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Link Roundup

Posting’s been slow lately, I know. Crazy busy. I’m still trying to keep up with my community reading though, and here’s a few random links I’ve found interesting. Adobe Blogs I’m pleased to see that Macromedia’s insane community coolness is rubbing off on Adobe. LEGO lovers unite in Arlington Washington, D.C. plays host to BrickFest, […]

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BusinessWeek – The Power of Us

I’m a few weeks behind on posting about this, but several months back i was interviewed by BusinessWeek for an article that came out in a recent issue. The article, The Power of Us, was pretty good. Best part was the group of fans that I’d hooked up with the reporter on this story who […]

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Blogging for Beginners

Check out this great (and short) review of how to business blog. 1. Make Introductions. A good host connects guests. Albrycht recommends spending 30 to 60 minutes a day scanning feeds from your favorite blogs. Maintain a blogroll, linking readers to blogs you recommend, and use the trackback function on most blog publishing programs to […]

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That’s it?

You have to be kidding me…. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it’s proposing the penalty because the airline missed the deadline to perform inspections and tests on a variety of systems and components. For example, Independence Air failed to do heavy maintenance and inspections that were required on a regional jet, and then […]

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That's it?

You have to be kidding me…. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it’s proposing the penalty because the airline missed the deadline to perform inspections and tests on a variety of systems and components. For example, Independence Air failed to do heavy maintenance and inspections that were required on a regional jet, and then […]

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Blogging a Book?

Maybe I’m just having a bad day, but shouldn’t a book blog (a blog that supports the writing of a physical book), include mostly a discussion of the content of the book? Apparently not.

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Be Friendly

This article, apparently, got quite a bit of play around the blogosphere recently. I missed it originally, but am glad I found it now. Good stuff. Not that you can’t have a huge community without that rule… slashdot is the perfect example. But if you’re trying to inspire passionate users, I believe that enforcing a […]

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JibJab Open Audition

Remember JibJab, those wacky dudes that came up with the incredibly funny This Land 2004 election animation? They’ve opened up an open casting call for their next animation. So you want to star in the next JibJab? We hope so! We’ve been working around the clock to build a brand spankin’ new website that will […]

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Rule: Don't forget the ego

Enthusiast communities are, for the most part, driven largely by ego. PR experts post in PR forums or blogs because they like to share what they know. It feeds their ego to show off a bit, or perhaps to help other people and get that kind pat on the back from someone they’ve helped. Enthusiasts […]

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Blogger’s Mission

You know he’s right… The Kryptonite lock story seems to be the classic example of a company not responding to the blogosphere and to its customers. Today they tell their side of the story at Naked Conversations. I think this is a cautionary tale for bloggers as well as companies though. If you look at […]

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