Although the term 'Web 2.0' seems to have gone off the boil in recent months, you can't miss seeing mention of start-ups and other companies with that tech moniker attached. Take a look at this collection by Ludwig Gatzke (click the image for a fuller view). It's not the only such collection, either - here's more. Many of these companies' logos are widely recognized as they're regarded as the early pioneers in this evolving space. Others are very new, and it's sometimes hard to figure out what a … [Read more...] about Mapping Web 2.0 relationships
Archives for August 2008
Overflow from today's FIR #372: News That Fits Searching by brand keywords on the rise Launch of Blogs.com Listen to these FIR Cuts: [display_podcast] Download FIR Cut MP3s: Keywords (3:15) | Blogs.com (4:16) 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 #372
Content summary: Next FIR Live on Aug 23; update on PR Week blog contest; discussion: Is PR dead? Oh, God, not again...; the Media Monitoring minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits - Inc magazine study on US company adoption of social media, unique medical simulation in Second Life; Michael Netzley reports on Singapore's Social Media Breakfast 3; listeners' comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed round-up; music from Manda and The Marbles; and more. Listen to FIR now: [display_podcast] Get … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #372: August 18, 2008
The 3 Skypephone S2 - the second-generation Skypephone from mobile operator 3 - is about to go on sale in the UK. From today, you can pre-order one from 3's website or at a local 3 store. Phones ordered this way will be available in the UK on August 25 with general sale from August 27. Thanks to 3mobilebuzz, I have an advance example to take a look at. I've unpacked the box - that's it above: click the image for a bigger view - and have the phone plugged in to charge. I'm looking forward to … [Read more...] about 3 Skypephone S2 hits the UK market
The latest release of WordPress, version 2.6.1, came out a few days ago. I upgraded this blog yesterday in a process that was painless as it happened literally with one mouse click and didn't involve the manual upgrade process that's usual with self-hosted WordPress, and which can be quite daunting for some users. My hosting service, DreamHost, offers a simple 1-click install and upgrade service that makes the process of upgrading your blog as simple as, well, one click. I noted on my tech blog … [Read more...] about Making blogging easier
As many in the online PR community know, PR Week US edition has been running a 'which is the best PR blog?' contest for the last couple of weeks. I've been in the contest which pits 32 blogs in knock-out competition which will see one blog emerge victorious next month as best PR blog. I was in round two of the voting which ended on Friday. But I fell at that first fence, being soundly thrashed 62% to 38% by those who voted for Andy Lark. So congrats, Andy, onwards and upwards! The next round of … [Read more...] about Thanks for your support!
During a visit to a Tesco store today, I spotted this sign. You get accustomed to seeing such notices in the electrical products section - all those expensive plasma TVs, computers, etc - DVDs, even the booze department. But in the fresh meat section? Well, I guess with the spiraling cost of living in the UK, it must be a sad reality that some people are going to try and steal food products like fresh meat because they see them as just too expensive. Even with the current intense price … [Read more...] about A sign of the times
Reading about CO2Stats (via TechCrunch), a company who says it monitors your website's environmental footprint and purchases renewable energy to neutralize it: [...] The carbon footprint of air and automobile transportation is widely known, but few people are aware that the electricity generation required for information and communication technologies (ICT) is now responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions, exceeding the emissions of the entire aviation industry. With CO2Stats it is for the … [Read more...] about Is your website green?