This is good advice for people — like me — who spend a lot of time reading (and writing) blog posts, frequently scanning for updates in social networks, and doing at least 50 percent of their job via e-mail. Continue reading
“As of December 1, the Federal Trade Commission is going to require bloggers, and prominent tweeters and Facebook types to disclose any paid endorsements to their followers, online friends and readers. These new rules have the potential to change everyone’s online habits.”
I’be been a blogger for almost two years now and I can attest to the power and potential of blogging as a medium for disseminating information. †As with any information medium, it can work for both good and evil ends and all shades in between.
I knew all along that regulation is bound to happen in Blogosphere. †It’s just a matter of time. †And that time has come. Continue reading
ONE OF THE TIPPING POINTS that led me to embrace blogging with passion is this book by Hugh Hewitt.
Hewitt is an American†radio†talk show†host, author and†blogger. †He is what is known as a pundit – a political commentator. †He is also a die hard Republican (I wonder what he has to say with Obama’s win over McCain).
I†did not particularly like the way Hewitt writes, or at least the way he wrote “BLOG.” †I p
ersonally felt that he overdid his narrative of how he and other Republican bloggers were so instrumental in changing the campaign tide in favor of George W. Bush by exposing John Kerry‘s faked Vietnam War exploits. †I understood what he was trying to say: †that blogging is emerging as a very powerful tool to disseminate information vis-a-vis traditional media, powerful enough to influence the result of a presidential election in no less than the US of A. †Still, he could have driven that point in one or two chapters instead of three quarters of the book (okay, maybe just three fifths) and possibly with better result.
Be that as it may, the book convinced me enough that blogging is going to be big. †Really BIG! †Hewitt also presented a lot of interesting, compelling, and very useful statistics about blogging†(towards the end of the book).
A year since reading ” BLOG”and here I am, a certified blog addict. †Maybe you shouldn’t read the book, or else suffer my fate. †But then again, blogging is cool and you will get to meet uber†cool dudes and dudettes in Blogosphere. †So come join the fun.
IT IS WORDPRESS that got me into blogging so it is with much regret that I missed the rare opportunity of meeting in person the man (or is he just a boy?) who made history by creating and founding the platform that exponentially altered Blogosphere.† I have no choice but to settle for the news and feature stories about his visit that appear in various newspapers and online news sites.
I am, of course, referring to the just-24-years-old WordPress creator and founder, Matt Mullenweg, who visited the Philippines recently.
Mullenweg was named as one of the Top 50 Most Important People on the Web in 2007 by PC World.
I would have at least said ìthank youî for allowing me, and millions of others, to use his wonderful creation for FREE.† I would not be blogging now if not for this 24-year-old wonder-kid.
To know more about Matt Mullenweg, click here. #
HE WAS, HE IS, AND HE will always be The Mann.
And he has arrived in Blogosphere!
I am proud to be the one to initiate him into the world of blogging. This early he is already very much at home in Blogosphere, which doesn’t surprise me at all since I’ve always known (long before he realized it) that he is a kindred spirit, a fellow “native” in cyberworld.
I am very flattered that he considers me “the second best blogger in the World Wide Web.” Of course he believes he is THE best. Maybe he is. I don’t really mind to be second best, especially to The Mann.
Enjoy The Mann’s cool and hot stuff @ http://izekream.wordpress.com/