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Archive for July 2007

July 30th, 2007

Tom Tauke Talks BS

Many have come to question whether we trust the giant telecoms or Google regarding the Wireless UHF TV Spectrum auction for which the FCC is about to create rules.
My question is - Is Tom Tauke any different than Ed Whitacre? Let’s see… Tauke says;
“Google is attempting to ensure the F.C.C. that the federal government can […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

July 30th, 2007

Reselling These? You’ll Want To Stop…

Noticed at Willie Crawford’s forum;
“Important - If You Sell Louis Allport Material” referring to this page “Reprint Rights Update From Louis Allport”

“On Friday the 14th of December, 2007 - nearly ALL my reprint rights products (the full list is on this page) will be permanently retired. In other words, you will no longer have the […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

July 29th, 2007

The Power Of Ten

I find historical trivia very interesting and today I learned (no, I didn’t learnt) more.
“Made up in 1938 by the nine year old Milton Sirrota, the nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner.”
The number 10100, written as 1 followed by 100 zeros.
The significance of this? Googol. No. it isn’t misspelled, yet. Googol.
“The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual […]

By Mark -- 1 comment

July 28th, 2007

Are You Exhibiting Anti-Social Behavior On Your Blog?

Borne of personal feelings and many years of experience in the “real” world…
In response to Michael Arrington’s post today at Techcrunch “What’s Really Going On With Podtech?” within which he extols the talents of one specific individual (of a few).
For your consideration - do you realize that there are folks out there with lots of […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

July 25th, 2007

Okay! Okay! I Get It! I Get It!

Okay! Okay! I Get It! I Get It!
In order to get traffic you publish a ridiculous, inane commentary on a rumor.
Then you convince almost two thousand knuckleheads at Digg to digg your inane commentary on a rumor. Oy Vey…
The rumor? “A drunk employee kills all of the websites you care about”
“Someone came in sh**faced drunk, […]

By Mark -- 0 comments

July 23rd, 2007

It Wasn’t That Long Ago

Just one or two reminders if you please…
*****From The San Francisco Chronicle June 2006*****
“AT&T Rewrites Rules: Your data isn’t yours”
“AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday [June 23, 2006]. The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers’ […]

By Mark -- 0 comments

July 22nd, 2007

Is Google Bigger Than Ed Whitacre?

I can just feel the bristling of the hairs on the back of Ed Whitacre’s neck!
Opening with what I personally consider a very interesting comment on the availability of the Internet “It strikes us as unfair that some people should enjoy such abundant access to this rich resource while billions of others aren’t so lucky” […]

By Mark -- 4 comments

July 21st, 2007

It Is Simply One Person’s Opinion

Feeling a bit like a scene from “Platoon,” we have the “Why can’t I comment on your Blog?” and “Why would I want to comment on your blog?” or “You allow comments so I’m leaving!” or perhaps “You don’t allow comments so I’m leaving!” topic.
Comments On Blogs
Everyone has an opinion. Put them all together […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

July 19th, 2007

Inbound Links On Sponsored Themes Is A Promotion Technique?

Its been around the web forever and it isn’t anything new. But “installing” them on a sponsored theme that is being downloaded at large for free is a relatively recent twist. [A “sponsored” theme is a theme with embedded advertising, hence the inbound links.]
Since Matt decided to remove sponsored themes from WordPress.net this last week […]

By Mark -- 2 comments

July 17th, 2007

Speaking Of Answers

Perhaps someone at the Techdirt Insight Community will have the ability to answer this one:
Does anyone have “reliable figures available that put Google’s splog problem into perspective.”
Matt Mullenweg pointed to it - “Why Google is the service of choice for sploggers.”
Quoting Jonathan Bailey from Plagiarism Today (a darn good man) Michael Pollitt of The Guardian […]

By Mark -- 7 comments

July 17th, 2007

Serious Pay To Answer Serious Questions

From the Techdirt Insight Community.
“A service that lets a company engage a dynamic and diverse group of experts who provide analysis and insight tailored to meet your specific needs quickly and cost effectively. Our qualified community of expert bloggers tackles your issues through an interactive online conversation and quickly provides you with the answers you […]

By Mark -- 1 comment

July 16th, 2007

Who Ought To Ping Ping-O-Matic? You, Or Me?

Okay, I write a post. I put a lot of effort into this post through research and editing. I publish it and my Blog platform, if it is set up this way, pings Ping-O-Matic to notify them of the existence of this entry. Seems to me I earned the right to do that.
OTOH, I visit […]

By Mark -- 0 comments

July 16th, 2007

Certainly Is A LOT Of Money Out There

Verizon? Vodaphone? $160 Billion? $78.5 Billion?
It may be that I live a very sheltered life because I’d never heard of Vodaphone prior to right now. And the only comprehension I have of those amounts of money is that they are numbers I have no comprehension of…
Larry Dignan at Between The Lines tells us that Vodaphone […]

By Mark -- 0 comments

July 15th, 2007

AdSense for Domains Trademark Complaint Procedure

I’ll assume I’m reaching those who may own a reasonable number of domain names that are parked. And the question is “Are you making the most of those parked domains?” Or, are you embroiled in a disagreement about trademarks? Well, Google won’t, isn’t able to, put an end to whatever disagreements you may be having […]

By Mark -- 0 comments

July 13th, 2007

Live, Honest, Free Commenting Has Positive Results

I’ll say it again - Live, Honest, Free Commenting Has Positive Results!
Microcosmic as it may be, I believe this exchange between Raj and myself is indicative of the truth behind commenting live, honestly and for free.
What appeared initially, to me, to be a disagreement, evolved into a brief and positively productive conversation within which I […]

By Mark -- 2 comments