Monday, May 31, 2010

The Quilting Channel: "Weekly Quilt Contest: Faith And Gratitude" http://ping.fm/ocvmC
The Crochet Channel: "Misers Spotted in Florence" http://ping.fm/KeZxk
The Cartoon Channel: "2010 Reuben Awards Winners" http://ping.fm/t9pSp
The Architecture Channel: "City View Residence in Texas: Art, Sustainability and Quality Design" http://ping.fm/BcP8T
The Illustration Channel: "Scientific Analysis of Rembrandt’s Techniques for Guiding the Eye" http://ping.fm/CA380
The Graphic Design Channel: "Nuzzles: Wooden Name Puzzles" http://ping.fm/IXdrS
The Gourmet Channel: "#4304 - Cajun Lemonade..." http://ping.fm/ryZUg Can you tell by these last posts I am quite hungry and very thirsty? :-)
The Vegetarian Channel: "Meat-Free Martha" http://ping.fm/zWx2t
The Raw Food Channel: "Recipe: Tropical Slushie" http://ping.fm/Ns3bh
The Ice Cream Channel: "Coconut Ginger Sorbet" http://ping.fm/1vIop IceCream
The Desserts Channel: "Word On The Sweet: Street Treats, A New Mobile Bakery In Seattle" http://ping.fm/tUWx7
The Hot Sauce Channel: "Hot-Headz Calypso Caribbean Style Hot Sauce" http://ping.fm/eqXeJ
The Cheese Channel: "Cheese of the Week: Tronchetto Miele" http://ping.fm/NQMji
The Pizza Channel: "#Vegan pizza pie suggestions, get a free shirt" http://ping.fm/F2Bxj
The American Idol Channel: "Eight Days a Week by Kristy Lee Cook Probably the best version..." http://ping.fm/XXUFU
The World Cub Channel: "New Adidas Ball For World Cup Not Getting Best Reviews" http://ping.fm/k8Wi9 WorldCup
The Asia Channel: "Asian American Commercial Watch: Asians Have Sex, Too" http://ping.fm/mihPv
The South Africa Channel: "Late push for SWC tickets" http://ping.fm/P4JM5
The Canada Channel: "Zeus, Matt Murphy & Danielle Duval At The Mod Club" http://ping.fm/1KYLc
The London Restaurants Channel: "Spicy Sweet & Sour Tofu" http://ping.fm/z41j4
The England Channel: "#World Cup 2010: 50 Best Players – #4 Wayne Rooney" http://ping.fm/YP73k
The France Channel: "Jumping off the Eiffel Tower" http://ping.fm/mPtAW
The Australia Channel: "Junior gardener finds fossils" http://ping.fm/wPLOQ
The Thailand Channel: "18-year-old's Facebook Posting Spurs 'Hate Campaign'" http://ping.fm/MEK5m
The China Life Channel: "Shanghai Driving FAIL" http://ping.fm/pRXz0
The Bollywood Channel: "King Khan Outsmokes Salman And Aamir" http://ping.fm/OAtPQ
The Japan Channel: "George Stephanopoulos Historical Gaffe of the Week" http://ping.fm/PnJz1
The iPad Channel: "iPad FAQ: Some Safari Questions Answered" http://ping.fm/Tafql
The Celebrity Babies channel: "Ben Affleck & His Smiley Sweetheart" http://ping.fm/yMyVD
The Android Development channel: "What does it take to develop some android applications, our experience" http://ping.fm/09DiJ
Music Channel: R.I.P.: "Ali “Ollie” Woodson Formerly Of The Temptations Passes Away" http://ping.fm/B2CIZ

