I’ve joined Chris Brogan’s group Dad blog at Dadomatic.com and my first post is up.
Dadomatic itself is an interesting effort, as Chris has brought together a very intersting group of dads to cover a range of topics. Personally, I’m looking forward to bringing the voice of the regular down to earth dad. Anyone can tell you that while I may try my hardest, I’m no Super Dad.
This post actually starts off by attacking the myth of the Super Dad:
As much as I’d love to think I’m Ward Cleaver, dressed ever so nattily in a wool suit, pipe clenched lightly in my lips as I prepare to pass judgement on the Beaver’s latest antics, I’m not. Unfortunately, in my heart, I suspect I bear a closer resemblance to a certain donut loving animated character, and I’m betting a lot of you are do as well.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Throughout new media, we keep hearing one term over and over again: relevance. The ad networks seek to provide relevant ads, we try to provide relevant content, we all seek relevent metrics to judge our success.
Merriam-Webster defines relevance as:
1 a: relation to the matter at hand b: practical and especially social applicability : pertinence <giving relevance to college courses>2: the ability (as of an information retrieval system) to retrieve material that satisfies the needs of the user
Many of the links we get aren’t really relevant. This morning I had a few that were caught by Akismet from various sploggers where they had automatically grabbed my summary and posted to the site with a link back. Basically they’re running a low value Google Adsense farm. You might want to occassionally look at those links though, as just this week one of the sites I work with had to send a DMCA take down notice to a splogger who was copying their material wholesale (legally, I am told we lose our copyright if we don’t protect our copyright).
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