Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sun Explains Why Weblogs belong in Your Business

Use blogs to cut through the media clutter and connect more closely with customers, say Sun innovators-and avid bloggers-Simon Phipps and Tim Bray.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Bloggers journal Katrina destruction

As Hurricane Katrina tore across the Gulf Coast on Monday, the Web provided some of the most vivid, first-hand accounts of the storm's destructive path in the form of blogs, online photo galleries and discussion forums.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Build a Better Blog

Here's a helpful blog site on various tips and tricks for creating a professional business blog.

Dell: In the Bloghouse

A PC-owner's Web diary of complaints about customer service has yielded heavy traffic and some near-contrition from the maker.

Article courtesy of BusinessWeek

Monday, August 15, 2005

Yahoo! Health Blog For Hope

Yahoo! and the American Cancer Society are breaking new ground in an effort to connect individuals in the fight against cancer. In a 30-day Blog for Hope event on Yahoo! Health, celebrities from every walk of public life will share the triumphs, insights, and personal stories of how cancer has affected their lives. Join these bloggers and millions of blog readers around the world as we unite to raise awareness and bring an end to cancer.

Friday, August 12, 2005

As blogging blooms in China, firms aim to cash in

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Blogging is blooming in China as the country's vast pool of Web users clamor to make their mark online and ambitious local start-ups battle foreign heavyweights for a piece of the market.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Corporate Blogging and the CIO - Yahoo! News

Blogging began as a few individuals keeping online journals and now has become an industry unto inself, replete with its own terminology (blogs, bloggers, blogosphere), data formats, software applications and servers. Not unexpectedly, blogging has evolved from personal diaries to a method of corporate communication among management, employees and end-users.

WSJ on Marketers Reading Blogs

The Wall Street Journal has a look at marketers who look to blogs for discussions of their brands. This is a trend a lot of us are familiar with, but the specific examples are very useful.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Measuring the Effectiveness of Corporate Blogs - Yahoo! News

Executives at Microsoft write them and so do chief-level people at Sun Microsystems. Blogs (a name derived from combining the terms "Web" and "log") have drawn a great deal of attention over the past several years. The reason blogs are so popular is in part due to their seemingly unscripted format and the ability of users to post comments.

One in six Americans visiting blogs | CNET

A new report out by a leading Internet research company has revealed that fully 30 percent of American Internet users visited blogs during the first quarter of 2005.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Blogging As You Go Belly Up

Check out this BusinessWeek article [by Stephen Baker] about blogging as one goes belly up.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | Blog tool wins innovation prize

A team of students who created a location-aware blog tool have won the UK finals of an innovation competition.

One Blog Created “Every Second”

The blogosphere is continuing to grow, with a weblog created every second, according to blog trackers Technorati.