Category Archives: Blogosphere

What’s Going On – July 7, 2008

Is Shane the number one Western flick of all time?

Is Shane the number one Western flick of all time?

Happy Monday, radio fans. The holiday weekend is over and it’s back to reality. Are you listening while you work? Don’t forget, all of our segments are available on demand so if you miss a broadcast you can still catch the stream or download the podcast. There’s a lot going on today, so I’ll get right to it.

Geekerati is ducussing the 100 Best Westerns of All Time today. Do you agree Shane is the number one Western of all time? Stop by and discuss at 10:00 p.m. EST.

One Life to Live star Tobias Truvillion will be a guest on Star Dish to dish about his character and being on one of ABC’s popular soaps. This evening at 10:00 p.m.

You know BerNadette Stanis from her role as Thelma on the popular

BerNadette Stanis

BerNadette Stanis

’70’s series Good Times. What has she been doing and what is she up to now? Join the Sister Circle this evening at 11:00 p.m EST. and BerNadette will fill you in.

Special Guest on the New York City Baseball Digest today is former Yankees pitcher Tommy John who will discuss his recovery from the now famous surgery, modern day pitcher utilization, and his thoughts on the Hall of Fame. Steve Lombardi of SNY’s waswatching.com will talk Yankees and about Tommy John’s career. This not to be missed segment airs tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST.

On Somewhere in Vegas tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST, movie producer Christopher Duddy comes to the show to promote Cougar Club and legendary rap group PM Dawn are on tap to talk about peace and love.

We have plenty of great segments today, do visit our On Air Schedule for a comprehensive list of all programming.

What's Going On – July 7, 2008

Is Shane the number one Western flick of all time?

Is Shane the number one Western flick of all time?

Happy Monday, radio fans. The holiday weekend is over and it’s back to reality. Are you listening while you work? Don’t forget, all of our segments are available on demand so if you miss a broadcast you can still catch the stream or download the podcast. There’s a lot going on today, so I’ll get right to it.

Geekerati is ducussing the 100 Best Westerns of All Time today. Do you agree Shane is the number one Western of all time? Stop by and discuss at 10:00 p.m. EST.

One Life to Live star Tobias Truvillion will be a guest on Star Dish to dish about his character and being on one of ABC’s popular soaps. This evening at 10:00 p.m.

You know BerNadette Stanis from her role as Thelma on the popular

BerNadette Stanis

BerNadette Stanis

’70’s series Good Times. What has she been doing and what is she up to now? Join the Sister Circle this evening at 11:00 p.m EST. and BerNadette will fill you in.

Special Guest on the New York City Baseball Digest today is former Yankees pitcher Tommy John who will discuss his recovery from the now famous surgery, modern day pitcher utilization, and his thoughts on the Hall of Fame. Steve Lombardi of SNY’s waswatching.com will talk Yankees and about Tommy John’s career. This not to be missed segment airs tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST.

On Somewhere in Vegas tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST, movie producer Christopher Duddy comes to the show to promote Cougar Club and legendary rap group PM Dawn are on tap to talk about peace and love.

We have plenty of great segments today, do visit our On Air Schedule for a comprehensive list of all programming.

BlogTalkRadio: It's Easy!

Folks are now starting to realize what we’ve been saying for over a year. BlogTalkRadio is an easy way to broadcast over the Internet. Anyone with a phone can be a radio host. Don’t believe us? Check out this awesome testimonial from Nathan Burke. He’s not on staff and we’re not paying him to sing our praises. He knows BTR is easier than more traditional forms of podcasting and less frustrating too.

We’d like to thank Nathan for singing our praises. Why not show your support by listening to his show?

BlogTalkRadio: It’s Easy!

Folks are now starting to realize what we’ve been saying for over a year. BlogTalkRadio is an easy way to broadcast over the Internet. Anyone with a phone can be a radio host. Don’t believe us? Check out this awesome testimonial from Nathan Burke. He’s not on staff and we’re not paying him to sing our praises. He knows BTR is easier than more traditional forms of podcasting and less frustrating too.

We’d like to thank Nathan for singing our praises. Why not show your support by listening to his show?

Follow BlogTalkRadio on Twitter

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Do you Tweet? I do. In fact, some say I’m addicted to Twitter. Now I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it’s a great way to keep in touch with others and promote blogs and radio shows. BlogTalkRadio is now on Twitter alerting us to upcoming segments. Here are some links to follow:

We hope you’ll follow us on Twitter, and feel free to follow me at debng as I often promote upcoming specials.

Happy Tweeting!

Personal Democracy: It's a Very Good Thing

Personal Democracy Forum

The Personal Democracy Forum

I received some Skypes today from Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio’s CEO and host of the Alan Levy Show. Alan is enjoying himself in New York City today, where he’s attending the Personal Democracy Forum.

So what is the Personal Democracy Forum? From the website:

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.

This year PdF will be bigger and better than before–we’re expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.


AgendaThe 2008 election has shown that the Internet has become the central battlefield for campaigns, from the presidential race on down. So, on the first day of PdF 2008, we’re going to focus on how technology is changing the electoral process. But we all know that no matter who is elected, big changes are also coming in how government uses technology to serve or connect with the public. That’s why we’re adding a whole second day to the PdF agenda, devoted to how technology is changing governance and civic action.

Sounds like a good idea to me. The Internet has totally changed the way we look at and talk about politics.

