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
Archives for August 2008
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?
Overflow from today's FIR #371: News That Fits What should PR students be taught about social media? The teacher: Teaching social media; the student: What should we be taught about social media? Listen to this FIR Cut: [display_podcast] Download FIR Cut MP3: Teaching PR students social media (6:53) If you want to automatically receive FIR Cuts as they're published, subscribe to the RSS feed. (What are FIR Cuts?) … [Read more...] about Cut from FIR #371