Posts tagged "blog"

Posterous Gains Funding, Makes Blogging Free & Easy

Among the 7 Ways to Blog Using Your Mobile Phone, which we wrote back in 2009, a few of them included emailing your posts directly to your blog. But what if everything you wrote, posted and created came only from your email? Well, then you’d have Posterous.

 

Post Things Fast and Free

Founded in 2008, Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. By emailing post@posterous.com with your text, photos, videos and links, you’ll receive an instant reply with your new Posterous blog.

There’s no sign up required (but it is available to users who plan to send more than just once from multiple email accounts), and you can even make your posts private so you can share them exclusively. However, because email is free and so is Posterous’ services, keeping afloat can be tricky. It’s not like you’re emailing them money, after all.

Funding & Future Plans

Yet, Posterous has been able to raise US$ 4.4 million in its first round of funding. Investors included Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures and angels including SV Angel, Founder Collective, Lowercase Capital, Brian Pokorny, Aydin Senkut and XG Ventures.

Currently the San Francisco-based Posterous offers their free web publishing platform to 12 million unique monthly visitors and boasts 25 million page views, which put the unique blogging platform poised at a tipping point.

And there are plans to monetize a professional version of the platform later this year.

Autoposting, Widgets & Analytics

Posterous also lets users autopost to all the other social media services you already use, like Twitter and Facebook. As well, there are buttons and widgets, care of Widgetbox, to share your blog, and analytics to add via Google and Feedburner. Users can even create custom domains.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.2

Deluxe Blog Factory is an user friendly, webmaster friendly blogging extension for Joomla 1.5, with a native and fresh MVC codebase. Full of features, it is a well thought alternative to Wordpress blogging, allowing you to use Joomla versatility and well known blogging conventions - like RSS Syndication, Bookmarking Sites (like Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc). Featuring a Web 2.0 Dashboard with draggable panes and all-in-reach controls, your blogging experience is truly comfortable and in a luxuriant environment.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.2 released on February 19, 2009. 

  • New feature: Search plugin.
  • Fixed several issues regarding PHP4 compatibility issues, strip all javascript when saving post, detect and show error if jQuery UI library is not loaded, modules links Itemids.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.1 released on December 7, 2009.

  • Added menu link for 'Followed Blogs' for users with no blog.
  • Fixed issues regarding new post notification for followers, links from feed, post new comment form, with rss feeds when joomla SEF was active and "Add suffix to URLs" was set to Yes, generating feeds, IE8 blog page display, post view, smarty template not displaying captcha, restore backup (strings in array), sending emails to admin on new comment and no admin selected, display comments, strip javascript when saving post, etc.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.0 released on November 30, 2009.

  • New feature: Backup and Restore.
  • Fixed issue regarding backend save post.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.2 released on November 25, 2009.

  • SH404SEF extension.
  • Fixed issues regarding template and php short open tags.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.1 released on November 20, 2009.

  • Fixed several issues including router.php, routes in Smarty templates.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.0 released on November 9, 2009.

 

Joomla Blog Extension - Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.2
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Deluxe Blog Factory is an user friendly, webmaster friendly blogging extension for Joomla 1.5, with a native and fresh MVC codebase. Full of features, it is a well thought alternative to Wordpress blogging, allowing you to use Joomla versatility and well known blogging conventions - like RSS Syndication, Bookmarking Sites (like Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc). Featuring a Web 2.0 Dashboard with draggable panes and all-in-reach controls, your blogging experience is truly comfortable and in a luxuriant environment.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.2 released on February 19, 2009. 

  • New feature: Search plugin.
  • Fixed several issues regarding PHP4 compatibility issues, strip all javascript when saving post, detect and show error if jQuery UI library is not loaded, modules links Itemids.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.1 released on December 7, 2009.

  • Added menu link for 'Followed Blogs' for users with no blog.
  • Fixed issues regarding new post notification for followers, links from feed, post new comment form, with rss feeds when joomla SEF was active and "Add suffix to URLs" was set to Yes, generating feeds, IE8 blog page display, post view, smarty template not displaying captcha, restore backup (strings in array), sending emails to admin on new comment and no admin selected, display comments, strip javascript when saving post, etc.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.1.0 released on November 30, 2009.

  • New feature: Backup and Restore.
  • Fixed issue regarding backend save post.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.2 released on November 25, 2009.

  • SH404SEF extension.
  • Fixed issues regarding template and php short open tags.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.1 released on November 20, 2009.

  • Fixed several issues including router.php, routes in Smarty templates.

Deluxe Blog Factory 1.0.0 released on November 9, 2009.

Join the 2010 Vancouver Olympics on Twitter, Facebook

Today marks the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics hosted in Vancouver, Canada. No time to sit in front of the tube all day watching the events? Well luckily for you they will be covered almost exclusively by Facebook and Twitter.

There’s even a list of verified tweeting athletes. Fans can also check out Twitter-Athletes, a site that organizes lists of athletes in other sports who use the service and it links directly to Winter Olympic Tweets.

On Facebook, the IOC has created an Olympic Games Page, which already has more than a million followers. The page plans to feature updates and photos from athletes.

Despite some earlier confusion about rules governing social media at the Olympics, Bob Condron, Director of Media Services for the United States Olympic Committee says that "Athletes are free to blog during the Games," adding that "…Twitter is just a blog that's written 140 characters at a time."

And though an official Olympic hashtag has yet to be announced, consensus among many bloggers says that #Van2010 is the way to go.

So go ahead, cheer on your favorite Olympic athletes. From curlers to ice dancers to biathletes, here’s hoping it’s the 2010 games FTW.