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Lorelle on WordPress is in Wikipedia

I’m fairly stunned. I’m in Wikipedia. Wow! I’m listed on the Bookmarklet page of Wikipedia. Well, not me, but one of my articles: More Must Have Bookmarklets Than You Can Swing a Browser At. Lorelle offers a list of bookmarklets useful for web design and development, especially useful for bloggers. Wow! Does this mean I’m […]

Which Wiki Will Work?

WikiMatrix Allows Side-By-Side Wiki Comparison by TechCrunch is an overview of WikiMatrix, a side-by-side comparison of various wiki programs. Most people are familiar with MediaWiki, the program behind Wikipedia and the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress users. There are many others. If you are considering adding a wiki to your blog, you might […]

Aboutus.org: A Wiki Directory With Every Website Listed

TechCrunch discussed “AboutUs: A Wiki About Every Website” recently. Portland, Oregon based AboutUs announced this week that it has closed a Series A round of funding and raised $1 million. The site is a wiki directory of web sites, mostly populated automatically but with a healthy amount of traffic and a growing number of edits […]

Wikipedia – Comparison of Web Browsers

Wikipedia now has a Comparison of Web Browsers in its collection. It lists 34+ different browsers and includes information comparing the browsers, cost, release history, operating system support, features, accessibility issues and features, web technology support, protocol support, image format support, internationalization, vulnerabilities, and more. The titles of the browsers link to articles on Wikipedia […]

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia

Shoot, I missed it. Well, in case you missed it, too, January 15 was the 5th Anniversary of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that allows you, the reader, to contribute to this fantastic resource for knowledge, history, and current events. I reported last fall about Wikipedia’s 289 percent growth in the past year, and more about […]

Wikipedia 289% Growth in One Year

According to research by Nielsen/Net Raitings, the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is one of the hottest and fasted growing popular educational resources on the Internet, with growth of 289% for traffic over the past year. Educational Reference Web Sites Spike 22 Percent in Year-Over-Year Growth, Led by Wikipedia and Yahoo! Education Nielsen//NetRatings reported today that […]

Wikipedia – The Bloggers Dictionary and Encyclopedia

Need a definition? Want to help your reader understand a concept a little more? Need just a bit more information? Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is a one stop dictionary, encyclopedia and linking ground for just about anything you want to know. And bloggers help make it what it is today. Millions of bloggers link […]

WordPress For Writers

I will be speaking this year at several workshops and conferences on the subject of “WordPress for Writers.” The workshop covers the basic elements of WordPress content structure and organization, then adds the complexities of a site for writers and authors. This is one of a series of articles on WordPress for Writers and Authors. […]

Blog Exercises: How to Create a Blogger Identity

A rebroadcast of “How Much Does Your Name Matter?” from Freakonomics Radio looked at the impact of a name on society, perception, prejudice, and ability to succeed. Indeed, there is some evidence that a name can influence how a child performs in school and even her career opportunities. There’s also the fact that different groups […]

Blog Exercises: Trust the Crowds

In an October issue of “Science News,” an article on the “Deep Network” monitoring of the sea floor, reported on how the general public may monitor the sea floor through the Neptune system of underwater microphones and web cams through LIDO (Listening to the Deep Ocean) (requires Flash). New discoveries have been made by citizens […]

Blog Exercises: Mashups

One of my favorite odd-ball mashups is the movie Moulin Rouge! Released in 2001, the movie features Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, and an outstanding cast of top notch actors singing their way through a Bollywood-style production set in a 1899 France cabaret. There are few original songs in the film. Instead they used pop songs […]

Blog Exercises: 5,127 Tries

In his native UK, Sir James Dyson is known as much for his quirky looking, superior-functioning vacuum cleaners as for his long embattled path to commercial success. He gave Brits their first bagless vacuum in 1993 after 13 tough years tinkering in the tool shed. He slogged through 5,127 prototypes, a couple of lawsuits and […]

Blog Exercises: The Daily Social Meme

Did you know that there are specific memes for each day of the week in the blogosphere and social web? Today is your chance to play around with some of these themed days of the week in this blog exercise. A themed day, or meme, is a tradition of sorts. It involves publishing and sharing […]

Blog Exercises: Collect Your Quotes

I was sitting in a business conference listening to a speaker expound upon the many reasons why we must blog, and choked on my hot tea when I heard her say to the two hundred people in the audience, “Blog comments are mini resumes. Let them speak well of you.” In 2006, I wrote those […]

WordPress 3.6 Released – Update Now

The long awaited WordPress 3.6 is out and ready for download for self-hosted WordPress users. Those on WordPress.com or managed WordPress installs, you should not have to do anything. WordPress.com has been using many of the new features of WordPress 3.6 already and is automatically updated. Managed WordPress hosts will advise you as to a […]

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