I’m not big into following all the details of the advertising world. But these seem like some moderately good decisions.
Steve Rubel, pointed me to FeedRinse, a service that cleans up your feeds. Only problem is the Premium version cleans up and sorts around 300 feeds. Problem. I need it to sort roughly 1500 feeds. Sadly enough this is how many feeds I have locked into various feed readers. My quick and easy feedreaders split up into various niche’s include a blogging channel, a sports channel, and a marketing channel. Each with roughly 500+ feeds in it. So you understand I need something very powerful. Feedrinse in the future may offer this kind of technology but at this point it does a rather horrible job of anything. In fact I couldn’t even figure out what it does.
There has been a lot of conversation going around the blogosphere about MySpace. I’m in a younger age bracket so I presumably should have a myspace right? Wrong. I use TagWorld. Either way MySpaceWatch now has a free acount level that allows parents to monitor their children’s activities. Or maybe a boyfriend wants to monitor his girlfriend. You get the idea. Spread the word. We can now stalk our significant others better today than ever before.
We have decided to create a free account level to myspaceWatch. The free account is functionally similar, and has a text-based advertisement through AdBrite at the top of the page. This seemed to be the best “happy medium??? for advertising, since AdBrite lets us show decent ads without being cheesy. The people who currently have paid accounts have been bumped up to the “pro??? level.
Here’s the scoop on the new account levels:
Sign Up Now
* Monitor 1 profile
* Profile is crawled twice daily
* View up to 25 of a profile’s friends
Pro Account ($6/month via PayPal)
Sign Up Now
* Monitor up to 5 profiles
* Profile is crawled every 6 hours
* View up to 100 of a profile’s friends
* No Ads
Ana Marie Cox, better known as the founder of Nick Denton’s political gossip beat Wonkette is now on Time Magazine’s beat. Reportedly she will be doing a weekly column on politics for the Web site and a monthly column in the magazine. This follows the arrival of Andrew Sullivan to Time as well.
Here’s a teaser:
Title: Lobbyists in Love
The first two years I lived in Washington, I was “the wife.” My husband was an editor at the Washington Post, but my career lottery number had yet to come up. Tagging along in the modest swirl of D.C. cocktail parties, I was the half of the couple who watched people’s gaze drift during conversation as they searched the room for someone a little more plugged in. No one remembered my name or asked for my card or paid for my lunch. I was unexpensable. My husband twice received handsome engraved invitations to presidential dinners. For those events and many others, I was the perpetual plus-one.
No one here wants to be “the wife.” Especially not the husband. Being “the wife” isn’t about the power structure inside the marriage. It’s about where you fit in outside it.