Would Muck Rack meet your PR need?

I’d not heard of Muck Rack before reading Mashable’s report on a new service the company has just launched – the one-line news release distribution via Twitter. Muck Rack’s prime claim to fame to date is as a place on the web that aggregates tweets from journalists, mainly in the US, in real time. Now comes the Twitter release service. […] a new service for PR pros to publish one line press releases, up to 130 characters long, that can…

What people said about Posterous

Do you use Posterous, the free blogging and photo-sharing tool? If you do, why? I just can’t see that I’d use it. I have blogs and a primary domain. I’m already all over the net with services, a few of which I actually use. So to me, it’s just another place to publish, another dilution of my presence online. It’s an itch I’ve been scratching for a bit in the past few days and which I posted about (on my…

Making connections at WordCamp UK 2009

It’s a bit blurry but there’s no mistaking the youthful Matt Mullenweg pictured at WordCamp UK in Cardiff yesterday. I took this pic of the WordPress founder on my Nokia N95 8GB at full zoom from my spot at the far end of the meeting room. Not too bad under those circumstances, although more a testament to Nokia’s technology and 5-megapixel camera than my skills as a mobile-phone photographer. Still, it’s a good photo that, to me, epitomizes the embracing…

Spreading the word about swine flu

Although swine flu isn’t the permanent news headline it was a few months ago, it’s still very much a virus whose spread and effects around the world become more alarming-looking whenever news about it is reported. That’s beginning to happen again with increasing frequency. Here in the UK, we’ve had 17 deaths so far, reported infections are more than 9,700, and the government has moved its health focus from containment to treatment. There’s even talk about vaccinating the entire population…

Facebook’s big number: 250 million

Social networking site Facebook said today that its user base now comprises over 250 million people around the world. While the announcement post by founder Mark Zuckerberg isn’t especially compelling (it reads like a rather un-compelling corporate announcement), the interactive visual timeline of membership growth to that quarter-billion number is worth a look. It’s interesting to see the growth flow, out of the US to the UK then spreading into other parts of Europe, the Middle East and other regions…

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