Archive for the 'IT & New Media' Category

Blogging About Blogging – Part II

Monday, January 7th, 2008

In Part One of Blogging About Blogging, we gave you a summary of good reasons to start a corporate blog. Now we’re going to give you some practical tips on actually starting one based on our own recent experience. If you’ve decided that blogging is right for you, read on… (more…)


Friday, December 14th, 2007

Turning briefly to the wonderful world of internet memes: ROFLCon is coming! Some folks at Harvard (although we would have expected MIT) are putting together this conference focusing on the finest of web weirdness.

Tim Hwang, a ROFLCon founder, says “With any hope, the conference will be an irreverent celebration of the amateur insanity, the 15-millisecond celebrity, and outright geekdom at the (dark?) heart of the internet.” (more…)

Blogging About Blogging – Part I

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

According to Technorati‘s last State of the Blogosphere report, there were over 70 million blogs on the web as of April 2007. In addition, there are over 70 million blog posts about what blogs are and why you should have one. Alright, we made up that last statistic, but there really are a vast number of such posts. (Try this Google blog search: “What is a blog?“)

We wanted to write about why you or your company might want to start a blog, but because so many people have already written about the topic, we’re going to give you a short list of references to explore instead. The following sum up the pro blog argument pretty nicely. We suggest taking a look at them. But if you’re busy and want the lowdown quick and easy, just skip over the list to our summary. (more…)


Monday, November 26th, 2007

If you’re looking for a place to find information on all kinds of conferences, connect with speakers and attendees, or even promote your own event, take a look at

“Confabb…combines an aggregate database of major conferences, conventions, and trade shows sorted by industry with social networking tools designed to empower conference attendees to improve their overall experience.” — from Summary of Confabb, The Conference Community

More than just a database of events, the site aims at “maximizing the conference experience” by providing tracking and social networking tools, along with an avenue for critique, review, and discussion. (more…)

Google Docs for Collaboration

Monday, November 5th, 2007

The painful thing about document collaboration via email attachments is that you often end up with an unwieldy number of files containing different edits. Think how simple the process would be if you could host one file online and have team members directly apply their edits. Google Docs provides a tool to make it happen.

Check out Google’s entertaining three-minute video illustrating how it works.

While it may not be a new idea, Google’s implementation is free and doesn’t require the resources or know-how for building and maintaining your own VPN or corporate extranet. It’s also a saavy way for Google to get people using their new web apps for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.