I have been thinking it would be cool to go to CES but the only way we can do it would be with a sponsor. My idea is simple have 4-6 of the techpodcasts.com affiliates storm CES then Blog and Podcast till we dropped. This would be a great sponsorship opportunity for some company. If your interested lets talk email@example.com
I have went to very great pains to create over 100 search terms for each of the major blog search engines including. Over the past year they have served me well but I find myself going to those search terms on a less frequent basis. The fact of the matter is the blog search engines are becoming less reliable most report links as new that were created months ago. They often are not able to find stories with the specific keywords clearly labeled completely, and of course the results are permeated with spammer sites that just clutter up the results.
Something I have done out of habit for about a year is add every site that links to Geek News Central or makes mention of the site or me in special categories in my RSS reader. There are in fact now five separate category listings with 500 sites in each of the 4 categories and another 300 in the the fifth. I then do searches from the river of news listings within FeedDemon when I am trying to dig out specific information. I allow each listing to have 200 articles and I do not erase the entries I make them get pushed out. So in a sense I have my own blog search engine within FeedDemon I am able to search all sites that link to us, along with the 400 sites I pull data from. This has worked out pretty good but it could be better here is a idea/
I am going to recommend to Nick the author of FeedDemon that he work with the Google Desktop search folks so that the FeedDemon index is search able. Then we need the Google Desktop to create and associated RSS feed for those desktop searches. So we can use the power of Google Desktop Search on FeedDemon and then use FeedDemon to do the requesting from the desktop application.
I take 36 hours off and come back to Skype messages e-mails and all kinds of havoc in response to a post that Chris Pirillo has put on his weblog. He talks about spamblogs, trackbacks and completely bogus entries on blogs over at Blogspot. I have talked about the massive amounts of comment and trackback spam I get here not to mention the high number of sites that just hijack our info.
Blogspots is a haven for bots that setup weblogs by the thousands and do nothing but steal content, target trackbacks and comments to try and drive people to websites so they can build page rank, or get a click through on an advertisement or worse deliver malware. I still track how many times a day here we get hit bogus comment or trackback spam, for the past 9 months my server has gotten hit nearly every second of every day. The amount of server load and traffic is enormous and 90% of that crap is coming from those on BlogSpot..
I realize their are a lot of great sites on BlogSpot but for the most part they are surrounded by the scum of the earth. [Chris Pirillo]
I am very proud to announce that Geek News Central has been selected by News.com as a Blog 100 website in their Cutting Edge Category. I am beyond humbled congratulations to the team here and other fine websites that were selected.
“Geek News Central has been selected as part of the News.com Blog 100, a feature in which News.com editors and reporters are helping find the best news and views on the Web for the convenience of our readers.” [News.Com]
I found the Wired article “Can Bloggers Strike it Rich? quite fascinating and a bit shocking. If what Wired came up with is true then a significant number of people that are blogging for Weblogs Inc. are not getting paid very much.
If you do the math, based upon comments that Jason puts out on how they are going to do a million dollars in adsenses this year along with the other stuff he likes to brag about all the time, the $500.00 a month wage seems really low, of course the boss and the staff have to be paid a regular wage. It appears those doing the heavy lifting may be getting robbed. Speculation on my part of course.
If they came to me, and wanted 125 articles a month and offered $500.00 a month to blog, I would not know to laugh or be insulted, especially if the contract had a exit clause that said I could not write on a subject for six months. That would be a deal killer.
Considering an article I wrote for a major magazine several months ago was 600 words and I was paid $500.00 in return for services rendered it seems to me writing 125 articles a month for $500.00 amounts slave wages. [Wired]
I think the gang over at techpodcasts.com have really outdone themselves working through the agenda today we are going to have a really awesome event. If you are available on Saturday Sept 24th at 1:30 pm Pacific you will want to join us and our 3 guest for this live event.
This will be a comprehensive 90 minute event covering Podcast Hosting, Advanced BitTorrent, Weblog Setup for podcasting using Drupal, Movabletype, WordPress and Radio Userland we will also discuss Coral and Dijer.
I am not surprised that content publishers are being hurt by blogs. I used to get about 20 periodicals delivered to the house and went through their painful registration process to keep them coming. Guess what today my mail box is empty I am not killing tree’s
Why do I want to read two week old tech news and commentary from someone that usually has an agenda. The blog revolution continues to whack away at the regular media model.
Podcasting just a year old will continue to change the models, two years from now people are going to be getting all of their content via new models. [Information Week]
The day that companies like technorati, pubsub and feedster feared more than anything is here lets call it “G Day“. Personally I think those companies are now dead meat. I just created a huge number of search terms, and added them to my news aggreator, and I will know in several days how well it works. [google.com/blogsearch]