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Computing Celebrities: "Media suicide watch: It’s working!" http://ping.fm/Brmk7 Technology
Advanced Sports Fitness: "Australia Is The Fattest Nation In The World Overtaking America" http://ping.fm/bKsL1
Design: "Youniq - educational toy design" http://ping.fm/W2wCO
Raw Food: "Chakra Juice Reboot Day 2: Sacral Chakra" http://ping.fm/k5lHA RawFood Diet
Business: "One Company Took On The NFL And Won" http://ping.fm/3Kz1X Football
entertainment: "When One-Sheets Lie: Misleading Movie Posters" http://ping.fm/eLFDP
Autos: "F1 Istanbul - SUN - Race - Lewis Leads One-two In Turkey" http://ping.fm/mdorQ
green: "What will it take to end our oil addiction?" http://ping.fm/sUXjQ
Thai Life: "The clean up begins in Bangkok" http://ping.fm/2VTT0 Thailand
Programming News: "#Java vs PHP - Which is the fastest" http://ping.fm/GDVyi
Gaming: "SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2010" http://ping.fm/znflM
Camera News: "Getting a People-Free Image in a Crowded Spot" http://ping.fm/CdhhH
Entertainment Poker "WSOP Diary: Safari, so good for Noah Boeken" http://ping.fm/ReyRu
Today's most popular channels... at no. 1... Body-Art http://ping.fm/3jUsB "Find A Way"
Today's most popular channels... at no. 2... Tattoos http://ping.fm/LyQoG "Weird & Cool Tattoos"
Today's most popular channels... at no. 3... Home-Theater http://ping.fm/8dsCn "Dear Sony: How To Get Your Go Back"
Today's most popular channels... at no. 4... India Culture http://ping.fm/3n8Lx (Sorry, one of the feeds spammed us. Happens. Removed)
Today's most popular channels... at no. 5... Music Downloads http://ping.fm/zEJlj Yukmouth Feat. Curren$y & Chop Black – “Smokin’ Treez”
Today's most popular channels... at no. 6... Celebrity Babies http://ping.fm/ke68k Ben Affleck & His Smiley Sweetheart
Today's most popular channels... at no. 7... Music http://ping.fm/IXyAk The First Winners Of The Greener Festival Award Announced
Today's most popular channels... at no. 8 Hip-Hop Music http://ping.fm/w3fwt Rajon Rondo’s House Tour
Today's most popular channels... at no. 9 Athletic Shoes under Fashion http://ping.fm/LGs5y Nike Elite Mercurial Superfly II Football Boots
Most popular channels today... at no. 10 American Idol http://ping.fm/2mJOw Top 10 Idols to Perform Inside a Giant M&M ...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

