Email v RSS, let us move on…

Since my earlier post on RSS in relation to email marketing, I’ve come across many related articles…I thought I’d point to some of these…bottom line is that Email as a sales driver has had dramatic success over the years…the debate should move away from RSS v Email and move to how RSS can become part of…

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Who is the ‘Intelligent Designer’?

(Warning relating to this post. Chowbay’s Food and Article Center advises to maintain proper etiquette while attending dinner parties: one should, “try to avoid heavy subjects such as politics and religion.”.  I’m going to stay out of the politics (as much as is possible) but will touch on religion and science. So please forgive my…

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Nameplanet – my nomination for worst customer support

I’m going to nominate Nameplanet, a webmail provider Kate (my wife) uses, for the worst customer support for any online-based company. Kate was unfortunate enough to delete her entire inbox after a new IA was launched.  She’s tried mutliple times to contact Nameplanet via email (there is no phone number) to see if they can…

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Using RSS 101 – Screencast

I have a few ‘non-technical’ friends who think RSS (Really Simple Syndication) sounds like interesting idea but say it all sounds a little bit complicated.  So, I’ve created a ‘how-to’ screencast (Flash movie), ‘Using RSS 101’. The screencast shows how to download and set up an RSS reader (there are lots of choices out there, including browser-based readers,…

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I’m hyper.

  In late July I have an appointment with a surgeon who will remove my thyroid. Technically, this is known as a Total Thyroidectomy – a complete removal of the thyroid. In case you don’t know, this is where your thyroid is (unless you’ve had yours removed already): The reason for the surgery is that…

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R.I.P Microsoft? Baloney.

Mary Jo Foley pointed out an article that I thought was a little odd to say the least. “It seems to have become trendy to sound the death knell for Microsoft these days. I guess I’m not quite as much of a purveyor of doom and gloom when it comes to the Redmond software vendor’s…

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Win an Xbox 360 every 10 minutes (u.s. only)

Only in the US I’m afraid… Pepsi is running a sweepstakes competition, giving away an Xbox 360 every 10 minutes until 10/31/05.  Starts 8/28/05. “To play, consumers will collect codes found under the caps of Mountain Dew and other participating Pepsi products, and enter codes in a personal online account at http://www.every10minutes.com. Participants will be able…

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How many feeds do you subscribe to?

How many RSS feeds do people subscribe to?  This is one of the questions Wolfgang Bartelme asked his blog (feed?) readers and he’s got 86 responses so far. As Chris points out the average seems number of feeds being subscribed to as reported within Wolfgang’s comments seem to be in the 100-200 region. Compare this…

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Recording Skype call – can you help?

IanD wants to know: “have been searching for ways to record skype calls for pocasts and its not as simple as it looks I saw Audio hijack pro for the mac would do it, is there a windows program like that? I looked at virtual wires but that wouldn’t do it. Any ideas ? I…

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20 thoughts on Attention

I’ve been carrying a number of thoughts relating to Attention and rather trying to create a huge essay, I’ve decided just to offload these as a partially random list. Would be great to get your feedback, discussion, agreement and brutal rebutal. 20 thoughts on Attention Clickstream analysis / tools / software / monetization / business models have been around for over…

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