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Wayne’s weekly wrap-up: getting around

I’ve been feelin’ the luv this week. What with getting some exclusives on Now Public with my recent articles, as well as my news subscription swelling, I’m quietly pleased with myself.

I’ve been putting myself about like a mad’n all this week, and I thought I’d share my experiences with you, which some of you may have seen from the huge list of links I’ve compiled over the course of the week over on Del.icio.us.

So for those that haven’t had the chance to follow me along the byways & highways of the web, here’s an excerpt from my SEO & SEM diary. In a voice similar to what you get on TV: “Previously on Blah, Blah! Technology Live!”

Monday, 9 April 2007 11:32:34 BDT

Having joined a load of social networks yesterday (Furl, BlinkList, Spurl, Listible, Loopster, Simpy and Now Public) I think the most promising could well be Simpy and Now Public.

Of the two, Simpy allows you to synch with your Del.icio.us account, and uses all of the Labels in my articles as Tags, which means I’m dominating in a number of Tags for strong keywords related to my stuff.

I’ve had a couple of visits from Simpy, but it’s still pretty early yet. And I’ve yet to get my head around how I might use Now Public to get my stuff seen.

So I decided to publish an earlier article “Mobile you, me .. mobile everyone…” over on Now Public to see what might happen:

‘I’ve flagged your item as good stuff.
On April 9th, 2007, Markus Schlegel says:

At NowPublic, this is high praise from NowPublic editors! Your story is now on the home page for a while, and everywhere else the ‘good stuff’ box shows up. Many thanks for your great work.

I liked the way you put the converging technologies into a realistic, yet embracing perspective. I’m looking forward to your future articles.’”

Feel the warm glow? I did. So I posted some more stuff and have enjoyed some equally positive comments, from other Now Public members.

Also, I’ve finally tracked down another personal web page service, which I’d intended to be a part of my recent review, but for life of me couldn’t remember the name of.

In any case, Yourminis has gone all Adobe Apollo, and are now doing some interesting stuff. I’ve also been in touch with their guy Jeremy on MyBlogLog, who I’m sure wouldn’t mind you popping over and seeing what else they’re up to.

So I’ve got a kind of spin-off review coming up next week sometime.

Additionally, I’ve created my own Blah, Blah! Technology widget on Yourminis, which would benefit greatly from some extra attention (of the ‘add to my favourites’ and voting kind,) which would be warmly appreciated.

As always, thanks for your time.

It’s been real…

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By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.