links for 2009-02-05

  • According to the company website and other reports on the web, registrar Network Solutions experienced a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack today that brought down it’s DNS services. Any website using DNS services or hosting from NSI could have been down as a result of the attack.
  • (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — A number of sites that flickered off-and-on late last week due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack came back online at 5pm Friday according to affected domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions ( According to an official blog post by Network Solutions head of social media strategy, Shashi Bellamkonda, spikes in domain name system queries caused an intermittent disruption of normal DNS query resolution. DNS, being what ties a domain name to a specific server, caused sites to give visitors a "server not found" error message.
  • quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • At a recent social media workshop a participant asked me to reveal my social media routine – how I track, converse, communicate and otherwise curate all my various social media activities. I paused to think about it for a while because I never really considered what I do a routine, but it occurred to me that, in fact, I do have a systematic approach to social media. (No surprise really, I’m a systems thinker and I just do it habitually – ask my wife, I have a system for making the bed and loading the dishwasher.) I do think that participating fully in social media as a business and marketing strategy requires discipline, automation routines and a daily commitment. Now, you’ve got to balance that with the fact that much of your activity is about building long-term momentum and deeper networks and that doesn’t always make the cash register ring today. So, some of what I do won’t be right for all, but I thought I would share my systematic approach in the
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