Monthly Archives: June 2008

guest post at read/writeweb: why social news sites must implement social search

i’ve written a guest post at read/writeweb on the importance of search functionality on social news sites.

social search is the future. and socially driven content sites – with their massive indexes of websites, huge communities and decent social networking features, and ample information on user habits and preferences (based on past behavior) – are in the best position to take the lead.

read the complete post.

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conversations about social media – june 22-23, 2008

here’s a recap of the most active conversations from the social media room.

  1. wuala – your files online
  2. wikipedia updater fired for truth
  3. modeling the real market value of social networks
  4. socialmedia to unveil ‘friendship ranks’

as always, everyone is welcome to join the room and start or join conversations as long as they are relevant to social media.

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guest post at gigaom: for the future of marketing, look to social media

i’ve written a guest post at gigaom on the future of marketing.

there was a time not too long ago when the business implications of social media were unclear; resistance to it on the part of corporations, therefore, was somewhat understandable. web 2.0 seemed like just the next internet fad in a series of many, and while it was viewed as having value for individuals and enthusiasts, it didn’t seem viable for corporate use. but corporations need to realize that social media is here to stay — and that in it lies the future of marketing.

for more on the future of marketing check out gigaom.

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conversations about social media – june 13-14, 2008

here’s a recap of the most active conversations from the social media room.

  1. what is the future of gawker’s social strategy?
  2. interview with biz stone
  3. im not your social media whore
  4. will google swallow digg?
  5. what is technorati’s future?
  6. eperks and ihype
  7. spokeo – the ultimate tool in cyber-stalking?

as always, everyone is welcome to join the room and start or join conversations as long as they are relevant to social media.

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conversations about social media – june 11-12, 2008

here’s a recap of the most active conversations from the social media room.

  1. social media predictions for the next 2 years
  2. the 5 stages of early adopter behaviour
  3. is plurk destined to fail?
  4. twitter: is less better?
  5. i’m done with private beta
  6. social media’s delusions of grandeur

as always, everyone is welcome to join the room and start or join conversations as long as they are relevant to social media.

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