Bill Gates on Blogs as Business Tools

Microsoft’s Gates Touts Blogging as Business Tool.

Gates described to his audience, which included Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Michael Dell, Carly Fiorina, Barry Diller and other top business executives, how blogs worked and suggested that they could be used as a tool for businesses to communicate with customers.

“It’s getting away from the drawbacks of e-mail and the drawbacks of a Web site,’ Gates said, “We’re progressively getting better and better at it.”

Ever since I started using Bloglines my life has changed a bit. Now it has become my morning newspaper.

Before I started reading blogs I used our company’s product InfoMinder to track more than 400 web pages. Since InfoMinder alerts you to changes in web pages, it was the best way for me to keep track of topics, people (and their blogs), companies and products. Now I supplement it with blogs and I get something more than mere items of news and information. I get perspectives that I enjoy.

Blogging is already becoming popular in knowledge sharing ( see K-Logs) and project logs (Plogs). You learn a lot from blogs and blogrolls .