The Fortune 500 Business Blog Index, a much needed resource,  has launched -- just in time to add to the book! (Note: it's a wiki, so anyone can add updates to it.) The index is the result of a joint effort between Chris Anderson and Wired and Ross Mayfield of Socialtext. Learn more from Chris, writing here on his Longtail blog. According to the calculations of Wired's interns, only 16 members or 3% of the Fortune 500 have blogs. You

The Fortune 500 Business Blog Index, a much needed resource,  has launched -- just in time to add to the book! (Note: it's a wiki, so anyone can add updates to it.) The index is the result of a joint effort between Chris Anderson and Wired and Ross Mayfield of Socialtext. Learn more from Chris, writing here on his Longtail blog. According to the calculations of Wired's interns, only 16 members or 3% of the Fortune 500 have blogs. You can download the Fortune 500 blogging spreadsheet they created.

Chris's theory, which hatched during a dinner with Doc Searls, is as follows:

"Perhaps, Doc wondered, the risks and uncertainties of public business blogging are so great that big companies only do it under duress, when their other corporate messaging has lost traction. So companies on the way up don't want to mess with…

The Fortune 500 Business Blog Index, a much needed resource, has launched—just in time to add to The Corporate Blogging Book! (Note: it’s a wiki.) This cool idea is the result of a joint effort between Chris Anderson and Wired and Ross Mayfield of Socialtext. Learn more from Chris, writing here on his Longtail blog. According to the calculations of Wired’s interns, only 16 members or 3% of the Fortune 500 have blogs. You can download

Feedicon32x32_1 Microsoft has spoken and we're gonna have to follow. The orange button you see at the left is the new standard icon to indicate that an RSS or Web feed is available from a blog or Web site. Grab a version of the new icon here.

P.S. Microsoft's RSS team borrowed the icon from the more-than-happy-to-share-it Firefox folks.

Oh, and the significance? The awful acronym RSS (for Really Simple Syndication) - which means  nothing to most

Feedicon32x32_1 Microsoft has spoken and we're gonna have to follow. The orange button you see at the left is the new standard icon to indicate that an RSS or Web feed is available from a blog or Web site. Grab a version of the new icon here.

P.S. Microsoft's RSS team borrowed the icon from the more-than-happy-to-share-it Firefox folks.

Oh, and the significance? The awful acronym RSS (for Really Simple Syndication) - which means  nothing to most people - will start to fade away. You'll just know that there's an "update" you can get from the Web page you're visiting by clicking on the orange button.


Podsafe4peace_1 If you haven't listened to The Daily Source Code [subscribe via the link or through iTunes] you're missing something. This is the podcast produced daily by podcast pioneer Adam Curry. First, he's wonderful to listen to. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, utterly relaxed - and thoroughly professional. A combination we're not seeing enough of - yet - in podcasting.

Oh, and he plays great music, although no longer - unfortunately - cool

Podsafe4peace_1 If you haven't listened to The Daily Source Code [subscribe via the link or through iTunes] you're missing something. This is the podcast produced daily by podcast pioneer Adam Curry. First, he's wonderful to listen to. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, utterly relaxed - and thoroughly professional. A combination we're not seeing enough of - yet - in podcasting.

Oh, and he plays great music, although no longer - unfortunately - cool mashups combining licensed songs. Podsafe means music that is not royalty-protected. This is a big issue in podcasting that I won't go into here.

Second, Adam is behind Podsafe for Peace whose first effort is If Every Day Were Christmas [listen here], a collaborative song by 32 singers in 9 countries.…

This post updated July 7, 2011.

Well it’s that time of year… time for a "Best Of" list! So many free guides, so little time to cull through them. Here’s my quick pick of the most informative on this year’s hot topics: blogging, RSS and podcasting. Plus the most notable stat of 2005 and of course the best new blog. AND let’s not forget email. Oh, and white papers themselves. They’re both still in play as powerful marketing and

It's gotta be a record. Read his first post here. Berners-Lee proposed the idea of the Web in 1989. Then tinkered quietly, releasing the first browser by Christmas Day 1990. Amazing to think it was only 15 years ago. I attended the 4th international WWW Conference in Boston in 1995; I've still got the mug!

[via AP]

It's gotta be a record. Read his first post here. Berners-Lee proposed the idea of the Web in 1989. Then tinkered quietly, releasing the first browser by Christmas Day 1990. Amazing to think it was only 15 years ago. I attended the 4th international WWW Conference in Boston in 1995; I've still got the mug!

[via AP]

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