FantasyFootball: Fantasy Alert! Buster Is Busting Out! Giants Call Up Top Prospect Buster Posey http://ping.fm/Fkqds
Google: Google To Roll Out Android 2.2 For Nexus One http://ping.fm/Hn1Fl
Web Business: Some Funny Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Captions http://ping.fm/5MAEv
WorldCup: Dempsey gives US happy ending http://ping.fm/xoQgk Soccer Football
Internet: An IPhone Lover’s Take On The HTC EVO 4G http://ping.fm/WugiT
Food and Drink: Word On The Sweet: Street Treats, A New Mobile Bakery In Seattle http://ping.fm/jI0tx
Art: 'The Diary Of A Preteen Hitchhiker' http://ping.fm/8YakM
Following us is an easy way to suggest that your tweets and/or blog posts be carried on Mattters. You can unfollow us later if you want :-(
Hip-Hop: Halle Berry Is Trippin’ http://ping.fm/wGlBH
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels.. at no. 10: 'Pro Football News' http://ping.fm/Wj5ln ProFootball
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 9 '#Athletics' http://ping.fm/eiwOX
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 9 'Martial Arts' http://ping.fm/Go2Lz
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 8 'Oakland Raiders' http://ping.fm/os7ta
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 7 'Sports Commentary' http://ping.fm/FGkbC
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 6 '#Brazilian-jiu-jitsu BJJ' http://ping.fm/VbvaS
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 5 'Pro Snowboarding' http://ping.fm/mM28y
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 4 'Pro Cycling' http://ping.fm/MdYq9
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 3 '#Skateboarding': http://ping.fm/u3v24
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 2 'Kung Fu': http://ping.fm/yUeQg KungFu
Sports Saturday: Top sports channels... at no. 1 'Sports': http://ping.fm/EP1Vj
Memorial Weekend: Started the BayArea Cooking channel: http://ping.fm/S1jQG Recipes SanFrancisco SiliconValley
Memorial Weekend: Started the BayArea Foodie channel: http://ping.fm/ubo81 SanFrancisco SiliconValley Cooking
Memorial Weekend Expanded the IceCream channel http://ping.fm/KS3KN Yummy
Memorial Weekend Expanded the BBQ channel http://ping.fm/2a1SA Barbecue Grill Cooking
Memorial Weekend: Expanded the NewYork Foodie channel: http://ping.fm/LADUQ NYC Restaurants Reviews
Memorial Weekend: Expanded the BayArea Foodie channel: http://ping.fm/EScle SanFrancisco
Sports Saturday: Added the Hot Sauce channel: http://ping.fm/sbFEK (I know, but eating hot sauce SHOULD be a sport!)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Barbecue this weekend? The new and improved BBQ channel: http://ping.fm/eaQOf
Memorial Weekend, Bourbon, and no work tomorrow http://ping.fm/SyxE4
Scotch Malt Whiskey news and reviews: http://ping.fm/mSWrh
Perhaps some imbibing this Memorial Weekend is called for? the Whiskey News Channel: http://ping.fm/6R2Kc
In case a little more potent celebratory imbibing is be called for... like some Cocktails and Spirits http://ping.fm/tUkhx
Perhaps some vino to toast this Memorial Day (and honor our Veterans).. the Wine channel: http://ping.fm/To9kb
Gonna be a wee bit thirsty this Memorial Day Weekend maybe? The Brewsky channel: http://ping.fm/gHpMc
On a special diet this Memorial Weekend? The Gluten-Free channel: http://ping.fm/JWrHZ
Be kind to animals (and healthier!) this Memorial Day... the Vegan Food channel: http://ping.fm/fSGBg
Feel the best you can be this Memorial Weekend. The Raw Food channel: http://ping.fm/qhPzH
Food Friday: Here's to a healthier Memorial Weekend. The Vegetarian channel: http://ping.fm/jzAmW
Food Friday: Not up for BBQ? The Pizza channel: http://ping.fm/4Ntzz Memorial Weekend
Food Friday: A hot Holiday weekend... the Barbecue BBQ channel http://ping.fm/IYkHr
iPads NBC, Time Warner Say No To iPad? http://ping.fm/S8XuM
Frightful, just Frightful! Friday: Vampires http://ping.fm/Kpsam Twilight Eclipse and all that yummy blood
Frightful Friday: Horror Reviews http://ping.fm/Xeb7k Ah, to be young again and get nightmares from Weird Tales Comics
Frightful Friday: Horror Movies http://ping.fm/woCHO The moon goes behind a cloud and your friends decide to split up
Frightful Friday...!... Cult Movies http://ping.fm/NIgDx OK, not so frightful. Sometimes [always?] outright hilarious. Fun scary.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today's most popular channels... at no. 1... '#India Culture' http://ping.fm/fp8mm About those things that make India special
Today's most popular channels... at no. 2 'Home Theater' HomeTheater http://ping.fm/DKxb9 Video DVD 5.1 Stereos
Today's most popular channels... at no. 3 'Body Art' http://ping.fm/qPYOO Tattoos and (soon) Piercings
Today's most popular channels, at no. 4: '#Tattoos' http://ping.fm/KE42n Stories and photos of the most artistic tattoos in the world
Today's most popular channels... no. 5 '#Music Downloads' http://ping.fm/WoQtS Stories about new and old albums - some with MP3 clips
Today's most popular channels... at no. 6 '#Gay Life' http://ping.fm/IH8ZS Articles by gay guys about their lives
Today's most popular channels... at no 7: '#Celebrity Babies' http://ping.fm/xk0UV You know... newborns, famous people
Today's most popular channels... at no. 8: 'Places' http://ping.fm/eB1t7 Travel England India Thailand Japan
Today's most popular channels, at number 9: Lifestyle: http://ping.fm/TQOvs Fashion Luxury Watches Cigars
Today's most popular channels, at number 10: Fashion Addict: http://ping.fm/nPpBk

May 27: An Update

Always expanding channels and creating new ones it seems.

