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JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 1

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 1

Recently I was invited by JupiterResearch VP & Research Director Michael
Gartenberg to be a part of their new
blogging program. The deal: I get a free copy of an analyst report relevant to my
specialty and in return I will offer my own blog-style analysis of it. What this means
is that a respected analyst firm, JupiterResearch, is reaching…

Connected to Yahoo 360

Connected to Yahoo 360

I got an invite to Yahoo! 360°, the new blogging/social networking app from Yahoo. Here is my 360 blog, which has hardly anything in it right now. I’ll probably only use it for experimentation, but if I end up liking it then maybe I’ll use it for social networking. First impressions are positive and it’ll be even better when they integrate…

Bloglines Not Top Aggregator For Football Fans

Bloglines Not Top Aggregator For Football Fans

Kevin Donahue posts some RSS Aggregator stats for his FanBlogs network of sites – and I was taken aback to see who is number 1, by a long shot. No it’s not Bloglines, as it is for most of the geek set. For football fans, a staggering 64.8% of FanBlogs.com readers are subscribed using MyYahoo. Kevin writes:

“Since Fanblogs has over 100 college…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 21-27 Mar 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 21-27 Mar 2005

This week: ETech notes, Yahoo love-in, Web 2.0 acquisition deals continue, Hacking Web
2.0, ubiquitous storage. 

ETech Takeaways

I was on holiday the week ETech occurred, so I’ve been spending the past week catching
up. My food-themed notes are
here. Also during that week the next Web 2.0 conference was
announced – October in San…

Eating ETech

Eating ETech

Plenty to chew on in coverage of the recent ETech
conference. Here are some ETech tidbits that I snacked on over the past week and
found to be rather tasty…

Ideas and Products

– the whole Remix theme. For Silicon Valley
legend Danny Hillis, the remix theme begins at the breakfast table: “For him, it had
begun experimenting with combinations…

Bloglines’ Search-based Makeover – In The Big League Now

Bloglines’ Search-based Makeover – In The Big League Now

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft’s new web-based RSS
Aggregator prototype was discovered. I wrote then (also in my weekly wrap-up) that
even though technically the prototype wasn’t that special, it did reveal Microsoft’s
business strategy for RSS. Which is that Microsoft intends to integrate RSS Aggregation
with its MSN Search product.

To summarise…

Concept Albums and Blogs

Concept Albums and Blogs

At the risk of going off-topic, I’m currently deeply into IMHO the best album I’ve
heard in years – Green Day’s American Idiot. It’s a concept album and I often wonder
how such a thing could be done in blogging. It’s common wisdom that a focused blog is
the best way to gain a following in the ‘sphere. But I reckon bloggers could complement
their…

Rev ’em up: 2005 Web 2.0 Conference

Rev ’em up: 2005 Web 2.0 Conference

I’m just back from sunny Gold Coast, all theme-parked out, and
already I’m planning my family’s next trip. I’d love to make it to the next
Web 2.0 conference, October 5-7 in San Francisco. It’ll be my first
ever trip to America. Of course, the conference ticket price will
be an issue. Hopefully my blog whuffie will come in useful on that
count (I’m…

Blogging with Jupiter Research

Blogging with Jupiter Research

I’m excited to be involved in the Jupiter Research blogging
project, as described
by Michael Gartenberg:

“It wasn’t easy but we’ve just sent the the first three bloggers
their invites to join us. Will Wagner and Thomas Hawk will be
taking a look at our stance on standalone and PC Based DVRs and
Richard MacManus will be looking at our latest…

Web 2.0 from IA, Business and People perspectives

Web 2.0 from IA, Business and People perspectives

Seb Paquet
notes from Information Architecture Summit in Montreal, March
2005. This from Brett Lider:

“Defining the Future – The Web 2.0 article on Wikipedia was
clearly written by an engineer. Look at those acronyms!

