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Rss Hugger

RSSHugger just opened its doors and it’s now Free.

RssHugger is trying to help blog owners gaining more exposure while helping readers find more relevant content.

And the $10 registration fee has been removed. So it’s now completly Free. The only thing you have to is post a review about it or i you don’t want you can pay a unique $20 fee.

Rss Hugger founder is Collin LaHay, an experienced entrepreneur, search engine optimizer and and internet marketer.

His goal “was originally to get 50,000 blogs signed up with a $10 joiners fee, but due to the fact that I want to support all of the great bloggers, even those who cannot afford $10, I changed this goal to sign up 250,000 free blogs within the first year of operation. With over 112 million registered blogs, with about 175,000 new ones per day, I feel this goal is possible. The money will be used to pay off college expenses, to invest in my other internet startup companies, sponsor like-minded business folk, and continue to support Kiva, who support entrepreneurs in the developing world.”

“Now that we have removed the registration fee, and offer a completely free way to join rssHugger for 10 years, everyone that writes a quality blog should join!”

Rss Hugger has already been covered by John Chow, Mashable, SEO Book and many other blogs.

What I like with this website is the idea to drive targeted visitors to my blog as well as attracting new rss subscribers.

Here are the Benefits of owning a blog page at RSS Hugger (www.rssHugger.com/YourBlog.com):

For the blog owners:

  • Raise awareness of your blog
  • Send tons of visitors to your blog
  • Share traffic with the community
  • Be part of a viral/buzz marketing campaign
  • Build deep-links for your blog posts to help with search engine optimization
  • Get new interested RSS subscribers who view your content on a regular basis.

For the visitors:

  • Find blogs that interest you
  • Easily subscribe to many blogs
  • Skim over hundreds of blogs to find what suits you

What is cool is the Top100 Rankings and The Random Blog Page.


France is going to punish P2P download

Denis Olivennes

A report from Denis Olivennes, CEO of Fnac.com has been signed this Friday by the french government of Nicolas Sarkozy.

The pact was signed between french government and about 40 associations from Music, Cinema, Television and Internet Service Providers (ISP). However this agreement has been very criticised by french Assembly.

Among the artists who support Olivennes Friday: Thomas Fersen, Patrick Bruel, Calogero, Didier Barbelivien, Jean Reno et Christian Clavier.

Internet users are just starting to discuss about this agreement and it is going to be huge in the blogosphere and medias.

Denis Olivennes : “[…] J’ajoute qu’en l’occurrence, il est précisément question de tout sauf de prison ! Suspendre l’abonnement après trois avertissements, ce n’est ni une condamnation, ni une amende ni une peine de prison […]”
(translation: “It is everything but jail. Suspend internet access after three warnings is not a conviction, a ticket or jail”)

The pact plans to send a notice to the internet user after three P2P downloads. If the user does it again, he won’t have access to internet (done by ISP) and he could be put on a blacklist.

So the internet user won’t be able to connect to the internet!

Sarkozy said: « J’avais pris des engagements sur le droit d’auteur avant les élections. Chaque artiste doit voir son travail rémunéré, je ne transigerai pas sur ce point. »
(translation: “I took the pledge on copyrights before the elections. Every artist should see his work paid. I won’t compromise over this.”)

And : “We run the risk of witnessing a genuine destruction of culture”

“The Internet must not become a high-tech Far West, a lawless zone where outlaws can pillage works with abandon or, worse, trade in them in total impunity. And on whose backs? On artists’ backs” he said.

But currently the law is not applied and even if it’s applied one day, we are going to see other alternatives for illegal music and movies downloading.

And besides how could the independent authority technically detect automatically the P2P downloads ?

And what about the prices in France if a lot of people P2P download ?

Here in Canada I pay CAD$ 3.99 to rent a DVD. When I was in France in the previous months it was about CAD$6.75 (4.50€).
And it’s the same for CD. It’s about 30% more expensive in France than in Canada.

May be a drop in prices could help a little the entire industry?


Italian buyer won 3.8 million bid of Albert, Texas

Albert Texas Alber Town Texas

A buyer in Italy placed the winning $3.8 million bid of the ghost town of Albert in Texas, about 60 miles north of San Antonio.

Current’s owner of Albert is now checking the identity of the italian buyer.

Cave, a real estate agent, said the town’s population consisted of himself and a groundsman at weekends.

The 13-acre town of Albert also includes a tavern opened on weekends. (see photo)

The reserve price for the town was $2.5 million on eBay. Cave said he had several serious buyers for his town.

See Video of Albert Town, Texas on CNN.


Digg users could move to Mixx

Mixx.com

Social News Site Mixx.com could be the Digg-killer.

Mixx Beta launched on September 20 and is founded by Chris McGill, General Manager of Yahoo News and VP Strategy at USA Today.