Expanded our coverage for the iPhone SDK channel for developers of iPhone apps. It is called the iPhone SDK channel instead of the, for example, iPhone Development channel because most people seem to search for the SDK when they search for this type of information.

Ah, we are all slaves to the search engines.

Of course, researching the iPhone SDK permitted us to expand the main iPhone news channel, the Apple News channel and even the Android Developers channel.

You may notice that sometimes we link to the default, Gazette view of a channel and sometimes to the larger, Tribune view of a channel. Personally I am growing more fond each day of the Tribune version, but it is slower to load sometimes than the Gazette - so in fairness to people with a slower connection, we link to the Gazette version more often than not.

We added a Pakistan News channel recently. This is kind of an experiment... We get a lot of Pakistani visitors (hi!) but if the Pakistan government decides not to like our site because of our news channel, then they will end up getting LESS information than more, which is the whole point of adding the channel in the first place. We'll see.

We significantly expanded the GLBT channels. This includes the Gays, Lesbians, and LGBT channel. As with the men channel and the women channel, we want the channels to be no more risque than, say, your average cable TV channel. Just not a problem we see (yet!) with, say the Android Phone Development channel! [and why the Gay and Lesbian channels are plural and the Men and Women channels are not... couldn't tell ya. We'll probably change them to be one or the other... eventually.]
Think Thursday: The Science News channel: http://ping.fm/pMeWD A flood of information about new discoveries being made every day
Think Thursday: The Physics channel: http://ping.fm/yNQGX Cool factoids about physics and how the world works
Think Thursday: The Life Sciences channel: http://ping.fm/H8hQq
Think Thursday: The Space Science channel: http://ping.fm/QAPFK Cause of Black Hole Outbursts Determined
Think Thursday: The Space Professionals channel: http://ping.fm/bWlLl collecting posts and tweets of Astronauts and NASA
Think Thursday: The Astronomy Enthusiasts channel: http://ping.fm/9roLk expert amateurs who really love astronomy
Think Thursday: The Astronomy and Space channel: http://ping.fm/uzi7r Stories and tweets about space and astronomy
Think Thursday: The Teaching channel: http://ping.fm/tnzu3 Articles by teachers on, uh, teaching, learning, schools and students.
Think Thursday: The Advanced Math channel: http://ping.fm/C6UXc Articles by Mathematicians, computer science researchers etc.
Think Thursday: The Math channel: http://ping.fm/jDVYQ Intermediate math with a lot of brain teaser kind of articles
Thinking Thursday: The Ideas channel: http://ping.fm/UIZbJ interesting and sometimes challenging discussions about everything
iPad Mattters http://ping.fm/sx9iV News and views - tweets and posts about... iPads
iPads The iPad Channel: http://ping.fm/2kWUF "Apple iPad in Test (iPad review)"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AmericanIdol The American Idol channel http://ping.fm/IYUHZ "Lee DeWyze gets undeserved win over Crystal Bowersox"
American#Idol The American #Idol channel: http://ping.fm/rz0vx - Crystal with Joe Cocker, shades of Janis Joplin IMHO
AmericanIdol The American Idol channel: http://ping.fm/De55W "Paula Abdul Returns to Bid Simon Cowell Farewell"
AmericanIdol The American Idol Channel: http://ping.fm/OK44K And here I thought Joe Cocker was the sure winner.
AmericanIdol: The American Idol channel: http://ping.fm/Qnmhn Simon Cowell – Ryan Seacrest Interview
AmericanIdol: The American Idol channel: http://ping.fm/ijhKI Final night. Fun to watch whoever wins.
Mobile Mattters: The Startups channel: http://ping.fm/mjzI2 - "Whitepaper On The Ins And Outs Of Monetizing Mobile Apps"
Social Mattters: the Mobile Marking channel: http://ping.fm/JcZmZ Foursquare Talks Business At Startup2010
Social Mattters: Social Marketing success on the Pro Blogging channel: http://ping.fm/6Mgu3
Social Mattters: The browsers channel: http://ping.fm/H3Fvc Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Webkit
Social Mattters: SearchEngineOptimization / SEO is needed for people to find each other in order to 'socialize' http://ping.fm/0ebnH
Social Mattters: Internet and Online Marketing channel: http://ping.fm/57AyS Yahoo's Bartz Promises Movement on Ad Products and Revenue
Social Mattters: The Social Media channel: http://ping.fm/c7gzA and Social Developer Summit Agenda
Social Mattters: The Social Gaming http://ping.fm/4ne3Y SocialGaming. Social Network meets Gaming
Social Mattters: The Twitter channel: http://ping.fm/D5vnn and Facebook vrs. Twitter
Social Mattters: The Facebook channel: http://ping.fm/flipO and Facebook’s Privacy Changes Announcement
Health Matters: Finally, the Healthy Recipes channel http://ping.fm/KEJwi recipes for cooking everyday food in healthier ways.
Health Mattters: The Green Tea channel http://ping.fm/sFClz GreenTea is not the only Healthy tea covered, but it is a good starting place
Health Mattters: The Gluten-Free channel http://gluten-free.mattters.com/ Deep coverage of wheat-free diets in a wheat-dominated culture
Health Mattters: The Raw Food channel http://ping.fm/jQBRt Extensive coverage of how to eat to get ALL of the nutrients nature offers us
Health Mattters: The Vegan channel: http://ping.fm/6TK0B Extensive coverage of animal-product-free cooking and dining and life
Health Mattters: The Vegetarian channel: http://ping.fm/1UyWX veggies (like me!) may want to avoid this channel near mealtimes.
Health Mattters: Advanced Yoga http://ping.fm/ivRk1 for those who have practiced the basics and want to learn more
Health Mattters: The Basic Yoga channel: http://ping.fm/ZGZ6h for those just starting to try to improve their posture and range of motion
Health Mattters: Advanced and Sports Fitness: http://ping.fm/66S43 See and read about others getting into tip top condition.
Health Mattters: The Family Fitness channel: http://ping.fm/Kbyyw dieting and exercise topics to help make everyone more fit.
Health Mattters: The Weed channel http://ping.fm/In1md - about medical marijuana / cannabis for when all else fails
Health Mattters: The Advanced and Sports Nutrition channel http://ping.fm/Vz2vq optimize one's intake for the highest performance
Health Mattters: The Basic Nutrition channel http://ping.fm/r1wKI can help everyone be happier and healthier

