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★ A year (or more) away from Tech Conferences

The last tech conference I attended was SXSW in March of last year. Prior to that, Blogworld was in between trips to Columbus and Amsterdam. I really love those two shows because of the people, the content and the locations. Austin and Vegas are two of my favorite cities and it’s great to see all …

★ The Most Expensive Social Network

I just received this from SXSW: Let me translate this for you. If I don’t spend a minimum of $695 (as of this writing) for a pass to SXSW, the profile I created last year that includes all of my information along with photos, bio and interests will be deleted as if it never existed. …

★ Thoughts on Blogging and Why I’ll Never Have over 5,000 Readers No Matter How Often I Blog or Why Niche Blogging is Important and I Disagree With That

Three Thousand People checked out my blog last month. Traffic has increased since I began linking to things that interest me while adding commentary or what I think about these articles being linked to. Many of my most passionate readers are still subscribing despite raising concerns that they’d rather see more unique editorials and less …

★ UPDATED: Nigerian Money Scams come to Facebook

Received this in my Facebook Inbox: Anyone else receiving these? It’s amazing that this could actually work. Then it’s mostly based on the fact that I’m a jerk who will say “sure, I’ll take the money” and then the scamming me out of my money begins. Here’s the person’s Facebook Profile – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000347630341 UPDATE from Paul: …

★ Twitter is Forcing Trending Topics Down My Throat

Twitter for iPhone version 3.3 was released yesterday with a few changes. Here is their change list. – Quick Bar, shows trends and other important things without leaving your timeline! Swipe the Quick Bar left/right to cycle through trends – Trends based on your location – Cleaner, redesigned Tweet compose screen. – Automatically shortens URLs. …

★ My Mostly Stagnant Twitter Following

When I arrived in San Francisco, I had 800 followers. Withing the first month, I had acquired 1,000. The growth continued but it became stagnant. Believe it or not, I had peaked at 3,800 around September of 2009 (just 1.5 years after moving to the bay area). I did an experiment that I very much …