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February 16, 2011 Blogs & Net 3 Comments

Do you think SEO is the essence for your blog or net business? – Think again.

Below is a link to a fascinating short talk about the rise of Social Media and how it will affect our blogs and our internet businesses starting…. IMMEDIATELY.

If you are older than 35 odd years, and been on the internet for more than 5 years, you just may get a little uncomfortable with the discussion in this short presentation of how Social Media is changing things fast. … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: Christmas, NYE And All That!

December 25, 2010 City And People 1 Comment
Piazza del Campidoglio at Christmas

Merry Christmas! If you have any time at all to get lazy this season, you might enjoy reading these suggestions by our Twitter followers. We asked for it, and our Twitter followers sent us some of their excellent blogposts, articles, and photos to feature in our special Christmas edition of “Others Talking about Rome”. Enjoy!  … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: Finance, Politics, Arts, Excellent Travel Writing


News, bits and pieces – and some excellent travel writing – that we found on the web. … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: News & Business, Food, Travel & Photography


We scour the web for information about Rome so that you don’t have to!

News & Business, Technology: … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: Politics, Food, and Rome on Your Desk

Arch near Campo de' Fiori

Here are some bits and pieces that we picked up from around the web, for your reading pleasure. … Continue Reading

Commercialising The Colosseum

Scaffolding with Billboard in Italy

Restauration sponsor advertising on monuments in Italy has sparked a debate about what kind of advertising is appropriate, and who decides. Since August, and through to the end of October, Italy is looking for a corporate sponsor willing to foot the entire 25 million euro bill to refurbish the 2000-year-old Colosseum, in return for advertising rights on the monument itself, as well as several associated perks, such as exclusive video documentation rights to the restauration. … Continue Reading

Amanda Knox case and Human Rights

Human Rights

The Amanda Knox frenzy hasn’t finished. There is a lot more to come.

The Italian Justice system, like all systems, has its strengths and weaknesses. But the most important aspects to consider is “does the Italian Justice system have the confidence of the 60 million people that it serves?”, and following that, “does it adhere to international human rights”? … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: Antique Photos, Bruce Springsteen, Non-Boring Travel


We scour the web for little newsbits about Rome, so that you don’t have to! … Continue Reading

Others Talking About Rome: Civilisation, Innovation, Experience


Here are a few assorted links which you may enjoy if you are interested in Rome: … Continue Reading

Parts Of Colosseum Newly Open To Public


This is quite exciting news. Following recent restauration, the Colosseum’s underground dungeons will open to the public for the first time this week, giving visitors access to the chambers where gladiators once prepared for battle, and wild animals were caged before being transported by lifts up to the central fighting arena. … Continue Reading

Getting Personal

People talking in the Jewish District

After our summer break, I thought I’d take a few moments to go into a little bit of depth about what drives my writing for the The Rome Journal. At its core, The Rome Journal is about providing an understanding of Rome and its culture and society, at practical and philosophical levels. However, each of our contributors has their own set of interests and beliefs, which shape not only the perspective from which their articles are written, but also the topics they choose to address. … Continue Reading

Welcome Back


It has been a long, thorougly enjoyed holiday! And finally, the bunch of bloggers behind The Rome Journal are ready for some action again. In fact, we have been quite busy over the past week or so, preparing new articles, and reading about stuff that is happening in, around, and in relation to Italy. … Continue Reading

Blogging, Berlusconi, Fabio Chuisi and Gagging


Blogging and Bloggers are a problem to authoritarian control. But they are not a problem for truth and a better society.

Obama, Berlusconi, US Federal Reserve. Take some notes.

  1. Fabio Chiusi is not the problem – he is part of the solution.
  2. We bloggers are here to help you get things right.
  3. Failed Bank Robbers may be too stupid to know they are too stupid to be bank robbers which could evoke “diminished responsibility”. This might also apply to you.
  4. The Federal Reserve needs to be shut, or shut up.
  5. We are here dealing with unknown Unknowns that don’t get to see the light of day without us. … Continue Reading

Rome On A Bicycle – Half A Dream Come True


It was something that we used to say with a sigh, on a Sunday stroll through the centre: If only it was bicycle friendly, and if only cars were banned from the historic parts of Rome. As far-fetched as it may have sounded even a couple of years ago, the local government pledged this March to transform the Italian capital into a cyclist’s utopia by 2020. … Continue Reading

The Italian Football Team Are Coming Home, And Rightly So

Cannavaro after the Game

Quite honestly, overall, they played rubbish.

It all starts with a few problems in the team. Two of the biggest problems are Cannavaro and Pirlo. These two players were the backbone of the 2006 world cup success. The team played well around Pirlo, and defensively, Cannavaro was second to none. However, 4 years on and Cannavaro is not the player he was. … Continue Reading

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