Mixx is a mix of Digg, LinkedIn and MyYahoo.

According to Techcrunch, a lot of people are leaving digg for Mixx. And especially ex top-diggers like Greg Davies.

Even a digg forum refugees has opened on Mixx message boards.

But why is Mixx so different from Digg ?

A lot of users are discussing about conspiracy and buried stories on Digg.

On Mixx, many users have already had a very good experience with their submissions voted on and see more positive audience and comments. Mixx users are free and seem to have good education.

I am going to test this new website right now! I will see if what everybody is talking about is true. I can just say my experience on Digg is not very conclusive because if you have not a lot of friend among top diggers your story will never go on the homepage.

Other Good Digg-like I use and that are better than Digg: Reddit, Shoutwire, Sphinn and Propeller.


The future of Advertising

What do you think?


The 2006 Youtube Video Awards Winners are..

YouTube Video Awards 2006

Youtube just released the winners for its contest “YouTube Video Awards”.

The winners will receive a trophee from Youtube, a better exposition on the website, and may be the ability to be discovered from big players in the industry. Winners are selected by vote from the visitors.

Among the winners: Ask a Ninja “best Series Video”, Kiwi! most “adorable video”, famous “Free Hugs Campaign” most “Inspirational video”, “Here It Goes Again” from Ok Go “most creative video”,..

Among the “losers” -or rather those famous who don’t win the first place: the teen Lonelygirl15 4th in “Series” (not my favorite), the cool Papy Geriatric1927 2nd place in category “best commentary”, “Where the Hell is Matt?” 2nd in “most creative video”.

Here are the best videos:

OK Go – Here It Goes Again, winner in “most creative video“: wonderful! 😉

Where the Hell is Matt? by Matt Harding, 2nd in the same category. Very nice it’s my favorite 🙂

Smosh Short 2: Stranded, winner in “best comedy“.

Say It’s Possible, TerraNaomi winner in “best music“.

Free Hugs Campaign winner in “most inspirational video“. Music by Sick Puppies. A good idea for Peace in the World, I give him the Nobel Price.

Kiwi! winner in “most adorable video“.


Ron Jeremy is now a Tech Reviewer !!

Big News! Huge!!

Tech reviewers can be afraid of a new player in the tech & gadgets industry: Ron Jeremy.

Ron, 54, will make tech reviews on Heavy.com in “Techsmart with Ron Jeremy“.

Big surprise when you know Ron’s Resume.

And for those who don’t know Ron, please do your own DD.. 😉 ok I give you a clue..


Disappointment for PS3 in France

Sony PS3

Yesterday, Sony was officially launching the PS3 in Paris, France.

It was not really like in the US or in Japan..

Sony rent a boat specially for the event. They were waiting for 3000 fans and 1000 Playsation were available for sale.

Only 100 fans bought the PS3..

Besides Sony was really unlucky when a Microsoft’s Boat just appeared on “La Seine” with the message “XBox 360 Love You


Invisibility cloak you say?

Looks like real but it’s not.

But still really impressive, don’t you think?

If you want to know more about the real invisibility project, see David R. Smith webpage. This project is backed by the Pentagone.

Another article on LiveScience.

Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak for soon? Star Trek?


Google Advertising Professional Bug

UPDATE: it seems to work now but 3 weeks have gone since my certification..

As you can see I have the Google Advertising Professional certification, see the logo on the right.

But a real problem is that the link
(https://adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus?id=2A8NuRDuoVNOF560mTwGcw&hl=en) that leads to my page does not work at all, it asks to log into Adwords.

How many readers or potential customers lost?

Google just answered me that for some professionals there is a bug.

Is Google going to give me a compensation for potential loss?

Actually a french company already ask me if I were really certified as they are unable to display the page.. 🙁


Technorati Rank is dead?

Technorati just announced the dead of their rank?

By removing the links generated by the 2000 bloggers project of Tino Buntic, they just announced the end of their current indexing system.

Why? because some of bloggers already make links in the only goal of having backlinks. But they won’t be removed. How could Technorati know that this is done on purpose or just because the bloggers like some other blogs?

May be the technorati rank should remove the counting of links in the algorithm?

I think it will be hard, and their rank is going to loose credibility in next few weeks / months.

MORE in french 🙂

READ MORE:

http://www.randominanity.com/2007/02/goodby-technorati.html


Web 2.0 by Andy Budd

Web 2.0

From Andy Budd of Clearleft.

Andy is a professionnal web designer. This british web specialist enjoys speaking at conferences.

Especially about CSS, Web standards, user centered design, information architecture.

See diaporama

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2000 bloggers on a page: Hurry Up!

2000 blogueurs

Monday morning Buzz: if you are a blogger and want to be included in Tino Buntic’s page, 1000 places still available but not for long..


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