Google Page Creator: Where’s the problem?

After setting up my first Google webpage the other day, I’ve been playing around with the new Google Page Creator. My cat had a suggestion for a new page… A lot of commentary out there knocking Google for this tool. It doesn’t work properly, they say. Why isn’t it integrated with Blogger, they ask. What on earth is Google doing with such trash, they wonder. There’s no pleasing some people. Ok, the service is groaning under the strain of popularity…

Crisis communication planning still has a way to go – IABC survey

A survey by IABC says that only 67 percent of companies are prepared for the next crisis even though more than 80 percent say a crisis communication plan is clearly a key buisness tool: Despite a year of natural disasters and organizational crises, only two in three companies are prepared to manage and respond to the next crisis that affects them, according to a recent survey conducted by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The survey also reports strong…

Up a million steps in one go

Just before I launched this blog, I noted that my Technorati ranking had disappeared beyond the solar system as I started from scratch here. As inbound links started coming in as the blog was discovered by people (before I said anything about it), I began to question my trust in Technorati’s information as it continued to show no connectivity. Kami Huyse explained a little about how and when Technorati data is updated, so that helped understand a bit about discrepancies…

AJAX patent absurdity

News that the US Patent Office has granted a patent to a software developer that gives him the rights to charge license fees for any application development that uses AJAX has not been well received by developers and others with an interest in this set of technologies. Scores of blog posts and hundreds of Digg comments are uniformly negative if not downright hostile about this news. Little commentary yet by mainstream media. AJAX is one of the hottest application development…

WordPress, TypePad and the moving dilemma

If you’re a TypePad customer and you’re toying with the idea of switching to a different blog platform, Emily Robbins has written a useful comparison of WordPress and TypePad based on her own experience that you might find helpful to your thinking. Emily’s post interested me because I’ve just made such a switch. Unlike Emily’s dilemma, though (importing all her TypePad content into a WordPress installation: should she?/shouldn’t she?), I switched to a new place leaving my TypePad blog where…

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