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Cheering for Floyd!

Only two days left in this year’s suspense-filled Tour de France. From paidContent: OLNTV.com has expanded its online video to include more elements and more highlights that can be viewed as single videos or queued in OLN’s new branded Flash player with commercials. The result: so far, about two million streams served. (The number might […]

"If they would just talk to these people …"

If only newspaper editors were as astute as the bank manager in this story! Long (1,148 words), but stick to the end. You’ll learn something. Technorati tags: business | newspapers | storytelling | teaching | knowledge | organizations

When does blogging get you fired?

The blog Thinking Ethics has an interesting — and relevant — take on the firing of a software contractor for the CIA who blogged (not publicly but in a closed system) about national security issues (story: The Washington Post, July 21, 2006). From Thinking Ethics: I think part of the problem comes from the fact […]

Brits said to be blogging like mad

British journalist Shane Richmond pointed to a report about British bloggers, sponsored by MSN. The report (in PDF format) is stunningly beautiful. I mean, it’s like ice cream with sprinkles and gummi bears and M&M’s (Smarties) all over it — it’s that pretty. Like any trained journalist, I am always skeptical about reports paid for […]

One in 100 is a content creator

At The Guardian, Charles Arthur considers “the 1 percent rule”: It’s an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will “interact” with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it. Intriguing, but I can’t think […]

Blogs documenting attacks on Lebanon

Hugh Hewitt (radio show host and author of the book Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World) sings praises for the Truth Laid Bear — and the stuff he has linked to is well worth a peek.Especially cool is the Middle East map, with informative rollovers. Hewitt is one of 10 “Higher Beings” […]

Making blog headlines better

Teaching journalism students how to read, write and evaluate blogs has become a necessity. So I was delighted to find Magnetic Headlines at Copyblogger.com: On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the power of the headline, […]