December 9, 2004
at 11:04 PM
Dan Gillmor, one of the most respected journalists in Silicon Valey, is leaving the San Jose Mercury News to start a citizen jouranlism venture. Dan's book We the Media has gotten quite a bit of buzz lately. Good luck to Dan and we'll be watching for more details about his new venture.
December 2, 2004
at 10:32 AM
Josh Petersen, formerly of MSN Newsbot
and now one of the guys behind
43 Things / Twinkler
explains the genesis of their idea in a neat essay on the
The New Age of the Amateur
Josh's argument that an individual passion for work in
a particular vein is a competitive advantage certainly reasonates
with us. It's further confirmed by the Silicon Valley model of
innovation, where small passionate teams work to drive a new product
or technology to success.
December 1, 2004
at 3:11 PM
Econtent magazine has just released their fourth annual EContent 100, their "list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry" -- and we're proud that Topix.net made the cut in the Search Engines and Technologies Category.
Thanks to Michelle Manafy, Editor of EContent for the honor of being part of such a prestigious list of companies and products
at 3:09 PM
We're pleased to announce that we'll be working with CooperKatz for PR and messaging for Topix.net. We've been hugely impressed with their grasp of the evolving online media space, in no small part due to Steve Rubel's excellent PR/media blog Micro Persuasion. Topix got an early boost during its launch from the blogosphere, and as a unique media entity we're happy to have savvy pros to help get the word out. Read more in this PRWeek story.
at 1:43 PM
I'm excited to be hosting a segment of Webmasterradio.fm.'s Nextstuff Now on what's happening with RSS advertising with a couple of great guests -- Steve Olechowski the COO from Feedburner and Bill Flitter, CMO from Pheedo
Please join me at 2:00 PST on webmasterradio.fm to oin the conversation about RSS advertising -- something that's definitely going to have an impact on the web community in the upcoming year