An interesting discovery: Phil Woolas, the Minister for Climate Change - I never knew we had someone with this portfolio - writes a blog called Bali Diary. He started it in mid November. Woolas works at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the same government department where Foreign Secretary David Milliband started blogging. (Milliband's blog is still up. More than just still up, in fact: check it out. And take a look at eight other blogs from people in the … [Read more...] about Does the government really want to hear what you think about climate change?
Archives for December 2007
This is what you now see if you go to any of the websites of Blognation, the blog network that's been embroiled in scandal and controversy for the past few weeks. It's too bad. If there's one thing that disgraced entrepreneur Sam Sethi did, it was pull together a great team of talented writers in a network that had 13 localized sites around the world. Such a waste. Related post: Troubling times for Blognation coming to a head … [Read more...] about An abrupt ending for Blognation
Overflow from today's FIR #302: 1-Minute News Bloggers cause Wal*Mart to remove a product Recession lessons for PR practitioners Download FIR Cuts MP3s - WalMart (3:31) | Recession (4:41). If you want to automatically receive FIR Cuts as they're published, subscribe to the RSS feed. (What are FIR Cuts?) … [Read more...] about Cuts from FIR #302
Content summary: Discussion: the social media experiment; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; digital footprint study from Pew; you own dot-org but what about dot-com?; social networks deliver product recommendations; BBC readies new user-customizable website; Lee Hopkins reports on Second Life now that the goldrush is over, the Australian Federal Police and paedophiles, and on why he disagrees with Chip Griffin; listeners' comments discussion; new version of Audacity released; FIR … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #302: December 17, 2007
On the face of it, it would be hard to imagine a car with an overall length of just 106 inches (that's less than nine feet), and with an engine capacity of just one litre (a little over 61 cubic inches), selling in the USA. I mean, the USA is the natural home of the gas guzzler and the SUV, isn't it? Americans like big cars and trucks, not tiny little runabouts, don't they? Plus with petrol at the amazing bargain of about two bucks a gallon - it's the equivalent of nearly $8 a gallon over here … [Read more...] about Maybe size doesn’t matter after all