Month: July 2008

BlackBerry Curve vs BlackBerry 8830

I’m really excited about my new BlackBerry Curve (mainly because I can now do pics and videos and send them to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc). Since I’m replacing my BlackBerry 8830 with the Curve, I figured I’d do a short comparison video: There’s even some iPhone action in there for the mactards.

AffSpot Affiliate Forum

Wow. What a crazy week already. Along with Aunesty Janssen, Billy Kay, Ron Bechdolt and Kellie Stevens, I helped launch a new affiliate marketing forum called AffSpot. After the launch yesterday, there are already 75 members, 99 threads, over 300 posts, coverage by Shawn Collins and Wade Tonkin and a lot of buzz in the industry. I’m really excited to be on board AffSpot and can’t wait to see how it grows over the coming …

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AffSpot Forum Is Live

So, AffSpot (the new affiliate marketing forum I’ve been working on) is live: Shawn Collins also has coverage of the launch. Come join us (lots of people signing up already)! AffSpot Affiliate Marketing Forum

Segeway Sam

Don’t think I ever posted this, but Shawn Collins put together this vid of me riding a Segway in February at the Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas: Shawn is a master propagandist, so don’t be fooled… I rode that thing like a champ.

Are You Internet Famous?

I’m at 2019 fwiw: via Inquisitr: “”


I was listening to U2 this morning and the song 40 came up. Made me remember how moving Psalm 40 actually is: Psalm 40;: “1: I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. “ Good stuff.

Glory Days

I’m not a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, but I can’t look at this picture without smiling: Thanks, Dad!


I’ve been on “vacation” the last few weeks here (and in reality I’m at Lake Keowee with Anna’s family this week), but I’ll be blogging here more often starting next week.

Twitter Search and Summize Acquisition

Twitter has taken another step to finally put down the great FailWhale of ’08 by acquiring the real time search service Summize: Twitter Search We’re excited to announce that Twitter has acquired Summize—an extraordinary search tool and an amazing group of engineers. All five Summize engineers will move to San Francisco, CA and take jobs at Twitter, Inc. This is an important step forward in the evolution of Twitter as a service and as a …

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Taking Mobile Pictures? I’ve got a BlackBerry 8830 that I love. However, there’s no camera on the device. Here’s what I really want… a device (not another mobile phone) that would allow me to take pictures on the fly and wirelessly get them onto the web via wifi. Anything out there that would accomplish this? I wish the Apple Touch had a camera!


Really? Who would call that? Ugh.

A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Thanks to Hugh McLeod for pointing this out: Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy: “This is a lightly edited version of the keynote I gave on Social Software at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology conference in Santa Clara on April 24, 2003 Good morning, everybody. I want to talk this morning about social software …there’s a surprise. I want to talk about a pattern I’ve seen over and over again in social software that …

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YouTube and Google Account Linkage

Of course YouTube is owned by Google (and continually pwnd by narcissistic 16 year olds judging from the comments) so it makes sense that your Google Account (the one used to login to GMail, GCal, Google Docs, etc) should include YouTube. But I saw this for the first time this evening when visiting YouTube… Did I miss something? Isn’t that new? And if you’re bored, go watch my awesome Kindle videos onmy YouTube channel. I …

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What Is a Social Media Marketer?

I’m still dubious of the term “social media” (or marketer for that matter), but here’s an interesting piece with a variety of voices from Tamar Weinberg… The Definition of Social Media Marketing: How to Find the Best Social Media Consultant » techipedia | tamar weinberg: “With many individuals finding great success with social media (and as an aside, a basic understanding of search engine optimization), they immediately consider themselves social media marketers and consultants (as …

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So, I’ve spruced the place up a bit. I’m going to be posting here more regularly about religion, history, politics and marketing. Thoughts?

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FriendFeed Profiles

Want to use your Twitter profile on your FriendFeed page (here’s mine above)? Here’s how… FriendFeed Profile – “Adds a user profile section on FF user pages. Version 0.1 retrieves Twitter bio if available.” Pretty nifty.

25 Kwippy Invites

I’ve got 25 invites to Kwippy, which is a Twitter-esque service. How is Kwippy different from Twitter? You can find out more at their blog here. I don’t think it’s a “Twitter Killer” but I’m willing to give anything a chance at this point. Clearly, there’s a need for a Twitter-like service that has constant uptime and widespread adoption. Whoever figures out those two variables will be the next web giant. If you’d like to …

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New Podcast: 15 Minutes Lessons by NYFalcon and Loxly

New affiliate marketing podcast that is off to a great start: Podcast: 15 Minutes Lessons by NYFalcon: “Making money online is easy once you have a plan. Nyfalcon can help with that as he has already made all the mistakes first. Listen to learn about topics like affiliate marketing and making money with contextual advertising” Hope they keep it up!

Disqus API Plugin Update

For people like Scott Jangro that are fans of the Disqus API plugin (instead of the Javascript one that has all the fancy features), there’s an update according to Disqus’ Daniel Ha (Disqus being the commenting platform used here and on numerous other sites): twitter: danielha: If you use the API version of the Disqus WP plugin, we’ve released an interim version with a few updates. Get it here I’d love to see the …

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