Monthly Archives: August 2007

Time for a bloggervention

And I don’t mean blog-convention. Because what came out of the most recent one – the idea of a blogger’s union – is first of all hilarious as a joke but sheer idiocy as a concept. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s buzzing around the blogosphere and even MSM like AP and the Toronto Star wrote about it. But would you (or I) have come up with this sort of ill-conceived and utterly ridiculous notion? Ask yourself these questions and see. – Have you gone a bit too crazy in your quest for Google juice? Are you Googling (with) yourself…

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Abort the pool feed – there’s a new pool in town

Do you want to know what it’s like to be at a press conference nowadays? Have a gander at Robert Scoble’s point of view. It’s no longer about a company waiting for rapt attention or PR vying for control. It’s a new scenario with multiple conversations, photo and video uploads, MSM, micro-blogging… and of course the message from the riser, all happening simultaneously, in real time. It’s stopped being a one-journalist-one-story type of show. Now, it’s full-out, fulltime social media scrum. An energy overload. Kind of exciting, when you start to think about it.

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No ‘blue shirt group’ for me

I like blue shirts. I like them a lot. In fact, I have a closet full of them in many hues, tones and subsets. Some are plain, some are striped and the striped ones are further subdivided into vertical/horizontal and thin/medium/wide. And so on. Often, when I’m in a store and see a bunch of blue shirts on display I think I could be wearing one of them. Sometimes I am. Knowing this, you might easily conclude that I’m an ideal candidate for a ‘blue shirt group’. I’m involved, informed, passionate even. Except I think a blue shirt group is…

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And we all shrine on…

Have you ever noticed how iPod docking stations make it look like a shrine? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a breakthrough device. I just don’t feel the calling to worship at the altar of the iCon.

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