Hi Kids. I've been in bed nursing a nasty chest cold, but I'm back in fine fetter today, with splendiferous plans for the blog over the next few weeks. For the time being chomp on Alan Booker's (almost) daily digest:
New York Times article on social networking as enterprise app: “Social networks are sprouting on the Internet these days like wild mushrooms.” The fact that Cisco has now acquired Tribe.net as well as recently acquiring Fiveacross has startled some in the business. Cisco’s attempt to organize the underlying technology to create a tailored network might just work although insiders think it’s a stretch. Picking wild mushrooms has always been a risky business!
RegretTheError’s Craig Silverman has a book deal and would like to crowdsource for input! He wants to create a definitive collection of media mistakes, error prevention, correction and tracking strategies. “Why today's media climate makes it imperative that the press meet higher standards of accuracy,” sounds like a great idea in this digital age where going “hyperlocal” is an Editors nightmare!
In a blight of wiki this, that, and the other sites, Lostpedia is successful. Why? Because it’s specific content allows obsessive participation. Where there’s smoke there's fire, and when you are lost on an island that’s a lifesaver.
Social Media Takes Center Stage. There's been a lot of chatter about gaming Social Media sites like Digg. In PR 2.0 Silicon Valley Flack Brian Solis discusses how marketers should be engaging the new new media.