Category Archives: marketing

The Stupid File: Twitter as Cult, destroyer of moral compasses. BALONEY!


One of the most intriguing and most frustrating aspects of the “new media” is how foolish the stories become as writers search for meaning amidst the ocean of change and sea of drivel that makes up the modern information infrastructure … Continue reading

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SES San Jose Countdown


In terms of internet search the really big and influential conference is – without a doubt – SES San Jose. WebmasterWorld Pubcon and the new SMX Conference series by Danny Sullivan (who more than anybody was the architect of the … Continue reading

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Yahoo Microsoft: Is the fat lady almost singing at $34?


Henry Blodget is whining that the Yahoo Microsoft deal is back to where it started, but I think Henry’s wrong … again!      I’m glad Henry was wrong about the rumor that Yahoo’s Q4 would beat expectations because it was part of the … Continue reading

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Google adsense discouraged quality content, Google knol is trying to fix that.


Google knol is a promising development in online information, where “experts” will write concise, authoritative articles on many topics and the community will rank and comment on those articles.   It may be a great way to combine quality content with social … Continue reading

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Oban Scotch for Christmas


I owed a friend a pretty good bottle of Scotch for a favor, and knew he liked Oban Scotch.   Unfortunately I had not checked the local price which is consistently $69.95.   Not bad, but I was shooting for a $50 “thank you” gift.   … Continue reading

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Make Ads, Not War


As I’ve noted many times here I believe that our massive US defense spend is unwise, returning a fraction of the return we’d get by putting most of the annual approximately $500.000.000.000 spend into high ROI global and national development projects, pro … Continue reading

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Yahoo! WAKE UP!


It’s very frustrating being a Yahoo shareholder. Not because Yahoo isn’t a good company, in fact Yahoo is a *great* company. Not because Yahoo doesn’t seem to “get it”, Yahoo arguably “gets it” better than almost all other companies in … Continue reading

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