This looked interesting (in a "hmm, reminds me of the million dollar home page idea" sort of way) - an advertising site that includes only blogs. Then I read what BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin had to say about it: BoingBoing reader Darren Rowse just pointed us to a shady site called World Blog Center, which touts itself as "prestigious virtual real estate location in which blogs from a variety of industry sectors are housed." I prefer to think of them as lying assholes, because they're … [Read more...] about Truth in advertising?
As a podcaster, I could tell you exactly how many copies of each edition of For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report are downloaded. I can also tell you which podcatcher or distribution services downloaders use. I can even tell you whether downloads are direct or via RSS subscriptions. Plus quite a few other useful facts. These are the types of fundamental stats Shel and I get from Libsyn, the service we use to host our show's MP3 files. For example, those stats currently say that the … [Read more...] about Measuring listeners and podcast advertising
De Tijd newspaper of Antwerp, Belgium, will soon become the world's first newspaper to publish a digital version on 'electronic paper' which is automatically updated during the day. From a report in Tech M&C: [...] Instead of buying your daily paper, from April 2006, 200 subscribers will be able to start the day by connecting a portable electronic device supplied by De Tijd to the internet and start downloading their daily paper. Updates will be automatic during the day, if subscribers have … [Read more...] about First paper-less daily newspaper