This week was probably one of the dramatic week for blogosphere (web 2.0 World). A lot of things happened this week, and it’s just Friday; God knows what might happen next two days of this week. A lot of changes, departures, launches and innovations has been flawing around web 2.0 word, blogosphere and social networking sites. Let me give you a small highlights of major event’s.
Departure of Duncan Riley from b5 media: This one is on the top since Duncan Riley the founder of Blog Herald and one of the class A blogger we have privilege to have around blogosphere. This week he shocked everyone when he departed b5 media, just after the big funding. Duncan’s blog doesn’t say anything at all, though he has an entry last day. Question is he departed b5 but does that mean he will depart blogosphere? Don’t think so. He is a great blogger, who’s contribution to blogosphere won’t be forgotten, wherever he goes after this sad departure. Martin Neumann over Blog Herald put some good thoughts about this.
Launch of Bloggertalks: A new unique member, bloggertalks joined in Blogosphere. Bloggertalks brings up 2 top class blogger’s interview every week. They started with Liz Strauss and John Evans. I wrote an article on bloggertalks few days ago. This unique approach of Bloggertalks definitely add some new edge in blogosphere.
Intel’s Story!: Intel using blog to market laptops, same story like Wallmart! Just a different approach thats all. Intel gave 6 blogger’s Laptop to blog on their blog. Look what intel say:
On October 1, 2006 – Intel provided laptop machines with either the CoreÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Duo or CoreÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 2 Duo processor and built in Centrino wireless technology to 6 rising stars in the blogosphere. In return for these machines, our participating bloggers agreed to contribute to this group blog over the course of 5 weeks sharing their honest opinions and responses to a series of questions about blogging, the blogosphere and technology. Apart from receiving a laptop computer, none of these bloggers have been compensated in any way or asked to write anything specific about Intel. The aim of this blog is meant to stimulate discussion and bring bloggers together regardless of their Ã¢â‚¬Å“categories.Ã¢â‚¬Â
How interesting, “Honest opinions“? Read Thord Hedengren’s reaction on this, somewhat similar to 80% of bloggers who wrote about it.
Rumor’s of the Week: There were few rumors around blogosphere this week. The hottest one is StumbleUpon for sale rumor fueled from TechCruch. Second
rumor buzz was US$6 billion sales proposal of MySpace according to this.
So these are the summarized version of this weeks ups and down around blogosphere (so far ).