I got an email today from Robert May of Business Pundit. He is creating a new site that is called TheBusinessExperiment.com. As you might expect, it is an experiment. Hereâ€™s how he describes it: The Business Experiment is a site meant to explore three concepts: wisdom of crowds, open-source business, and the distributed nature of work. The goal is to have the registered users of this site collectively start and run a real business. Interesting huh? Now for something a little differentâ... Continue Reading
Andy Wibbels at Easy Bake Weblogs invited me to participate in one of his regularly scheduled "Blog Conversations" calls. The audio and call notes are here. I had a great time and got to wax philosophic on some of the things I'm most passionate about. Thanks for the opportunity Andy!
I've been meaning to talk about James' new site BlogSavvy. I've been keeping up with James for a while through his site Incorporated Subversion (IncSub) and we've corresponded a few times. James recently played both sides of the"comments or not" argument in two different posts: Arguments for getting rid of comments Arguments for keeping comments Go James!
Andy Wibbels of Easy Bake Weblogs has asked me to participate in a call in his series of "blog conversations". We'll be talking about how the weblog world listens, partially based on this post. The call happens tomorrow (Tuesday) night - sorry for the late notice. Here is the information as posted on EasyBakeWeblogs.com: This time we are talking to Lee LeFever from Common Craft - a blog about social design for the web. We'll be talking about: How the Weblog World Listens What enables a blogger... Continue Reading
It was one year ago that I won my first contest as a writer. The challenge was to create the "perfect corporate weblog elevator pitch". It was put on by the folks at Weblogs Inc. via the Social Software Weblog and Judith Meskill. At the very least, I hope the little contest preserves a look at what people thought was an accurate summary of how blogs could be used inside a corporation. One day, people may say "that was sooo 2004". For now though, I still stand beind the pitch 100%. Here it... Continue Reading
Murdoch tells editors to embrace the bloggers - Times Online The intro of the article says it all: Rupert Murdoch has told US newspaper editors that they will have to ditch their "God-like" attitude to their readers and create an open and more democratic relationship with bloggers and other web users if they want to survive and prosper in the digital age. This was aimed at newspapers, but his reach is much more broad. His company, News Corporation, owns these organizations: 20th Century Fox,... Continue Reading
A while back I linked to a "blog" by Boeing VP Randy Beseler. The blog world gave them a lot of hell because it wasn't a "real blog". That point is debatable in my eyes and I thought it was a move in the right direction, at least. What Randy's blog lacked was the ability to become a part of what I hear people call "the conversation". It lacked a few features that enable him to really participate in the blog world. Namely, those features were permalinks and RSS feeds. Without these, it... Continue Reading
My friends a few miles north in Vancouver Canada have been approved as vendors of weblog services for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This means they can bid on contracts that could enable them to build blogs for the teams, coaches, fans, etc. Very cool- and nice to know the Olympics folks are thinking ahead. Congrats to... Boris, Kris, Roland, and all the folks at BryghtWill Pate and Good BasicDarren Barefoot and Capulet Communications ... and all their partners... Of course, Kris already has a... Continue Reading
Iâ€™m looking for your help again, dear reader. I have a presentation on Wednesday and I plan to tell some stories. Iâ€™m introducing weblogs to about 25 people in 30 minutes, some of which know blogs, others, not so much. Iâ€™m looking for inspiring stories of how an individual used a weblog and the weblog community to create real change in some way. Large or small stories, personal or second hand, I'll take all comers. My point will be that weblogs and related tools are giving individuals... Continue Reading
Iâ€™ve noticed interesting words coming out of my mouth lately. Mostly the words are something like: â€œI think the world of business communication is changing right nowâ€?? â€œI can feel a big wave comingâ€?? â€œSomething is happening right now that is really going to change the business landscapeâ€?? Often, this type of talk is prompted by â€œWhat do you do Lee?â€?? or â€œWhatâ€™s up with all the blog stuff Iâ€™m hearing?â€?? Iâ€™ve been trying to figure out what makes me feel so strongly... Continue Reading