April 20, 2009

Free to follow (or not) on Twitter

by Chris Abraham

Image via CrunchBase Adam is an insightful fellow. He put into words what I have been thinking: celebrities are not ruining Twitter because nobody is forced to follow celebs — or anyone — on Twitter. Please read Celebrities Are Not Taking Over Twitter for the rest of the below insightful excerpt: Celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Shaquille O’Neal and Britney Spears … Continue reading

April 18, 2009

Web 2.0 Adoption Curve, 2009-2015

by Christopher Rollyson

Learn how you can use the Adoption Curve to gauge your investments in Web 2.0. Know the ins and outs so you can avoid some of the extremes that the majority of the market will experience. Continue reading

April 11, 2009

NPR’s experiments with social media

by JD Lasica

NPR’s experiments with social media from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Andy Carvin, social media strategist for NPR.org, has spent the past several years experimenting with innovative approaches to the news. As the head of National Public Radio’s social media desk, he’s been given a sandbox to foster high-quality journalism using social tools in an age when the public demands engagement … Continue reading

April 11, 2009

Using social media to build an audience

by JD Lasica

When I speak at conferences these days, I often say, “In a former life, I worked in the news industry.” That’s only partly true — I still cover conferences and events as a working journalist, and Socialmedia.biz is a site for social media news and analysis. But my 11 years at the Sacramento Bee is rapidly receding in the rear-view … Continue reading

April 8, 2009

Social media and your personal brand

by JD Lasica

Shira Lazar on social media and building relationships from JD Lasica on Vimeo. If I could point all the 18- to 29-year-olds in the land to one video about how the social media revolution has fundamentally reshaped power relationships and entrepreneurial opportunities, it would be to this 13-minute video riff with Shira Lazar. I’ve been following Shira’s online pursuits for … Continue reading

April 1, 2009

Lunch.com: a beta launch worth buzzing about

by Joanna Lord

C an you feel it? The flutter of excitement. Call me a complete geek but nothing quite compares to a beta launch and the energy that surrounds it. So who is causing the latest buzz? Lunch.com, based in Los Angeles, is a social review site where you can express your opinions and connect with users who share your passions. (See … Continue reading