Bruce Clay Blog : 3/5 : TwitterAugust 20, 2010
What a week! Hope everyone had a good one, and that those at SES San Francisco arrived back home safely. Susan’s back in the office, which is a joy in the writers’ room, because that means more smiles, stories and presents! (Yay, conference swag!)
Just for you she brought back a packed-to-the-brim archive of liveblog coverage of SES. A million thank yous to the guest livebloggers (Some of them first timers on the liveblog circuit! They’re naturals!) who pumped out comprehensive reports of sessions with thoughtful advice and opinions. I’m talking to you, Alan Bleiweiss, Brent Rangen, Jayme Westervelt, John Ellis, Jonah Stein and Michael Martin. Oh, BCI’s own Susan Esparza and Bruce Clay Australia’s Kate Gamble didn’t do too bad either.
Read more of Friday Recap: Chasing Butterflies Edition.
August 18, 2010
Matt McGowan, Publisher and Head of U.S., Incisive Media
Tracy Falke, Social Media Specialist, Freestyle Interactive
Paul Madden, Owner, Crea8 New Media
Jeff Pulver, Entrepreneur, Chairman and Founder, JeffPulver.com
I’m back again for another social media session. You’d think I was a big fan of it myself, wouldn’t you? Nope, I just figure that I, and so many others out there, need to know this info for yourselves or your clients. I’ll take my mountains over Twitter any day… sorry, Twitter fans.
Read more of Twitternation and Automation — SES San Francisco.
August 13, 2010
It’s Friday the 13th! Have you got your lucky clover handy? Or do you laugh in the face of friggatriskaidekaphobes?
Susan, Bruce, Chris and a few lucky BCIers are getting ready for SES San Francisco next week. You may have noticed that we’ve yet to publish our liveblog schedule for the conference. You’ll find it welcoming readers to the blog on Monday, just in time to get excited about the show. I actually have a really exciting announcement about our liveblogging this time. For SES San Francisco we’re honored to have six awesome guest bloggers joining the liveblogging team. A special thanks to Alan Bleiweiss, Jayme Westervelt, John W. Ellis, Jonah Stein, Michael Martin, and Tracy Falke, whose liveblogging you’ll find right here next week. I mean, look at what John’s already doing to get hyped for the show! Next week is going to be awesome — even without turtles!
Read more of Friday Recap: Randomest Recap Ever Edition.
July 23, 2010
Hi-ho! Welcome back to your favorite day of the work week. I can tell you’re crushing it in the hours left, but take a load off for a hot minute and savor some recap.
Or don’t and stay busy. Because busy equals happy, according to recent research. Unfortunately, our instinct is to idle. The researchers found that people report feeling happier when they’ve been busy, even doing tasks categorized as “futile busyness,” and yet we’re hard wired to try to save energy by doing nothing. Thanks a lot, evolution.
Read more of Friday Recap: Positively Peachy Edition.
July 22, 2010
Ah, Spindex … just one tiny vowel away from spandex. If you haven’t heard of Spindex yet, it’s a Microsoft FUSE Labs service that was rolled out in beta and announced at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in May.
Spindex is what many people would call an aggregator. FUSE Labs disagrees. In the video posted above, we find out it’s a “personal search engine for social media” that actually analyzes the content within your networks to find out what’s trending and who’s who among your entire social audience. Presumably, it brings you the information you’d be most interested in with regards to only your communities online.
Read more of Put on Spindex, Consume More Social Media.
July 2, 2010
Just a short recap today since we were planning our big announcement. Here are a few finds to keep you entertained while you’re sunning by the barbecue this lovely holiday weekend!
Serious stuff first. Bing announced its new crawler, bingbot, will replace msnbot come October. So don’t be alarmed when your server logs recognize a new agent in the field.
Social media marketers got an exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming Digg 4.0 from Brent Csutoras. Looks like suggested profiles, integration with Twitter, Facebook and e-mail, and big changes to the categories are on the horizon.
Read more of Friday Recap: O Say, Things to See Edition.
July 1, 2010
Crisis communications has evolved with the invention of social media, how (and how quickly) companies must respond in the event of a crisis is complex and swift. With real-time updates becoming part of the norm in the SERPs, a company in crisis should always be part of the current conversation.
Staring at the fish tank at my chiropractor’s office this week, I realized that BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the resulting sour of public opinion is an opportunity to look at social media and crisis communication.
Read more of BP, Crisis Communications and Social Media.
June 18, 2010
Lots of important things to share with you today. Better get to it!
Last week Susan asked that people get on the Robert bandwagon for So You Think You Can Dance. Yes, Robert had another stellar performance on this week’s show, but one friend had bigger aspirations — hopes of seeing BCI’s Robert Esparza getting jiggy wit’ it. And who are we to disappoint? I bring you Robert and Gary Luke’s disco boogie!
That’s not the only gift we’ll give the Internet marketing community this month. On July 2 we’ll announce the winners of the Small Biz Discovery Contest. Make your choice for the grand prize winner known by voting for your favorite article in the SEO and social media categories. We adjusted the voting process this week, which means voting is open until the end of June. And when you vote, you can enter a drawing to win a seat in our SEOToolSet Training. Make someone’s day and learn along the way.
Read more of Friday Recap: Space Cadets Edition.
June 14, 2010
Everyone is getting their panties in a bunch about Facebook and Twitter these days. Everybody has an opinion on what they’re doing right, what they’re doing wrong, if they should make a profit, how they should make a profit, and on and on.
I admit, when it comes to the privacy issue, I’m not an advocate for some of the things Facebook has been doing. The amount of information I share with people who I know even in the real world is carefully monitored, so proclaiming to the planet my whereabouts, age and interests seems like a perfect opportunity for some sicko or thief to commit a crime.
But when it comes to the topic of businesses making profit, I’m a fan. Just because our social media networks let us use them for free, doesn’t mean we should treat them as anything other than what they really are: businesses. And let me remind you that we all choose to be a part of those businesses.
Read more of Social Media: The Wedgie of the Internet.
June 11, 2010
Wow! What a week! SMX Advanced was intense. I learned a lot and made deeper personal relationships, and I wasn’t even there! It’s all thanks to the incredible liveblogging that I was honored to take part in. You can too — just head over to the earlier posts from this week (I’ve rounded them all up here and we share some additional liveblogging lessons here) by Susan and special guests Alan Bleiweiss, Dana Lookadoo, and Gil Reich.
Those who attended Bruce’s SEO training workshop yesterday found it to be a strong way to close out the show. Exhibit A was one attendee’s Twitter sentiment, which Paula shared in the writers’ room chat. I’ll let you into our special world for a moment.
Read more of Friday Recap: Special World Edition.