The sessions look like they provided a gold mine of information. Check out what was on tap:

  • A New Media System or Old Wine in a New Bottle? Speakers – Arianna Huffington and Chuck DeFeo
  • When Worlds Collide: Social Media, Mainstream Media and Politics – Speaker -Matthew Hurst
  • The Power of Information to Transform Government – Speakers Jonathan Adelstein, Steven Clift, Sheila Cambell

And plenty more…

The Personal Democracy Forum was co-founded by Micah Sifrey a freelance writer, author and Senior Analyst with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non partisan organization based in Washington DC.

Internet for everyoneInternet for Everyone

While at the PdF, Alan was impressed to learn about Internet for Everyone, an organization a “a national initiative of public interest, civic and industry groups that are working to see that the Internet continues to drive U.S. economic growth and prosperity.”

From the website:

We believe every American must be connected to a fast, affordable, and open Internet to serve as an active citizen in a 21st century democracy and to prosper in today’s economy. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury; it’s a lifeline for all Americans. Our broad alliance is working together to see that our nation’s leaders adopt a national plan to bring open, high-speed Internet connections into every home, at a price all of us can afford.

How true. How many kids can’t do proper research using the Internet because of a slow dialup connection? How many people miss out on wonderful business or personal opportunities because they can’t afford access? Visit Internet for Everyone for more details and to show your support. You might especially be interested in the Why Internet Matters page which talks about restoring America’s broadband leadership. We approve.

Personal Democracy: It’s a Very Good Thing

Personal Democracy Forum

The Personal Democracy Forum

I received some Skypes today from Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio’s CEO and host of the Alan Levy Show. Alan is enjoying himself in New York City today, where he’s attending the Personal Democracy Forum.

So what is the Personal Democracy Forum? From the website:

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.

This year PdF will be bigger and better than before–we’re expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.


AgendaThe 2008 election has shown that the Internet has become the central battlefield for campaigns, from the presidential race on down. So, on the first day of PdF 2008, we’re going to focus on how technology is changing the electoral process. But we all know that no matter who is elected, big changes are also coming in how government uses technology to serve or connect with the public. That’s why we’re adding a whole second day to the PdF agenda, devoted to how technology is changing governance and civic action.

Sounds like a good idea to me. The Internet has totally changed the way we look at and talk about politics.

The sessions look like they provided a gold mine of information. Check out what was on tap:

  • A New Media System or Old Wine in a New Bottle? Speakers – Arianna Huffington and Chuck DeFeo
  • When Worlds Collide: Social Media, Mainstream Media and Politics – Speaker -Matthew Hurst
  • The Power of Information to Transform Government – Speakers Jonathan Adelstein, Steven Clift, Sheila Cambell

And plenty more…

The Personal Democracy Forum was co-founded by Micah Sifrey a freelance writer, author and Senior Analyst with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non partisan organization based in Washington DC.

Internet for everyoneInternet for Everyone

While at the PdF, Alan was impressed to learn about Internet for Everyone, an organization a “a national initiative of public interest, civic and industry groups that are working to see that the Internet continues to drive U.S. economic growth and prosperity.”

From the website:

We believe every American must be connected to a fast, affordable, and open Internet to serve as an active citizen in a 21st century democracy and to prosper in today’s economy. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury; it’s a lifeline for all Americans. Our broad alliance is working together to see that our nation’s leaders adopt a national plan to bring open, high-speed Internet connections into every home, at a price all of us can afford.

How true. How many kids can’t do proper research using the Internet because of a slow dialup connection? How many people miss out on wonderful business or personal opportunities because they can’t afford access? Visit Internet for Everyone for more details and to show your support. You might especially be interested in the Why Internet Matters page which talks about restoring America’s broadband leadership. We approve.

Bob Cox of the Media Bloggers Association on Blog World Expo Radio

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Members of the blogosphere won’t want to miss out on today’s Blog World Expo Radio show. Hosts Jim Turner and Rick Calvert will be chatting with the president of the Media Blogger’s Association, Robert Cox.

Why is this a big deal?

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave or off Twitter for a while, there’s a big ‘ol storm brewing because of a funny little blog called The Drudge Retort which poked a bit of fun at the real deal Drudge Report. Not everyone has a sense of humor and the Associated Press went DMCA on The Drudge Retort’s butt. Backlash ensued.

Read Rick Calvert’s explanation at the BWE blog:

Very short version of the story, The AP sent several DMCA take down notices to The Drudge Retort. Some of those notices went beyond normal fair use standards. Rogers Cadenhead the publisher of The Drudge Retort complied with several of the notices and called the Media Bloggers Association for help.

Then all hell broke loose. The Blogosphere is railing against the AP. Jeff Jarvis has been very vocal. Sites like TechCrunch and Little Green Footballs are banning all AP content.

Mike Arrington and numerous others suspect a conspiracy between The AP, The NYT and The MBA.

Others are calling the MBA a flat out scam and even attacking the man at the center of this bruhaha Cadenhead.

Now some are coming to the MBA and Cox’ defense.

What is the real story? I don’t know and the truth is most folks in the Blogosphere don’t either but that doesn’t stop many from forming opinions and lynching parties.

To get the whole story and to find out how this will effect you as a blogger, tune in today at 3:00 p.m. EST to BWE Radio. You can call in at 646-716-7047 or add your views to the chat.

See you there.