The hand writing has been on the wall for a long time now. People are getting a lot of the content they consume on a daily basis from Bloggers, Podcasters and Video Casters. I think my daily consumption is about 90% from the preceding categories.
One thing I am learning though is that at least on the podcasting side most shows have a small audience of 1000 to 5000 regular listeners. When shows break over the 5000 listener range they really seem to grow pretty rapidly. I am finding a lot of great content these days that is just not getting above the noise level. Content that in many instances is superior to established shows.
The VC’s that are interested in Bloggers, Podcasters are going to have to realize that there is a powerful demographic in all of those micro-audiences, some advertisers have figured it out already and the company that can align those micro-audiences with the sponsors will not need and venture funding. [business2.blogs.com]
Very cool site, I run a script every 24 hours to backup my databases already, but this website makes it real easy for those that are not that savvy on getting cron jobs running. [www.backupmyblog.com]
Got a heads up this morning on a awesome Firefox Blogging Extension. I pretty impressed, this is a beta release but wow nice job to the guys over at [Performancing.com]
No mater what people will say in reviews on wikipedia or anywhere else the power of a Blog is that you can stand up and spell the facts out as you see them. Their are always two sides to a story in any dispute or even recollections to events and proceedings. It is one of the reasons I use a private blog as a personal journal so that when I need to refer back to a spot in time I have some history on what my emotions and feelings were at the time. Nice to see that I am not the only person that appreciates the power of having a blog and the sheer ability to respond in a public way to point out errors in history. [Rex Hammock]
Blogs also server as a sort of documentary of past events where you can look at the time lines of postings etc.
I know many of you use Google News, personally I have been to the site maybe a dozen times or so over the past year. It seems though that European publishers are getting a little tired of Google making money of the backs of all of their paid staff and thinks they have went to far and are abusing fair use and copyright laws.
Google responded and said hey we don’t put ads on our news site and if you don’t want to be in our news archive all you have to do is ask and we will remove you from the index.
I think what this really boils down to is one or two things Google scours not only traditional news outlets but also blogs and other sources, it is apparent to me that these publishers are scared that they are being replaced. Hate to say this but they already have. [Yahoo]
Seems since the sale of Weblogs Inc. everyone seems to think that a lot of weblog companies are going to be flipped this year. It’s all about the eyeballs and ears checking out or tuning into content. In a nutshell though it’s all about the content and in order to have enough content people have to join forces and align themselves with others that create quality content. Does that mean a bunch of people are going to get rich this year. I would imagine some like the folks over at Boing Boing and other similar high traffic sites are going to have a very good year if they decide that they want to flip their companies and cash in. Time will tell [Business2.com]
I have played around with Fyuze.com today, thanks for the link Dave. The site is in beta but it allows you to build searches queries along with subscribing to rss feeds. I was disappointed that the service did not have more blog search engines tied to it. I would have liked to put in the query “geek news central” and had it spill out a rss feed that was made up of searches from Technorati, Icerocket, Pubsub and Feedster all together but this is not the case.
Fyuze lays your queries out in boxes sadly no combined RSS feeds but it is a good start will have to keep my eye on this site and see how evolves. [Fyuze.com]