A bit of blogosphere and web news

Tim O’Reilly has a new report out on Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices. The downside? It costs US$ 375 for a PDF (but only an extra $20 for a printed copy). From the blurb: "Web 2.0 is here today—and yet its vast, disruptive impact is just beginning. More than just the latest technology buzzword, it’s a transformative force that’s propelling companies across all industries towards a new way of doing business characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects."

Google has announced the winner of its "My Britain" logo competition– run in conjunction with the Science Museum in London. The winning design is by 13-year-old Katherine Chisnall. See it at the link.

While on Google, Blogger Beta is now "feature complete", so they say. Based on the trouble everyone has been reporting over the past days and weeks, I think it is worth taking the minute or so necessary to migrate your Blogger blog over to Beta as soon as you can get access. Or you can switch to WordPress, which offers a free blogging service that I’ve used for a while for Librarian’s Place and Web Writer, and which seems pretty stable. Or you can just take Sand Storm (Steve Clackson)’s advice.

David Sifry of Technorati posts his quarterly report on the blogosphere – as usual, very accessibly written with lots of graphs and charts. Yes, it is still growing — Technorati is tracking more than 57 million blogs. Says Sifry: "There is a strong correlation between the aging and post frequency of blogs and their authority and Technorati ranking." Oh, and Farsi has moved into the top ten languages of the blogosphere.

I am not going to get sucked into linking to many Problogger posts as so many of them are useful food for thought and follow-up, but here are a couple of highlights: Blog Credibility (where does it come from?) ; and Give Brian 5 Minutes and He’ll Give you a Killer Headline for Your Next Blog Post.

4 thoughts on “A bit of blogosphere and web news

  1. Just a quick thumbs up for wordpress, which I’ve been using since I first started Ichabod, and which has never given me any problems…

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