Brian clarks writes one of the most well known blogs in the world. But everyone wants to talk about Copyblogger with him. We decided to talk Twitter. Brian, for the record, is one of the nicest, most approachable guys around.
Un gran nÃºmero de medios tradicionales estÃ¡ utilizando Twitter para distribuir las Ãºltimas noticias y alertas. Muchos corresponsales también usan Twitter para informar de las noticias antes de que estas lleguen al medio.
AquÃ he tratado de condensar un listado de medios que utilizan Twitter, cÃ³mo lo utilizan, links a grÃ¡ficos indicando la frecuencia con que actualizan y links a sus cuentas de Twitter. SÃ³lo he incluido aquellas cuentas con actualizaciones recientes.
Si sabes de un medio o corresponsal que utiliza Twitter para distribuir noticias que no aparezca en esta lista, déjanos un mensaje indicando su cuenta de Twitter y el tipo de noticias que distribuye.
Me pueden seguir en Twitter a través de mi cuenta @cgranier.
Radio y TelevisiÃ³n (Radio & TV)
Corresponsales (Correspondents, Media Employees)
Ya sabes, infÃ³rmanos de cualquier medio o corresponsal que utiliza Twitter para distribuir noticias que no aparezca en esta lista utilizando el formulario de comentarios en esta pÃ¡gina.
Me pueden seguir en Twitter a través de mi cuenta @cgranier.
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Those were the days. I should revive that game.
At any rate, a lot of geeks like myself are heading down to Austin next month for SXSW Interactive, possibly the Mecca of all web conferences. In the spirit of the event being in Austin (you never have to go far for great Texas blues with absolutely no cover charge) and in true social networking fashion, I asked people on Twitter today to name a single song that would be their theme song for SXSW. They could only choose one song. I’ve compiled this into a playlist for you.
- Simple Man – Lynryd Skynrd
- I Turn My Camera On – Spoon
- Parent’s Just Don’t Understand – Fresh Prince
- Party Up – DMX
- Guitars and Video Games – Sunny Day Real Estate
- I Feel it All – Feist
- You Won’t See Me – The Beatles
As a bonus, here are some tracks I would add:
- Video Killed the Radio Star – Amber Pacific/Punk Goes 80s
- Fake Tales of San Francisco – Arctic Monkeys
- Lights and Sounds – Yellowcard
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
- In God’s Country – U2
- Every Night’s Another Story – The Early November
What are your theme songs for SXSW? :-)
El volumen de informaciÃ³n que debemos procesar aumenta cada dÃa. Cada nuevo paquete de contenido que consumimos parece abrir las puertas a cientos de paquetes adicionales. La sobrecarga de informaciÃ³n se ha vuelto un problema tan grande que muchas veces paraliza nuestra productividad.
Recientement, Steve Rubel (Micro Persuasion: The Digital Curator in Your Future) y Valeria Maltoni (Conversation Agent: Do We Need Editors in New Media) han retomado un tema que toqué en el 2006 (RED66: Where are the Editors?): la necesidad de editores o curadores de contenido que funcionen como un filtro que regule la cantidad y calidad del contenido que consumimos.
Actualmente podemos crear Agentes de BÃºsqueda (e.g., Google Alerts) para estar al tanto de cualquier informaciÃ³n relacionada a un tema de nuestro interés. El problema estÃ¡ en que estos agentes no tienen todavÃa la capacidad de decidir cual contenido vale la pena y cual debe ir a la basura. Hace falta un agente de bÃºsqueda con criterio suficiente para decidir cual contenido enviarnos. (una opciÃ³n serÃa construir un Agente de BÃºsqueda que utilice informaciÃ³n previamente curada, como por ejemplo la que estÃ¡ en Del.icio.us).
Yahoo!, Altavista, Google, entre otros, fueron los primeros agentes de bÃºsqueda de internet, permitiéndonos encontrar informaciÃ³n que de otro modo nunca hubieramos visto. Google aplicÃ³ su algoritmo de PageRank para entregarnos resultados mÃ¡s relevantes. Pero es tanta la informaciÃ³n disponible en Internet que estos sistemas de bÃºsqueda nos devuelven demasiada informaciÃ³n, mucha de ella irrelevante o de poca importancia. PageRank no es necesariamente la mejor forma de categorizar informaciÃ³n.
Servicios como Mahalo, StumpleUpon, Del.icio.us y hasta Digg nos permiten buscar informaciÃ³n previamente filtrada y organizada por otros. Los usuarios de estos servicios actÃºan como curadores de la informaciÃ³n, decidiendo qué vale la pena ver – de la misma forma que el curador de un museo decide cuales obras de arte exhibir (y al igual que en el museo, a veces nos preguntamos cÃ³mo un artÃculo en particular fue escogido para la colecciÃ³n).
Pero todavÃa prefiero servicios como Twitter, que me permiten escoger mis conexiones (mis fuentes de informaciÃ³n) y aprender de sus recomendaciones. Siguiendo las conversaciones de mis contactos en Twitter consigo mÃ¡s contactos y aprendo quiénes ofrecen contenido relevante. Sin embargo, Twitter requiere mi atenciÃ³n constante (es lo que podrÃamos llamar un “torrente de distracciÃ³n permanente”); me hace falta un agente de bÃºsqueda que condense lo que llega a mi Twitter y me informe regularmente al respecto.
