Photo of the Week: This photo of tulips taken by Melissa Goodman would somewhat frankly make a nice gift for mom as I wish all the moms out there Happy Mother's Day.
oEmbed:A Open Format for Embed Media (and Widgets?)
oEmbed is the name of a proposed Open Format Spec for Embed media that would allow a easy way to link to embeddables with a early focus on Video and Photos but that could pretty much be used for most if not all kind of widgets. Does it hold water?
Biofuel Comparison Chart: The "Good," the Bad and the (Really) Ugly
TreeHugger examines a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article that does a nice job of running through the problems associated with biofuels, citing two studies by The Nature Conservancy and a team of U.S. scientists.
Another Free Album from NIN - Is Free the New Price of Music?
Nine Inch Nails recently released a new album, The Slip, as a free download on nin.com and streaming on iLike. I think its old way of doing things is over and days of free music more live shows and advertising based revenue is like the Web is coming.
Why You Shouldn’t Just Give a Quote to Potential Clients
Web Worker Daily explains how it is best for service providers to meet and discuss needs before giving a quote a potential project. Great advice.
Five New Twitter Tools You Should Know
Lee Odden shares a few new Twitter tools you may find useful.
Making Mistakes and Amends in Blogger and Media Relations
Brian Solis wrote a great piece on making mistakes & saying your sorry and how sometimes sorry is not enough. He even brings it home with the Bacn. Nice!
Using Brandable Avatars on Twitter
AJ Vaynerchuk weighs in on using brandable avatars on Twitter and mentions the SOMEWHAT FRANK "SF" logo as a prime example. Thanks for the mention AJ.
IAB Approves New Video Ad Formats
The headliner format is the new kid on the block, overlaid video advertising (formally called “non-linear video ad formats”).
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How Blogging Saved a Cookie Business
The name of the business is "St. Paul Classic Cookie" and the owner is Katherine Novotny (pictured to left). Katherine is facing higher ingredient costs along with a slower demand and was close to needing to close her cookie business. This is where social media can really help a traditional business.