Neat NYT trick

Dan Kennedy of Media Nation posts a cool trick for bloggers to link to “NY Times” articles that won’t expire. (Actually, the trick is from Aaron Swartz, but still props to Mr. Kennedy.) — Mike Technorati tags: New York Times, In the News, Links


SC paper’s creative thinking

Columbia, S.C.’s “The State” newspaper is taking newspapers where they’ve never been before (or, at least where few have been). Blogging. Not just a reporter or editor. Actually, not any reporter or editor. In fact, the newspaper will launch a new site Sept. 1 — www.thecolumbiarecord.com — with content provided by 25 community experts to…


Blogging in NOLA

While TV and radio have their own level of immediacy and intimacy with audiences, blogging does, too. Jon Donley of the New Orleans site (www.nola.com) is blogging through the onslaught of Katrina on his city and La. There were three updates already through late Monday morning. — Mike


Do you have Gmail?

A recent member of the Yahoo! Young PR Pros group posted a question, asking when Google is going to open up its Gmail. If by some chance in He_ _ that you don’t know yet, the way to get a Gmail e-mail account is by invitation only. Well, why should Google open up its Gmail…


FedExFurniture/FedEx: tarnished brand?

There’s been a lot of great discussion about Jose Avila’s FedExFurniture.com site. Perhaps you read about it here, or there or even way over there. Thursday’s “citizen journalism” posting by Jeremy Pepper was a great job, as he talked/chatted both with FedEx PR and Mr. Avila. My hat off to him. But, while this hopefully…


Claiming my Feedster

Please bear with me . . . . No Need to Click Here – I’m just claiming my feed at Feedster feedster:7fc7ef7a58870ec44f1a22fba0c5f8b7 Mike


FedExfurniture.com, UPDATE

Looks like blogging activity for Jose Avila and his FedExfurniture vs. FedEx is getting heavy. Blogpulse has some 258 results in it searches for the site name. You just know that FedEx’s PR are tracking this; or they should be. It’s a shame that they seemingly have no or little influence in FedEx’s legal actions.…


The slow demise of the news release

A posting today (Monday) by Steve Rubel/Microspersuasion dealt with a story in the “St. Petersburg Times” about Sunbelth Software. To summarize, Sunbelt discovered an identity theft ring, and gained international media attention because of its discovery. (Yes, it did notify the FBI.) How did it make this announcement? Through a news release via PRNewswire or…


FedExFurniture.com

Boy, is FedEx pulling a PR goof. It is ticked off at Jose Avila, an Arizona software programmer who set up his new apartment with FedEx furniture: FedEx boxes made into a couch, chairs, a bed, etc. Wired is among the outlets with the story. You’ll see that FedEx’s lawyers are not happy, and have…


Web log definition needed?

Like many, I read the comScore report that said one in six Americans visit/read blogs, among other things. Now, also like many of you, there’s been some conflict about traffic to blogs, and blog ranks. I’m not going into that. What got me thinking was the line in the introduction (page 2, 2nd paragraph) that…