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Martin Langeveld
Old newspaper guy, media blogger, marketing & strategy consultant, entrepreneur, gardener, Vermonter, cook
Old newspaper guy, media blogger, marketing & strategy consultant, entrepreneur, gardener, Vermonter, cook

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Small Google+ Business Page mystery: my page (+Strolling of the Heifers ) shows "Strolling of the Heifers's 6 followers [then 3 pictures] and 3 more — See All". When I click See All, I just get the 3 whose faces show. Why can't I see the others?

G+ Page signup access tip: if you get the "try again later" message, do a page refresh, or several. It got me in.

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Here's the [start of] the Google+ Page for Strolling of the Heifers!

It could be my imagination, but suddenly in the last 48 hours the number of different people posting in my Google+ Stream, AND the number of posts, has jumped dramatically. I didn't follow anybody new. I'm guessing it's because of sharing on the new incarnation of Google Reader. Am I right?

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Righthaven bites the dust:

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Mmm. I detect the hand of John Paton here.
Media News and the Bay Area News Group, which own the San Jose Mercury News, are about to launch an interesting new initiative to involved the community in what we do. Please read this, let us know what you think, and how we can make this work.

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Tiny clues about the very stealthy AP spinoff, News Licensing Group, continue to emerge. Here's a blog report about a talk in Ohio by Sri Kasi, the outfit's COO. "NLG is going to tag content and make it easier (and presumably well-priced) to license to aggregators. NLG embraces the aggregator, said Kasi. And NLG will serve them . . . . Aggregators are not the enemy, and indeed, are extremely valuable to the news industry’s future, in Kasi’s view." Keep an eye on this, it could turn into "ASCAP for News."

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In the wake of Google's "gangbuster quarter" — here's a so-far-mostly-under-the-radar program they've been rolling out in many states, called "[NAME OF STATE] Get Your Business Online." A partnership with Intuit, it's really a long-tail play by both companies to attract business from the roughly 2/3rds of US businesses that still have zero or minimal online presence. The program, which includes local seminars and at-your-business handholding where needed, provides domain registration and a basic website free for 12 months (it's $4.95/mo. and up thereafter) — but of course that payoff will come in persuading participating businesses to use Google ads and Intuit services.
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