Hmmmmm, I’ve been a little slower to recover from the long weekend than expected and am behind on writing (nurse, get me a bourbon I.V., stat!), so today’s article will be a super-duper number-one happy fun time Quick Hits catch-up edition. Though some of these articles are a week or two old, they’re far from stale and have been carefully sugar-coated for your protection.
The Year-End Frenzy:
- Ten moments the web shook the world. LA Times reporter Richard Rushfield wraps up the highs and lows of 2006, from Britney’s nethers to Foley’s nosedive.
- Top 10 Viral Video Moments of 2006 and Top 10 Online-Video Predictions for 2007 (a major question for the year: “Are they real or are they fake?”). By Will Video for Food and via AdRants.
- 2007: the year in the blogosphere. From Australian blog Larvatus Prodeo.
The Random Roundup:
- New Online Rules May Boost Presidential Fundraising. Beltway Blogroll reprints a Tech Daily piece about an obscure regulatory change that may have big effects on the nominations process.
- Myths and Facts About Blog Advertising. Marketing pro B.L. Ochman puts the hurt on some arguments against blog advertising (don’t forget this past e.politics article about blog advertising best practices).
- Electable vs. Marketable. What’s the difference? Which should you be? A Seth Godin essay.
- Seven Ways to Find Local Political Blogs. By Micah Sifry at Personal Democracy Forum.
- Friends at Hand And In Your Face. The Post asks, do cell-phone-based social networking applications work, or are they really just a bit too much? Suggested by a loyal reader (thanks, Dad).
- Two good Frogloop articles: Message Strategy for the New Democratic Congress (get the most out of your communications with the House and Senate) and New Studies Reveal Important Trends Facing NPOs.
- A Blogger Wise on Words. Steve Rubel points to a P.R. pro’s new site for online grammar and writing nerds (note: the line starts here).
- Google’s Buried Treasure: Four great applications you might not know about. Online (and collaborative) equivalents of Word and Excel, an excellent RSS reader plus a bonus trip to the Moon and Mars (which is where I think I left my brain this week).