10 Commandments of Blogging

I found this using StumbleUpon and thought it was great.  I will be using this in my WEB 2.0 for Students class when we cover ‘self publishing’.

For fun, I was envisioning a Mel Brooks skit in which he originally was holding four (4) tablets and two of them dropped and he went from 20 commandments to 10 comandments.

What are some of those lost 10 Commandments?

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9 Quick Tips For Better iPhoneography

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I found this post on Mashable and thought it was very pertenant for students who are starting out sharing photo content when self publishing.  The saturation of smart phones and photography has open a new door to shared imagery this world has never seen before.

The full post can be fount at:

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For example, I show my students how to self publish photos to a blog using their smartphone.  The photos are taken and thenemailed to a Flickr account which then automatically publish the photo to a blog with a preset template.

Example: GOOSE DROPPINGS


Tips for New Bloggers

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In the first few weeks of our class we cover self publishing.  You will be asked to blog daily to recieve full credit for the points.   The post below might help with some of the intial jitters.

64 Practical Blogging Tips For Absolute Beginners

Hope that helps.


Facebook Pages have Shelf Life

There is a perception that Facebook status updates will have long lasting reach.  Meaning, they will be out there forever on many different walls with the update gathering lots of impressions.

Well, the post below from EDGERANK CHECKER tells us otherwise:

POST LIFETIME: HOW LONG DOES A FACEBOOK POST LIVE?

When a Facebook Page posts to Facebook, each individual Post has a “lifetime”. A Post is considered dead when the growth in engagement is less than 10% of the largest growth of engagement between hourly snapshots. Understanding when a Post dies, or stops receiving engagement, is important because it allows the Admin to plan when to post next. The average Post Lifetime can be a strong indicator in determining optimal Post Frequency.


Bots will Change Social Media Landscape

As we move closer to WEB 3.0 interactions with the immense data being created on the net, I would assume that bots will become our tools to locate and introduce us to new sources of data and people interested in similar topics.

Researchers Use Twitter-Bots To Increase Human-To-Human Interaction By 43%

A group of Web researchers may have found a way to use Twitter bots to increase interaction between people, as well as between Twitter users and brands.

As first reported by MIT Technology Review, the Web Ecology Project started as a contest to see which team of researchers could get the most @ mentions on Twitter. Some teams developed surprisingly lifelike Twitter bots which tricked human Twitter users into thinking they were real people.

But then something unexpected happened: not only did the Twitter bots get those people to follow them and retweet their messages, but they also increased human connections.


The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet

The folks at Flowtown created this quick cheat sheet / guide.  I think it is useful for those exploring the WEB 2.0 world and trying to get acclimated quickly.

The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.


Piclogo – Check-in by Photo (iPhone)

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I have not used this service, but since we recently talked about tagging and specifically geo tagging i thought this little service seemed interesting, especially the part that you only have to take a picture of the logo of the location you are at for the service to figure out where you are.

The first one click check-in and coupon delivery app!
Picalogo iPhone app enables you to get coupons and check-in to various services – like Foursquare and Facebook places – merely by taking a picture of the logo of the business you’re in! It’s everywhere in the business

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I can envision a time where auto check-in will take pace when you take a picture of somewhere you are at.  Your cell phone already know the Lat and Long of where you are so it wouldn’t take that much.


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