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The Risks of Personal Blogging, IP & Ferraris: The David Adler Interview

Firebelly

Social Promotions, Coffee & Dancing. David Adler is a regular speaker at conference all across the country. We recently both spoke at All Facebook Expo. But, we met years ago at SES Chicago. David, to me, is one of the top notch “intellectual property, media and e-commerce” attorneys. He has a keen understanding of social media law (hence my deep interest in his work. Yes, both.

Guess Who is Back on Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Recalling the ensuing storm of comments my action caused in the fall of 2010, it was evident some people were passionate I made the right decision and others felt I should give the location-based application a second chance. Was the second camp right? Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts. But, I might. But, I might. by Neal Schaffer.

Tech blogs, they are a-changing

The Way of the Web

It’s a bit of a strange time for the digital publishing world, and tech blogs in particular, as they seem to be going through the kind of upheaval you’d be forgiven for presuming was a print monopoly. Meanwhile Guardian News and Media has announced it is selling ContentNext , the parent of PaidContent. On the gadget side, The Verge arrived, formed by the former core of Engadget. And today at some point we should see the arrival of The Kernel , the new project from Milo Yiannopolous. The only constant is change. But there’s not a tech news blog among them for various reasons.

Brand Against The Machine

Twist Image

Episode #284 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Brands act like machines because brands are not people. That seems obvious enough, but John Morgan is here to explain how brands are still made up of people and how we all interact can change not only the face of marketing, but the business landscape. and more like us. Enjoy the conversation. You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes ): Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast #284. bite size edits. blogging.

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How to Use Images in Your Blog Posts

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” ” I’ve always liked this adage even though it’s one of the biggest cliches ever. Pictures, photos, image—they are all great for visualizing your posts and making them more memorable. know that it’s the content of the book that’s important, but what would be a book without a nice cover? Okay, let me stop being poetic and get straight down to business. Why you should use images in your blog posts. 1. There’s really no better way of doing this. Quick note. free images.

Small Business Owners Hopping Mad Over Amazon’s New App

Small Business Mavericks

Just when you thought you had seen and heard it all, Amazon takes on a brave move to take business away from small business owners. This has caused small business owners to complain to the Retail Industry Leaders Association about the unfair competition. Amazon has released a free app for iphone and smart phone users so that consumers can then go into any brick and mortar business, find something they are interested in, scan the bar code and see if Amazon has it at a lower cost. This is the reason that small business owners are so mad. Of course, the product has to be an exact match.

Can You Stand Out and Brand Against the Machine

Convince & Convert

Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Excerpts from the interview. Watch video for the whole conversation). John, how are you, my friend? John: I’m doing great. How are you doing? Jay: I am excellent. Tell me about the book. What’s it been out, two weeks now, something like that? Jay: It is a book that is literally chock full of stuff. Jay: Yeah.