Blah, Blah! Technology is an Open Web Awards 2008 blog partner, which means I get to invite you to vote on your favourite web technologies…
Spanning a wide range of categories, including: Mainstream and Large Scale Social Networks, Blog Plugins (such as my Socialize Me! Plugin for WordPress — hint!), Social Networking Applications, Photo and Video Sharing., here’s your chance to cast your vote — maybe for the 2nd time in two days!
“Open Web Awards is the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories.”
So if you’re still buzzin’ from the US election fever and are eager to exercise your voting muscle once more, read the rules first and then cast your vote for your favourite web application or web technology right now!
The nominations round is from Wednesday 9 am PST till Sunday, November 16th 11:59 pm PST.
Want to say something about the Open Web Awards? Be sure to use the #OWA or #OpenWebAwards hash tags when using Twitter, FriendFeed, et cetera.
Something for the Mashable generation
So you’re part of the Mashable crowd, yeah? Good, so am I. Rather than have you roam around the Blah, Blah! Technology blog, looking for something you might be interested in, I’ve saved you the finger work…
Here’s 11 articles covering everything from speculation and insights into social media & networking to web app’ tools, tips and advice:
Google’s Mayer questions value of Social Media » Google is hunting for the next big thing, and to them, Social Media must look just the ticket. In a Venture Beat interview of Google VP Marissa Mayer, we get an insight into their thinking on Social Media.
Twitter, FriendFeed undermine Social Media Marketing » if you’re using Plurk, StumbleUpon, Pownce or even Facebook to some extent, you’ll see their username or user ID in the referring URL. Problem is, Twitter and FriendFeed don’t work the same way, so all you’re ever going to see is the base URL for their web address.
5 internet power user tips for OpenDNS, Yahoo! Pipes and Facebook » here’s a small compilation of hacks & how-to guides, teased, cajoled and very nearly stolen from around the interwebs for stuff you thought would be too hard to do but wasn’t really!
Respondr contact form for websites and blogs » need a contact form for your website or blog? Respondr is all you need.
5 apps to help you run your blog » running a blog is no simple task. Aside from the process of actually writing, there’s the management aspects, too. So using the right software and tools is essential.
Instant Messaging: outside the Social Loop » IM (Instant Messaging) is for most people a vital part of their work flow. Social Networkers like me rely on Skype and MSN Messenger to stay in touch with clients. Problem is, IM falls outside what I call Social Loop.
WordPress as a Social Network? » Social Networking is a preoccupation of mine. Also, as a blogger, WordPress is a key part of my work flow. And a question I keep asking myself is, what if WordPress became a Social Network?
Customized search with Yahoo! Search Gallery » in a style similar to Google’s Sitelinks, Yahoo! Search Gallery offers customized search results. The difference is, Yahoo! are letting you create your very own search results from the websites you like most.
Social Networking: convenience versus experience » Social Networks are the venues that pull people together on the web, either by theme, activity or any number of things. As a designer and the owner of a mind that loves to be visually engaged and stimulated, I enjoy shiny new stuff that attacks a problem from a previously unseen angle. However, convenience and experience are odd bed fellows, often not seen in the same room together.
Enhancing timely content with SEO and Social Media » ever wondered what happens when a well-timed article, good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and the effective use of Social Media websites and Social Networks are combined? You can drive some very targeted traffic to your blog.
The Social Loop — to write, share and promote » getting the most out of the time you spend writing great articles, optimizing them and then being active on your favourite Social Network is an on-going challenge for just about all of us. Understanding the strengths and the order in which we use our social tools helps clarify how our articles fit into the Social Loop.