Posted on November 9, 2004 11:07 am by Shel Holtz
Sree Sreenivasan, a professor at Columbia, has been pitching journalists for three years now to develop their own personal Web sites. In the latest installment, on Poynter Online, he notes that Australian journalist John Martinkus was able to establish through a Google search that he was, indeed, a professional journalist, prompting his Iraqi kidnappers to release him. Sreenivasan also points to Adam Nagourney, a New York Times political reporters, who appears to be the victim of a fake blog produced in his name.
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Of course, I am not saying having a personal site will save your life or prevent pranksters from having a good time pretending
Posted on November 9, 2004 10:58 am by Shel Holtz
Tonight, PBS airs “The Persuaders,” a documentary that follows several marketing programs in an effort to show how the volume of marketing messages to which consumers are exposed every day. The result: a diminishing impact of marketing on consumers. The documentary compares consumers to roaches who have been sprayed so much they have become immune. Wired News has an article about the show. The PBS site also features information about the Frontline presentation, where you can also find the station where it’ll be shown in your market.
Posted on November 9, 2004 10:46 am by Shel Holtz
Elizabeth Albrycht announces the “New Communications Forum 2005” to be held somewhere near Silicon Valley, California in January and in Paris, France in February. Subjects of workshops at the Forum—dubbed “Blogger University”—include pitching to bloggers, forming online communities, using blogs to enhance internal communications, and measuring the value of blog publicity.
Posted on November 9, 2004 10:43 am by Shel Holtz
It’s November 9, an exciting day. Yes, it’s my wife’s birthday, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Today is the day Mozilla releases Firefox 1.0. I’ve been trying to get it for an hour, but can’t reach the site. Surely the folks at Mozilla knew there’d be this kind of demand. Things will probably ease up later in the day.
Posted on November 9, 2004 10:29 am by Shel Holtz
So you like moblogs? They’re so 15 minutes ago. There’s already at least one video blog online, so we can expect another hundred or so any time.
The video blog, the Production Diary at Kong is King, provides movie fans with fairly regular updates (sometimes daily, sometimes every couple days) on filming of the new version of “King Kong.” The notes feature a shot from a brief “making-of” video and some notes. Click on the image and you watch the streaming video—which is pretty entertaining and will certainly generate buzz about the movie. (The film, in case you weren’t aware of it, is being shot in New Zealand by Peter Jackson, his
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Posted on November 9, 2004 10:11 am by Shel Holtz
In case you thought RSS was nothing more than a nifty tool for finding out what’s been posted to a blog or Web site, you should know that there are people out there thinking up new ways to use the technology. A Sunnyvale, CA form called Dulance has dreamed up a way to use RSS to help consumers find the lowest price on products and services. According to the press release, “Shoppers with a particular item and price in mind can now initiate a search once and rely on their RSS reader to repeat it automatically, until at least one seller drops the price below the set level.”
In the meantime, as evidence that the prediced wave of RSS
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