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Blog Herald gets it wrong on spam

I like The Blog Herald. I really, really do. But it has got it badly wrong this time. It’s claiming that an email sent by Eric Olsen at FeedBurner is spam. Why? Get real. Spam is the rubbish about unwanted…

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Become a rail blogger and win a free year of commuting

Passenger Focus, the independent national rail consumer watchdog, has come up with a brilliant use of blogs. It has teamed up with Metro, the free commuter newspaper, to run a competition for people to blog about their experience of commuting…

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UK e-democracy project fails democracy

I’m a massive advocate of e-democracy and have been putting my words into practice ever since being elected as a local councillor in 1999. First of all with a traditional website that included the ability to sign up to an…

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The Guardian’s Charles Arthur on why not to send PR attachments

Charles Arthur, The Guardian technology editor, has an excellent post on his blog about why you shouldn’t send attachments to journalists. I’ve commented on the blog and below I’ve pasted a copy of my response: It constantly amazes me how…

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Government Google doesn’t work

The Burning our Money blog has an interesting story about the Parliamentary Information Management System (PIMS). Another example of a government IT system not entirely going to plan. In my experience of the public sector it is usually a case…

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Travelodge’s dream PR

Well done to Shakila Ahmed, PR and communications manager at Travelodge for getting this news release on to the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Now just think of the possibilities if Wayne Munnelly was to start a blog…

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Has Visa’s Road to the Olympic Games blog hit a roadblock?

Phillipe Borremans reports that the Japanese Olympic Committee is telling its athletes competing at the Turin Winter Olympic Games not to blog about it. It says that the Olympic Charter bans athletes’ journalist activities while the games are on and…

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Google GNER and this blog is 4th link

Google currently has my complaint about GNER’s new rip-off fares as its fourth item. Another good example of the potential influence of blogs. It’s already inspired five comments (four here and one on the YorkshireBizTalk blog where it is cross-posted).

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Big Brother is watching A PR Guru’s Musings

My Statcounter logs reveal that my previous A PR Guru’s Musings blog has just been visited by Big Brother! I don’t think it was George Galloway looking for advice on how to re-brand himself as an MP after his brief…

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Spin Bunny bounces back

Thanks to The World of Hi-tech PR for the news that Spin Bunny has bounced back into life – well sort of, with some posts in December and another on New Year’s dinner. Come on Spin Bunny dish the dirt!

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