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November 7, 2008

Re: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004...

I attempted to post this as a response earlier on Dr. Jerz's blog, but it would not work. This is a response to one of his posts from November 3, 2008. In particular this I wanted to comment on this secton:

"so much energy has moved to feeds and commercial social networking sites-- the Wal-Marts of the blogosophere"

Blogging has indeed become highly commercialized! I can think back to 2004 when I first came to SHU and blogging was practically unheard of to the general public. Now everyone and their grandmother have blogs about something. Most corporate entities also have accompanying blogs as well. I feel like blogs that are managed by corporation tend to be started, updated periodically and then frequently forgotten about unless there is a designated person assigned with managing that blog as a full time job. And let us not forget that the corporate blogs that are maintained have an alternative agenda; 99% of the time they are trying to sell you something.

In regard to the use of Flickr, BlogTv, Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook; I know a YouTube user named Venetian Princess that utilizes all of the social networking tools in order to market herself as an actress and online celebrity. She has a ton of followers that buy DVDs of her work. Similar YouTubers that cross market are Buck Hollywood from “What the Buck?” and Lisa Donovan (aka Lisa Nova), a comedian that was actually discovered through YouTube and added to the cast of Mad TV. Social networking sites facilitate entrepreneurship and "self marketing" for sure.

Blogging for the sake of just bloggin is a rare thing now.

November 14, 2008

Another Blog Joke...

Here is yet another great joke about bloggers. I first posted a blog joke from the Pearls Before Swine comic July 23, 2008.

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November 25, 2008

Alan Colmes is leaving 'Hannity & Colmes' TV show...

"We have a Democratic House, Senate and president," Colmes said in an interview. "My work is done."

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