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Web Strategy Reading: Oct 15th, 2007

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  • Mari interviewed me on her podcast series about Facebook, and what it means for smaller businesses.
  • What you should know about web usability.
  • Mark Cuban is blogging his behind the scenes experience on Dancing with the stars, be sure to give him a vote.
  • The Eepybird boys are at it again, remember their Diet Coke Mentos videos? Now they’re playing with Post it Notes
  • A parents nightmare: School fights meet YouTube, now all can see, parents included
  • Sick of email? One company says no mo’
  • The Boston Blogger Dinner is completely packed, there is an overflow of attendees wanting to come, see you Thur.
  • Classical Violin meets hip hop DJ: great mashup.
  • Analysis of how Presidential candidates use Social Media
  • Allen Stern answers why he’s not married, but I think he’s already married to the internet
  • Web Strategy Reading: Oct 8, 2007

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    Recommended Reading:

  • Jessica’s latest story on Live Streaming
  • Tara Hunt has some interesting archtypes based upon Myers-Briggs psychology test, now applied to Social Computing
  • Dave Winer is right, the blogosphere is really in a downward spiral and many continue to add to it. (Update: Please read Dave’s comments below, he was referring to techmeme only)
  • Curt has published the results of a survey to news editors regarding Twitter usage
    Stunning Imagery: A map of network and internet activity
  • Toyota creates a clever homage to the popular World of Warcraft video Leeeeeroy Jones
  • Now, I’m sure many other advertisers will follow this in a copy cat like behavior.

    Web Strategy Reading: Oct 1, 2007

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    Suggested Reading:

  • First and foremost, Tola has a social media planning guide, that helps one to wrap their head around getting started on a program, or access the guide and all it’s wheels and elements
  • What should a Presidential candidate’s website look like? A checklist of features
  • Louis Rosenfeld and company have done analysis on the analysts, see who covers the user experience field best, also read comments.
  • Colleague Peter Kim has started at media consumption diary, it’s an interesting experiment
  • Savvy TV companies are learning to use the internet for distribution.
  • Chris Brogan on Mapping Social Media

  • Not sure how Social Computing can be applied to the enterprise? This list is helpful.
  • I wasn’t at Techcrunch 40, I heard some great things, but then was surprised by this ‘scathing post’.
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Tips from Guru Chris Brogan, makes my list twice

  • Burma’s recent ban of the internet doesn’t stop citizen journalism
  • Important: I’m updating my Shared Feed from Google reader, you may want to subscribe to that. What’s a shared feed? It’s the ‘best of’ that crosses my feedreader, and I want you to read it.

    Web Strategy Reading: Sept 17, 2007

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    Recommended Reading from the past week:

  • Get Satisfaction on Business Week: Crowdsource your support.
  • Agency Crayon (Social Media consultants) has three members leave, wishing them all the best
  • The evolution of the Yahoo homepage: Go way back
  • White Paper on Social Networking and what it means to companies, great resource: warning, there’s a registration required, although just email and name. I gave Chris a hard time about this too, he removed the registration.
  • “Help!” Larry Magid’s new PodTech show discusses modern support for computer users
  • Satisfaction, gets funding. A noble cause, as they seek to improve the product support for everyone, and I find them very disruptive to corporate marketing.
  • Comscore releases data on top domains, no significant changes since last month
  • An interesting diagram of user participation in social sites
  • Two days ago I posted a video about Human Computation, this video of a Squirrel reminds me of Squirrel computation. Taking a step back, us humans are no different than that squirrel, we also go through complex processes and phases to get food in our own bellies.
  • I should probably be using Delicious or Magnolia, but I like to quickly reference content from my blog posts.

    Web Strategy Reading: Sept 10, 2007

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    Suggested Reading from the last week:

  • What should a Presidential candidate’s website look like? A checklist of features
  • The Marker, one of the top Hebrew news publications has translated my post into Hebrew. The English version is available: How blogs can help corporations.
  • Top competitors of online video market This is very important data.
  • How to get on Digg.com? Traffic analysis of Digg, it’s slowing down? (link via Dave
    Zuls)
  • Is feedreading getting the best of you? Marshall has some tips
  • Dangers of blogs and social networking sites leaking trade secrets
  • Rohit of Ogilvy has some rules of engagement for PR folks to pitch bloggers
  • Evolving the Traditional website–great resource!
  • Important: I’m updating my Shared Feed from Google reader, you may want to subscribe to that. What’s a shared feed? It’s the ‘best of’ that crosses my feedreader, and I want you to read it.