In The Sphere: iPhone 3G, Street Meat, and a Truck

Published on Jun 13, 2008   //  In the Sphere

Today’s roundup of great posts from the blogosphere provides quite the eclectic mix. We’ve got a little something for the adventurous foodies out there, a little something for people who are interested in making money online, and three other posts that will surely keep you entertained (and thinking) over the weekend. Read up and enjoy!

To kick off this edition of In The Sphere, we turn to Four Reasons Why to learn why you shouldn’t buy a 3G iPhone. Everyone seems to be getting pretty excited about the second-generation iPhone, especially in Canada where it will finally be made available on an official basis, but there are reasons why you may not want it too. Steve Jobs would not approve of this list.

While WordPress bloggers have been able to enjoy in-text advertising for some time, Tyler Ingram notes that Kontera is finally adding some support for the Blogger and Drupal users in the audience. If you’ve been using either platform and have been feeling a little left out, the time has no arrived for your Kontera adventures. Another way to make money online is probably a good thing.

International travel can reveal some rather amazing things. Jon Lee recently found himself in Beijing, a city where he was exposed to some rather exceptional street meat. Have you ever tried crunching on a scorpion? How about a seahorse or a deep fried silkworm cocoon? Those are certainly different than the corn dogs we usually enjoy on a stick!

A major measure of a blog’s success is its number of RSS subscribers. Willly Franzen describes a very simple way to increase blog subscribers by 254%. Wording can go a long way, because less savvy Internet users may not understand the meaning of “subscribe” the way that more advanced users do.

Are you in the market for a new truck? Even though gas prices continue to rise, Optempo still recognizes that some people need a decent working truck. Check out his review of the 2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4×2 to get the full scoop on what this truck has to offer and why you may (or may not) want to buy it.