Year: 2006

Ubuntu Founder on Microsoft Challenge; Ubuntu Has 8 Million Users

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth chats about Microsoft, marketing and open software… Q: What about growth in adoption rates, any kind of numbers that you can give me? A:We know now that there are probably at least 8 million [Ubuntu] users…. and later… On the other hand, what they do want to do is they want …

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Circles and Cycles: Online Marketing’s Revolution

Today is the last day of 2006 and tonight at midnight we’ll pass that spot in space and time in our planet’s revolution around the nearest star which people and places around the earth following the Gregorian Calendar mark as the beginning of a new year. The calendar that we use to mark this new …

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Can Wikipedia Work with Affiliate Marketing?

Here’s the last part of our series (unless you’d like a particular service/platform covered)… how are merchants/marketers/affiliates using or not using Wikipedia? Wikipedia has received tremendous press and is appearing at the top of organic search engine results on every platform for most topics. Aside from the “Affiliate Marketing” entry, I’ve not been able to …

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Firefox, Online Marketing and Community

I’ve been schooled. Asa Dotzler (community coordinator of many Mozilla Foundation projects including Bugzilla, the Quality Assurance Program, co-founder of Spread Firefox and fellow lover of astronomy) and I have been trading comments here on CPN regarding the FF browser and it’s community. I’ve included the initial part of the post which stirred the conversation …

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AdventureQuest – Online RPG with Affiliate Program

AdventureQuest, from Artix Entertainment, is a four year old flash based online role playing platform hoping to sustain a community in an already crowded field dominated by World of Warcraft. However, AdventureQuest has taken a unique twist with its plans to enroll members by signing up with the affiliate management company Partnercentric and starting a …

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Charity Tagging

Yes, this is another tagging ring, and yes I’ve used the term “meme” (apologies to Shawn Collins and David Lewis). However, this one came from a blogger I hadn’t yet heard of and supports good causes, so I’ve posted this here. What if the game of Blog-Tag going around the blogosphere in which bloggers are …

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Can MySpace Work With Affiliate Marketing?

If you haven’t listened to the latest AffiliateThing by Shawn Collins and Lisa Picarille, you need to download that now and give a quick listen. There’s some interesting stuff on there for your listening pleasure. One of the things they hit on are our ongoing posts about affiliate marketing and web2.0 platforms such as Twitter …

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PayPerPost Acquires Performancing

Michael Arrington is announcing on TechCrunch that PayPerPost is acquiring Performancing, the blog advertising platform. A number of blogs in the online marketing sector use Performancing (such as Linda Buquet and Steve Rubel among 28,000 others), and I wonder how this will affect or not affect their use, of the Performancing platform. Is this a …

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Open Sourcing Affiliate Marketing

Could affiliate marketing, or online marketing for that matter, ever work on a complete open source model? Or perhaps to frame the question more appropriately… Could an affiliate marketing network, broker, agency or even publisher ever succeed (yes, I know that’s a subjective term) with an open source model?

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