Category Robert Scoble

Graphing Social Patterns – The Facebook Fanboy panel: Pro vs Con

This was the conference, Graphing Social Patterns, that I wish I was at this week. Especially this panel – which sounded like a wild ride. These are five of the most influential voices in out industry and it’s a blast to hear them kick back and have some fun. Along with some deep insights.

Facebook Fanboys (and girls!) – take a listen!

(Via Scobleizer.)

Google Buys Jaiku

Congratulations to the Jaiku team – it’s exciting time for the company and they deserve to be rewarded for all of their hard work. Jaiku is a feature-rich microblogging service that has lagged behind it’s less-feature-ful companion, Twitter.

But – working with Google can be a cautionary tale. Anyone remember Dodgeball? It was one of the first microblogging services, where you could notify your friends (and crushes) where you were. Google also bought them and everyone was just as excited. It soon bacame clear that Dodgeball was not very high on the list of Google’s priorities, development lagged and momentum stopped. Frustrated, in April 2007, Dodgeball’s founders left to pursue other projects.

Now Google’s a smart company and I’m sure learned from that last go round. But before people start pointing to this deal as the "Twitter-killer" – let’s take a step back and reflect on history. Jaiku has already put the breaks on new users (you can still be invited by a friend) and are working with the Google engineers to develop a stronger service. Great – but the ball’s in Google’s court, not Jaiku’s, so we’ll have to see how quickly they turn this around.

Twitter will be fine, better even by competition.

Robert Scoble thinks that this isn’t about Twitter at all, it’s about Facebook. I think he’s right. With Google’s Orkut 2.0 coming on November 5th, it’s a whole new ballgame.

And maybe, just maybe, it’ll correct all of those scary, scary Facebook (and Facebook application)valuations. It makes my Bubble 1.0-survivor heart tremble.

BTW – another reason I love Twitter – Brian Solis of PR 2.0 fame, put out the following Twitter about the Jaiku story:

"Jaiku is a client of my agency FutureWorks, I’m hearing from writers that can’t reach google. DM me if u need anything and r on deadline." Awesome. He also thinks that Jaiku is more than a microblogging service, that its more of a lifestream.

I’ll defintely use Jaiku more in the future weeks and see if I can find the flow and integrate it in my life more. My friend Patrick is a fan – I’ve been putting it off, but now I’ll have to see if I agree.

The Next Email – Twitter – Jaiku – Pownce

The Next Email – Twitter – Jaiku – Pownce

Robert Scoble is the most prolific and influencial blogger in the Tech space today. From his time as the “Microsoft Blogger”, Robert has shared interviews on new tech advances, processes and people. He’s also a HUGE proponent of Facebook and uses it extensively as a means of communication – he posts videos (exclusive content), links, wall posts and comments each day.

I was on Twitter for a few months before I found Scoble through someone I was “following”. Through his Tweets (and blog, Facebook, etc.), I get an insight into Silicon Valley culture and personnel, that as a Silicon Alley girl, I would never have.

In this Fast Company article, Robert discusses the Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku microblogging services and their applications in business. I’m on all three and use them each differently – but Twitter has my heart.

(Via Scobleizer.)

Brian Solis: The Future of Communications: A Manifesto for Integrating Social Media into Marketing

The Future of Communications – “ A Manifesto for Integrating Social Media into Marketing

I was reading PR 2.0 – Silicon Valley (AdAge just named it one of the Power150) and Brian Solissent me this link. He also posted it on his Facebook.

In his manifesto (a must-read!), Brian talks about how all of these social tools are affecting Public Relations as a medium (I’ll add Marketing also!) and how conversations are the messaging of today/tomorrow.

I love the line, “Monologue has given way to Dialog”.

I’m a big believer in this line of thinking. My experience on Twitter and Facebook has opened me up to a new level of conversation with people who are creating the tools and services enabling this dialogue/messsaging. Brian talks about a new layer of influencers (my examples – Scoble, Winer) who are able to lead people to new tools and services (virally) because of their accessibility and exploitation of these applications.

(Via PR 2.0 – Silicon Valley)

Interesting Twitter Conversation: Robert Scoble

Interesting one-side conversation from Robert Scoble (Twitter / Scobleizer) on what and how to get his – and many other A-List blogger’s attention these days.

In brief, he says that he answers things in the public space first (like Facebook’s Wall), rather than email or even direct Tweets (Twitter) or Facebook messages), “Because those communications scale.”

I wrote a message to a collegue today exploring that same point, but focusing on text messages – how more people are texting instead of emailing, and that the age group is moving from the teen market into the older demographics (this is an unscientific poll that I ran with 5 friends each age group – 15 to 20 yrs olds, 21 to 27 year olds and 28 to 40 yr olds). More and more people are texting than calling or emailing.

We are an immediate-gratification society. Social ADD.

(Via Twitter / Scobleizer.)