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Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (more)

Coffee Table Tags

SEO Journal Embedding tags in books is probably the most obvious way to connect print content with online content so it's surprising more book publishers are not following Rough Guide's lead. Their new coffee table book, Earthbound: a Rough Guide to the World in Pictures is tag-enabled. Each image in the book is linked to a QR Code that resolves to a Google map of the location for more context-specific Stewart [email protected] ... (more)

Colin Clark Launches CEP Topic on Ulitzer

CEP on Ulitzer Colin Clark launched on Wednesday "CEP Complex Event Processing" topic on Ulitzer. "I was recently introduced to Ulitzer. And I like it a lot. You can check out my contributions on Ulitzer by clicking here," he recently wrote in his blog. Colin has been processing events in event processing for over 20 years and has both founded a couple of companies and held executive positions at others in the space. You can follow Colin on Twitter at http:\\twitter.com\CCEPLLC and send topic suggestions to [email protected] "Complex event processing, or CEP, is primarily an event processing concept that deals with the task of processing multiple events with the goal of identifying the meaningful events within the event cloud. CEP employs techniques such as detection of complex patterns of many events, event correlation and abstraction, event hi... (more)

Two Questions for Branding in the Web 2.0 World: Is It Up? Is It Fast?

Keeping your brand alive and well on the Web isn't as easy as it looks. There are few things as important as your reputation, and in the Web 2.0 economy, your reputation is increasingly tied to your web presence. So keeping the website up, available, and responding quickly is critical not only for success, but also for survival. If you think about it, a website's reputation on the Internet can be boiled down to two questions: ‘Is it up?' and ‘Is it fast?' Sure, some websites just make it look easy. Take Google, which is always up and always blazing fast. When was the last time you connected to the Internet, typed in google.com, and nothing came up? While you have the triumph of Google on one side of the coin, you have other sites that are cautionary tales. These days, major site outages make the news. Amazon.com had problems on June 6 of this year, and that outage ... (more)

A Standardized Cloud Performance Rating System

Ever get one of those random phone calls in the midst of your work day that makes you think, huh -- interesting idea? Well earlier today I had one from a guy looking to learn more about cloud computing platforms. Although it ended up he wasn't specifically looking for an elastic computing platform, he did ask a few very thought provoking questions. What he asked was if there is a simple way to compare the performance, security and quality of various cloud computing providers? He went on to say that when comparing traditional hardware vendors it was easy for him to understand the standardized specifications (GHZ, GB, etc) as well as determine quality based on brand recognition, but in the cloud world there was no easy way for him to compare "apples to apples". In his words, "there is Amazon and then there is everyone else". Although overly simplified, he was kind of ... (more)

Introducing AskBing The PowerShell Bing Twitter Proxy

Last week I posted a PowerShell function library for Microsoft’s newly introduced search engine at Bing.com.  The function library was appropriately named PoshBing. There was a log of interest in the script so I quickly moved it off my blog and onto a CodePlex project under PoshBing. Working on the command line is fun and all, but since I spend a good portion of my time accessing my twitter account, I figured it would be a bit of fun to integrate it with my previously released PoshTweet PowerShell twitter library. So, after an hour or so of coding it up and creating the @askbing twitter account, I’ve got it up and running. Using it is as simple as posting a message mentioning the @askbing account.  The Usage is as follows: @askbing [sourcetype [options]] question_or_search_terms If you omit the sourcetype it will default to “web”.  The following sourcetypes and opt... (more)

Excuse Me, Did Microsoft Just Give the EC the Finger?

Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on our part, but it sounds like Microsoft – in the very nicest way, of course, to avoid any further fines – just told the European Commission to go f**k itself. See, at press time, CNet was saying as how it saw a confidential memo that Microsoft sent to OEMs and that Microsoft plans to ship Windows 7 in Europe without its browser at all leaving it to the OEMs to put it back in complements of a free “IE8 pack,” ship a different browser or ship a bunch of browsers. There will be no version that includes the browser either through OEMs or through retail. The retail consumer will have to get IE via CD, FTP and somehow. The move, which would throw a monkey wrench into upgrades, would deny its rivals a free ride on Windows. The OEMs could sell the space for a king’s ransom. Firefox and Opera couldn’t afford it. Apple could care less. And ... (more)

June 30th Deadline For Mayor Mehmet Kocadon To Clean Up Bodrum

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine This week I posted two blog entries about the much needed clean up in tourist destinations of Bodrum and its surroundings. My blog posts must have touched a nerve among the residents and business owners of Bodrum, some supporting and others criticizing my comments. Please note, I added my  answers inline. Mr. Salvatore Genovese Founder, Publisher & CEO International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine http://www.yachtchartersmagazine.com Mr. Genovese, Thank you for informing the local authorities of Bodrum with your deadline  of June 30,  2009 in order to clean up the aquarium region of the town via your blog post. You are quite welcome! Did you have a chance to inform the municipality or the other associations directly about your problem and your threatening style? 1) My blog posts were my notification to all responsible pa... (more)

Ulitzer FAQ Published

"In just over ten days, I had thousands of readers of my articles on Ulitzer, mainly on marketing and sales. It would be nearly impossible to get that at Ning for a new community site!" What is Ulitzer? Ulitzer is a brand new social media tool for creating, delivering, and consuming content on the Web. Anyone can create topics, magazines, and subject-based portals on Ulitzer, pre-populate them with over one million articles available, and launch a new Ulitzer topic in minutes. "In just over ten days, I had thousands of readers of my articles mainly on marketing and sales.  It would be nearly impossible to get that at Ning in ten days for a new community site!" John Ryan - http://johnryan.ulitzer.com Ulitzer vs. Ning - a Quick Review Ulitzer’s Amazing First 30 Days in Public Beta Can Anyone Apply To Become a Ulitzer Author? Yes, it's for anyone who wants to have a person... (more)

Why Local Newspapers Require Radical Reinvention to Escape a Very Grim Future

Local newspapers and business-to-business publications face similar challenges as drastic drops in ad revenue drive equally drastic drops in relevant and compelling content.  But for newspapers, ad revenue declines are exacerbated because the highly profitable classified advertising sections have almost disappeared as readers flock to the Internet.  Moreover, business-to-business magazines that are well positioned still offer uniquely valuable niche content that helps readers succeed. Their readers still count on them. That’s not so true for our local dailies. I believe that the potential nail in the coffin for local newspapers is the ease with which readers can access national and international content thanks to the Internet.  Conversely, I believe that the potential salvation for local newspapers is to become resoundingly local. Local Newspaper News Monopoly Disa... (more)

Facebook’s Not Worth What It Was

Facebook’s value has dropped $3.5 billion since May. Russian investment house Digital Sky Technologies, which put $200 million in the social networking outfit two months ago in exchange for preferred shares, now wants to buy $100 million worth of common stock from current and former employees. It’s offering $14.77 a share. That price values Facebook at $6.5 billion. In May the valuation was $10 billion. But Reuters says Facebook’s common stock has been valued lately at around $4.7 billion by secondary markets that deal in private shares and other illiquid assets. The price Digital Sky is offering is more than Facebook had in mind last year when it considered setting up a program so employees could cash out. The idea evaporated with the recession. The two investments together would give Digital Sky a 3.5% piece of Facebook, which has yet to figure out how to monetiz... (more)