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)
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.
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.)
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.)
Best definition I read so far – when anyone asks me from now on, I’m sending this!
What Twitter is (Scripting News): “Home > ArchiveÂ >Â 2007Â >Â JulyÂ >Â 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. Â
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. Â
Now seems like a good time to pause and review what Twitter is.Â
(Via Dave Winer.)
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 Overyâ€™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.)