Category Archives: Social Web

A Look at the Features in Apple iTunes 10’s Ping

I have spent a day with Apple iTunes 10 new feature called Ping, a social network. The day of the announcement and before it was available for download there was a lot of speculation about what experience it might offer … Continue reading

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An Evaluation of Web Strategy in the Musical Instrument Business

Crossposted at the Heavybag Media blog. With NAMM taking place over the weekend and several of our clients in the musical instrument business, I thought it would be appropriate to evaluate the participation level in social media and web strategies … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Market Music

My colleague at Heavybag Media, Jackie Peters has a post about the great opportunities record labels have in using social media as a marketing strategy. The challenges they are facing: they must switch from selling music in physical packages to … Continue reading

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How Open Source and Social Media are going to Eat SEOs’ Lunches

(Sphinn this) Search engines react to behavior of its users and site owners. Search engines measures these behaviors to deliver value to each, but ultimately to serve the search engines’ best interests. At first, search engines used what they could … Continue reading

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The Truth Emerges: Valleywag at the TechCrunch/PopSugar Party

What you are looking at is an ambushing of Mike Arrnington at his own party with the intention of pissing him off and creating news for Valleywag, and the real reason behind all of the drama. (Update: In the comments … Continue reading

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Drama 2.0

My girlfriend and I attended the TechCrunch/PopSugar meetup last night. Well, Mike Arrington had to give Valleywag something to talk about. He, along with 6 bouncers escorted Bonny Pierzina, (a vlogger who was hired to photographer the event by Valleywag) … Continue reading

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3 Moblogging Tools Reviewd: Twitxr, ShoZu, JuiceCaster

For moblogging, you need to camera phone with e-mail capability. So, I just upgraded to a Motorola W490 specifically for the photo and video features. I was eager to connect it to my Flickr account. Flickr itself does not have … Continue reading

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An analysis of Google’s Social Graph API

Despite the valid concerns that some have with Google‘s Social Graph API, I thought I would talk about the technical possibilities. My social graph may be of particular interest becuase I had used my WordPress blog’s XFN feature to mark … Continue reading

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To Big Media All Media is Commercial, to Normal People Media is Part of a Conversation

All forms of media and broadcasted conversations were at one time only producible by Big Media companies. And most of it was for commercial use. This is the broadcasting, music selling, book selling; the licensing and permission paradigm. When you … Continue reading

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Counter Facebook/Beacon FUD Roundup

A couple of Facebook experts explain that Beacon is not as bad as MoveOn.org and others wants you to think (as far as privacy invasion). Coincidently, Facebook’s founder Mark Zukerberg has had his social security number published in a Harvard-targeted … Continue reading

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