Pulling the Sword from the Stone: Amazon’s Kindle Books to be Available on Mobile Phones
Friday, 02/6/09 | 5 Comments

Did you feel that? That was a tremor in the publishing world. There have been many of them over the past several months, but yesterday’s announcement from Amazon could be especially game changing in my …

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Social Media Tools For Publishing Professionals
Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 | No Comment
Social Media Tools For Publishing Professionals

Today I had the opportunity to give a crash course in social media to a group of publishing colleagues at Wiley’s European headquarters. The talk was only an hour, so we covered a lot of …

Interesting Twitter Strategy from Chelsea Green Publishers
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 | 5 Comments
Interesting Twitter Strategy from Chelsea Green Publishers

I witnessed an interesting use of Twitter today by  Chelsea Green Publishers who promoted their website and books with a very simple contest.
The premise was very straight forward - tweet about a book from their …

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 …

Can Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos Fix Twitter’s Scalability Problem?
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 | One Comment
Can Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos Fix Twitter’s Scalability Problem?

Looks like Twitter got a new round of funding today, and you may be thinking “so what?”  I’m interested because one of the new investors is Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos who as Read Write Web put …

Partly Cloudy: Amazon’s S3 Service Goes Down
Friday, Feb 15, 2008 | 4 Comments
Partly Cloudy: Amazon’s S3 Service Goes Down

We’ve been hearing for some time that the future of our data storage is “in the cloud.” Many of us already use cloud storage for email (GMail), files (XDrive) and backup (Mozy) among many …

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 …

Twitter is a Conversation Ecosystem
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007 | 11 Comments
Twitter is a Conversation Ecosystem

Readers of this blog know that I am part of a small group who are trying to push the edges of our company and are working on some social application experiments. Twitter is one …

My Twitter Alter Ego, and the Question of Brand in Social Applications
Monday, Sep 24, 2007 | 6 Comments

I have been doing some experimenting with social applications as it pertains to publishing. I tend to think of this blog as part of a “personal brand” if you will - it’s about me …

David Berlind on Twitter as a Content Platform
Monday, Aug 27, 2007 | No Comment

ZD Net’s David Berlind picks up on a meme I discussed back in March.
Like blogging, I see Twitter more as a disruptive Web publishing tool with ramifications to existing media business processes than I do …

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 …