I’m looking forward to seeing more Web 2.0 and social tech usage for the traditional museums. I’ve been loving the historical photo collections that are being shared on Flickr. I can’t wait to see more than photos being shared, and more importantly becoming interactive in some way.
Great write-up about Common Craft and the great transition from the hard stuff to the fun stuff.
Virgina talks about WOM and WOW. Fun stuff.
Great list of places to find out more about iPhone apps. With the number of them coming out these days, there’s a real need to get help sifting through!
Did I mention how cool Photosynth is? It’s pretty much the only reason I’m turning on my PC these days.
“As the Internet becomes more social, it only makes sense that your browser should be too. Here are over 15 tools to turn your Firefox 3 browser into a social hub.”
“For the US Marine Corps, social networking is nothing new. The few and the proud have a long history of coming back from travels and conquests to tell stories to friends and family. So it is only natural that the Marine Corps now uses social networking as a big part of its Internet marketing efforts to attract new recruits.”
From a MySpace page to its own branded social networking site at Our.Marines.com, the Marine Corps uses the power of social networking and viral communication to excite and engage its target 18- to 25-year-old audience.
“Last week I conducted an overview of social media for a client. After the meeting, I executed my usual drill: I followed up by taking business cards and checking if all the meeting attendees I hadn’t met before were on LinkedIn and Facebook, and sent out a series of thank you notes through those tools and requested connections. In an email response, one of them asked me flat out, ‘So tell me how you stay in touch with 500+ LinkedIn folks??’ That got me thinking about how I leverage these tools personally.”
“Randy Turner knows there’s a huge gap in age and technology between him and his adolescent students. So when the 52-year-old set up a MySpace page and his students began asking to add him as a friend and sending him questions about assignments, he realized he was on to something.”
“This is a major shift in how businesses operate,” Dachis said. “Businesses are inherently antisocial. … They’re silo oriented and they don’t talk to each other.”
Good article about….well… I can’t remember. I think skimming? I didn’t really read the full thing.
“This headline, sent to me by a colleague, appeared in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal: ‘Should You Outsource Your Company Blog?’ Like most questions addressed in communications, marketing and other similar fields, the answer is — Maybe. It depends.”
“As a provider of the tools for monitoring hundreds and even thousands of well known brands online, we’ve found a multitude of reasons for paying attention to what’s being said in social media. Here are the top ten…”
“The WSJ contained a front page story detailing the Olive Garden’s unusual challenge of figuring out how to handle the repeated, vocal endorsements of Kendra Wilkinson. As a playmate, Hef girlfriend, star of E!’s Girls Next Door, and “friend” of 730k+ on MySpace, Ms. Wilkinson has a considerable platform for her declarations of Olive Garden love regardless of the feelings the family-friendly brand may have about her.”
Good article about good customer service.
“Thanks to continued advances in software and processing power, research labs are continually exploring new ideas about what cameras and photographs can do.”
“As a corporation, it may not be adviseable to talk to your social network the same way you’d talk to the guys in the locker room, a friend over coffee, or your posse over beers. To many people – especially those with families or who are religious, this statement might be highly offensive.”
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