Letter to a young journalist Don’t conclude from my previous post that I dislike journalism. All through middle and high school I woke up early to read the local newspaper each morning. I was the editor of our newspaper in high school. My mother wanted me to be a journalist. I’ve been thinking of the issues confronting journalism for a few years now. Back in early 2007, a journalist friend in the Midwest emailed me.
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If you sell a product or service I can read your mind and know that you are spending a lot of time thinking and talking about how to improve your value equation. One of the old tools of the trade that marketers are pulling out a lot lately is the product demonstration ad. Last week a client mentioned that one of his senior managers suggested we “put some product demos online” to help move cases of product. A few members of our Strategy and Research practice at Bridge Worldwide huddled to bring some thinking to the table and I think it’s a great topic to cover in this space. This renewed focus on product demos is based on the hypothesis that people are getting “back to basics” and want to make sure that the brands they buy work well. Marketing with Meaning Blog Archive Product Demos with Mean
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The FASTForward Blog A Curious Case of Enterprise 2.0 : Enterpr Awesome post. You have been able to articulate so much of what I've been thinking, experiencing for the past year or so. Very much looking forward to your contribution here. Hope I see you at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston. Yes – an awesome post.
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As previously anticipated, Gmail Labs added a feature that translates messages written in a foreign language. After enabling "Message translation" in Gmail Labs, you'll be able to translate any messages written in other languages by clicking on "Translate message to: English". "When Gmail detects one of your messages is in a language other than your default language, you'll see a header at the top of the message. Click the link that says Translate message to.... Gmail Added Message Translation
On May 1, Twitter added a search box to the right-side navigation area of its site. The system now indexes all posts (aka Tweets) in near-real time and shows results with the most recent first, just as they are posted-raw and unfiltered. Twitter bought this technology when it acquired the startup Summize. Twitter may also be using the Summize technology to choose the most interesting search terms for the "Trending Topics" feature that shows under the search box. While Twitter has nearly instantaneous results, they may not be relevant or useful. So Twitter has announced plans to expand its coverage to linked pages and to find a way to highlight the more useful links. Twitter Search Has Big Ambitions
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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twittera Howard Rheingold has an interesting post titled "Twitter Literacy (I refuse to Make Up a Twittery Name for It). Stephen Downes went ahead said the word, Twitteracy. Rheingold points to some research data from Nielsen that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month. Rheingold suggests that is an example of social media literacy: Twitter is one of a growing breed of part-technological, part-social communication media that require some skills to use productively. Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam.
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Slacker Geek: Update Your Facebook Profile from Outlook :: Mysti Do you have Microsoft Outlook open all day at work dwelling on company business but would rather be updating your Facebook profile? Today we will look at a small add-on utility which allows you to interact with your Facebook profile from within Outlook. Using FBLook FBLook is a small utility that integrates seamlessly with Outlook and allows you to update your Facebook status, show what your playing in iTunes or WMP, see your friend status, and receive notifications.
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The Question Concerning Social Technology - O'Reilly Radar I am an evangelist of social media and an active participant: on Linked In (business), MySpace (music) and Facebook (increasingly my online identity), I blog on several sites and I am a daily user of Twitter. I also make my living speaking to companies about the value and operating principles of these more open, participatory technologies. I have read the proponents that abound (Why I Love Twitter, Groundswell, Here Comes Everybody etc.) and found much to agree with. I have read the detractors (“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” …, Facebook Addiction is Real etc.…) and found little to agree with. So over the course of the next few days I will post a series of questions on the value and function of social media (a.k.a. social technologies).
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For the last five months, I have been an active user of Reddit. When I first got started with Reddit, I was really impressed by how much more democratic Reddit seemed to be than Digg and some of the other social media websites. As I talked to other Reddit users, I realized that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. As Brent Csutoras noted in a recent post, there have been a significant amount of people who have been leaving Digg and going to Reddit. The reason for these users moving to Reddit is because while Digg likes to say that they are all about their users, everyone knows that their moderators have a significant amount of control over the content that makes it to the front page (and their trend of having more control has continued to increase over time). There Is Definitely Something Devious Going on Over at Reddit!
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