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Web logging (or blogging) is no longer just a pastime; a way to annotate and share your daily thoughts. Blogging is now a serious media channel, occupied by businesses and people alike. Blogging can empower people, letting them share an idea, an objective or something as simple as a joke…

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Errant ego spammers endanger Engadget solidarity


“Comment and be known”. Sparking a conversation with your readers is the most important thing a writer / blogger can do. But for some, moderating those comments and managing the personalities that use comments for their own personal digital deification can be a major challenge — as both Engadget and myself have learned…


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The rise of the re-Tweet puts pressure on PageRank


To link is to like is to love. Or at least, that’s been my mantra for long enough. Problem is, Twitter and its ilk could be undermining the web itself. But if we link less, are we trusting less? No. We just need a better way to measure who and what we trust…


Building a social web workflow


By far the biggest problem associated with social networking and social media is their capacity for being a major temporal sink hole, whereby we can pour our time and effort in and get very little back in return. That’s certainly what a lot of newbie socneters tell me — but it needn’t be that way, not with a little effort, because in the end it’s the difference between aimless and effortless…


Big brands from small players, while Microsoft, Disney, Ford trail


Brand perception is probably the most volatile facet of any business. Controlling brand perception amongst your customers / clients and prospects is key to so many things. And in the age of the social web, being the biggest business in the world doesn’t always mean you’re the best known…


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