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Filed under 'Personal'... the GLBT channel http://ping.fm/ELAJ8
A playful and superhero-driven Tuesday webs its way with the Spiderman channel: http://ping.fm/SGO8b
The Playful and fun Tuesday continues with the Anime and Manga channel: http://ping.fm/6HwCo
Playful and fun Tuesday: The Billiards (#pool) channel: http://ping.fm/eajx0
Playful Tuesday: The Sudoku channel: http://ping.fm/3Ya4O
Playful Tuesday: The Poker channel: http://ping.fm/mDqvW (not so playful if it is for money, though!)
Tuesday Toys: (breakfast time, time to go!): The Social Gaming (SocialGaming) channel: http://ping.fm/j5OTE FarmVille and more...
Tuesday Toys: The Pinball Games channel http://ping.fm/1rFj4 Pacman, etc. when games were fun, addictive with only cartoon violence.
Tuesday Toys: The Chess channel: http://ping.fm/4LwOO One of the world's most easy-to-learn, hard-to-master games.
Tuesday Toys: The Games channel: http://ping.fm/E87L9 For young and old (and middle-aged) kids.
Tuesday Toys: The kids Toys channel: http://ping.fm/2io6k Big kids are welcome too :-)
Tuesday Toys: The Gadgets channel: http://ping.fm/PSvzk The toys for geeks who are lousy (like me) at games.
Tuesday Toys: The Gaming channel: http://ping.fm/Xa9XF In some ways the ultimate toys of our times.
Tuesday Toys: The High-End Audio (HighEndAudio) channel: http://ping.fm/f9dzg Some toys are meant to be played.
Tuesday Toys: The Motorcycle channel: http://ping.fm/DTRMQ . Some toys are meant to be ridden...
Tuesday Toys: The Ferrari channel: http://ping.fm/QzSdB Oh yes, a FAST toy too.
Tuesday Toys: (a few more auto 'toys' :-). The BMW channel: http://ping.fm/DK7O5
Tuesday Toys: The Dream Car channel: http://ping.fm/KQvKw
More for you intrepid coders on the forefront of mobile technology: The Google Android Development channel: http://ping.fm/c2joy
More for early morning (or late night!) coders: The iPhone SDK Programming channel http://ping.fm/cI8RL
Tech Tuesday? We'll see. But for early morning (or late night!) coders: The Programming channel http://ping.fm/ucbtZ

