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Twitter Users Missing the Point with Automated Follow Responses
Monday, Nov 17, 2008 | 20 Comments
Twitter Users Missing the Point with Automated Follow Responses

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 …

Managing 5,000 Facebook Friends
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007 | No Comment

“How do I manage my 5,000 Facebook friends?” is a question Mark Cuban had to face recently.
Facebook went from being a way to broadcast information to 5k people, probably 4k of which I didn’t know …

Can Brands Be Social? Shel Israel says “No.”
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007 | 7 Comments
Can Brands Be Social?  Shel Israel says “No.”

Wiley author Shel Israel has started an interesting conversation with Jeremiah Owyang about wither or not “brands” can be social.  Jeremiah asked if brands should build their own networks, or use existing social nets.  Shel …

A Facebook Ban for Dummies Man
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2007 | 4 Comments
A Facebook Ban for Dummies Man

Like many companies, we have been dipping our toe into the social applications waters with some of our brands. Our Wrox brand has a Facebook Group and a Twitter Stream, and until recently our …

DIY Marketing For Authors
Friday, Oct 5, 2007 | 3 Comments

This past week I connected via Twitter with publishing and social media consultants Jon Reed and Suzanne Ashley. Their Publishing Talk blog is right up my alley and I recommend it for anyone …

Facebook for Content Providers: A Look at the New York Times Application
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2007 | No Comment
Facebook for Content Providers: A Look at the New York Times Application

The New York Times dips its toe into the Facebook waters today with the release of its New York Times News Quiz application.”Sigh, another Facebook application.” you say? Perhaps, but this one is particularly …

Why Facebook Advertising is not the Answer
Friday, Aug 24, 2007 | 6 Comments
Why Facebook Advertising is not the Answer

I was having a discussion with a colleague today about Facebook when he mentioned another department was considering Facebook advertising. No doubt Facebook is the social network with all the juice today, and companies are …

The Making of A Bestseller: A Case Study in The Meme
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 | One Comment
The Making of A Bestseller: A Case Study in The Meme

The 4 Hour Work Week author Tim Ferriss tells the story of his ride to the bestseller list in an article on the Huffington Post. His plan is one that everyone wants to execute, …

What’s the Use in Twitter? Where is the Value?
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

I’ve been in all-day meetings here at work, and during a break I Twittered some of my thoughts from the meeting and casually mentioned that I was doing so to someone who was looking over …

Pressing the Flesh in the Web World
Friday, Aug 10, 2007 | No Comment

Earlier this week, Web Worker Daily’s Mike Gunderloy posted a reaction to an Information Week blog posting from Andrew Conry-Murray titled “Meat Space Still Matters in a Web 2.0 World.” In the article, Murray …