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Do You Have to Follow People to Use Twitter Correctly?
McCaskill is picking up followers at a rate of hundreds per day, yet is using Twitter wrong? I get the impression that Mr. Social Media Consultant, Matthew Chamberlin @mchamberlin sent out a tweet yesterday that piqued my interest.

My Least Favorite Twitter Tweets
Consider adding a little context to @reply messages so all followers can be part of the conversation. However, they're also irrelevant to almost all of the sender's followers.

How to Improve Conference Name Badges
However, Dan Grisby has proposed a different solution to the flipping problem that may work equally as well: Use two holes. He breaks it down in this drawing: 2-Sided is a pretty good idea since they do tend to flip around.

Egnyte: Business class file server in the cloud
You may think you have your file storgae needs taken care of, but try the free demo of Egnyte and see what you're missing out on! This is not an iPhone app but rather a specially formatted version of the web page that renders very well on the iPhone.

How Dave Williams Lies with JavaScript
I get the impression that Dave Williams is actually from whatever town someone visiting his site happens to live in. Regardless, here's a little trick Dave Williams uses to lie to visitors to his website.

Rocky Mountain News' Last Advertisers
Just because people spend their valuable time digging up stories that should be told doesn't mean there is a market for them. It doesn't say much about the quality of the reporting done by the paper, which is something I think if often overlooked.

My Killer iPhone App: Instapaper
I finally caved an picked up an iPod Touch this past weekend after learning about what to me is a killer app: Instapaper. After my first Instapaper-enabled flight this week, I'm sold on this new workflow for processing longer online content.

I See The Future of Online Advertising at Dapper.net
Over there, I've created an ad format where people can update their ads in real-time via Twitter or by writing a new blog post. This is a giant leap forward from today's static banner ads because the ads are less about logos and more about offers.

Why Online Retail Has High Customer Service Scores
Online, retailers have one "employee" interacting with a prospective buyer: the product's webpage. Since there is only one relationship to manage, it can be turned into a thing of beauty.

Restaurant Web Design Done Right
A Minnesota based web development firm has come up with the best solution to restaurant web design that I've seen to date. Instead, they're sold Flash intensive sites that don't answer the very basic questions people have about their businesses.

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Published: Fri, April 04, 2008
Technology | By Lena Tucker

No One Trusts Bloggers?

A report came out yesterday suggesting that no one trusts bloggers.

Frankly, that's one of the most refreshing things I've read in a while. If people trusted someone just because they rambled on about something on the web using a free blogging platform that would be bad; very very bad.

The report goes on to state that people have a lot of trust of people that they know who they define as "people like myself."

However, this makes me wonder, "What happens when your friends have a blog?" If your friends read your blog and trust your opinion on subjects that they know you know something about, will they suddenly distrust your opinion just because you posted it on a blog? Of course not. You're the same person, right?

I can only assume that the study mentioned above is asking what people think of random generic bloggers since no one would discount the opinions of people they know who happen to blog.

 

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