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Carnival of Entrepreneurship – Grand Opening

February 9, 2006 | By | No Comments


Powerline’s Scott Johnson, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. and Paul Mirengoff

at the American Poitical Science Association, fall 2005

credit: Jack Yoest

A weblog reader wrote to Powerline: “Thanks for Changing the World!” When they wrote about errors on the CBS icon 60 Minutes. And bringing to the public news and expertise that had not been seen anywhere else.

Scott Allen is continuing this trend.

Whenever Your Business Blogger talks with journalists from the Main Stream Media, they always complain that there is no editorial oversight in the blogosphere.

The journalists are wrong. As usual.

Note the emergence and growth of Carnivals. They review and select the best offerings. Weblog readers and writers are segmenting down to narrower and narrower niches with greater and greater expertise.

Until they become like the old joke about Ph.D. dissertations: Knowing more and more about less and less.

And this is good. Blog readers and commenters provide some of the sharpest insight and critique around in any medium. Editorial oversight, as it were.

Here is the case study: Scott Allen has started up a start-up for start ups for weblog readers and writers. Free consulting. Every Week.

At The Carnival of Entrepreneurship. Up and running at Scott’s.


Michael Barone, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff

credit: Jack Yoest


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See more on the expertise of Scott Allen in the extended entry.

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08 Feb



Glenn Reynolds in The New Atlantis

February 8, 2006 | By | 2 Comments


The New AtlantisThe New Atlantis A Journal of Technology & Society is featuring Instapundit‘s Glenn Reynolds in the latest print issue that arrived yesterday.

Most lawyers write for billable hours. Glenn Reynolds writes for bloggers and readers where:

…reading a weblog requires a deliberate act. As a blog reader, you control your time…

And attention.

And it is this:

…what is really going on is something much more profound: the end of the power of Big Media.

And most important:

…power once concentrated in the hands of a professional few has been redistributed into the those who (mostly) do it for fun.

Beware the people who are having fun competing with you.

Italics in original.

Except from his forth coming book An Army of Davids is published by Nelson Current.

I can’t wait to get a copy.


The New Atlantis is published by

Ethics and Public Policy Center


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Appreciation and thanks to Eric Cohen, Editor, for providing a copy of The New Atantis.

Be sure to read Christine Rosen’s Are We Worthly of Our Kitchens? when the issue comes on line.

07 Feb



Media Alert: Vanity Fair Uncovered Cover on CNBC

February 7, 2006 | By | 2 Comments


Vanity FairCharmaine will be on CNBC tonight, Tuesday at 7:30 to debate the cover of Vanity Fair. Is it art? Or money-making-porn?


CNBCCNBC’s On The Money debate begins at 7:00pm. Charmaine will be appearing with Todd Myers, Lead Consultant for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve and a woman from Forbes.

Be sure to tune in and let us know what you think!


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More on Todd Myers on extended entry.

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. blogs at Reasoned Audacity and FRCBlog

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