People generally prefer to interact with other people rather than machines. And most folks are especially not keen on interacting with machines masquerading as people. Ever get frustrated by an automated phone tree when trying to contact a business and feel like screaming, "I just want to talk to … Read more about Social Media Autoresponders – Good Marketing or Missing the Point?
Social Media rock star, Chris Brogan, is on a roll with his blog posts these days. Yesterday he posted links to ten posts representing his Best Advice About Social Media. Then today he followed it up with his Best Advice About Blogging. If you aren't familiar with Chris' blog, you should … Read more about Chris Brogan is on a Roll
One of my favorite social media sites, the social bookmarking site Del.icio.us, got a major overhaul about a week ago. Not only did the site get a whole new look, but they've cast off their strangely unique domain name for a more conventional one. Delicious Bookmarks If somehow you aren't familiar … Read more about Delicious Gets a New Look and a New Domain
This has been a sad week for the blogging world. KnowMoreMedia, a major blog network with over 100 blogs focused on the business world, effectively went out of business as of Thursday. Well, they laid off all their employees anyway. I suppose technically that's not exactly the same thing as going … Read more about KnowMoreMedia – Demise of a Blog Network
This week I'm bringing back our Sunday Morning Goodness feature that's been on hiatus for nearly a year. You see there is so much good stuff being published out there. And some of the things I find in my feed reader are simply worth sharing. So grab yourself a cup of coffee, click through the … Read more about Sunday Morning Goodness – July 6 2008
Drew McLellan and Gavin Heaton have finalized the list of contributing authors for the 2008 edition of the Age of Conversation. Natural attrition pared down the original list of 275 to 237 finalists. And the list reads like a who's who of the blogging, social media and online marketing … Read more about 2008 Age of Conversation Author List Finalized
With the wealth of social media sites that are coming available to us these days, services that help us organize all that information are going to become more and more valuable. SecondBrain is striving to become the premier service in that department. Easy Sign Up Getting started with SecondBrain … Read more about Organize Your Internet with SecondBrain
In addition to preparing to give a social media talk last week I had to get my chapter in this year's Age Of Conversation by the Thursday deadline. As I posted a while back, the overarching topic this year is "Why don't people get it?" I'm still going to leave it as a surprise as to which of the … Read more about Sneek Peek Inside the Age Of Conversation
This past week I gave a presentation on Blogging and Social Media in Your Business to a local group of 60+ entrepreneurs. The talk was sponsored by the ATDC and the Creative Coast here in Savannah. The talk was designed as an introductory talk for business people who didn't yet have an … Read more about Presentation – Blogging and Social Media in Your Business
I'm putting the finishing touches on a presentation I'm giving tomorrow to a group of local entrepreneurs. The subject is Blogging and Social Media in Your Business. As I was putting it together I discovered that there still isn't a definition of social media that really hits the mark out there … Read more about Definition of Social Media
One of the people that Gorgeous and I connected with in Chicago this past weekend was Christine Kane. It probably didn't hurt that the three of us were all seated in close proximity to a very wild and obnoxious three year old on the same flight into Chicago. That got diverted to Columbus for more … Read more about But is Twitter Useful?
Yahoo! recently launched a new social media portal called Shine aimed squarely at women. It's a potentially brilliant move if it's executed well. Women tend to be naturally more into the whole "social" aspect of social media than men on average. Even so, with a few notable exceptions, blogging and … Read more about Yahoo Shine – Social Media Made for Women?