• Movable Type - Party in the U.S.A.

    Posted October 27, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Last week I was invited by Six Apart to attend a Movable Type conference in Manhattan. If you're not familiar with the software, Movable Type is a blogging platform turned CMS which was once a major player in the US market. After a lengthy toe-to-toe battle with Wordpress, a battle won by Wordpress, Movable Type slowly faded away.
  • Five ways to screw up your press pitch

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 9:27 am

    As an influential tech blogger (or "legend in my own mind"), I'm constantly receiving pitches from product developers, PR people, and Kickstarter hopefuls.
  • SXSW: Why keep blogging? And can you make money at it?

    Posted March 13, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Two very different SXSW panels discussed the soaring, high-minded motivations for blogging -- and the hustling and compromises you might need to make to turn a profit.
  • Not every change Twitter makes is newsworthy

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 11:19 pm

    It seems that no change to Twitter is too trivial to create a post-wave in the tech blogosphere.
  • Singapore to study tighter disclosure rules for bloggers

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 8:55 am

    Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) will consider issuing tighter rules for how bloggers disclose payments and gifts they receive from companies whose products they review, but officials said the effectiveness of any such regulations would likely be limited.
  • This blog brought to you by the Federal Trade Commission

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    Bad news, freebie bloggers: The FTC is coming down on you like a tray of dishes -- and not just on bloggers, but anyone who uses social media. If you receive money or something for free and you blog, tweet, write up a positive review on Amazon, or share something nice about it with your 4,987 closest Facebook friends, the FTC wants you to disclose that fact or face fines of up to $11,000.
  • Yes, Even You May Be Covered By FTC Rule

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 12:11 pm

    New rules on paid endorsements may give readers a false sense that blogs are telling them the truth. While many bloggers will doubtless follow the Federal Trade Commission's requirements, there are too many blogs and too few enforcers.
  • FTC's New Rules for Bloggers: A Quick Guide

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 11:48 am

    As of December 1, the Federal Trade Commission is going to require bloggers, and prominent tweeters and Facebook types to disclose any paid endorsements to their followers, online friends and readers. These new rules have the potential to change everyone's online habits. Here's what you need to know:
  • FTC tells bloggers to disclose payments, freebies for reviews

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:18 pm

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today released new guidelines requiring all bloggers to disclose any payments or freebies they get from companies in exchange for reviewing their products.
  • The AT&T-Apple iPhone blame game hits the Grey Lady

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    WHOSE FAULT IS IT REALLY? That's what the angry masses want to know. I personally blame "Seth the Blogger Guy."
  • 7 Top Tips for Writing Blog Articles

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 1:28 am

    Business blogging is a great way to build a following and shorten the sales process. Here are 7 ways to quickly generate your own content.
  • Six Apart updates TypePad blogging service

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 9:52 am

    Six Apart is enhancing its TypePad blog publishing service with new profiles and comment features.
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