Monday, May 24, 2010

Expanded the (already quite extensive) Wine channel http://ping.fm/3Zywg (thanks Jim!)
Fashion Monday: The Celebrity Shoes channel: http://ping.fm/fFfDt This is also a very popular channel.
Fashion Monday: WristWatches ... The Watches channel: http://ping.fm/ogPaW
Fashion Monday: The Sneaker Shoe channel: http://ping.fm/AawkP Also very popular.
Fashion Monday: The Athletic Shoe channel: http://ping.fm/hgaI7 Very popular.
Fashion Monday: wrapping up the 1st day of the week: the Men's Fashion channel: http://ping.fm/20NEf
Fashion Monday: Beautiful people. Beautiful clothing. Beautiful photography. Art. The Fashion Art channel: http://ping.fm/F0oJV
Fashion Monday: Bold. Making a statement. Or just need to be your own person. The Fashion Rebel channel: http://ping.fm/1J8kw
Fashion Monday: Comments about what other people are wearing FashionCritic: The Fashion Critique channel: http://ping.fm/Uqk4c
Fashion Monday: What's new? Who just did What?! The Fashion News channel: http://ping.fm/gbvNe
Fashion Monday: Real people, real fashion: StreetFashion, The Fashion Sightings channel: http://ping.fm/tEkqI
Fashion Monday: Where everybody shows everybody else what they just bought: The Fashion Share channel: http://ping.fm/KhyER
Fashion Monday: The insiders, the models, the Fashion Scene channel: http://ping.fm/7rYLu
Fashion Monday: The Fashion Addict channel http://ping.fm/Ie4I3 one of the most popular - people not at all embarrassed about their passion
Fashion Monday: The Celebrity Fashion channel: http://ping.fm/iAEB5 What they are wearing and where they are wearing it.
Fashion Monday: The Shoe: http://ping.fm/MSOSu and Celebrity Shoe channels: http://ping.fm/5qRYy Both the strange and the beautiful...
Fashion Monday: The Purses and Bags channel: http://ping.fm/GmgYc a very intense trip thru purse and bag country. Enter at your own risk.
Fashion Monday. I know but fashion Friday turned into Green Friday so music Monday is temp'arily fashion Monday. Green Friday was great tho
Now the fun stuff! Bollywood: http://ping.fm/tZLCV Indian Food http://ping.fm/IK0sH Music http://ping.fm/qsSpZ Cricket http://ping.fm/v7x5x
The India Business and Technology channel: http://ping.fm/fxyWW I guess it is pretty clear what that is :-)
The India Culture channel is about the special things about living in India - what it is like to live there: http://ping.fm/7hxRY
The Indians channel is stories and comments by Indians living both in and outside of India: http://ping.fm/76ZOL
And then there are our Indian friends: the India News channel: http://ping.fm/MXn1Z
The Thai are busy with their politics: The Thailand News channel http://ping.fm/s0f2z but other channels cover the wonderful Thailand
Business in Japan is important to many companies.. and the Japanese too! The Japan Business channel: http://ping.fm/ajrJF
Japan is another popular channel: http://ping.fm/pFeWk along with the being Japanese channel: http://ping.fm/RbLAR
Experts divulge information and advice about how to do Business in China on The China Economy channel: http://ping.fm/oDWwA
People, of all races, writing about living in China and what that is like: http://ping.fm/Qzvq3
Mattters has extensive coverage of Asia. Today we'll start here: the China channel: http://ping.fm/0epM5

