Posted on December 27, 2004 8:19 am by Shel Holtz
Bacon’s publisher Ruth McFarland wasn’t entirely convinced that blogs warranted inclusion in the media monitoring company’s list of media worth monitoring. Blogs have made enough of an impact (e.g., coverage as an also-ran in Time’s Person of the Year coverage) that McFarland has relented and assigned three of her 56 editors to keep an eye on the blogosphere.
“The news cycle for a story sometimes originates from a blog and can, on occasion, find its way into the mainstream media,” said McFarland, also a senior vice president, in a statement.
Not that Bacon’s plans to cover the entire blogosphere, mind you; just the 250 “most
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Posted on December 23, 2004 2:09 pm by Shel Holtz
I’ve just noticed that Expression Engine, the new software I’m using for blogs on my server, produces a different URL for the RSS feeds than pMachine did. If you’ve been getting my feed, you’ll need to update your news reader with the new URL, which you can find by clicking the RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 or Atom links in the sidebar column.
Posted on December 23, 2004 9:22 am by Shel Holtz
My friend and communicator of note Bill Boyd sent along a white paper (registration required) from a company called KnowHow touting “The Next Big Thing”—event-driven RSS. KnowHow makes the enterprise server that runs event-driven RSS, designed for internal communicaitons.
The paper outlines the limitations of RSS as it exists today, including…
- Lack of centralized control
- Increased load on infrastructure
- Timeliness, completeness and relevancy of information
- Duplicate content publication
Event-driven RSS is designed to deliver “instant alerts and notifications only to the people who should have them, when they need them.” In other
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Posted on December 23, 2004 9:13 am by Shel Holtz
Neville Hobson covers a report from the Financial Times on intranet blogging. The FT article takes a look at one company—a German investment bank—that has set up about 120 internal blogs to “promote discussion and distribute information, including some that encourage users to share ideas, requests and criticisms of in-house information technology systems. Traders use the medium to share information and research.”
The post inspired Allan Jenkins to spend a few seconds jotting down other ways companies can use internal blogs, including (and I love this one) letting colleagues know if he’s in the office or on the road.
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Posted on December 23, 2004 8:57 am by Shel Holtz
Poynter Online’s Steve Outing started his two-part series with an overview of what traditional journalists have to learn from bloggers. Now comes the second installment, which turns the tables. Bloggers no doubt felt fairly puffed up over having something to teach mainstream journalists, but may sniff at the notion that those same journalists may have anything to teach bloggers.
Outing notes the primary difference is an editor: “An extra pair of eyes can certainly help to catch spelling, grammar, and factual errors, but more importantly they can catch really dangerous issues—such as when you’re about to libel someone.”
He also notes
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Posted on December 23, 2004 8:50 am by Shel Holtz
More traditional businesses are finding uses for RSS. Global Auction Guide Media Group—“advertising network available to auctioneers with over 50 Web sites carrying the complete sale bills of hundreds of participating auctioneers”—has added over 70 RSS feeds to help users search for upcoming offline auctions (the kind where an auctioneers stands at a lectern with a gavel as opposed to the kind where you’re notified by e-mail that somebody has outbid you). The feeds duplicate the e-mail lists to which users have been able to subscribe for the last few years.
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