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Month November 2007

Social Media Inside the Firewall : [chrisbrogan.com]

Social Media Inside the Firewall : [chrisbrogan.com]

This week I’m starting an experiment. It might last 3 days or longer, depending on how it impacts my workflow. I’m not going to respond to email conventionally – but by alternate methods of communication including social networking messaging, video and audio messages and texts. I

This was inspired by Chris Brogan’s post last month, “Social Media Inside the Firewall”. I want to see if the methods of communication he discussed were viable today.

I’ll update my progress and my challenges here.

(Via [chrisbrogan.com].)

Christopher Penn on OpenSocial

There’s going to be a lot of news about this today as Google scoops Facebook’s spotlight (until next week when FB’s up at bat with their “SocialAds” announcement). I’ll be looking at all the news, but I’m interested in viewpoints. Who’s thinking what.

One of the great people I saw and met at PodCampBoston this weekend was Christopher Penn (one of the founders). In a post today, Christopher discusses OpenSocial and how it will aggregate and reference data across participating SN platforms.

If this works, I see this as the ultimate social network aggregator. One profile to rule them all. It’s been the missing link in social media – one that many have tried to address before. Plaxo is doing a fine job – but for some reason I can’t integrate it into my lifestream. But Google, Ning (where I have JaneQuigley.com and others are where I live. So is Facebook. But if Google makes it easier to social network elsewhere – somewhere where my friends have also found it easier and fun to be – why would I stay?

Which is a shame, because I love FB and the way it’s grown the company, my friends, my groups, etc. Not so fond of the vampires, zombies, etc. – you take the good with the bad(evil).

(Via Awaken Your Superhero.)