Archive for March, 2007
I recently conducted an interview with Geoff Livingston who authors the well known blog, “Diary of an Ad Man.”
We covered a wide range of hot topics including PR 2.0, Silicon Valley vs. the rest of the world, Web 2.0, the future bust, Social Media, Media 2.0, Corporate Blogging, and how to fix the PR industry.
It not an easy discussion on any of these fronts, but it definitely ignites thinking and also warrants several individual posts.
I can add nothing that hasn’t been said in the worldwide, frightening discussion regarding the death threats made to Kathy Sierra and the unnecessary bashing of Maryam Scoble and other bloggers through hate posts and comments.
It is absolutely sickening that anyone would have to live life afraid of leaving their own home or have their brilliance silenced because their health is severely affected by fear.
Anonymity is unfortunately a cloak of courage which shrouds some people with a false-sense of power.
IDG is expected to announce that it will stop publishing the print edition of Infoworld, its enterprise-focused technology weekly magazine. Reports from Valleywag and Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey also have confirmed rumors.
Infoworld has provided technical analysis and reviews on key products, solutions, and technologies for almost three decades.
This is not unlike every challenge that most tech magazines, and magazines in general, face in the current shift to online, socialized media.
On the heels of Infoworld’s news that it is shuttering its print version and shifting its business towards events and online publishing, Tim O’Reilly reports that the San Francisco Chronicle is also in dire straits.
Indeed, traditional journalism is a dead man walking, but don’t confuse newspapers with news. Reporting news on the other hand, is thriving in ways never before possible thanks to blogs, communities, networks, everywhere messaging, and everything else that defines the pervasive social media landscape.
I’m currently at the Under the Radar: Why Office 2.0 Matters event in Mountain View. Held at Mircosoft, we’re gunning through a series of presentations and demos from some of the most promising companies advancing the Office 2.0 movement.
I’ll be providing live updates from the event via Twitter.
Check the site or the badge on this site for what’s happening at the event.
undertheradar utr office2.0 office+2.0 web+2.0 web 2.0 web2.0 dealmakermedia
Twitter is rocking the blogosphere, and with as much heat as it has drawn, it only continues to spread like wildfire.
For better or for worse, it has quickly evolved as a micro blogging platform that lets people share much more significant thoughts and ideas, rather than their personal status (eating, going to bed, etc.).
Today, many use it has a way to spark conversations, solicit feedback, share insights, update groups of people, reference notable items, and update contacts on status.
Photo Credit: Scott Beale of Laughing Squid
Note: see below for live updates from Twitter…
Om Malik broke the news, Michael Arrington also confirmed it yesterday.
Heather Harde senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media has joined TechCrunch as its new CEO.
Per Arrington, “I have the pleasure of confirming the rumors Heather Harde, currently the SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media, will start her new job as the CEO of the TechCrunch Network (and my boss) by the end of the month.”
I’m often asked where to go for information and commentary regarding new marketing and PR (the kind of stuff happening on the edge) – outside of the traditional pubs and industry rags.
There are simply too many online resources, from blogs to communities, to list here. But, here are a few places to get started. I‘ll follow up with a list of PR/marketing blogs that I read regularly.
I’ll be attending next week’s Under the Radar event on March 23rd – Why Office 2.0 Matters – along with Stowe Boyd, Zoli Erdos, Ismael Ghalimi, and Rafe Needleman, among several other top tier bloggers.
If you cover this space, or, if you’re evaluating new online applications, this is the only event that will help you find everything you need – at least until Ismael’s two-day Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco this fall.
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Here wego again, but this time the discussion is finally happening among those who can benefit from the discussion the most – the PR industry. We took the conversation offlline to convince PR to be more effective with press releases first, before they can worry about the “why, how, when, and where” related to social media releases.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.
Brian has authored several best-selling books including
What’s the Future of Business (WTF),
The End of Business as Usual.
His blog, BrianSolis.com, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.