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I hate to mention this channel - in case you have not eaten your square meal yet... but we do have a dessert channel: http://ping.fm/ZYbDw
Long sunny day (hope yours was too) time for a Beer perhaps? The Beer channel: http://ping.fm/gSrrY Hmm... need a Fruititarian channel
Even the city looks beautiful this time of year: The Urban Forest channel: http://ping.fm/lf4Fr UrbanForest
Sunny Sunday: Cooling off. Time to check out the Pro Tennis news maybe? http://ping.fm/EaBPS

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Added the Pro Tennis channel: http://ping.fm/mFodg Some people are very nervous about tomorrow's FrenchOpen
Added the Pro Wrestling channel: http://ping.fm/g52m1 SOME people are having WAY too much fun tonight...

Updates, Vampires, Wrestling and Tennis

Working on Sports Saturday... how typical.

Slowed down the popups for each channel at the top of the page... it was acting too much like those annoying ads everybody seems to have on the top of their pages these days. So now, you have to put the mouse on a channel, and leave it there, and THEN you get the popup and get to see all the sub-channels and their top stories.

OK, added to the Vampires channel, especially stories about Twilight...

Added a brand spanking new channel: the Pro Wrestling channel. Used to be a real fan, but have been very slack the last few years. Bad me.

Added another channel: the Pro Tennis channel. The French Open is happening NOW, and besides, it is so sunny out (finally!!!) perfect tennis weather.

OK, what should be next....? Suggestions? :-)
The new Bluegrass channel is now finally working: http://ping.fm/orEZK
Do to overwhelming consensus ;-) renamed the Social Web channel to Social Media http://ping.fm/eLBCI SocialMedia
Sports Saturday, winding down: The Skateboarding channel for your Extreme sports fix: http://ping.fm/zRHHu
Sports Saturday: Love to RockClimb? (we're in the rock climbing capital of the U.S.) The Climbing channel: http://ping.fm/3E6Yv
Sports Saturday: Love to Fish? The next best thing to being there: the Fishing channel http://ping.fm/4t50s
Sports Saturday: Love to Surf? (I love to look at all the photos): The Surfing channel: http://ping.fm/Cv818
Sports Saturday: Love to Run? The Running channel: http://ping.fm/GLGy0
Sports Saturday: A perfect day for hiking: The Hiking channel: http://ping.fm/Eeovo
Sports Saturday: Going for a Swim? That's what the spousal unit is doing while I slave away. The Swimming channel: http://ping.fm/pyfin
Sports Saturday: TableTennis / PingPong anyone? The Table Tennis channel: http://ping.fm/jT5FW
Sports Saturday: The Cricket channel: http://ping.fm/NEOCt India vrs England vrs Pakistan vrs... the World!
Sports Saturday: If we could all be so lucky! The Yachting channel: http://ping.fm/OUdyb
Sports Saturday: the Rugby channel http://ping.fm/7VEB2 - some of the toughest guys and gals on the planet
Sports Saturday: The Soccer channel: http://ping.fm/PmU82 & World Cup 2010 channel: http://ping.fm/lNT84
Sports Saturday: The Pro Cycling channel: http://ping.fm/ZaE35 all about Bicycle racing and (amazing!) endurance
Sports Saturday: The Baseball channel: http://ping.fm/cRlNk (a beautiful day for it, but a little windy(!))
Sports Saturday: The Motor Sports channel: http://ping.fm/kWW7p car racing, motorcycle racing, NASCAR, F1
Sports Saturday: The Pro Golf channel: http://ping.fm/SaD6I Yes, some TigerWoods stories, but mostly good old golfing
Sports Saturday: The Fantasy Football channel http://ping.fm/59WIg Finally, a way to keep track of the TONS of stories each day
For Music lovers everywhere, added the Folk Music channel http://ping.fm/dbwsR
For music lovers everywhere, started the Americana Music channel: http://ping.fm/4J1M0
For music lovers everywhere... expanded the Country Music channel: http://ping.fm/amFUC

