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Tech Talk Radio Show 44 of 2007
Transmission date: October 29th, 2007

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Tonight we’re going to talk about blogging. Over time, we’ve all heard good things and not so good things about blogs. A Blog is short for "Web log," a specialized site that allows an individual or group of individuals to share a running log of events and personal insights with an online audience.

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Blogs with political or current-events themes have grown in popularity and become "soap boxes" for instant mass-audience commentary. You could even consider sites like youtube as blog sites albeit with a video nature. Adam Turner recently spoke on Tech Talk Radio about the grey line between a blog, and a journalistic or editorial piece, and asked the question should journalists blog? Journalistic pieces should be free of bias and a balanced reporting of a event or situation, where as a Blog is considered personal and contains opinions. As you can see, it’s quite easy to mistake a blog for an editorial piece if it’s written by a journalist.

JamesBut what of blogs in business? More and more businesses are seeing the advantages of blogging. Not only does it give the author the ability to communicate with his or her online audience, it can also aid in driving traffic to a website. 

Today on Tech Talk Radio, James Farmer joins us live in the studio to talk about blogs, and in particular Wordpress and WordCamp. James is an expert in the design and development of social websites. Wordpress is one of the world’s largest free blogging sites where anyone and everyone can sign up for a free blog in a matter of minutes. But then what? Well wordcamp can help you get the most from your blog, from fun and games to making money and James will tell us more.   

This week on Tech Talk Radio

  • Lidija Davis talks wordpress for dummies
  • Adobe Fixes PDF bug
  • Coonan trumpets United Nations Wimax decision
  • Skype and 000 don’t see eye to eye and
  • Microsoft buys a $240m share in facebook


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