links for 2009-08-28

Visualizing Trending Topics in Twitter | Brian Solis: Social Media Expert - PR 2.0 Always on the lookout for new ways to visualise - here's another one. (tags: socialmedia twitter microblogging)

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Bing vs Google

The following is cross-posted from Philip Westerman's new blog about personal reputation management. De Leon Personal Reputation Management Ltd is involved in online personal reputation management (PRM). Unlike most reputation management companies on the Internet, we work almost entirely on promoting the positive - rather than taking the “defend your reputation” stance assumed by most … Continue reading Bing vs Google

Will I ever be able to update the PR Friendly Index again?

The PR Friendly Index has been good to me. I initially compiled it as an ongoing experiment to see how I could 'measure' blogs, especially en masse, especially using forms of automation that would make it as easy as possible. The ultimate goal was something along the lines of the Power150, except I had visions … Continue reading Will I ever be able to update the PR Friendly Index again?

From high ground to on-the-ground: is there a future for blogging?

I'm probably embarrassingly late in discovering this, but Steve Rubel has canned blogging. He's now using Posterous - yet another social media cool tool for expressing yourself online - together with Twitter and Facebook, with the intention that each channel has its own use. For me, this is fairly seismic. Steve's Micropersuasion blog regularly topped … Continue reading From high ground to on-the-ground: is there a future for blogging?

It’s hell, but necessary hell. How to keep track of freelancing projects.

Management. Administration. Bureaucracy. I hate it. But I have to do it. And actually, in a decidedly perverse way, Google Docs is helping me hate it a bit less every day. I once worked for a time as a designer. I quite liked being protected from the hard-nosed business of, well, business. Our sales team … Continue reading It’s hell, but necessary hell. How to keep track of freelancing projects.