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AdAge – Who Do you Say is a “Geek Marketer”?

Advertising Age – As Technology Develops, So Does Role of Geek Marketers

Someone sent me this this morning with the note (or IM) “They now have a name for what you do!”. As flattered as I am, I think Jeremiah Owyang has coined the term “Web Strategist” He wasn’t the first to use it, but he – through the use of his Facebook Group and his blog – has made it part of the Web 2.0 vernacular.

And I think it sound sexier than “Geek Marketer”.

(Via Pam Tulley)

Love at First Tweet – How Twitter changed my life

I’m falling in love with Twitter. Again.

I’ve dabbled with Social Media for years. RSS feeds for news, a blog here (Blogger), or there (LiveJournal), started a MySpace that didn’t really excite me, all – nice – but nothing really exciting. I loved learning new technologies, systems – but my real passion was testing productivity applications and services (much more fun than that looks written down here).

Then came Twitter. I joined in Dec 2006 – don’t remember how, although I blame/thank Daring Fireball – and I was instantly hooked. Love at first Tweet.

I wasn’t completely faithful. I was one of the people that followed Leo Laporte the night he left for (and broke!) Jaiku. Then came Pownce. I’m enjoying my Powncing and my friends there, but Twitter is still where I end up.

I also like the Twitter crew. They use their own product, are smart, they work hard and seem to treat their employees (and others) with respect. Not just because they gave them all iPhones (although that didn’t hurt). I wish them much success.

Twitter has opened me up to an entirely new sphere of influence. It has introduced me (not actually – in a stalker-kind of way) to developers, strategists, bloggers and personalities that I’d have not met (easily) elsewhere. Through these contacts and ‘friends” (in the social networking sense) I have expanded my knowledge, made significant contacts, started two blogs, changed jobs, have been asked to speak on Social Media and also contribute to a book.

In a very real way, Twitter changed my life.

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.)

Twitter Blog: Searching Twitter

Twitter Blog: Searching Twitter

One of the frustrating things about Twitter is finding people – especially people you know are using the service. Tonight Twitter launched a new “People Search” feature.

I’m sure that this is just the first of new features pending (In the last few days I’ve seen a lot of lists detailing what users are looking for).

(Via Twitter Blog.)

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.)

What Twitter is (Scripting News)

Best definition I read so far – when anyone asks me from now on, I’m sending this!

What Twitter is (Scripting News): “Home > Archive >  2007 >  July >  27

What Twitter is

Friday, July 27, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Congrats to the lead investors, Union Square Ventures and the angels, and the entrepreneurs.  

I’ve been reading various posts and comments, and see a thread that’s still out there. People doubt that there’s a way to make money with Twitter. To that I say, they haven’t been reading this blog.  

Now seems like a good time to pause and review what Twitter is. 

(Via Dave Winer.)

How big of a Time Waster is Social Networking?

The big ban on employees accessing Facebook at NevilleHobson.com: “Earlier this month, in FIR #254, Shel and I discussed quite an interesting story of what one company did regarding employee access to and use of Facebook.

That story, of the law firm Allen and Overy’s Facebook U-turn, is a good example of how a company listened to employees and enabled them to conditionally use the social networking site.”

The easy answer to this is that, YES! Social Networks waste time – and in many cases that’s right and justified. Let’s remember the networking part. Not only am I LinkdIn, but my Facebook and Twitter are raising my profile throughout my space – I’m getting asked to give talks at conferences, beta-test more services/software and even guest-blog. And I wish I had more time to do any of it – but I’m at the office…

BTW – Americans spend more time at work than our bretheren in Europe, Japan and China. A few minutes for updates here and there should be ok.

(Via Scoble’s Link Blog.)