Been Busy Blogging – Allbusiness Green News!

Hi Everyone! 

I’m very happy to let you know that I’ve been very busy – blogging for the Green Business News,  at  Please swing by and visit me over there for the latest in environmental news that’s relevant to business, and of course make sure to keep visiting the Royston Review. I’ll still be posting here regularly – stay tuned!



“Shine” On Yahoo – Shine On!

shine.gifQuick Site Review:

Found a new site for women – Shine – from yahoo.  Going back to what I was talking about a few months ago in “They’ve Got The Power” , we have another example of big business chasing down women as the ultimate consumer, which can only be a good thing for women.

Shine is a well-organized site, with an obviously smart team putting everything together.   As soon as I hit it yesterday, I was drawn in with all the news, stories and features that were targetted for my demographic/age group (and never mind asking what age group that might be). They have a wide range of topics, not just centering on the typical “mom” and “fashion” stories, and a nice layout. Best of all, you can start your own blog, which of course, I’ve already done, because I just can’t stop talking. 

Check them out, but be warned,  be prepared to spend a couple of hours searching around, there’s a ton of good stuff here.    

MySpace Keeps the Heat on Facebook

Ever since Microsoft bought into Facebook, all anyone’s been talking about has been Facebook, Facebook, Facebook. Myspace has been the “Jan” of the social networking family, but I think Jan’s braces may be coming off.

According to USA Today:

“Celebrities have a new home on one of the Internet’s most popular social networking sites.

MySpace launches its Celebrity Channel today (celebrity, a move that will allow the site’s 110 million users virtual one-stop access to the personal pages and blogs of more than 300 actors, musicians, athletes and other high-profile types.”

My whole argument with social networking revolves around the fact that people only have so much time. So yes, we all love social networking, but we can’t be spread around 27 sites trying to hang out with everyone. That’s why I believe, that after we are swimming in an ocean of social networking sites, most will drop to the side while we all migrate to one or two sites.

Having all these celebrity blogs could definitely start fingers typing  again.  It will be interesting to see how many celebrities take the bait.

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Ikea is letting a guy live in their store……

ikea.jpgwhile his apartment is being fumigated — he’s actually moving in for the weekend because he has nowhere else to stay – and he’s going to blog about it. The guy has a camera crew with him – and the video feed is being run on his site

 this is why Ikea are marketing gods. 

This guy fits their demographic well, young urbanite – the story is quirky enough to get lots of media attention, in the middle of the primaries – they look like really good guys – and they’re getting hours of video footage of their store, in front of what will likely end up being millions of people – for free. 

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