Todd added me to his interesting list of Top Marketing Blogs, (150 to be exact). He uses a combination of Technorati, Bloglines Subscriptions, Google Page Ranks, and of course his editorial subjective opinion, read his thoughts on the analysis. Great Resource there Todd, I read many of the blogs on there, fantastic list of thought and practice leaders.
I’m not a parent, but Cyberbullying has been talked about very heavily this week. Wendall Davis of Symantec (one of PodTech’s customers) has a very informative podcast on what is Cyberbullying including some important facts on what consumers, parents and event companies should do to prepare for this. They suggest you check out their family resource website.
I’ve quite a few conferences that I’ll be speaking at, here’s what’s coming up. Please leave a comment if you’ll be at any of these. I’ll be at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, from April 17-18th I’ll be on two panels, one which i’ll be moderating Scoble, Pirillo and Thomas Hawk on Social Media for Startups. I’m thinking of doing something unique with this panel, and make it more of a shortened version, so that all the answers are short and brief, perhaps something like a ‘Twanel’ I’ll also be on a second panel with Lionel of Dell and Scott Hirsch regarding Online communities, I hope you attend that as well. The week after, I’ll be running around … Continue readingUpcoming Conferences, will you be there?
Last night, I witnessed Tom Foremski sign papers with CEO and Founder John Furrier as a content partner. Tom is an innovator in media and as a former mainstream media guy that started his blog in the earlier days. “…In 1999 he joined the Financial Times’ San Francisco bureau fulltime to help expand the newspaper’s coverage of US technology markets and Silicon Valley. He left the Financial Times in 2004 and continues to write columns on Silicon Valley for the Financial Times, and on his personal site, SiliconValleyWatcher.com“ Welcome Tom, you’re one of the powerhouse bloggers, the following video shares the moment of signing.
Earlier this week I had Justin TV come to the office, that was an interesting real-time experience. Today, ABC 7’s David Louie comes to interview Robert Scoble and John Furrier at PodTech HQ. The subject, the hot topics of online behavior and civility. It will air tonight at 6pm on Channel 7 in the bay area. I’ll link to it if it goes online. It was pretty “meta”. As CBS walked in, we Twittered they were here, people talked about it, I took pics from camera, and posted on flickr in less than 2 minutes. They started videoing, conversations started on Twitter then on flickr. All this before the actual piece has aired on TV. when they air it, hopefully … Continue readingABC 7 comes to PodTech, media mixes.
Scrapblog just announced their next rev of their website. I had the privilege to view some of the demos of this product at the WeMedia conference in Miami recently and it is just amazing. They’ve created a 5 minute tour that shows how this user experience just blows away most web applications out there. It integrates images, scrapbook features, text, music and videos with various ways to share it within myspace, flickr, or blog. Techcrunch has this very interesting live demonstration, which I’ve also embedded below (warning: music)
Yesterday, I shared Why I still think that users will be paid to use Online Data Storage (like Yahoo Mail), today, to my surprise, Yahoo has launched a web service that enables Developers to build custom applications on top of Yahoo Mail and monetize. This means that developers that are able to build some new application that connects to Yahoo mail (and it’s unlimited data storage) will receive 10 dollars for every new sign up of a pro-account. “Yahoo! Mail offers an incentive for developers to build applications using the full functionality available for premium Yahoo! Mail accounts. Specifically, Yahoo! Mail provides a commission of $10.00 for every new Yahoo! Mail Plus account referred by developers.” says Yahoo Yahoo has … Continue readingYahoo Web Services pays Developers = “Paymium” (who can pass on residual dollars to users)
I had a great time hanging out with Justin TV today, he stopped by the SF MOMA to say hi to me (I was at my client’s event, HP) and he certainly already had some very avid fans. The SF Chronicle was following us around, they were taking pictures of him, maybe I’ll appear in the upcoming front page article. Apparently, there are some Jeff Yang from SF Gate comments on the Justin TV experience. He apparently was watching while I was touring Justin PodTech and the surrounding Palo Alto: “As I’m writing this, for instance, it’s March 26, 12:21 p.m. Pacific time, and Kan’s driving a car. Looks like he’s not alone — hey, he’s talking to another Asian … Continue readingJustin TV and the other “Asian American Guy” (guess who) on SFGate
A few months ago I wrote Why I think future Online Data Storage companies will Pay You to Upload Data, and while not everyone agreed with me (some from the mainstream data storage industry may have felt threatened) I still stand by my prediction, and in some cases, it’s already started to happen as Google announced it will pay residuals to YouTube users. Yahoo has just announced unlimited Yahoo Mail storage, which I believe is a huge treasure trove of user data, marketable information, and preference information that will help Yahoo market it’s ads or ads of others. We all know that about 85% of Google’s revenue is from Adwords, one could assume that a healthy chunk of Yahoo revenues … Continue readingWhy I still think that users will be paid to use Online Data Storage (like Yahoo Mail)
(Above, Justin TV, Eddie Codel, and Irina of GETV) As promised, Justin showed up at PodTech HQ today, he was here from 11:30am till about 2pm. You can go to his site and look at the archives. I video interviewed Justin at STIRR before he went live, it’s a good summary. There’s an archive of him coming here, it will be at this URL (but doesn’t work yet) We started to Twitter it, and Scoble Twittered it (he has over 2000 friends, most which are bloggers) and then Justin’s chat room started to have problems (related to the visitors, dunno?) I started to get Text messages and phone calls from folks that were watching, it was pretty cool. Justin TV … Continue readingJustin.TV visits PodTech HQ