 in order to qualify for not for profit status and allow people who make donations to the schools and children the ability to deduct those donations. The site is called Open Your Hands.
Finishing up John Lipkowitz, the nature photographer’s new WordPress-Gallery fusion site, using Brian Gardner’s Revolution theme.… Read the rest
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.… Read the rest
Nokia Web2.0 Horror! Found on TechCrunch, one of the most terrible viral videos I have seen. Perhaps the strategy is to get a lot of people commenting on just how horrific viral can go with this Nokia spot. Then again, I think I just got PWN3D !
Martha Stewart is getting into the online ad network game. Bring the cache of Martha Stewart and related traffic from the MSLO publishing network, this could be a very successful strategy for blogs and websites whose content is narrow, deep and reflect a simpatico style and taste with MSLO.
Martha’s Circle — a collection of exceptional lifestyle sites and blogs handpicked by our editors — is the most reliable and efficient way to extend your campaign and interact with passionate, quality-minded consumers in a niche environment they trust and treasure.
We have direct relationships with each site and blog, so your campaign is guaranteed great placement, right in the middle of the most relevant content and communities. You can focus your buy around one or more of our four content areas: food, kids, home, and entertaining.… Read the rest
Recently Vimeo, a site that is a user based video hosting site has created the ability to create simple, fast and fun Tumbl blogs.
“A tumblelog is a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.” from Wikipedia
Who controls information, what does it mean, and how does that relate to the media of blogs.
New York Times reaches out to the blogosphere, or the blogoshtan and asks for news during marshal law and the news blackout of Pakistan.
“With opposition protests blocked by the authorities in Pakistan, NYTimes.com is asking readers in Pakistan to help us report on events in the country by sending us eyewitness accounts of protests in photographs, video or text.”
Gen. Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan:
“I must remove my uniform and there should be a civilian government,’’ Musharraf told state-run Pakistan Television today. “Elections must be held as soon as possible, by Feb. 15 at the latest.’’
Benazir Bhutto, leader of the main opposition party, called it “yet another vague announcement.… Read the rest
Who is this enigmatic man who seems to be everywhere all at once ? Since one of the main topics of my rather eclectic blog is Flickr, I think there is a good place to start. Link Pictured above is one of his breathtaking photographs of the Manhattan Bridge from his Flickr account, used slightly outside the scope of the Flickr TOS, just to keep you on this page. The hyperlink will take you to his account.
SeeMingLee is spread across a number of the social networks like I am, and I am impressed. He has harnessed the power of possibility, and I hope this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.… Read the rest
I have a theory about French National Telcom, the rise of the Internet and the ‘lack’ of French content on the web. I find it astounding that one of the best educated and most intellectual countries in the world should be so scarce on the Internet these days, and I don’t think it is due to the french language.
“I think this was Chiens de Paille’s 2nd video released after they dropped their debut album “Mille et un fantômes”. Anyway, great track that ended up being in the 2nd edition of their debut album.”… Read the rest