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I just died

The New York Times has launched video obituaries. Instead of just interviewing people for their obituaries, it records them. The first one is Art Buchwald with a line that will be hard to beat: “I’m Art Buchwald and I just…

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Email your neighbours (or just neighbors for now)

Researching for a current project (which is very exciting and should be able to talk about it a week or so) I came across Front Porch Forum. It’s a brilliant idea to help bring local communities closer together. Quite simply…

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Comments closed on Bloggerheads v. Guido

The Bloggerheads lays into Guido post has generated quite a comment storm. As a result of allegations and counter-allegations (none of which I’m able to comment on or verify) I’ve closed it to new comments. Comments on this blog are…

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PR Newswire and Technorati partnership

Lots of comment on the partnership between PR Newswire and Technorati, but the most interesting I’ve seen is Ian Delaney on why it’s helping to make journalism tougher and raising the quality standard. A journalist can’t get away with simply…

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Bloggerheads lays into Guido

Tim Ireland, an honest and truthful gent, lays into Guido Fawkes, a nasty, little shit (apologies for the foul language, but this is one of the rare cases it is justified). It’s about time that people started exposing Guido (or…

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Yorkshire is blogging capital of UK

More than a quarter of UK internet users now write an online blog, according to the Blogging Britain research report commissioned by MSN Spaces. And Yorkshire is the blogging capital of the UK, with more than a third (35%) of…

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Journalists are PR schmucks, bloggers cut the hype

As if. Some bloggers might like to think they take the moral high ground and can’t be manipulated by spinning PR types, but in reality it’s same old, same old. Duncan Reily has this interesting little story about how UK-based…

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Swedish Foreign Minister blogs

Thanks to Iain Dale for the news that Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is blogging. He appears to be doing so in a personal capacity, rather than as a minister, as he is using blogger.com. He actually started his blog…

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2006 was a good year, sort of

Ian Green and Simon Collister, both of Wakefield-based GREEN Communications, have both written about new research on the perilous state of the PR industry. The research. by industry analysts Plimsoll, says that 23% of PR agencies price below cost and…

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Twitter here, Twitter there

I’m doing some research for a new PR and social media project, which if it all comes together you should definitely notice as it will be pretty high profile stuff. One idea involves using Twitter, which requires me to play…

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