Friday, May 21, 2010

Green Mattters: Homesteaders, people, often ex-urbanites, who live on a family-sized farm: The Tiny Farms channel: http://ping.fm/8m55p
Green Mattters: People writing about trying to live and be more green: The Green Living channel: http://ping.fm/MNMNJ
Green Mattters: in the trenches (literally!): the Vegetable Gardening channel: http://ping.fm/Ygocl
Green Mattters: The Flower Gardening channel: http://ping.fm/p99Sh Natures way of rewarding us for all our hard work.
Green Mattters: The Sustainable Living / Sustainability channel: http://ping.fm/z8MM8 Carbon footprint reduction techniques
Green Mattters: The ClimateChange, pollution - information and activism: the Green Environment channel http://ping.fm/UhetE
Green Mattters: Innovations that help the world be more green, less wasteful: The Green Technology channel: http://ping.fm/H8Q4B
Green Mattters: Be more independent, grow your own food. The UrbanFarming channel http://ping.fm/6lTTz
Green Mattters: Eat Local food, shop local, all about how to live locally: Localism http://ping.fm/if1T0
Green Mattters: Top level channel for everything green: http://ping.fm/lk2xj Be green, everybody. Make it so.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Media May: The Romance Novels channel for the young at heart: http://ping.fm/bbUPJ
Media May: The Web Comics channel: http://ping.fm/hWu6m - art, drama, satire, humor...ya can't lose with a line up like that!
Media May: the Asian Cinema channel with movies from Japan and Thailand and HongKong: http://ping.fm/wWbGF I Love old wire-fu movies!
Media May: Marvel, DC, Darkhorse or GraphicNovel: the ComicBooks Channel http://ping.fm/RYBCc - which will be a movie next?
Its Media May(hem) and for people (like me!) who love books just because they are books: The Bibliophile channel http://ping.fm/Cjr1N
Media May: the Book channel http://ping.fm/cSsRD news and reviews of many genres of books (#sci-fi, crime, mystery, romance)
Media May: the Media News channel http://ping.fm/Jkauf on the evolution of traditional media into digital realms (like the iPad)
Media May: SocialMedia and the Social Media channel http://ping.fm/a8DD6 is always controversial (in a good way)
Media May (it can't be Thirsty Thursday every week, can it? can it?!) starting with AmericanIdol American Idol channel http://ping.fm/pmm3t

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Awesome Wednesday: AmericanIdol ... The American Idol channel: http://ping.fm/sOaPO
AmericanIdol keeps getting better! Is Elton really going to be a judge? The American Idol channel: http://ping.fm/JCcn4
World Wednesday: The world at your fingertips (literally with an iPad, huh? http://ping.fm/2hyFp): The Travel channel http://ping.fm/VcItQ

Bits and Pieces

We continue to add world class bloggers and tweeps to all of the 600 odd channels.

For example, the Pets channels

Like Cokie the Cat (Thanks Cokie!) Cat bloggers are always so nice, and so upbeat. If you are ever feeling down to start taking like too seriously, check out the cat channels: Cats, Kitties and Kitty Cats. (Oh, and I am sure that Cokie would want me to mention that she is an editor over at the Anipal Times blog as well).

Now, someone might think we are being a wee bit silly with having all these channels for cats. And we do not really look at each cat that is posting and decide, at some point, "Oh! this kitty is now a kitty cat, we better move them to the kitty cat channel". In fact, there is no difference between these channels: they cover the same topic - except that they contain completely different bloggers and tweeps and therefore completely different stories.

Does this make sense? Well, it did at 2:00am when we made them, but... what do you think? Should we collapse them into one channel - the Cats channel?

Let us know if you have an opinion, and also.

[you might notice we are linking to the Tribune view of the pages. People seem to like the Tribune as much as the Gazette views, and so we are trying to expose more people to the Tribune]
World Wednesday: Love F1 anybody? The Formula-One channel: http://ping.fm/rfL4G
World Wednesday: The Cricket channel: http://ping.fm/diZNu . Any cricket fans here?
World Wednesday: The Soccer /#football WorldCup 2010 channel: http://ping.fm/77f3p ... !