Friday’s Video Views

Like + Follow = ? This week, Twitter introduced its “follow” button, which is not dissimilar to Facebook’s “like” button, and a cousin to Google’s “+1” button. Geesh I’m confused. Here’s a look at Google +1. H/T HuffPost Tech GMail Rapport Since we’re talking Google, here’s a GMail plug-in called Rapportive whose upgrade in recent […]

Friday’s Video Views

Fallon Does Sheen As if we haven’t heard enough from America’s fastest one-million-follower man, late-nighter Jimmy Fallon not unexpectedly. got into the act. Who knew Guinness had a record for the fastest to a million? (via mashable) Test D̶r̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶ Ride Eyebrows raised when Google last year unveiled the first automobile to drive itself. Mashable‘s […]

Twitter and TED’s Ten Million X Prize

Twitter and TED’s Ten Million X Prize

For those who follow this space, you will have noticed more than its share of posts about the trials and tribulations of a certain British oil company. The significance of this story first struck me on April 27, a week after the explosion of Deepwater Horizon. I wrote: “Today I’m keeping an eye on a […]

Tweet-Ups, etc.

Tweet-Ups, etc.

Has there ever been a time when we’ve seen so many media and marketing industry confabs? They range from six-person tweet-ups to the much buzzed-about annual gathering pictured here ——-> The organizers of these events sure know how to entice attendees with all the right buzzwords, e.g., “new media,” “social media,” “PR 2.0,” “Web 3.0,” […]

Twitter’s PR Ride

Twitter’s PR Ride

Let’s revisit Twitter, and specifically the ubiquity of the rapidly expanding microblogging channel in the news media. Much of the coverage has occurred naturally, a bi-product of the editorial echo chamber, nourished to a great extent by Twitter’s RT-happy users. Some stories appear consensual. While others seem precipitated by Twitter itself or its PR advisors […]

Conference Cornucopia

Conference Cornucopia

Who missed David Pogue and Steven Levy’s gushing coverage of the TED Conference in Monterey the week before last? Talk about a hot ticket! Then there was January’s Always On Confab in New York, and its sibling AO Hollywood skedded for the first week of May. I just attended the first Community 2.0 Conference in […]