Author: Andy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expert™. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.

Blog Readership Surged 58 Percent in 2004

Some interesting stats on blog readership. Pew found blog readership increased sharply, up 58 percent, between February and November 2004. This, despite the fact 62 percent of adult American Internet users still have no clear idea what a blog actually is. From experience, a lot of people are reading blogs without even realizing that they
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What’s Happened to “Merry Christmas”

It seems this year, more than ever, people are becoming afraid to say “Merry Christmas”. I see emails and calls that all end with “Happy Holidays”. Why are we so afraid to say the words “Merry Christmas”? Do people truly take offense at that phrase? If someone greeted me with “Happy Kwanza” I wound’t be
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InterActiveCorp will split

I always thought that IAC had the potential to be so much more than it is, if they would just cross-sell products (dating services to travellers etc). Instead, Diller has decided to split the company, forming a separate travel entity.

What Happened to Private Conversations

I’ve noticed an increasing trend. Bloggers communicating to each other via their blog posts, instead of email. I must admit to being guilty of this myself, but you’d think that the guys over at Microsoft could sort out their differences in private.