How I made a viral video

After 20 years running some pretty successful web publishing operations, I know I have a good sense of what people like to see and read online. Over the recent Christmas holidays, I decided to put that knowledge to use in making what I hoped would be a popular video on Facebook for the business Cat […]

Top-of-mind websites in New Zealand

Ask a New Zealander to name a website domain name, and here’s what you get., the country’s most-visited website, is the domain most often mentioned by Kiwis, followed by,, and The information comes from the Colmar Brunton survey Internet Domain Names in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand Domain […]

Twitter reschedules maintenance to keep Iran news flowing

From Anderson Cooper’s blog at …senior officials say the State Department asked Twitter to refrain for going down for periodic scheduled maintenance at this critical time to ensure the site continues to operate. Bureau’s and offices across the State Department, they say, are paying very close attention to Twitter and other sites to get […]

Facebook as a marketing platform

If you thought Facebook was just about staying in touch with friends, or finding long-lost schoolmates, then you’ll be blown away by Facebook Fanatic, a book whose authors say they will reveal: 75 Ways to Buzz Your Band Popularity Tips and Tricks to Make You Facebook Royalty Coolest Profile Names and URLs Get Celebrities and […]

Resourceful students cover campus massacre

A student newspaper editor who was only three weeks into the job led coverage of yesterday’s massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech. Amie Steele’s team at Collegiate Times not only published an expanded 16-page newspaper this morning, they kept their website updated throughout the events yesterday despite an overload that forced them […]