Internet Marketering Gurus Embracing Social Media

Posted by on Jun 19, 2008 in Internet Marketing, Social Media, Twitter

John Reese wrote a great post today in response to an attack on him by a couple of bloggers regarding twitter. Basically what happened is John sent out an email to his email list encouraging them to follow him on Twitter. A blogger who received the email predicted that this was a “Pending Sign of the Twitter Apocalypse“. Another blogger over at Mashable responded to the first post by speculating whether Twitter was vulnerable to marketer attacks. Both posts implied that John was some sort of sleazy “ebook salesman” who was looking to exploit or “attack”...

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Facebook’s New Chat Feature

Posted by on Apr 24, 2008 in Facebook, General, Social Media

Earlier this week I noticed a little box in the bottom right corner of my Facebook window telling me about Facebook chat, but I didn’t end up trying it out until just today. Although it seemed slow a couple times, I really like this new feature. Facebook chat reminds me a lot of Gmails built in chat feature, which has become my most often used form of IMing. One thing I really like about Gmail’s build it chat is that I am able to catch a lot of friends who don’t usually log into IM clients. I will probably catch a lot more friends now through the Facebook chat feature....

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Blocking FaceBook Apps

Posted by on Feb 19, 2008 in Facebook, Social Media

I am now blocking all Facebook apps to which I am invited. The reason for this is that I was getting way more invites than I cared to deal with, most of which I was rejecting anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Facebook’s open platform, and still use many facebook apps on a daily basis. What I have a problem with is the amount of inviting that is going on. The Problem Too many applications seem to push users into inviting their friends in order to gain access to certain areas or to receive incentives. The problem with this is that too many people are inviting their...

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Sad News From Pandora

Posted by on May 3, 2007 in Social Media

I just got the following e-mail informing me I can no longer listing to Pandora while in the Philippines: Dear Pandora listener, Today we have some extremely disappointing news to share with you. Due to international licensing constraints, we are deeply, deeply sorry to say that we must begin proactively preventing access to Pandora’s streaming service for most countries outside of the U.S. It is difficult to convey just how disappointing this is for us. Our vision remains to eventually make Pandora a truly global service, but for the time being, we can no longer continue as we have...

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400 MyBlogLog Community Members

Posted by on Apr 26, 2007 in General, Social Media

My blog community on MyBlogLog just reached 400 members today, thanks to to Scott Bradley. Although I am assuming that most of those members never actually read my blog I think it is still a milestone to be proud of, and it is in my opinion a good form of social proof. The 50th largest MyBlogCommunity currently has 527 members, so I am not too far off from getting into the top 50 communities. If you haven’t joined my community yet could you please do me a favor and join...

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The Value of Digg to Non-Digg Users

Posted by on Jan 3, 2007 in Digg, Internet Marketing, Social Media

A discussion going on on several blogs about whether Digg should be included in Google’s search results has got me thinking about the value that Digg provides to internet users outside of the Digg community. To my understanding the basic argument against Digg being listed in Google’s search results is that Digg provides no new content (except for discussion) and therefore should not be listed above the original articles that are linked to on Digg. First of all, I don’t think Digg’s prevalence in search engine results will change, but the question still remains as to...

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