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Phil Simon on The Age of the Platform - Video Interview by Jay Baer

January 9, 2012 by Jay Baer

Jay Baer from Convince & Convert interviews prolific author, public speaker, consultant, and futurist, self publisher Phil Simon.[read more]


Bill Davidow Thinks We're Overconnected

January 25, 2011 by Robin Fray Carey
Bill Davidow, Founder of Mohr Davidow Partners and Author, OVERConnected

Silicon-Valley investor and legend, Bill Davidow, has big plans for the Web.  Not that the co-founder of Mohr Davidow Partners, which is regarded on Sand Hill Road as the Daddy Warbucks of Internet startups, is planning on another shrewd investment like Form Factor, MIPS, Vitesse and others.  No, this time he is seeking to...[read more]

Zoetica Salon: A Couple of Good Resources

January 11, 2011 by Beth Kanter

January is Tune Up month in the Zoetica Salon, an online space for free peer learning about nonprofits and social media. Here’s a few good resources shared on the wall in the past week.[read more]


An Electric Corset: Are Today's Digerati The New Victorians?

December 21, 2010 by Jonathan Salem Baskin

Are the rules of Internet etiquette as constraining as those of Victorian polite society and, if so, why do we think our conformity sets us free?[read more]

Journals - The Original Anti-Social Media

September 27, 2010 by Jay Dolan

The other day I went shopping with one of my best friends, and I bought a paper planner. She asked why, since she knows I live and die by my iPhone and its calendar.  Here’s what I came up with. I adore books.  Maybe I am fond of them because I grew up surrounded by books and working in libraries, but I am completely fascinated...[read more]


My Social Media Summer Reading List

June 30, 2010 by Robin Fray Carey
with thanks to cmcgough on flickr

As you head to the beaches, and because many of you in social media have trouble distinguishing your personal lives from your professional, I thought I might tap into my library of terrific books recently shared with me by leading social media practitioners, consultants, and friends of SocialMediaToday. So, no, this is not the summer to...[read more]

5 Books For Your Social Media Library

May 13, 2010 by John Cass

If you were starting out in social media, what five books would you pick to put on your shelf? This question developed from an exchange I had with a book seller a few years ago, where we talked about the most important books a designer needs on their bookshelf. Not just the latest and greatest books, but the books every designer...[read more]

Top 8 Books on Social Media

April 20, 2010 by Carrie Morgan

Looking for some great books on social media to keep your brain sharp?  Here are my current favorites: The Facebook Era by Clara Shih Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett Facebook Marketing by Steven Holzner Twitterville by Shel Israel Marketing in the ...[read more]

Are books -- electronic or not -- becoming "fringe media"?

February 21, 2010 by Kristopher Nelson

Kevin Kelleher of GigaOM believes that “books are becoming a fringe media.” He writes: Like other media, books will change to adapt to the new readers, and I think this means less non-fiction. Even before the web, all business books — and the majority of non-fiction books — struck me as 1,000-word pamphlets puffed out to...[read more]

What comes first for newspapers: the community or the community platform?

January 22, 2010 by Matt Rhodes

Image by niallkennedy via Flickr Guest post by Ben LaMothe At last week's news:rewired event at City University London, there was one session dedicated to discussing the state of online local news, and where it's headed. Among the presenters was Sarah Hartley, local launch editor for The Guardian. The discussion veered...[read more]

The way The Digital Handshake will sell

September 6, 2009 by Paul Chaney

My new book, The Digital Handshake, hit the stores shelves earlier than I anticipated, the result being that my plans to market the book are having to expedited.  You might be surprised to know that publishers don't do the marketing for an author, not like they used to. Don't get me wrong, they do a lot...sell the book into stores...[read more]

The Authoritative Book On Social Media Finally Published

July 27, 2009 by Jason Falls

It seems like everyone who has a blog or presence of substance in the social media space is writing a book these days. In fact, I've actually had several people follow up an introduction to me with, “So what book are you working on?” I'm not presently working on a book, thank you. When I have a good idea for one, I'll let you...[read more]

What Google Doesn't Know (and never will)

May 31, 2009 by Gary Goldhammer

Inspired by a colleague who proclaimed that “books would bedead” in five years, I posed a tongue-in-cheek question on my Facebook page,asking “what will disappear first, booksor the book review section” of newspapers?Expecting similarly tongue-in-cheek answers, I instead received this:“I read a story today...[read more]

Books on my social networking To Read list

April 14, 2008 by Rachel Happe

There are so many great books out there and not enough time to read them all.  People recommend books to me quite often and others I find through my own searches. I have 4 or 5 stacked up at home but also have the following books on my To Read list in no particular order: Storytelling in Organizations: Why Storytelling Is...[read more]

Visualizing intangibles, a huge marketing opportunity

April 1, 2008 by Angelo Fernando

We writers tend to think that anything can be explained away with a sentence, a headline, a turn of phrase. But I am also a huge believer in information graphics and icons. Often a few lines with a Sharpie on the back of a napkin can tell a story much, much better than a few PowerPoint slides. Or an ad. (seen the napkin visual in a...[read more]

Five questions for Rohit Bhargava about “Personality Not Included”

March 30, 2008 by Angelo Fernando

To coincide with book launch of Personality Not Included that I mentioned last week, author Rohit Bhargava invited bloggers to submit five questions about the book. This blog was one of the 52 he has featured. Bhargava, senior VP of Ogilvy PR, and prolific writer, has a great conversational style and is fully aware that he is...[read more]

Buzzkill: People are not bees

March 13, 2008 by Josh Bernoff

by Josh Bernoff (Cross-posted from our blog at People are not insects. So why is it so popular, in analyzing the surge of social activity online, to compare them to bees? Here you see the covers of two recent books about social technologies, Barry Libert and Jon Spector's We Are Smarter Than Me and Larry Weber's...[read more]

46: How to find influencers

February 14, 2008 by Paul Gillin

Paul's writing a book, and he's devoting a chapter to hands-on techniques for finding influencers online. It isn't as simple as it sounds. Google indexes only a small percentage of online content and no search engine taps in to all the features of the various photo-sharing and social network sites. This week, Paul talks about what he...[read more]

Blogging helps you tell authentic stories

February 12, 2008 by Blog Biz

I spent part of last night poking my nose through various books in Barnes and Noble, including All Marketers are Liars, which will probably end up being the first Seth Godin book I actually buy (I never get tired of his blog). One of the themes that I see recurring in Seth's writing is this [...]Link to original post[read more]

Wikipatterns Comments - Part One - Wiki Uses

February 12, 2008 by Bill Ives

I recently read Stewart Mader's Wikipatterns, over several long plane trips, which I highly recommend. That is the book, not the plane trips. Not that it takes that long to read but I took it in bits, between other things, like editing my trip pictures and reading, Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (alos highly recommended). Anyway,...[read more]