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Posts About Social Media

The opportunity in blogging

At this point, no one can deny that Facebook and Twitter are huge. And they often can help you reach out to people who share interests in your products and services (but not always). Facebook and Twitter are great for sharing quick links and quick thoughts.

I love this, and I love what this does for blogging.

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The practical take on social media

I often try to remind myself of this quote from Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0 blog:

Web 2.0 entrepreneurs who read TechCrunch daily (and who power-use multiple sites with “tagging” and who subscribe to 100+ tech RSS feeds) need to occasionally turn off the PC, put on some clothes, and head down to the local Walmart to spend some time hanging out with the mainstream.

As exciting as all of this new technology is, we’ve just broken through the early adopter phase of this new-fangled Interweb.

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Blogging and being in the right place at the right time

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon a slightly controversial blog post about an industry issue [now via Wayback Machine] just after it was posted. It generated 108 comments, and I’m sure that thousands of people viewed it. Many people read some of the comments, and mine was there first. My comment also included a link to my blog post in response, which I drafted up as quickly as possible.

Read on for actual results of what this did for the open source project that I manage.

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Social artifacts

If you’re into marketing at all (which I’m trying to teach you about), you need to be producing all kinds of social artifacts. There are a lot of tools out there that you need to be learning. A lot of them are online.

I will be sharing ideas about the more common social artifacts: video, audio, articles, presentations, blogging, and document sharing.

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