Some components of Web 2.0. Social networks, desktop
information, browser history, tastes and preferences – getting…

See you in a week’s time

See you in a week’s time

I’ll be on holiday on the Gold Coast of Australia for the next week (YAY!) and I won’t
be going near a computer. I’ll be back blogging in just over a week (nb: comments will be
closed until then).

In the meantime, a reminder once again to contribute your Feedburner
stats to the collaborative project I’m running. A lot of people have linked…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 7-13 Mar 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 7-13 Mar 2005

This week: Microsoft’s RSS Aggregator, mobile web 2.0, open source web 2.0 (stats,
adverts, topics), Structured Blogging, ETech.

Well this week has been a blur of activity for me and my server. First off I launched
an RSS statistics project
with Jon Udell and Feedburner, then later in the week I had fun riffing on what
Microsoft was up to with…

Microsoft’s Web-based RSS Aggregator?

Microsoft’s Web-based RSS Aggregator?

SiliconBeat has a scoop. They point to a sandbox version of a working web-based RSS Aggregator – from Microsoft! I had a very quick play-round (note it doesn’t work in Firefox) and it’s similar to MyYahoo, but what’s most interesting is the strong integration with MSN Search. Hmmmm.

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NB: On the page it states “This site is not an…

Open Source RSS Statistics

Open Source RSS Statistics

A collaborative stats project using Feedburner data was
launched on this blog
yesterday. It’s an informal project, but I really hope the blogosphere gets behind
it. I’ve even brought out the old Uncle Sam Needs You! image 🙂 Basically we need: a) your Feedburner data, and/or b) your analysis. It would
also be cool if you linked to
this project in…

Collaborative Feedburner Stats Project

Collaborative Feedburner Stats Project

Last week I wrote about my blog’s subscription growth,
inspired by Jon Udell’s analysis of Bloglines Public
Subscribers. In a subsequent email discussion with Jon Udell, we both wondered
whether Feedburner data would show similar trends to the Bloglines data. Jon suggested a
collaborative project could be launched in the blogosphere with the aim of…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 28 Feb – 6 Mar 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 28 Feb – 6 Mar 2005

Time for your weekly dose of Web 2.0. This week: Yahoo yahoo yahoo (is there an echo in here?), Wikipedia, Web 2.0 start-ups, AutoLink (I know, but bear with me…), Ruby on Rails. btw what’s the best time of the week to publish this regular feature of R/WW? OK let’s try Monday afternoon NZ time, which’ll be Sunday evening Silicon Valley time and…

Long Tail And Blog Subscription Growth

Long Tail And Blog Subscription Growth

Update 2: After email discussions with Jon, I’ve discovered my figures were a bit out and so I’ve fixed that up now. In my updated figures, I now see evidence of what Jon pointed out in his post – i.e. a general tapering-off in new public subs added in December and February (albeit not so pronounced in my stats). Plus, if anything, the updated…

It’s Official: Wikipedia Entry For Web 2.0

It’s Official: Wikipedia Entry For Web 2.0

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“Web 2.0 defines a newer incarnation of the World Wide Web typified by the transition from the typical website hosting HTML/XHTML pages, to a platform that provides a point of presence (sometimes known as a Web portal), from which any of the following interactions may occur:

1. Syndication of content using…

How Yahoo’s Web Services Support Their Media Strategy

How Yahoo’s Web Services Support Their Media Strategy

Tomorrow, 2 March 2005, marks the 10-year anniversary of Yahoo. According to a recent
AP article:

“Yahoo already has amassed an audience of 345 million, including 165 million
registered users who rely on the company’s Web sites for e-mail, e-commerce, news,
entertainment, driving directions, matchmaking, weather forecasts, job leads and…

Beyond Text

Beyond Text

Bob Wyman of PubSub has just written a killer post on the future of blogging (or one of them…). An excerpt:

“What Kedrosky is speaking of is what we at PubSub have been referring to as “Structured Blogging” and may be what Mark Fletcher of Bloglines/AskJeeves has listed as “Functional Blogging” in presentations he’s recently given. The basic…