It seems some Bloggers love to air their own dirty laundry on their blogs. For those that are gossip mongers I am sure that type of material really gets the juices flowing. I must admit that I love industry gossip. But the type of gossip I am looking for is not usually associated with a deal gone bad or someone getting fired.
Here is some advice, when you have a business deal go bad close the door talk about it, learn from it and move on. When you fire someone do it in private and if a public statement has to be made, be as gracious as possible and leave the dirt off the net. If someone calls looking for a reference then you can say your piece otherwise when I and many others look to do business with you we will likely avoid ya like the plague because loose cannons can cost companies and projects millions of dollars.
Seeing the buzz around this I am pretty sure that the rumors are true then indeed this is a pretty amazing turn of events. The question to be asked is what’s next Jason? I know that he is doing a podcast over on Podtech and that makes me wonder if he is going to get more heavily involved in that space or will he try something else.
But regardless what he does, whether it be a new startup, lead another company or just take some time off I am sure that he will continue to be a major force in the new media online space. [TechCrunch]
I don’t think I have ever seen Chirs Pirillo say anything negative on his Blog but someone must have really shafted him. The packing trucks where coming to move his household goods when all of a sudden the moving plans were canceled and he has apparently been sworn to secrecy as he is indicating he cannot say anything about the situation.
But a tell tale hint that it was related to a company in the blogging space is that he says this at the end of his post.
One thing is certain: my trust in the future of our industry (and the alleged transparency of the blogosphere) is at an all-time low.
Keep your head up Chris you have a lot of fans out here. [Chris Pirillo]
I asked in this Blog a few days ago why the Top Digg users don’t start blogging versus digging. These writers are obviously very talented in finding great content. Well today I received an e-mail from a Top 50 Digg user and he for now at least is going to Blog versus Digg his decision was partly due to my original post.
In response I have added his blog to my daily read list, if he really wants to kick it up a notch launch a new blog and recruit a team of top digg users post to and share the spoils. Count me in as a subscriber if they do. Heck I would pay to get access to a blog that the top diggers were actively posting to.
The price to get started is as close to zero as one can get. If they work together it could be a very powerful thing! [hemphill81.blogspot.com]
What is the deal with Technorati? It seems every time I go to that site and enter a search term their search is broken. I am finding more cross linked post via Google than Technorati. Has the blogsphere gotten so big that they cannot handle the task of indexing blogs.
I am disappointed in Technorati’s performance and am really tired of getting screen that say this feature is not implemented yet. When you get that error it’s because their servers are to busy.
It’s nice to see Dell listening, and responding on their blog, and I am sure that the blogsphere and small companies like mine will appreciate that enough that if they can get some of their customer service ratings up. That I as a small business owner may be inclined to check out some dell products next time we need to buy some computers or hardware.
It’s too bad that they took this long to blog, we will see how sincere they are, and if they really answer the tough questions directed at them from within, and outside the blogsphere. [one2one.dell.com]
Well this is post 6033, and today Geek News Central turns 4 years old. What a ride it has been. If you would have told me that this blog would have been largely responsible for my book deal which lead to the launch of two companies, and associated formation of new media networks with, Podcast Connect, and RawVoice. With me leading those companies I would never have imagined it.
But as I run down the major events since May 1, 2002 writing this blog has definitely been a growing experience, but to think that four years has flashed before my eyes is amazing. I am sure the next few years are going to be even more exciting, as I share with you my thoughts on technology, and give you my insights into were things are headed in the new media space.
Seems someone at Google deleted their own blog by mistake, can you imagine that, luckily backups were in place and they were able to recover, goes to prove that the human finger connected to a brain can still make mistakes [Google]
Seems everyone is in the mode of creating top 10 lie list at the moment this one is pretty funny. [GapingVoid]
I can tell you what happens because it happened here earlier in the month and it was partially my fault. You simply panic. I can also tells you what it does to your momentum it slows it down. The 3-4 days I was having trouble caused my site hits to drop by nearly 20% the initial week after the recovery. Only now are we back to pre-blog blackout days.
How do you mitigate it if your running your own site. It’s called redundancy. I have two dedicated severs now and both of those boxes are going to have the data from each mirrored on the other and both now have the DNS propagated in way if one goes down the other can take over very quickly. We will only be risking 24 hours of data as we are shipping the databases to each box each night.
But if you are on a hosted service that you cannot touch your kinda screwed. A large number of Typepad users where without service for a few days and let me tell you I felt your pain. I thought I was going to have a heart attack before I got my sites back online. It was terrible.
If you blog is serving data thousands of visitors a day spend a little money and put in some safeguards. [gigaom.com]