Posted on August 14, 2008
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Mashable contributor Aaron Uhrmacher that corporate bloggers are not immune from writer’s block:

There will be times that you have to contribute a post for your company’s blog and you just don’t have one idea that inspires you to start a conversation.

In true Mashable fashion, there was a solution in list format: “40+ Topics for Corporate Bloggers.”

Normally, a “10 _____” or “50 _____” list wouldn’t be worthy of discussion but I found this topic interesting. My interest was further piqued upon reading that Uhrmacher is a “social media consultant.”

Silicon Valley’s Circle Jerk Finds a Friend on Wall Street

Posted on August 11, 2008
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In my past criticism of “analysts,” I’ve used the “analyses” provided by Citigroup’s Internet analyst Mark Mahaney as examples of just how full of bullshit analysts can be.

I haven’t been alone in finding Mahaney to be a great source of BS.

Kevin Maney of called Mahaney’s analysis related to Amazon’s Kindle ebook device the “lamest bit of Wall Street analysis that I can recall.”

But were Mahaney’s Kindle sales projections clairvoyant? TechCrunch (which ) thinks they were.

According to an anonymous TechCrunch source “close to Amazon with direct knowledge of the numbers,” the number is 240,000 - surpassing Mahaney’s projection.

The Demo that Really Matters

Posted on August 11, 2008
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Last week, TechCrunch reposted an email that Jason Calacanis sent to his email list. It provides a number of tips to entrepreneurs who will need to demo their startup’s product. Calacanis wrote:

These tips are applicable to presenting in front of an investor, a partner as well as a demo style conference.

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington prefaced his repost of the email with:

If you are pitching a company to the press, a conference, a potential employee or an investor, bookmark this. You’ll be glad you did.

The Wisdom of Drama - August 9, 2008

Posted on August 9, 2008
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Drama 2.0 says:

Cynics are often disillusioned idealists.

15 Year-Old Installs WordPress, Launches “Startup,” Makes TechCrunch

Posted on August 6, 2008
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Every now and again, I come across a great story about a young entrepreneur.

In the world of Web 2.0, now 18 year-old Ashley Qualls is perhaps one of the most notable. Her MySpace layouts website,, reportedly pulls in a nice 5-figure amount each month in advertising revenue and made Qualls a millionaire before she turned 18. She paid $250,000 cash for her home at the age of 17.

Not bad for what started out as a hobby and not bad for an average teenage girl living in Michigan.

More Evidence Blogging is a Tough Business

Posted on August 5, 2008
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Profy was one of the few technology blogs that I still perused on a fairly regular basis. The reason? I always felt that Profy’s Cyndy Aleo-Carriera did a good job at keeping track of the latest happenings in the tech blogosphere (something which I have little interest in doing these days) and filtering out what isn’t important or interesting.

So it was with some surprise that I learned that Profy’s bloggers, Cyndy Aleo-Carriera, Leslie Poston and Triston McIntyre, have all resigned. Aleo-Carriera has moved on to The Industry Standard and Poston and McIntryre have moved on to Tech Blorge and UptownUncorked.

Sponsor Shout-Out

Posted on August 4, 2008
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Party Like a Rockstar Web 2.0 Remix

Posted on August 1, 2008
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Unfortunately, the A-list Web 2.0 celebrities that I tried to get together to lay down a hot rap single couldn’t get their schedules to align so my chance at Billboard success as a songwriter didn’t materalize.

But maybe the second time will be the charm. Like any aspiring songwriter, I’m sticking with it.

My newest song is the Web 2.0 Remix of the Shop Boyz hit Party Like a Rockstar.


Y-y-y-yeah, y-y-y-yeah, y-y-y-yeah, y-y-y-yeah

T-t-t-totally dude!!!!

Party like a rock
Party like a rockstar
Party like a rock
Party like a rockstar
Party like a rock
Party like a rockstar
Party like a rockstar

Is Web 2.0 One Big Party?

Posted on August 1, 2008
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I’ve always been amused by the seemingly perpetual schedule of Web 2.0 “parties” that take place.

From the to the (or more appropriately mashes), Web 2.0 knows how to get its party on, even if the parties are heavy on . To be fair, nobody promised good parties.

Perhaps the preponderance of parties in the small world of Web 2.0 isn’t all that unexpected. After all, these are the “social” media people we’re talking about here.

And socialize they do.

To be sure, other “industries” have no shortage of parties.

Posted on July 31, 2008
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Question: which of the following headlines does not belong in the list?

If you selected “Julia Allison’s Real Test,” you are smarter than the people making decisions at Yahoo Finance.

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