Daily Archives: February 24, 2006

$300 for blog

Last night, when I got home from the radio interview, Maryam had left the TV on and right when I got in the door (seriously, I wish I could make this stuff up) Who Wants To Be a Millionaire was asking some guy the $300 question: “what is the word “blog” a name for?” The guy had to ask the audience cause he wasn’t sure. 90% knew that blog was short for “weblog.” Wild. Five years ago no one knew what blog meant and now 90% of a general TV audience knows.

Along these lines, BusinessWeek has an interview with Mena Trott about the Future of the Blog. Heck, I remember when Mena came to one of my geek dinners back when she was unemployed and just playing around with this blog thing. That was less than five years ago. Now they have 120 or so employees and are off to the races trying to build a world-class company. Well done Mena! We all forget just how bad things were for geeks five years ago.

Microsoft honored by Fortune & Edelman

Hey, we’re in the top 10 of America’s most admired companies, named by Fortune Magazine. Here’s how they picked those.

Not the only honor we’ve picked up lately: Edelman says that Microsoft is the most trusted global company. Thank you very much, but as anyone who reads Mini-Microsoft knows, we have even more to do to make sure our customers and employees are the best treated in the world.

SEO contest!

OK, this is brave for someone to do: call me and beg for a link. Usually I don’t like that at all, but the other day Steven Hargrove called me to tell me the other day about an SEO contest, sponsored by V7n.com. They came up with a new term and are seeing who does the best Search Engine Optimization. Want to learn a bit about SEO? Visit the sites and see some of the techniques they use.

One technique? Get bloggers to link to that site with the term: v7ndotcom elursrebmem. That’s Steven’s site that he entered into the contest. When I linked to him he was #4 on the list. We’ll see if that moves him up.

Yes, this makes me an SEO shill. Oh well, he took the time to personally call me, built a relationship with me, and explain this contest to me. Sorry, no more calls on this topic will be listened to. :-)