Category Archives: Blogosphere

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Jim Killeen from “Google Me The Movie”

Ever Googled your own name? Sure you have. Here’s one man who’s taken it to the extreme – Jim Killeen.

Tonight at 8pm ET, Host of GOOGLE Me Talk Radio, Jim Cobb welcomes The GOOGLE Me Man with the plan, Jim Killeen, star of “Google Me The Movie” to be released this Friday.

According to Newport Beach Film Festival 2008 “Jim Killeen, an entrepreneur from Los Angeles, Googled his name one day and found other Jim Killeen’s online. Jim took the next step by contacting the others by email. Then he gave them a call on the phone. Finally, he decided to go around the world meeting the Jim Killeen found this through his Google search. Each Jim adds his own individual contribution to the “first” Jim’s journey.

Jim Killeen’s adventure through the search engines of GOOGLE takes him to the far corners of the Earth and has given him a knowledge one can only obtain throughout a journey of this magnitude. Find out more tonight in this exclusive LIVE interview.

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Blogger Bill of Rights with Rep. Hensarling on BlogTalkRadio

Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas will join Pajamas Media blogger and BlogTalkRadio host Fausta, to talk about his Bloggers’ Bill of Rights, earmarks, and taxes today at 11am ET.

Hensarling Two years ago, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) issued regulations that protected bloggers from being hampered by certain campaign finance laws. Under these regulations, bloggers cannot be considered to have made a contribution or expenditure on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate simply because they link to campaign websites or write about the positions of federal candidates. Additionally, blogs are treated as any other publication under the general media exemption from most campaign finance restrictions. Without such protections, bloggers could be subject to various limitations and reporting requirements under campaign finance law.

Here more today from Rep Hensarling with Fausta.

Slate.com Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg on Bush

Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of Slate, an award-winning site “offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, and culture.”

Weisberg joins hosts Eric Olsen and Shaun Daily on BlogTalkRadio Today to discuss his newest book entitled The Bush Tragedy.

Weisberg was previously Slate’s chief political correspondent, and has written for New Republic, Newsweek, and New York Magazine, to name a few.  Weisberg has authored several books on politics including In Defense of Government, The Road to Chadville, about the 2000 election, and the Bushisms series.

The discussion gets underway here.

Cinch and the schwag people want

A flickr user, choiceshirts, favorited one of the four Cinch designs today. Thank you!

sxsw cinch shirt schwag

At SXSW in Austin, TX a couple weeks ago the BlogTalkRadio team was there to represent and produce shows for our hosts like DoC and Wiley. We handed out hundreds of BlogTalkRadio stickers (made by the great Sticker Giant) and over 130 original Cinch t-shirts to attendees.

The shirts turned out to be an unexpected hit. Sure, we thought we could give out quite a few but we expected to have many left for other events – not the case. It made traveling home easy!

The takeaway from this post should be that if you are designing promotional products make schwag that doesn’t look like schwag and that your conference team will get behind with a passion. Get feedback from your co-workers about designs and ask them if they would wear or use the item you are creating while not in the presence of your CEO. And, lastly, know your intended audience.

Here’s a look at we made:

Cinch Shirt

Cinch Shirt 2

Cinch Shirt 3

Cinch Shirt 4

BlogTalkRadio Brings Tech’s Best to Talk Transparency and Business

Check out this amazing list of tech and business shows coming up on Media 2.Open with John C. Havens and Shel Holtz starting today at noon Eastern Time.

3/20/2008, 12:00pm ET 3:30pm ET an Interview with Lynne d Johnson, the Senior Editor for FastCompany.com and blogger at www.lynnedjohnson.com. She’ll be talking about the nature of Transparency and how Circle of Friends and FC TV has helped increase communication / openness between FC and its community.

3/21/2008, 9:00am ET, an Interview with Jeff Pulver, the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur talking transparency and social media breakfasts.

3/21/2008, 1:00pm ET an Interview with Dominic Jones, one of the principals of IR Web Report, created in 2001 to publish research and information about online investor relations practices around the world and to advise public companies on best practices. Dominic is also the founder of Clarity! Communications of Canada Inc., to which he brings more than 15 years of experience in journalism, investor education and online investor relations communications.

3/24/2008, 3pm ET, an Interview with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Inc., a consumer destination site joins John C. Havens for a discussion of transparency and the newly launched Wikia Search, a human-powered, open source search engine.

3/28/2008, 2:45pm ET, an Interview with Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems, CEO and president of Sun Microsystems, blogger, and a member of Sun’s board of directors, is an inveterate communicator. Schwartz has led Sun’s drive to engage the marketplace, and redefined corporate transparency.

BlogTalkRadio Brings Tech's Best to Talk Transparency and Business

Check out this amazing list of tech and business shows coming up on Media 2.Open with John C. Havens and Shel Holtz starting today at noon Eastern Time.

3/20/2008, 12:00pm ET 3:30pm ET an Interview with Lynne d Johnson, the Senior Editor for FastCompany.com and blogger at www.lynnedjohnson.com. She’ll be talking about the nature of Transparency and how Circle of Friends and FC TV has helped increase communication / openness between FC and its community.

3/21/2008, 9:00am ET, an Interview with Jeff Pulver, the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur talking transparency and social media breakfasts.

3/21/2008, 1:00pm ET an Interview with Dominic Jones, one of the principals of IR Web Report, created in 2001 to publish research and information about online investor relations practices around the world and to advise public companies on best practices. Dominic is also the founder of Clarity! Communications of Canada Inc., to which he brings more than 15 years of experience in journalism, investor education and online investor relations communications.

3/24/2008, 3pm ET, an Interview with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Inc., a consumer destination site joins John C. Havens for a discussion of transparency and the newly launched Wikia Search, a human-powered, open source search engine.

3/28/2008, 2:45pm ET, an Interview with Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems, CEO and president of Sun Microsystems, blogger, and a member of Sun’s board of directors, is an inveterate communicator. Schwartz has led Sun’s drive to engage the marketplace, and redefined corporate transparency.

The Web Strategist Jeremiah Owyang on BlogTalkRadio

Jeremiah Owyang is a senior analyst with Forrester Research and an expert in web strategy. He drops by BlogTalkRadio today to share his thoughts on business transparency.

Jeremiah Jeremiah often discusses business transparency as an element of a strategic online presence. A popular blogger and prolific Twitterer, Jeremiah will provide insights based on his experiences and his research on Media 2.Open today at 3pm ET.

Jeremiah’s blog, Web Strategy by Jeremiah, focuses on how web tools enable companies to connect with customers. He strives to help companies define and deliver community needs, business goals, and web technology for successful web programs.

Join them live today.

Microsoft’s Customer Service General Manager Sean O’Driscoll on BlogTalkRadio

Sean O’Driscoll, General Manager, Customer Service and Support for Microsoft visits BlogTalkRadio today.

ODriscoll Microsoft’s Sean O’Driscoll joins John C. Havens today at 4pm on Media 2.Open for an open, transparent conversation.

Sean has been working on community for roughly four years with Microsoft focusing on engaging the active enthusiasts and leaders that fuel the value of communities.

Learning through conversations and writing to understand new points of views and perspectives define his philosophies of community. Join this conversation today.