Blogging For Business went well

I went to Blogging For business yesterday. The event itself was well programmed, well thought out and cleverly promoted both by blogs and by the stirling efforts of organiser Matt Yeomans and Bernhard Warner (and conference firm Retail Events). If there was any glitch it was often with sections of the audience. Not that they were bad or stupid. More that they seemed to be coming to ‘the conversation’ about

Disintermediating the hotel industry is a new wiki site set up so that ‘entrpereneur bloggers’ visiting abroad can hook up with other bloggers to stay on a sofa. Quoting: “Can I crash?” is a project of Toothless Tiger initiated by Henriette Weber Andersen – who basically is a young female who is tired of busting her entrepreneurial budget when there is things (dinners, conferences, vacations) in other countries (or cities) she wants to

Mbites Podcast: Moblogging and Podcasting – media from the masses?

This week hosted its latest “Bitecast”, featuring two guests: Alfie Dennen (left), co-founder of Moblog UK and Chris Skinner (right), co-founder of Podcast User Magazine. Download the MP3 file here (approx 19MB, 20 minutes long) or subscribe to the podcast feed and download it automatically into your favourite podcasting software and/or mobile media player device. The second in our regular series of podcasts (chaired by journalist Mike Butcher) looked

Will the UK catch the Web 2.0 wave? Or a burst of Bubble 2.0?

“They stole our revolution. Now We’re stealing it back”. So runs the tagline at the end of the weekly email newsletter for technology geeks, And although the slogan has been running since 1997, in 2006 the slogan has never been more appropriate. Standing outside a cold London town hall, watching hordes of mostly fresh-faced young men (I counted six women among 800) file in to a conference on the

Calling Chinese bloggers

Pissed off that Google is censoring results? Then start typing badly. Blogger Paul Boutin found that image searches for Tiananmen throw up innocuous images of fountains and temples. But type in Tianenmen, or some other close mispelling and you see tanks and protesters… With any luck Google will be able to argue that it doesn’t have to control or censor mispellings. Well, I hope it takes that line, but these

More random findings from Sweden (Scandinavia trip)

One person I spoke here to estimated there are now 5,000 daily Swedish blogs, although it’s in online communities that Swedes have largely collected, somewhat reflecting the left-leaning community spirit of the culture which grew out of its 60s socialist roots. Ericsson is gaining ground on Nokia amongst the Swedes, who often shunned the rather unsexy phones produced by their home-grown firm in favour of Finalnd’s finest. This is in

My Scandinavian trip – part 1

At some point there’ll be a more detailed report on my findings in Scandinavia, but for now, here’s a smattering of some of the people I’ve been talking to and the information I’ve gathered on the ground in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallin (Estonia). My ‘Scandinavian Odyssey’ began with a dry sandwich aboard a British Airways flight From London into Stockholm’s super-futuristic Arlanda airport. Sitting next to me were a Swedish