Bruce Clay Blog : 4/5 : TwitterJune 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.
June 8, 2010
Yahoo is making popcorn at their booth. You have NO idea how tempted I am to forget this liveblogging sessions and go liveblog a bag of popcorn instead. Popcorn is totally my downfall. But because I love you guys, I’m going to be strong.
Apparently people are complaining about the pre-roll sponsored mini-pitches that I didn’t blog last session. Whatever, people. Just play on your phone for a minute if you don’t want to listen. There’s one of them now and like last time, I’m not blogging it.
June 4, 2010
Howdy on this fine Friday! It’s almost time to get your weekend on, but first, get some light reading in, ‘kay?
We were introduced to a new dinosaur species this week, and isn’t he a handsome specimen? Beak-like face and a name that translates to “grinding-mouth, wrinkle-eye” — Jeyawati was a cutie!
I fear we’re all headed in the direction of the dinosaurs if they can’t clean up the Gulf Coast oil disaster and stop the flow of oil. There’s not much we can do about that mess at the moment, so go ahead and plant a tree. Mother Nature could use any boost she can get right now.
Did you have a cup of coffee or three this morning to give you a boost? A new study suggests that the stimulation felt from caffeine may be just an illusion. The researchers say that regular coffee drinkers that get their caffeine fix every morning may simply be alleviating the fatiguing effects of caffeine withdrawal, giving the effect of alertness while actually just bringing them back to normal. Susan and Jessica are highly skeptical. And admitted coffee addicts… Just saying.
Read more of Friday Recap: Caffeine Jolt Edition.
May 14, 2010
OMG with the Facebook insanity! Just because this entire week needs an adorable animal chaser or three, here’s a hit of itty bitty tortoises, a dose of rare white otter cubs, and a shot of kittens going down a slide.
Phew. That’s better.
Read more of Friday Recap: Stop the Madness Edition
May 10, 2010
I just read an interesting piece on twitip about four things that the author is tired of seeing on Twitter. She got some giggles out of me, especially when she explains her grievance about using social media to talk about social media. An excerpt:
This is a bit like having a telephone conversation that goes:
“Can you believe we’re using the telephone?”
“I know. I love the telephone.”
“I’d like to know how you are using the phone to enhance your conversations.”
“I have been able to call many people and discuss how we can use the telephone.”
Read more of The Social Media Discussion is Here to Stay.
April 30, 2010
Goodbye, April. Hello, weekend! It’s recap time again!
Have you had a tough week? Ze Frank has written a song just for when you need a reminder to take a deep breath and chill out. It’s aptly titled the Chillout Song and while he wrote the song himself, all but his part of the vocals were contributed by his fans.
Read more of Friday Recap: Search Sausage Experiment Edition.
April 2, 2010
What a week! Yesterday was April Fools’ Day and as could be expected, pranks galore ensued. David Harry has rounded up Google’s annual joke-a-thon, including a name change on the home page, Google Translate for animals and the mysterious disappearance of vowels on the Gmail home page. The cruelest April Fools’ joke of all came courtesy of College Humor. Lying to New Yorkers that they’d be so lucky as to get In-N-Out. That’s just mean!
Read more of Friday Recap: Fools’ Paradise Edition.
March 24, 2010
We’re here at the last session of the day and we’ve got another exciting search-and-beyond OMS session. This time the beyond is social.
Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOmoz.org, @randfish
Harry Gold, CEO, Overdrive Interactive, @HarryJGold
Aaron Kahlow, Chairman & Founder, Online Marketing Summit, @AaronKahlow
Mike Mothner, Founder & CEO, Wpromote Inc., @mothner
February 26, 2010
So I’m getting pretty anxious. I don’t know if it’s the caffeine IV drip from this morning or the tornado brain I get before leaving town for a monster search relay like SMX West, but things are getting all Fri-dazed up in here.
I mean, is it true that I might really hear Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer address a house packed with search marketers? As Marty Weintraub of aimClear wonders, could the occasion of Ballmer keynoting a search conference usher in a new SEO era? How refreshing to think that Microhoo may support the SEO industry!
Read more of Friday Recap: Dance Like You Mean It Edition.
February 24, 2010
Is your organization’s social media engagement at the level you’d like it to be? That was the question we asked in our Facebook Question of the Week. Some great examples came up in the conversation of how businesses are using social media, and how they’d like to advance their interaction in the future.
It’s conversations like those that we were hoping to generate when we introduced the Question of the Week to our Facebook fan page. To be honest, it doesn’t matter how many Facebook marketing webinars and conference presentations I’ve attended — I always sought a greater understanding of how Facebook can work for business.