Why Sec 230 of the Communications Decency Act Needs Amending

Yesterday, the All Facebook blog published a story titled Family Sues Facebook Over Photos of Daughter’s Corpse. From the article (bold is mine): A couple in New York is suing Facebook after a paramedic posted photos of their daughter’s dead body on the social networking site. Martha and Ronald Wimmer’s daughter Caroline died two years …

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NYTimes Rolling Out Fee Based Program in Canada First

I just received the following email. Under the new plan, my current reading style would cost $35 /mo. That’s not going to happen. An important announcement from the publisher of The New York Times  Dear New York Times Reader,  Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s …

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Infographic: Owning Your Local Web Equity

When presenting at Get Listed Local University we talk with a large number of small business owners. Many that we have met are attempting to understand the big picture of internet marketing and how the pieces relate. These SMBs are trying to make a decisions amidst the buzz as to where to focus their on-line …

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GetListed Portland

Today, I am presenting at the sixth GetListed.org Local University in Portland, Or. If you are coming PLEASE take a moment to introduce yourself as I would love to meet you. For those of you that attended the presentation these links will provide background information and details for a pathway to dig deeper into the world …

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GetListed University Spokane- New All Day Agenda

I am traveling and speaking in the Pacific Northwest this week. Get Listed Portland on Tuesday, Searchfest on Wednesday and Getlisted University Spokane on Friday. Needless to say it will be a light posting week. I am particularly excited about GetListed University Spokane for two reasons. It celebrates GetListed University’s first year anniversary. It has …

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GetListed Local University Portland

The next GetListed Local University is coming up shortly: Portland on Tues, February 22 at the downtown Gerding Theater at the Armory. Getlisted U has been a fun event for me. I get to work with lots of great folks and present directly to small business people. One of the things about GetListed Local U …

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Local Search Tools For the SMB and Professional

I have been using two “new” local search tools of late and have been impressed with both of them. The Local Search Toolkit from seOverflow has recently been released from beta and upgraded to work with the many changes that occurred recently in Google Places. The tool provides competitive information for a range of information …

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TripAdvisor Reviews and Google Places – the Saga Continues

Su from the Inn at Tanglewood Hall, a bed and breakfast in York Harbor, Me alerted me on the 20th to the fact that TripAdvisor reviews were once again missing from Google Places. Today she sent me this missive from the CEO of TripAdvisor, Steve Kaufer inviting questions via Twitter about the TripAdvisor-Google battle over …

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