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Thursday, May. 17, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Rumors, Secrets & Gossip 2.0

May 17th, 2007

Believe it or Not 2.0I just checked out Guy Kawasaki’s new venture, Truemors.com.

Truemors describes itself as:

. . . a web site that enables you to “tell the world”—within the bounds of good taste and the law anyway. You can post your rumors, news, and sightings, and anyone with web access can read and rate them within minutes. We wish to acknowledge the pioneering and inspiring work of Twitter, BoredAt, Digg, PostSecret, PopSugar, and HotOrNot in this field.

Gossip isn’t my thing but I suspect it has legs.…

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Thursday, May. 17, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Yahoo’s New Mission: Get the 82%

May 17th, 2007

Yahoo! is on a mission, and it has everything to do with the G-word. No, I don’t mean Google.

Their mission: Promote social responsibility through social media.

The G-word, of course, is “green” (as in money, trees, or any combination thereof).

This week, Yahoo! announced its “eco guilt-trip,” as Mashable‘s Pete Cashmore calls it. Cashmore explains the move, saying they’re:

. . . launching a campaign called Be a Better Planet, which aims to find the greenest city in America (geographers take note…America is now…

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Thursday, May. 17, 2007 at 10:29 am

The Difference Between Edgy and Creative

May 17th, 2007
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Wednesday, May. 16, 2007 at 2:21 pm

Forget About Marketing: Why You Want To Be Sued

May 16th, 2007
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Wednesday, May. 16, 2007 at 2:00 pm

The Buzzword of Crowds

May 16th, 2007

Phillip Winn authors an interesting article called Digg, Reddit, Netscape: The Wisdom of Crowds or Mob Rule? He asks:

There are problems with the current wave of user-driven sites, like Reddit, Digg, and Netscape, but are the problems inherent to the model, or can software tweaks fix them? Are there even really problems?

Is there a way to harness the wisdom of crowds without falling into the trap of mob rule? A way to avoid the Peter Principle? A way to keep social…

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Wednesday, May. 16, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Amazon Will Outsell iTunes for Music

May 16th, 2007

Unless iTunes acts fast, they’ll lose out to Amazon once it launches its DRM-free (define) music store with a little help from EMI.

Ars Technica has the scoop:

Amazon dropped the bomb today by announcing its DRM-free music store. The previously-rumored store will be launched sometime ‘later this year’ and offer unprotected MP3 files for purchase. The Amazon music store, which does not appear to have a name yet, will offer ‘millions’ of songs from over 12,000 record labels.

My music/tech-obsessed friends and I have…

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Wednesday, May. 16, 2007 at 10:47 am

How to Beat the Customer Service Robots

May 16th, 2007

Bringo

TechCrunch‘s Michael Arrington just wrote about a service I can’t wait to try. With Bringo, you don’t have to deal with customer service robots, the digital gatekeepers of your favorite corporate phone trees.

Talk about a solid Unique Value Proposition:

Stop Talking to Machines and Talk to a Real Human. Tired of dialing 1-800 numbers and not being able to get through to a human who can help you? BRINGO cuts through all of that so you don’t have to. That’s right, BRINGO…

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Wednesday, May. 16, 2007 at 6:55 am

You’ll Never Be Done Fixing Your Site

May 16th, 2007

handymanEven though your site might not seem broken because you’re making sales or getting leads, trust me: it’s broken.

I don’t mean to discourage you but, rather, to help you understand that as long as you aren’t converting 100% of your visitors, there’s room for ongoing improvement and room to make more money or generate more leads.

No one has a perfect sales process online that is mapped out to every individual, idiosyncratic buying process of every potential customer. You can’t just fix…

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DM Days: New York Conference & Expo

May 15th, 2007

Date: June 19-21, 2007

Location: New York, NY

About: In direct marketing, there’s no such thing as standing still. If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. Spend three days in the world’s fastest-moving city, meet the pros who are moving the industry forward, and learn how to put tomorrow’s best practices to work for your organization today — and stay ahead of the competition.

Bestselling author and Co-Founder of Future Now, Inc., Bryan Eisenberg, delivers the keynote on Wednesday, June 20th.

For More Info: visit the…

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Search Engine Strategies: Latino Conference

May 15th, 2007

Date: June 18-20, 2007

Location: Miami, FL

About: In addition to being the fastest growing demographic segment online, U.S. Hispanics and Latin American consumers rank among the world’s top Internet users.

This intense, intimate and informative day of workshop training will be taught by world acclaimed search engine marketing guru and author, Jeffrey Eisenberg, Co-Founder of Future Now, Inc.

For More Info: visit the Search Engine Strategies website.

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