The Day (and weekend) in Links: 3/12-3/14/2011 (Happy Pi Day!)

  • Don’t Write ‘Happy Birthday’ On Facebook, Auto-Tune It! http://ow.ly/4e5i9 ha!
  • Where You Fit In http://ow.ly/4e5lq Great perspective from @dannybrown
  • 4 Ways to Set Up a Storefront on Facebook http://ow.ly/4e5ne Interesting reference to keep around.
  • from @ConversationAge: Changing the Question http://ow.ly/4e5pz Perfectly phrased.
  • The ‘Godzilla’ Incident: Did Twitter Users Gang Up on CNN Earthquake Anchor? http://ow.ly/4e5rI Socnets aren’t always right.
  • Top 7 Ways to Save Time on Twitter http://ow.ly/4e5xQ I NEED to try some of these
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Brands On Facebook http://ow.ly/4e5v4 If you need a reminder
  • Conversation Agent: The Stream Comes First http://ow.ly/4e5t8
  • Maps Show Japan Postings’ Spread On Facebook http://ow.ly/4e5AD
  • iPad 2 Sold Out, 70% Went to New Buyers [REPORT] http://ow.ly/4e5Li Some nice numbers here.
  • Chicago Rapist Met Two Victims On Facebook http://ow.ly/4e50i Wow. They’ve moved on from CL. It’s social, not a completely safe space ppl
  • Your Online Guide to an Easier Tax Season http://ow.ly/4e5fO Just over a month away.
  • NC Student Arrested For Facebook Posts About Principal http://ow.ly/4e5di Oh yeah…uhhh
  • Google Stops Shipping CR-48 Chrome OS Notebooks http://ow.ly/4e5ay In this case appears to be a good sign.
  • Facebook Adds Ability to Easily Tag Others in Comments http://ow.ly/4e4Yl I think we all knew this by now but JIC
  • 1 In 5 Use Facebook To Make Health Decisions http://ow.ly/4e4W6 A little terrifying
  • Measuring Social Media: Who Has Access to the Firehose? http://ow.ly/4e4QD Stuff we all need to know.
  • Engadget’s Editor in Chief Resigns as AOL Shakeup Continues http://ow.ly/4e4Oc This has gotta hurt
  • Seth’s Blog: Your #SXSW agenda (or any conference, for that matter) http://ow.ly/4e4M1 Good food for thought
  • Data: How Wealthy Corporations Spend On Social Business @JOwyang | Social Media, Web Marketing http://ow.ly/4e4GX Int’g stats
  • The Anatomy of a Great Blog Post – For Bloggers By Bloggers http://ow.ly/4e4xO In case you don’t know yet.
  • Seth’s Blog: Bring me stuff that’s dead, please http://ow.ly/4e4vs . Such a great lesson about leaving the hot shiny button alone
  • Sunday Brunch – Promoting Old Blog Posts | Danny Brown http://ow.ly/4e4ty Great topic from @dannybrown
  • Very Disturbing – The Occasional Ugliness Of The Social Web from @TheBrandBuilder http://ow.ly/4e4rS
  • Another installment from @dannybrown Weekly Free Blog Topics at For Bloggers By Bloggers http://ow.ly/4e4pe
  • Verizon iPhones Fell Back an Hour Instead of Springing Ahead http://ow.ly/4e4S4 OOPS! from @brenna_e

 

The Day in Links – 3/11/11

And here are today’s links.  Including some that will be sent out shortly. Enjoy

  • Seth’s Blog: Unskilled labor http://ow.ly/4cwC2 “Unskilled now means not-specially skilled.” from godin
  • The One Thing That Makes You Different From Everyone Else Just Like You http://ow.ly/4cwE9 Good read from @joey_strawn.
  • How Many Relationships Are You Building? I wonder when @DannyBrown has the time to do anything but write great posts http://ow.ly/4cwS7
  • Saab Asks Consumers to Make Its Banner Adshttp://ow.ly/4cwVU More CustomerSourcing.
  • Huffington: NY Times Editor’s Attack Is “Lame” And “Laughable” http://ow.ly/4cwXP
  • Top 100 social brands revealed – Brand Republic Newshttp://ow.ly/4cx08 Should be interesting
  • The New AOL Way: Fewer Employees, Fewer Freelancers, More Arianna http://ow.ly/4cx5D
  • These Are The AOL Brands That No Longer Have Editorial Staff http://ow.ly/4cxgL Can’t say I really admired any.
  • Great infographic on platform deciding – Which Social Sites Are Best for Which Marketing Outcomes? http://ow.ly/4cxtw
  • AWFUL: Three BBC Journalists Tortured By Col. Qaddafi’s Forces In Libya http://ow.ly/4cxxS Headline says it all.
  • Picplz Introduces Collections, the Photo Equivalent of Playlists http://ow.ly/4cxzC THis could be an interesting tool.
  • How The New York Times Is Incorporating Social & Algorithmic Recommendations http://ow.ly/4cxAR
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Death Of FBML http://ow.ly/4cwAy Yet more FB changes
  • Reports of Women Being Like Men are Greatly Exaggerated http://ow.ly/4cwx7 Preach on sister! fm @conversationage
  • Welcome to the EGOsystem: How Much Are You Worth? from @BrianSolis http://ow.ly/4cwuE Very timely given #sxsw
  • One Person Every Corporate Blogging Program Needs http://ow.ly/4cwt1 So true – must have a QB
  • The Fatigue of Social Media Fatigue http://ow.ly/4cwms Great read from @AmberCadabra
  • Three Tests to Optimize Your Website: VBO, LPO and CROhttp://ow.ly/4cwoW Think you’ve optimized your site? Try again.
  • APR vs. MBA: Which letters matter more? | http://ow.ly/4cwkL Great post from @arikhanson
  • Great outline – The Anatomy of a Social Media Policyhttp://ow.ly/4cuY5 from @socialologist

 

The Day in Links – March 10, 2011

Below are today’s articles I plucked from my RSS feeds and tweeted out (with their original tweets).  Enjoy!

So there’s a new brouhaha – this time with @etsy at the center of it.

Seems there’s a user selling cards that congratulate folks for the “not positive” things in their life.  Full breakdown here but in brief:

  • Cards that congratulate someone for having a “bad touch” – and while the accompanying text on the product page indicates it can be given to those who are having a colonoscopy or those who’ve had to deal with the TSA, the image and tags (“rape” and “raped”) don’t line up.

Yeah, not my favorite…tho there’s also those that congrats you for contracting AIDS or having a child with Down Syndrome. Continue reading So there’s a new brouhaha – this time with @etsy at the center of it.

The Followers You Engage (in your Neighborhood): The Hoarder

I’m pretty good with visual memories.  This definitely comes in handy in many circumstances, but perhaps the least likely place it’s proven useful is when dealing with those I follow and vice-versa (and for the record – for some reason I’m really bad with face-name associations – apologies in advance). The problem is I can’t remember usernames sometimes so need to utilize FriendOrFollow.com to find someone I may not have chatted with in a while (and hope they haven’t changed their avatar).

Where it’s been particularly handy is finding folks who have followed, unfollowed and then refollowed.  Combined with a Gmail account and good tags there’s no reason to not know who’s following you and find out when they started if needed.  It’s definitely come in handy when I have to go dig up the name of a person who works at a certain agency.

Anyway – the “refollow” is great fun, particularly when you look at that person’s account stats.  And yes, I know, as preached before – follower counts don’t matter.  If you like the content’s quality it doesn’t matter who else agrees with you or if you’ve found a hidden gem. But… Continue reading The Followers You Engage (in your Neighborhood): The Hoarder