By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] When Google revised the PageRanks recently, my blog got bumped up to a 6 and that has got me thinking about starting to sell some advertising space. But if I was being truthful with myself for a moment, I would admit that I am a really lazy person sometimes. The idea […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Countless professions have a union, but bloggers are one of the ones that don’t. Daniel Scocco over at Daily Blog Tips wants to change that, and he has suggested that a “Bloggers Union” be set up. Good idea or not? Well, I think it’s a good idea, in principle […]
By Mark O’Neill I’ve been listening to the pros and cons recently about whether video comments should be inserted into blogs. I honestly can’t make my mind up whether or not it’s a good idea. Mashable and Techcrunch have both started doing it, but the general consensus across the web is that video comments are […]
By Mark O’Neill
That question has to rank as the most asked question of all time when people meet me (it’s right up there with “how have you grown so fast since we last met?!”). So after months of procrastination, I have decided to finally write down (well, type) my methods of finding stories. It’s really not that difficult if you set it up right and you know the right places to look. Anyone who says they can’t find ideas to write about are not looking in the right places. As my former journalism professor used to tell us relentlessly “if you need a story idea, open your eyes. Ideas are all around you”
So let me show you where I get my ideas.
As promised, here is the first of many installments in our “sexiest geek of the month” series. Initially, I was only going to feature one online personality per post, but considering that about 25% of our readership is composed of the fairer sex, I decided that one geek of each sex should be represented. I […]
By Mark O’Neill
If you’re an avid Twitter user, you might from time to time find it difficult to keep track of who is following you. I personally only have a couple of hundred people following me and I don’t religiously follow everything that they all say (not that I’m rude, I just don’t have the time). But if you’re a really heavy user with a couple of thousand people following you, you might find it difficult sorting through everyone. You might also miss a good message or two. That’s where CrowdStatus comes in to mix things up and make things interesting.
If you’re a heavy Internet surfer and are using Windows, you are probably vulnerable to a bunch of vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player without knowing it. A new version of the popular software has been just released, fixing seven flaws said to allow remote executable code to be run on a Windows system. From Infoworld here: Adobe has upgraded its Flash Player to fix […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] A lot of people are saying that Wikipedia is loaded with errors, and for good reason. Wikipedia contributors aren’t forced to verify their sources before posting anything, but if they were, it would greatly improve the quality of the online encyclopedia. Here’s a very good example of such a […]