Twitter is like my personal bookstore, but so is most of Web 2.0
photos by Howard Blum
Sharing is one of the amazing benefits of Web 2.0, so it’s no wonder that Twitter is so important to me — both as a source and a repository. Here are some of the articles I read and Tweeted and Re-Tweeted this week:
Nope, even traditional media admits social media is NOT a fad. Local bloggers are being paid for page views. Viral nature of social media is fountain for success. Social media provides 2-way communication. Social media will be your local marketing tool
Facebook & Google win social network marketing race
“In the future, the Web you know will be based on the Web that knows you.”
“Social Media has simply become an unstoppable force.”
“Making special offers based on known behaviors and connections, will be automated.”
Future marketing outreach: “Maybe you’ll also reach out to one of the baker’s dozen’s worth of active baking-related groups on Facebook.”
Robert Scoble interview with POSTEROUS for the “GEEKY-ER” among you:
Top Geek-Thought-Leader Robert Scoble posted a video interview with the two creators of Posterous, a platform on which anyone can post content via email. Steve Rubel stopped publishing his highly regarded marketing communication blog Micropersuasion in favor of a Posterous stream. Video is 17 minutes long and features Robert’s questions for Posterous founders: Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan. Highlights:
Purpose is to provide a simple, clean platform for rich media and mobile application.
Only four full-time engineers do all the work.
To serve 1.8 billion people who don’t want the hassle of a traditional blog
Future business model to offer Premium features — far in the future.