Y tu, Â¿cÃ³mo consumes informaciÃ³n? Â¿Tienes alguna herramienta secreta que te permite estar al dÃa? Â¿O te estÃ¡s ahogando en un mar de informaciÃ³n banal? Cuéntanos tu experiencia usando el formulario de comentarios.
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I’m at a special milestone in my Twitter career. Most people don’t end up with 1000 friends but the Twitter community is vibrant and I’m fully engaged so at this point, I have 999 friends.
I thought it would be cool, in the spirit of Twitter and community, to hold a contest for the 1000th friend milestone. In true Twitter fashion, this is how it will work. Below is an article about community. What I want you to do is to post a summary of the article in your own words on Twitter and leave a link to the Tweet in the comments. For the sake of community, also post the contents of the tweet in comments so people don’t have to go clicking everywhere to see what’s been said. The winner will be chosen exclusively by me (I can be subjective, right?)
There’s a twist however. In order to get participation from everyone, including the 999 people that are already my friends, the winner will choose my 1000th friend for me. You can choose yourself if you want, but if the winner is already my friend they could choose somebody that they find interesting and they want me to follow too. Could be fun, right? Right, so let’s get to it.
We’re in the political season again and people are avidly watching the races for the Republican and Democratic nominations. It hearkens back to the bad old days when I first started blogging in 2004. The presidential election gave bloggers lots of fodder to talk about and, back then, everyone seemed to be a political blogger of some sort. Fortunately, the blogging world has diversified and is now rich in technology, sports, celebrity gawking, etc. It’s a much more accurate view of real life where people are very different.
One of the main problems that has plagued bloggers for as long as blogging has been around is the sense that blogging is an individual sport. Rarely do you see communities – true communities – spring up around single blog properties. There are a few notable blog centered communities – SEOMoz in the SEO world; Digital Photography School in the, well, digital photography world; all of the Gawker properties, I think. Mostly however, blogging is an individual sport and blog participation is a spectator sport.
Why do you think that is?
When I first heard the term social networking I always word associated with social engineering, a scary term that denotes manipulation of lemmings by a single person or entity. When I thought of social media, which is used interchangeably with the word social networking, I thought of communist state government.
Where the word came from is irrelevant. It is the word. What it means is a grassroots community revolving around a topic or niche. In most cases the “friending” is a function of the network that allows people to connect and interconnect with each other, thus creating grassroots networking.
I come back to blogging, where in most cases, this is not occurring. Blogging is still mostly a one way communication tool where the blogger, or bloggers write. There is interaction via comments, but this is non-commital action that people can take that is contrary to the “friending” process of social networks. Anyone who blogs knows the feeling of being a “one night stand” where a commenter comes by, does a drive by comment, and leaves. Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma’am!
This is not community. Community requires a level of commitment, if only as menial as a friend request to “ensure” the tie that binds.
I’d love to see more communities emerge around blogs. Heck, I may start a forum here which would be a first step but it wouldn’t be enough. There would have to be the follow through from readers where community could begin to coalesce.
What are your thoughts on community?
I have a friend. Up until about a month ago, I only knew him as shashib. I didn’t know much about shashib, except what I observed about him on Twitter. As I observed shashib and interacted with him, I realized he was from the DC metropolitan area and that he was in social media. We had something in common right from the start and so more and more, I engaged shashib as not only a colleague but as a friend. We laughed, joked all in 140 characters or less.
Sometime last month, I met shashib for the first time in person. It was at Social Media Club in Falls Church, Virginia where Jim Long, the cameraman from NBC and the White House Press pool turned social-media mogul, was speaking to the SMC.
After the meeting was over, I introduced myself to shashib and discovered what he does. He works at Network Solutions, the 20th century era domain registrar that still charges $35 for a domain for a year. I don’t particularly like NetSol, but the fact that he worked there didn’t affect my opinion of Shashi (his real name is Shashi Bellamkonda) because he was my friend.
I don’t mean “friend” in the sense of what most of social media has turned into where “friend” is a status symbol of yet another person who you have chosen to follow or who has decided to follow you. I mean, friend, in the 20th century or earlier sense of the world – two humans having common interests and sharing a common bond.
I’ve given Shashi plenty of grief about Network Solutions. How the perception to me is that it is an overpriced solution that doesn’t offer much more than what you can get much cheaper elsewhere. I even gave him grief over last weeks kerfuffle about NetSol’s domain “holding” practice. I did, however, complement NetSol on their domain administration interface, something I have not used in years and is much improved and much more fluid than any other competitor’s that I have experience with.
But this is not about Network Solutions. This is about relationships.
Since last month, I have seen Shashi in person a handful of other times and he is as genuine today as he was before I knew what he did. It’s about relationship, and Shashi is my friend.
Marketing and communications in the internet world today has somewhere gotten lost. Somehow, it has become more about deceptive practices than it has about relationship. It’s become about trying to get you to believe something, regardless of whether it is true. Where is the integrity?
In real life, I wouldn’t expect someone who is a friend to try to deceive me. I would not expect lying or backstabbing. Not from a friend. The solution then for communications professionals to step back and determine what the best ROI for marketing. Is it a deceptive sales pitch, or is it “friendship evangelism”?
If Shashi started trying to sell me on NetSol out of the gate, chances are that today, we would not be friends. Instead, he established a friendship with me and has me seriously considering a little known service of NetSol. How’s that for evangelism?
* Photo Credit to Schmoozing