Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Long Island Business News - At a press conference today, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Reps. Steve Israel and Tim Bishop were joined by Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone calling for parity in Medicare Advantage payments between Nassau and Suffolk. Also, Local 32BJ of the
The hearing on Capitol Hill
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Divisional hoops rankings
Boston Globe - You asked for 'em, we're giving 'em to you. Much like we did for the football season, we've broken our hoops rankings down browse this blog by category
Republican Hopefuls Offer a Third Bush Term on the Economy: NO THANKS!
Forbes - When he left at the beginning of this year, it had risen to 13th." ["The Fact Checker" by Michael Dobbs, 1/2/2008, http://blog.washingtonpost.com , http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/442.html ] GIULIANI, A Third Bush Term on the Economy
Tuesday TV roundup: Icon edition
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Anxiety grows about economy, jobs, poll finds
Globe and Mail - Sylok St'r'atek from Victoria, Canada writes: and more than half of those polled do not want a carbon tax, correct Rolo. Newspaper attempts to shape public opinion continue Government will try their darndest to get more money, which will disappear
Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Celebrity Baby BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blog - Every kid's a celebrity on their birthday Rosie O'Donnell talks about baby gifts for Taylor, Grace Hasselbeck Jessica Alba at V-Day luncheon says she's having "the best time ever" Holly Hunter and Gordon MacDonald take sons to the park Jill Hennessy and Click here for more info .
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Friday, January 11, 2008
I'm blogging this. Fair warning... Put the world on notice. It's unlikely that you'll actually see anyone overtly change their behavior lest they be blogged, but you'll certainly shake up a paranoid few. Also available in a ladies' babydoll version! 100% cotton black heavyweight t-shirt. "I'm blogging this" on the front in white and "www.oreilly.com" on the back, also in white.
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
It is then that the benefits of using music on websites were discovered. Before, music on the Internet was just available in downloadable forms as mp3. Even through hosting downloadable music on their servers, companies were able to get much traffic on their sites. And everyone engaged in Internet marketing knows that website traffic plays a big role in boosting product and service sales.
However, there had been a problem with illegal music download in which artists, musicians and record companies have lost millions of revenues. Then, came the popularity of Internet music streaming. Unlike the former, radio streaming does not allow download of the music files. Thus, the copyrights of the artists and record label owners are protected.
So, how can this be done? There are several ways to stream audio from your site. First, is to stream a radio program from your site or blog. You can find free affiliate programs that allow you to stream their radio content from your site.
What will this mean to you? This means that your site will have new audio content every time it is visited. What's even great is that the content is being updated even without much effort from you.
In this case, what you needed to do is to signup with an Internet radio station and have the link embedded on your blog or website.
Another way is to stream mp3s. To do this, you just need to upload your mp3files on a server and add the files' links to the page. When the link is clicked, the browser opens a media player window and plays a file. However, since the file is in mp3 format, it may also be downloaded. Downloading music files without the authorization of the copyright owner is illegal. Therefore, if you will be using this type of streaming, make sure that you have the appropriate permit to do so. A third way to add audio to you blog or website is to stream music through organizing playlists. Playlists are m3u files, which if downloaded, will not play music if offline. Using this process, however, can be complex. Here is a short instruction on how to do it. 1. Save your mp3 or wma file on the server. You may skip this step if you know that the file exists on another server and know the link to that file. Make sure that the link has a .mp3 or .wma extension.
2. Open your text editor and type the path to the file. Include the http:// and the file extension. Repeat this step until you have included all the links to the files that you would like to be included in the playlist. 3. Save the playlist with a .m3u extension. 4. Upload the m3u file on the directory where the music files are hosted or to your server.
5. Open your html editor and embed the link to the m3u file. Through this, you can also set if you want to have the playlist to autoplay if someone visits your site of if you want your visitor to control playing the music. You can also set the volume level.
It requires knowledge of html to be done. But if it will be the best way to increase traffic to your site, why not request assistance from programmers. After all, having audio on a website is a proven way to increase sales. Get a edge on blogging Today blogging
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Customer Review: Good for beginning Wordpress developers, bad for the rest of the world.
This book is over-priced, padded with useless screenshots and poorly edited. The first 100 pages - and some of the back hundred for that matter - are filled with distracting explanations of topics irrelevant to properly using and building bloggy websites with Wordpress. The English is a mishmash of South Asian/British/American that reads like it was written by a tired programmer at 3 in the morning, and edited by someone with their eye on the clock rather than on the text. That said, while end-users should just say no - the online Wordpress documentation is better and more to the point, and there are some good third-party websites as well - for a beginning Wordpress developer the chapters on theming and coding plug-ins are quite helpful. Well, at least I did found them so while doing a quick WP project. If only there had been 2 or 3 more chapters extending those lessons! In short: this book is definitely over-priced. End-users should avoid this book; beginning WP developers will definitely find two or three chapters excellent how-tos on theming and coding plug-ins.
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With an exclusive look inside Google, Disney, Yahoo, IBM, and others, this book shows how your company can use blogs to raise its visibility and transform internal communications
shows marketing and PR professionals as well small business owners how to do just that without spending a lot of money. Readers will learn how to tap into the power of blogs to create a direct line of communication with customers, raise the company's visibility, and position their organizations as industry thought leaders.
"BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogs will soon become a staple in the information diet of every serious businessperson . . . . BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogs offer an accelerated and efficient approach to acquiring and understanding the kind of information all of us need to make business decisions."
-- John Battelle, Business 2.0
Customer Review: Informative primer for corporate bloggers
A very useful book for those who want to understand how corporate blogging works, how their companies could use blogs and how to succeed in corporate blogging. Among the things I particularly like are: (1) The assertion and further elaboration that BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging is really about three things: "Information", "Relationships" and "Knowledge Management". (2) "Be Real: The Scoble Story" which highlights the importance of authenticity and honesty in blogging. (3) "External BlogFree/index2.php'>BlogFree/index2.php'>Blogging Personality Types" where the values of different blogging styles (e.g. The Barber, The Blacksmith, The Bridge, The Window, The Signpost, The Pub, The Newspaper) was discussed.
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