Twitter Users Missing the Point with Automated Follow Responses
Monday, 11/17/08 | 19 Comments

Like many of you, I use Twitter. (@chriswebb) I use it for a variety of reasons, both personal and professional but have always thought of it as a very ‘personal’ tool. By that I mean …

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Screened In
Monday, Jul 9, 2007 | One Comment

I’m definitely a “do-it-yourself type.” But every once in a while I am what the Geek Squad’s Robert Stephens refers to as an “I thought I Could Do It Myselfer.” Here are some …

Back from Vacation - No Airline Difficulties For Me, But….
Friday, Jul 6, 2007 | No Comment

I am back in the office today from a week-long vacation where I managed to stay (mostly) unplugged. Those of you who keep up with my Twitter stream noted that I did Tweet during …

Not Now Buddy, Daddy’s Negotiating Your Starting Salary
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

Are you kidding me? I had absolutely no idea this was happening, but according to this Boston Business Journal report (via Kent Blumberg) there are actually parents who call the HR departments of companies …

O’Reilly Forges Ahead with New E-Content Initiative
Monday, Jun 18, 2007 | No Comment

Tim has announced O’Reilly is now offering books on a per chapter basis. That is you can buy an entire e-book, or just the chapter(s) you want, and it appears they will be rolling …

Simon and Schuster Leverages Social Media with BookVideos.tv
Friday, Jun 15, 2007 | No Comment

If you read my post yesterday about Brian Solis’s look at Social Media for PR and Marketing you will be interested in this announcement from Simon and Schuster. Remember item #4 in yesterday’s post …

An Epiphany, Courtesy of Winnie The Pooh
Thursday, Jun 7, 2007 | No Comment

Today I had an “ah ha” moment while reviewing a proposal from a prospective Wrox author. On the last page of the proposal I was confronted with the image you see on the right …

The Publishing Knot
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2007 | 7 Comments

I recently discovered Ann Mitchel’s Manage to Change blog and today she posts more smart thinking about our industry. As she points out, we have really tied ourselves up into a knot when it …

Peter Collingridge Get Out of My Head!
Friday, Jun 1, 2007 | No Comment

This post from the Times emit blog of Peter Collingridge artfully sums up my own opinion of Publishers’ old-school usage of technology and the frustration I often feel when I want to move faster. …

My First Time - A Confession
Friday, May 25, 2007 | One Comment

Like many my age, it seems only natural that Star Wars is a part of my life.  It’s been around as long as I can remember, and since it hit popular culture like a ton …

links for 2007-05-23
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | No Comment

The Toughest Job in Video Games: Sony PR
(tags: games PR playstation3)

Brand Autopsy: Twittering Daily Specials
(tags: twitter marketing)

Twitter for marketing-it had to happen, but we don’t have to like it
(tags: twitter marketing)