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The death of blogging?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday October 27, 2008 )

A writer for Wired recently offered some interesting advice about blogging. “Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.” (more…)


Major spam gang busted

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday October 17, 2008 )

Noticing less spam in your inbox recently? You *might* do soon as the FTC has announced the recent apprehension of key players in a major spam gang. (more…)


Entrepreneurs escaping poverty

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 15, 2008 )

For a bit of inspiration when I have a case of “poor me”, I turn to the amazing story of a 70 year old business owner named Joyce who works a quarry – and the stories of thousands of other entrepreneurs like her who are clawing their way out of poverty. (more…)


2008 blogosphere statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday October 13, 2008 )

The line between a blog and a mainstream media site are blurring, but one thing’s for certain; blogs are here to stay. So how are bloggers making cash and how much are they making? (more…)


Blog action day – get involved

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday October 9, 2008 )

Got a blog? Help to make a positive difference in the world by getting involved in Blog Action Day. (more…)


Every move you make..

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 8, 2008 )

Some high fallutin’ execs of a company being helped by the USA government’s Wall Street bailout got their just desserts online yesterday when they were busted for spending a ton of cash on a recent sabbatical.. and my, didn’t word spread fast. (more…)


Importance of reputation monitoring

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 5, 2008 )

Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the term “the pen is mightier than the sword” in 1839. In the online world of 2008, it can be a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to business. (more…)


SMS usage skyrockets

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday September 30, 2008 )

According to a recent survey, the average cell-phone user in the USA sent or received 357 text messages per month in the second quarter of this year, up 450 percent from just two years ago. (more…)


Yahoo toolbar unsuitable for nukes

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday September 26, 2008 )

In the genre of “do not place your pet in this microwave” disclaimers and instructions comes this little ripper from Yahoo! (more…)


Phone tag in an online world

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday September 24, 2008 )

Never before has technology made us so inefficient in some ways, such as the case of the phone. (more…)