Twitter Nostalgia

Twitter is like an indie band that did well and now is selling out stadiums across the world. It’s interesting to me that when I first started using Twitter in 2006, the amount of “in-twitter” replies using the @ sign were low. If I came across someone using the @ sign more than a few … Continue reading Twitter Nostalgia


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story… Finish the rest here. It’s … Continue reading Desiderata

Cat Powers Jukebox

Cat Powers’ new album Jukebox comes out next week, but it’s available for streaming and listening pleasure exclusively on Rhapsody. I highly recommend it. For all the beatings that Rhapsody takes, I do love the service and have been a subscriber for a while. If you don’t mind “renting” your music and have a constant … Continue reading Cat Powers Jukebox

Born to Question

My friend, mentor and hero Prof Larry McGehee does a weekly column called “Southern Seen.”  This week’s edition is a must read and tugs at your heart strings (especially if you know Larry and Betsy): Betsy won her first round and stayed on for the second, both taped the same day. She won that one, … Continue reading Born to Question

WSJ on Blog Monetization

Affiliate marketing gets a brief mention in a Wall Street Journal article on blog monetization today. We’ve really got to get out from the umbrella: Many of the most widely used ad programs — such as AdSense and Inc.’s affiliate-marketing program, where publishers get a cut of all sales generated from ads on … Continue reading WSJ on Blog Monetization

pepperjamNETWORK Launches

Pepperjam has launched a new affiliate network called the pepperjamNETWORK. I’m sure you’ll see a great deal about it on the various online marketing and affiliate blogs, but it looks like a nice new alternative for affiliates and publishers looking for something different. I’m particularly intrigued by the “web2.0” cleanliness, the instant chat support feature … Continue reading pepperjamNETWORK Launches

Ben Edelman on Sears Holdings Community Install

Ben Edelman has a new report and investigation of in install of “Sears Holdings Company” complete with his expected thoroughness and attention to detail: Late last month, Benjamin Googins (a senior researcher in the Anti-Spyware unit at Computer Associates) critiqued a ComScore installation performed by Sears’ “Sears Holdings Community” (“My SHC Community” or “SHC”). After … Continue reading Ben Edelman on Sears Holdings Community Install

Happy New Year and Network with Thomas Jefferson

Happy New Year from Asheville. While you’re recovering today, compare your library to Thomas Jefferson’s (and join LibraryThing while you’re at it… it’s my fav social network): A unusual member has finished adding his 4,889 books to LibraryThing—our third president, Thomas Jefferson! Jefferson, 264, was assisted by sixteen LibraryThing members, led by jbd1. Together, they … Continue reading Happy New Year and Network with Thomas Jefferson