The days in links 3/15/11-3/16/11

The last two days in links – woot!

  • Facebook Spring Break Do’s And Don’ts
  • Video Demystified: 3 Easy Ways to Add Video to Your Emails – Blue Sky Factory Blog Interesting!
  • A must read: Why You Need Facebook’s Like Buttons On Your Site
  • If you’re considering it – How to Engage on Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin | Edelman Digital from @davefleet
  • Why You Don’t Need to Blog Daily – For Bloggers By Bloggers from mr. @dannybrown
  • Getting Started with Analytics: How to Get Buy-in From Your Team Do we still need to review why this is important?
  • Email as Sales: The Autoresponse Antidote to Just Looking Buyers | Email Marketing Strategy – Blue Sky Factory Blog
  • Social media case study: MN brewer Surly galvanizes fans to build new brewery | from @arikhanson No surpirse there 🙂
  • Finra Warns About Facebook Pre-IPO Investments
  • Of Comment Trolls and Flash Mobs | Danny Brown Trolls? Never heard of ’em 🙂
  • Innovation Conversations » Making Your Corporate Citizenship Story Pop! Great guide.
  • The quiet death of journalism at the hand of “content strategy” more great stuff from @TheBrandBuilder
  • SXSW 2011: Great for Networking, But No Technology Breakthroughs. Roundup from @JOwyang
  • Interesting new tool – WE Products Debut at SXSW Interactive Event | Thinkers and Doers
  • Oy – more: Israelis And Friends Ask Facebook To Pull Intifada Page
  • Oops: Teen Party Canceled After Facebook Invite Got Too Viral
  • The numbers matter: CrapHammer: Google Analytics Magic – Part Two
  • Not that any of you have these – 5 Content Strategies for Boring Brands
  • Ensure Your Next Conference is a Success with These Key TIps | Social Media Explorer
  • Who didn’t see this coming? Gilbert Gottfried: Aflac Comedian Fired For Twitter Jokes About The Japan Earthquake
  • Catch-22: The Superficial Social Media Perception | LAF Good one from @cubanalaf
  • WOW: The New York Observer Is Launching A Tech Site
  • Not for me yet, but still interesting- Group Messaging Faceoff: 4 Services Compared
  • AOL FREELANCER: We All Just Got Fired (We Think)
  • Ha! Light-Up Facebook Like Notifier Made From Legos attn @arikhanson @alextanpr
  • The big fish: Jon Stewart Recruits Larry King As Daily Show Contributor
  • #NotWinning Bristol Palin’s Boyfriend Likes To Call People ‘Nigga,’ Mock Kids With Down Syndrome
  • It’s Not About You: Four Tips To Make Your Blog More Reader-Centric
  • Yes Pls: Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? | Social Media Explorer
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Why The Newspaper Industry Collapsed
  • Teacher Learns Facebook Lesson On Privacy Are they trying to foul up?
  • Facebook Hires Google M&A Expert Zoufonoun More FB Everywhere!!
  • Very Interesting: Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Backing Down From Agreements–Results «
  • Seth’s Blog: Are you doing a good job? Doing a good job is no guarantee of security, advancement or delight.
  • Twitter users send one billion tweets per week – Brand Republic News And about half are mine
  • OOOH Apple applies to use Beatles’ logo – Brand Republic News
  • 8 Powerful & Inexpensive Desktop Design Apps Definitely going to use some of these
  • RIP Zune Player, 2006-2011 Too bad, I like my brown brick.

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

  • Don’t Write ‘Happy Birthday’ On Facebook, Auto-Tune It! ha!
  • Where You Fit In Great perspective from @dannybrown
  • 4 Ways to Set Up a Storefront on Facebook Interesting reference to keep around.
  • from @ConversationAge: Changing the Question Perfectly phrased.
  • The ‘Godzilla’ Incident: Did Twitter Users Gang Up on CNN Earthquake Anchor? Socnets aren’t always right.
  • Top 7 Ways to Save Time on Twitter I NEED to try some of these
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Brands On Facebook If you need a reminder
  • Conversation Agent: The Stream Comes First
  • Maps Show Japan Postings’ Spread On Facebook
  • iPad 2 Sold Out, 70% Went to New Buyers [REPORT] Some nice numbers here.
  • Chicago Rapist Met Two Victims On Facebook Wow. They’ve moved on from CL. It’s social, not a completely safe space ppl
  • Your Online Guide to an Easier Tax Season Just over a month away.
  • NC Student Arrested For Facebook Posts About Principal Oh yeah…uhhh
  • Google Stops Shipping CR-48 Chrome OS Notebooks In this case appears to be a good sign.
  • Facebook Adds Ability to Easily Tag Others in Comments I think we all knew this by now but JIC
  • 1 In 5 Use Facebook To Make Health Decisions A little terrifying
  • Measuring Social Media: Who Has Access to the Firehose? Stuff we all need to know.
  • Engadget’s Editor in Chief Resigns as AOL Shakeup Continues This has gotta hurt
  • Seth’s Blog: Your #SXSW agenda (or any conference, for that matter) Good food for thought
  • Data: How Wealthy Corporations Spend On Social Business @JOwyang | Social Media, Web Marketing Int’g stats
  • The Anatomy of a Great Blog Post – For Bloggers By Bloggers In case you don’t know yet.
  • Seth’s Blog: Bring me stuff that’s dead, please . Such a great lesson about leaving the hot shiny button alone
  • Sunday Brunch – Promoting Old Blog Posts | Danny Brown Great topic from @dannybrown
  • Very Disturbing – The Occasional Ugliness Of The Social Web from @TheBrandBuilder
  • Another installment from @dannybrown Weekly Free Blog Topics at For Bloggers By Bloggers
  • Verizon iPhones Fell Back an Hour Instead of Springing Ahead 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 “Unskilled now means not-specially skilled.” from godin
  • The One Thing That Makes You Different From Everyone Else Just Like You 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
  • Saab Asks Consumers to Make Its Banner Ads More CustomerSourcing.
  • Huffington: NY Times Editor’s Attack Is “Lame” And “Laughable”
  • Top 100 social brands revealed – Brand Republic News Should be interesting
  • The New AOL Way: Fewer Employees, Fewer Freelancers, More Arianna
  • These Are The AOL Brands That No Longer Have Editorial Staff Can’t say I really admired any.
  • Great infographic on platform deciding – Which Social Sites Are Best for Which Marketing Outcomes?
  • AWFUL: Three BBC Journalists Tortured By Col. Qaddafi’s Forces In Libya Headline says it all.
  • Picplz Introduces Collections, the Photo Equivalent of Playlists THis could be an interesting tool.
  • How The New York Times Is Incorporating Social & Algorithmic Recommendations
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Death Of FBML Yet more FB changes
  • Reports of Women Being Like Men are Greatly Exaggerated Preach on sister! fm @conversationage
  • Welcome to the EGOsystem: How Much Are You Worth? from @BrianSolis Very timely given #sxsw
  • One Person Every Corporate Blogging Program Needs So true – must have a QB
  • The Fatigue of Social Media Fatigue Great read from @AmberCadabra
  • Three Tests to Optimize Your Website: VBO, LPO and CRO Think you’ve optimized your site? Try again.
  • APR vs. MBA: Which letters matter more? | Great post from @arikhanson
  • Great outline – The Anatomy of a Social Media Policy 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.