JotSpot releases intranet blogging application

JotSpot, which sells an enterprise wiki application, has added a blogging utility to its product line. According to a press release, the blogging application features all the usual blogging capabilities—permalinks, trackbacks. comments, categories, etc.—but is designed to integrate tightly with the company’s wiki software.

“For example, a wiki page with notes from a meeting could be easily added to a blog post—giving the workgroup the immediacy of a blog with the permanence and archival ability of a wiki.”

The blogging software accommodates single- or multiple-user blogs with various permission levels (for example, read-only blogs).… Read More »

The wrong question

Ana Marie Cox, author of the Wonkette blog and keynote speaker at the upcoming IABC international conference, dismissed the question “Who is a journalist?” when it was posed to her at a panel discussion telecast on C-Span. According to a report from Frank Barnako, she replied, “It’s a boring question. The only time it is relevant is when there is a legal question or it’s a matter of how much space is available” for the media to work. “I hope this is the last panel I sit on which concerns this.”

Others on the panel, of course, weighed in. Congress Daily’s John Stanton, for instance, noted, ““Every blog post is to advance an agenda.… Read More »

Michael Hyatt interview available on MP3

I’ve written about Michael Hyatt and Neville and I talked about him. Paul Chaney has done us one better. He interviewed Hyatt for his Radiant Marketing Group blog. Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has been posting drafts of his proposed policy to govern employee blogging, seeking comment and incorporating suggestions. The interview covers the blogging guidelines and delves more into Hyatt’s philosophy about emloyee blogs. Good stuff. Thanks to Constantin Basturea for the link.

Your crisis communication plan is due for maintenance

Any crisis communication plan that hasn’t been updated in at least the last 18 months if fundamentally useless. If you haven’t dusted off your plan lately, now’s the time.

The rapid evolution of citizen journalism and the collaborative Web has changed the way companies need to watch for looming crises, assess the reaction to crises, and respond. Citizen journalism, of course, is nothing particularly new, but the popularization of blogs and wikis—and the various developmental paths they have taken—have changed the dynamics of how a crisis unfolds. If you don’t think so, just ask the folks at Kryptonite, who experienced it firsthand when… Read More »

EFF issues guide to safe blogging

I’ve been a fan of the Electronic Frontier Foundation since it started. I’ve paid dues, gone to fundraisers, attended rallies. The EFF’s defense of people who can’t afford to defend themselves for online activities that attract the ire of organizations that oppose would stifle the use of the Net for expression has earned my respect.

The EFF has even cranked out some useful guides, such as its printed guide to protecting your online privacy. So I was taken aback to read the EFF’s latest guide, “How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else).” The first half of this single scrolling Web page, advises readers to “Blog Anonymously:”

Let’s…

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Flogging flogs

I’ve been rolling my eyes at the uproar over fake blogs (or “character blogs,” as some are calling them). Now it appears they have a name: flogs. And a wiki has appeared to keep track of them called, creatively, FakeBlogsWiki.

“This site is a clearing house for information about ‘flogs’, or fake weblogs created by corporate marketing departments as lame marketing exercises,” the site proclaims.

The wiki is brand-spanking new and has little on it so far. But I’ll give credit to the site’s originators for their approach. It seems they don’t have anything against flogs other than the fact that they’re so awful: “We don’t have a problem… Read More »

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