Personal blogging clarified

Visiting the blog of Amazon.com’s Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, to read his account of a presentation at Amazon by Naked Conversations authors Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (some very interesting commentaries about that – link at Memeorandum), I spotted the clearest employee blog disclaimer I’ve yet seen. This got me thinking about the still-continuing debate from last weekend about blogger credibility versus authority where making it clear in what capacity the blogger writes on his or her blog –…

Widgets are about competitive position

Updated on April 2, 2006 If you have a TypePad blog, ease of use just got easier with TypePad Widgets. From Six Apart’s press release: [Six Apart has] launched a new, open widget initiative to expand choice and functionality for TypePad subscribers and readers. Thirty-three widgets are ready today that put new interactive features into blogs, such as job searching, game playing, weather tracking, and photo sharing. Widget installation is a snap, taking no more than a few clicks. A…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #124: March 30, 2006

Updated on April 2, 2006 Content summary: Social tagging as an enterprise tactic; a look at the eyebrow-raising Strumpette blog; an update on our discussion of employee bloggers as authoritative sources; the CEO’s changing responsibilities: the example of Procter & Gamble; a new PR trade weekly in the UK; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion (double-act via Skype; sharing FIR; the power of podcasting; Windows Vista communication; Flash websites); the music. Show notes for March 30, 2006 Welcome to For…

The British cabinet minister who blogs

Looking for something on one of the British government websites, I came across this – the blog being written by David Miliband, Minister of Communities and Local Government. Not only a government minister but also a member of the Cabinet, the committee at the center of the British political system and the supreme decision-making body in government. In the about page, Miliband sets out his goals: This blog is my attempt to help bridge the gap – the growing and…

What more could you want when the sun is shining?

I arrived in Manchester in north-west England today ahead of my particpation in a one-day workshop for Melcrum I’m co-presenting tomorrow entitled Enhancing your Intranet with New Technology: How to Make the Most of Social Media. This is my third experience flying to and from Manchester with Jet2, a low-cost airline. I’m far more impressed than I thought I would have been. New Boeing 737s, efficient and friendly service and of course low cost (about half the price a KLM…

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