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#FollowFriday Etiquitte



Twitter is great to network, but sometimes it annoys me. There are times that people don’t get that they have 140 characters to Say something or loose out.

The biggest problem is this #FollowFriday. I will see a post like:

@joeschmoeb #Followfriday @name1 @name2 @name3 @name4

My question is: WHY? Who is this “Name 1”? Will I know this person will not Cyberstalk me?

Let’s get some etiquette here, people. Give me a reason to follow and I’ll start listening to you. For example, Paul RJ Muller, aka @Caffination, wrote this tweet:

caffination #followfriday #podcast Because you have to listen @norbtek, @nlma, @cc_chapman, @podcaststeve, @geekazine, @about12minutes

This is telling me these are the podcasts to listen to. Now I do have to admit, my podcast is in the list and I thank Paul for posting. Nonetheless, I know WHY I should be following these people.

I like Meat with my Potatoes. I like bread with butter. Therefore, I like #Followfriday with a reason. You have 140 characters to explain yourself. Make every character worth it.

That is all.


How Print Newspapers Can Survive



If newspapers are going to beat the odds and continue to exist they must keep evolving. Some have learned their lesson as evidenced by even small town papers having decent websites. They cannot stand still though as the internet is not static. If they try to keep their online edition of the paper the same for years they will keep losing their backsides. They need to keep up with the online space by melding into it. The success of prominent bloggers is partially due to old media, without which bloggers don’t have much to talk about. That will change as well because old media & new media will take parts of each other’s qualities in order to profit. Some online sites have their own insiders to get news tips so they don’t need to read mainstream newspapers or watch the talking heads on TV to get their information.

Podcasts, blogs, & online video are essential to newspapers surviving. If smaller papers don’t have the people or ability to do video or podcasts they better hire the people who can provide help. If not they are still just something to read. If you haven’t noticed there are a ton of people who simply hate reading, which is terrible, but nonetheless, a fact. Many folks would rather just watch a video or listen to a podcast with the same info as what they would have to read. Our small town paper is moving in the right direction but still has no video or podcasts. They have added rss feeds & the ability to comment on some articles which should have been done a long time ago. All they needed to do was hire the right person to point them in the right direction. But when you get set in your ways it is hard to turn around the ship. Another local news website is using more media formats and even had video available from the local presidential rallies in town. I don’t think they even have a print edition as they tend to have a relationship with the local radio station and may even be owned by the same company. It will be interesting to see which one flourishes especially with the slowdown in the economy.


Dave Winer reminds us of the history of RSS with Enclosures and Podcasting



Some of you love Dave, some of you hate Dave but I will tell you one thing he at least does not sugar coat stuff. I like that in a person, because when people always sugar coat a discussion and play politically correct or suck up to someone just because they think that is the only way to get their attention. Say what you want to say but you always know exactly what his position is. [Scripting News]


GNC-2005-11-1 #113



First of the month so as always we ask you a single time each month to vote for the Geek News Central over at Podcast Alley Click to Vote Here!

Are you coming to the Podcast Academy? The agenda is set and looks to be very informative. If you have some video skills I need someone to do a little project I will make you famous. geeknews@gmail.com Podcaster News set to Launch Nov 11th

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Listener Links:
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Plug Madness

Google and OpenOffice.org
Apple 1 Million Videos
GPS
Smash an iPod?
Rip your DVD for your iPod Video!
Mac Update
OPML Validator
Dell Earnings Lower
Bandwidth Mergers
TiVo to iPod Video!
The Internet and Future of TV
Sony is EVIL!
SBC, Google must Pay a Toll!
NBC Nightly News to be Published Online!
SpySweeper!
Telecommuters Double Taxed!
BBC Annotable Audio Project!
Robin Good Hot Picks!

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GNC-2005-10-28 #112



Little ranting and raving tonight. Stats we have stats what kind of podcaster thinks their is a big mystery with their show stats. You tune into this show and get the whole story, no secrets here we tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Yes I have some comments tonight and I am going to dispel some comments I have been hearing on other shows!

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DNS Security Concerns
Gates BBS Interview
Television and iPod Video Analysis!
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Typepad Issues
Nasa World Wind!
RFID a threat to Privacy or not?
Yahoo Save to my Web!
John Batelle
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Doc Searls Yahoo Blog Post Ads!
Mask?
Anti-Spyware Recommendations
TV Networks Change is good!
The Geek!
Link Love Christina and her Video Podcast!
Forbes is Clueless!
ROKR was Motorola Dumb or What!
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GNC-2005-10-18 #109



Well this is as close as we get to our one year anniversary, some reflections and my concerns on were podcasting is headed and some long tail issues surrounding bandwidth and being able to afford the continued growth rate of shows. Talk about some of the plans for Podcast Expo and the Podcast Awards. I have a great lineup of stimulating content for you to sink your teeth into.

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Weblogs.com Ping Rollover!
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Norway Microsoft Train Wreck!
Weblogs Inc Google Adsense review!
Google Updates Privacy Policy!
TV Paradigm Shift!
Podcast why Weblogs Inc sold to AOL!
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