Blogger & Vine

Blogger & Vine

It was ten years ago this week that Google acquired Pyra Labs as a means to bolster the company’s Blogger software platform (aka Blogspot). By so doing, the search/ad juggernaut helped hasten in the age of consumer-generated media and with it, a seismic shift in how, when and where people acquire and share news and […]

Monopoly Mash-Up

Monopoly Mash-Up

Scrabulous. You remember that little tempest in a teapot? It seems like forever ago when a couple of young entrepreneurs from India created a Facebook version of the popular word game that ultimately grew into the most downloaded third-party app in Mr. Zuckerberg’s burgeoning empire. In December 2007, this blogger took note of the fabulous […]

PR Blogger Secrets

PR Blogger Secrets

When you’re personally committed to post (almost) daily, there are times when the creative well appears to run dry. You resort to scanning your RSS reader’s PR and media folders for original posts, i.e., those that defy the blogging echo chamber. You scroll down your news portal’s home page for any interesting fodder. And finally […]

The Micropersuader

The Micropersuader

You have to admire Steve Rubel. Sure, many PR people are jealous of his high ranking (89) on the Technorati stats or that he’s become a really famous PR person. (I wonder if he even considers himself a PR person?) Hey Steve, this blogger finally broke the 36,000 mark — a motivating milestone rationalized by […]