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[ - Jamdo Blog Marketing] If you are an expert in your niche (and after a few weeks of writing, you are likely to at least know more than 95% of the population about that topic) then there are many things you can do in conjunction with Wikipedia that will benefit both your blog and the quality of information in your niche. Unfortunately the quality of information on Wikipedia is not always excellent (I have written about this and the pending evolution of Web 3.0 before), but again, this is something that should be seen as an opportunity rather than a problem.
- Jamdo Blog Marketing: Some of you might remember by article a while back on Web 3.0 and how I thought it would be driven by similar technology than Web 2.0, but with a vetted voting audience that was actually qualified to vote on certain topics. For example, scientists voting on scientific information etc. (via Cosmos)
[~LeoTheMasteR~] Do you actually want to monetize your blog?: A lack of understanding is a major cause of failure in the realm ofonline income generation. For example, if youre clueless about searchengine optimization (SEO), you will probably cripple your search enginerankings compared to someone who understands SEO well. But you cantconsider each technology in isolation. You need to understand theconnections and trade-offs between them. Monetizing a blog is abalancing act. You may need to balance the needs of yourself, yourvisitors, search engines, those who link to you, social bookmarkingsites, advertisers, affiliate programs, and others. Seemingly minordecisions like what to title a web page are significant. In coming upwith the title of this article, I have to take all of these potentialviewers into consideration. I want a title that is attractive to humanvisitors, drives reasonable search engine traffic, yields relevantcontextual ads, fits the theme of the site, and encourages linking andsocial bookmarking. Plus I want each article to provide genuine valueto my visitors. So I do my best to create titles for my articles thatbalance these various needs. Often that means abandoning cutesy orclever titles in favor of direct and comprehensible ones. Its littleskills like these that help drive sustainable traffic growth monthafter month. Missing out on just this one skill is enough to crippleyour traffic. And there are dozens of these types of skills thatrequire decent web savvy to understand.
[Steve Pavlinas Personal Development Blog] How to Make Money From Your Blog: With respect to traffic, you should know that in many respects, the rich do get richer. High traffic leads to even more traffic-building opportunities that just aren’t accessible for low-traffic sites. On average at least 20 bloggers add new links to my site every day, my articles can easily surge to the top of social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us, and I’m getting more frequent requests for radio interviews. Earlier this year I was featured in USA Today and in Self Magazine, which collectively have millions of readers. Journalists are finding me by doing Google searches on topics I’ve written about. These opportunities were not available to me when I was first starting. Popular sites have a serious advantage. The more traffic you have, the more you can attract.
[SOB: Scion Of Backronymics] OpenDocument Format (ODF) vs. MS OpenXML Format... : I've expanded upon the original phrasing a little, and I've tried to clarify my statements and suit them to this venue, but otherwise it's pretty much just plagiarizing myself. Err, I mean it's referencing my own work, as academics often do the works of their colleagues.
[Don Surber] A Line Crossed, A Reader Lost: It's entirely possible I was friends with some of those Malkin has placed in danger. It's a school filled with young, idealistic kids determined to save the world, feeling their way through uncertain thickets of ideology and unfamiliar collections of ideas, and naive about the dangers of direct political action outside a university's protected confines.
[Mamamusings.net] mamamusings: scathing critique of wikipedia by jaron lanier: The problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it's been elevated to such importance so quickly.
[Many.corante.com] Academia and Wikipedia. Many-to-Many:: Trust is handled in quite different ways in collaborative knowledge communities, I personally think that the most interesting experiences came from slashdot (see: Rutigliano, Lou: When the Audience is the Producer: The Art of the Collaborative Weblog - http://journalism.utexas.edu/onlinejournalism/audienceproducer.pdf). Even technically sophisticated users are lazy and all feedback mechanism should be formed according to this easy phenomenon.
[Thelongtail.com] The Long Tail: The Probabilistic Age: Worse yet, I annotated the five examples with a note explaining how they were wrong, said that I didn't have time to fix them, then gave one correct example and a diving line (a horizontal rule) to offset my one correct example. Some retard then came along and removed the horizontal line, so there was a note saying "the following examples are all wrong for blah blah blah reasons but here is a correct example" with no divider between the correct example and the incorrect ones.
[Digital-iq.com] Digital-iQ | Digital Media and eLearning Blog » The Beauty of ...: Will Richardson of the Ed-Tech Insider blog has a great piece describing just how fast and accurately Wikipedia entries are being created today. He uses as an example the process by which a Wikipedia entry was created for the recent London terrorist bombings: