Blogs and Popcorn

 POPCORN
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From the ‘Vantage’ view of CNNMoney.com (January 11, 2008)  I quote ..”Blog news travels faster than dry leaves can ignite into a wildfire.”. The explanation is…”That’s because blogs draw their power not just from readers, but from links to other blogs. Blogs, which transmit and republish stories all over the Web, spread information faster than an exploding shotgun shell.”…Now what’s the moral, I quote…” Because of how quickly these stories circulate, companies and their PR agents are finding that they must respond more urgently to promote a product and shield a company’s reputation.”… see full article.
  The superlative explanation and the moral of the blog news influence, are rooted in the following story “Don’t Let Blogs Pop A Firm’s Reputation”, I quote …”One case in point 19 microwave popcorn maker Pop Weaver”…”When the Lighter Footstep blog (10 September 2007), which focuses on greener lifestyles and lures 200,000 visitors monthly, wrote an article in September 2007 about the harmful effects of diacetyl, an additive in microwave popcorn that provides a buttery taste, the story started snowballing.
   The news quickly broke on pumphandle.wordpress.com (September 4, 2007), a blog that fashions itself as a water cooler for public health, and youarewhatyoueat.tv, which covers healthy lifestyles.”…
 
As a threatened popcorn eater I made a quick research on what is diacetyl, and found out:
..”Breaking Diacetyl News!  September 5, 2007:
An Associated Press article on September 5, 2007 reported that recent warnings to popcorn factory workers about the dangers of developing bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious lung disease, have now been extended to consumers. The disease is thought to be cause by exposure to diacetyl, a chemical used in the buttery flavoring of microwave popcorn.
A pulmonary specialist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver wrote to federal agencies indicating that doctors there believe they have a patient who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years.”.. see here.
Today I checked what did “Pop Waver” do with the diacetyl. Well the results are reassuring look at the picture,
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Pop Waver
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Further moralities, from the ‘CNNMoney’ article, a blogger should know:
1-…”  ‘Internet stories last longer than most mainstream stories’, says Demopoulos. ‘Stories on the Internet never go away,’ he said. Newspapers stories are written and often fade, but Internet or blog stories written months ago pop up as a lead item when people write “microwave popcorn” or “diacetyl” on a search engine like Google.”..
2-..”Blogs Are Credible”..
3-.. “There are no secrets anymore. The Internet is forcing companies to be more open and honest.”..
4-..” ‘We see blogs as equal to mainstream media. It could be argued that some blogs aren’t as credible as the New York Times,’ Yingling said. ‘But most consumers don’t differentiate between mainstream writers and bloggers’, she says.”..
Well let it be so forever.
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The Blog
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President Bush joins the blogosphere in the Middle East

  Bush Olmert 9.1.2008
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 With the headline “Brodeur Journalists Survey Identifies Blogs’ Influence on Traditional News Coverage”, (Tuesday, Jan. 8 2008), Brodeur “suggests that blogs are not only having an impact on the speed and availability of news, but also influence the tone and editorial direction of reporting.”, see here.
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  Perhaps some seeds of the above survey infiltrates President Bush’s team, causing them to join the blogosphere, and planning regular postings during his Mideast trip, see here. The blog is on the White House’s official Web site named ” Trip Notes from the Middle East”, trip  which began today, see here, here is a picture of the blog:
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Bush;s blog
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  Now what possibly can President Bush blog include.
I conjecture  that Bush’s  “Trip Notes from the Middle East” can includes a quote from Eitan Haber’s article from Ynet, who wrote “Welcome, Mr. President”..”  Israel welcomes true friend, who is here because we’re world’s bleeding wound”…”The State of Israel greets you today with gratitude. Two thousand years of exile and persecution have honed our ability to distinguish between friend and foe, between well wishers and evil thinkers, and you, George W. Bush, shall be perpetuated in our history uniquely as one of the Righteous of the Nations – those who helped us in times of distress”…
  I conjecture further that, I quote …”But is he bringing the proper medicine? This is highly doubtful. The Islamic world around us has become more devout, more zealous, and more violent. If “Allah rules by the sword,” then he has been working overtime lately.”.. is a quotation having lesser chance to be included in his “Trip Notes..” see here.
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  On the other hand I would recommend to include in his blog  the following quotation from the “Jerusalem Post”….”Mr. President, the world’s fate is in your hands” and further:
…”The clock is ticking, yet no one wishes to hear. The countdown to a nuclear Iran has begun, and with each passing day the nightmare scenario draws closer to becoming a reality”…”The God of history has chosen you, Mr. President, just as He did Winston Churchill, and He has entrusted you with a sacred mandate: to save the world from the designs of a madman.”…” Less than 1,000 miles to the east of us, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is building an Iranian Auschwitz. Instead of firing up gas chambers, he is installing centrifuges. And in place of Zyklon-B gas, his agent of choice will be uranium. The threat to the existence of the Jewish people, and that of the entire Western world, is no less dire than it was six decades ago in Europe.”…”I urge you, I plead with you: Don’t walk out of the White House in January 2009 without having stopped Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Don’t leave the fate of Israel and the West”.., see full article.
  What actually will history include in President Bush’s blog,  time will tell.
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Bush Olmert 9.1.2008
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As a footnote look a the blog of Ahmadinejad:
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Ahmadinejad
Link here.
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