Recently there has been quite some turmoil in the blogosphere concerning Twitter’s upcoming API changes. While reading the blogpost announcing some of the changes I noted that Twitter would be shifting from Display Guidlines to Display Requirements. When reading the current Display Guidelines I noticed that I am currently violating these guidelines by displaying tweets… Read more I’m violating Twitter’s Display Guidelines
Keynote by Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO Mashable Pete starts with his main mantra to “build something you love” which not only applies to forming a blog but to any successful company. He uses the Waybackmachine as a resource to show screenshots from Mashable’s history and talks about its development over the years. People spend… Read more BLOG08: How to build a blog empire
Tomorrow I will be attending BLOG08, a Dutch blog conference held in Amsterdam. As a blog researcher this is a conference I cannot miss. Due to my background I am particularly interested in the “non-commercial” panels such as Blogging and politics and Journalism versus/ hearth blogging and less interested in How to build a blog… Read more Preparing for BLOG08
Technorati released their State of the Blogosphere 2008 a few weeks ago and they now supplement their quantitative analysis with a qualitative analysis. While their main focus is still on the numbers they’ve supplemented the figures with interviews and quotes from bloggers to provide a more in depth analysis: Since 2004, our annual study has… Read more Notes on the State of the Blogosphere 2008
After the trackback has been declared dead over and over again the phenomenon of blogging is now facing the same fate. Twitter and other social networking sites have been heralded as the future applications. The medium of blogs (“blogs are dead“) has been declared dead aproximately 14,800 times and the practice of blogging (“blogging is… Read more Blogs declared dead… again
Here are the slides of the lecture I gave at Mediamatic in Amsterdam yesterday titled ‘The Widgetized Self. Distributed identity and the role of software-engine relations in blogging.’ | View | Upload your own Easy embedding of the slideshow thanks to Joost de Valk’s great SlideShare WordPress plugin.