AP looks at whether Microsoft’s push to rebrand certain MSN products as “Live” could be interpreted as a sign that MSN is on its last legs.
The way Edgeio works is that bloggers would post items they want to sell right on their blogs, tagging them with the word “listing” (and eventually other descriptive tags). Then, Edgeio will pluck them as it constantly crawls millions of blogs looking for the “listing” tag and index them on Edgeio.com.
It would be interesting to see if this could be a threat to eBay. Instead of going to one central site (eBay) to list your useless junk, just post it on your own site and let Edgeio come to you.
So how will Edgeio make money?
U.S.-based searches conducted across approximately 60 search engines in December reached nearly 5.1 billion – or an increase of 55 percent from the 3.3 billion searches conducted in Dec. 2004.
That either means the population is using the search engines more, or we’re simply not finding the information we need fast enough.
AlwaysOn shares some interesting survey data on employers’ blog policies.
5% of American workers maintain personal blogs and that only 15% of their employers have a policy directly addressing blogging activities
Lots more interesting stats.
Worried that when you comment on a blog, you’ll either forget about the conversation or, worse still, your comment will be an orphan, left to fend for itself?
coComment appears to be the solution. The invite only service allows you to capture, share and monitor the comments and conversations you have on various blogs.
I’m not sure how much I’m going to use it, but I think it will turn out to be a very useful tool.
Thanks to Lee for the invite! If the creators of coComment are reading – I’d love some more invites to share with my “cool” blogging friends.
If you’re still not monitoring what is being said about your company, maybe this chilling article in The Economist will be your wake-up call.
In the blogosphere, however, a corporation’s next big critic could be anyone. He might be an angry customer or a disgruntled employeeâ€”though that sort of tie to the company is not essential; nor does he need lots of industry experience or lengthy credentials to be a threat. All a blogger really needs to devastate a company is a bit of information and plausibility, a complaint that catches the imagination and a knack for making others care about his gripe.
$100+ million in advertising and branding for one year can be nullified by the voice of a single blogger. Scary huh?
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