WordPress.com goes real-time with PubSubHubbub

March 5, 2010 | No Comments Yet

PubSubHubbub or PuSH is a new protocol that makes publishing go real-time: instead of readers like Google Reader or Netvibes checking a website RSS or Atom feed every so often for new content, PubSubHubbub “pushes” the new content into the stream as soon as it is published. That feature has been enabled on all WordPress.com blogs.

WordPress.org users can also enjoy PubSubHubbub with the PuSHPress plugin available in the Plugins Directory. This turns your WP blog into a hub of its own that can send updates directly, without going through another hub.

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Blogging Idol

July 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Blogging Idol

How about an intensive “reality” contest to find out who will be the next Blogging Idol?

Show time! All the competitors have until the July 31 (midnight) to prove their blogging skills and to improve their RSS subscriber base.

This contest, hosted by Daily Blog Tips, has begun! To participate, you must prove that you are more than capable of improving your feed subscriber count as a measure of your popularity as a blogger.

The Blog Idol winner will take home $3000 in prizes, so join now!

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2.3 Million Filipino Bloggers

May 16, 2008 | 6 Comments

Here’s a list of Philippine internet and blogging usage by the numbers, according to the Wave.3 Social Media Tracker (PDF file, 25.66 MB) by Universal McCann, a New York media agency.

  • 14 million use the internet (15.4% penetration rate as of April 2007)
  • 3.7 million actively use the internet (as of March 2008)

Out of the 3.7 million active users (between 16 to 54 years old):

  • 3.6 million / 98.6% : watch videos
  • 3.3 million / 90.3% : read blogs
  • 3.1 million / 86.4% : post pictures
  • 3.0 million / 83.1% : create profiles on social networks
  • 2.3 million / 65.8% : have a blog
  • 2.2 million / 60.5% : upload videos
  • 2.2 million / 61.8% : listen to podcasts
  • 1.6 million / 45.2% : subscribe to feeds

(Note: some figures were rounded down or roughly calculated to complete the number-and-percentage pairings.)

It’s interesting to see that podcasts are actually more popular than feeds even though they’re usually powered by syndication technologies.

(Via 100% Batangueno)

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