Groundswell_cover Here’s a list in no particular order of the new (or recent) business books I’ve got lined up on my shelf for summer reading. I won’t read most of these cover to cover. I’ll skim, look for useful tidbits, consult the index, etc. I bet you read most business books the same way.

Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff (comprehensive and spot on: what corporations need to know to understand and make use of social media)

Made to

One of the most animated discussions about social media I’ve seen is going on over at Alan Weiss’s Contrarian Consulting blog.

 

His blog post titled Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Chance has sparked, as of this writing, 60 comments, many of them refuting Weiss’s contention that social media (including blogs and Twitter) are a waste of time for consultants promoting professional services to corporate clients.

He also contends that

There was no PowerPoint at BlogPotomac, the unconference held here in DC last week. But two of our speakers have posted their presentation notes.

Kdpaine Measurement queen KD Paine posted her outline of 6 basic steps to measure communications online. Be sure to read also her post on "a new un-standard for social media measurement." She's one of the best out there when it comes to explaining - in persuasive, business terms - how to measure

There was no PowerPoint at BlogPotomac, the unconference held here in DC last week. But two of our speakers have posted their presentation notes.

Kdpaine Measurement queen KD Paine posted her outline of 6 basic steps to measure communications online. Be sure to read also her post on "a new un-standard for social media measurement." She's one of the best out there when it comes to explaining - in persuasive, business terms - how to measure social media.
 

Frankgruber AOL's "Somewhat Frank" Frank Gruber posted an annotated list of social media tools (aka "bright shiny objects") that he uses on a weekly basis. Frank is a product developer for AOL.…

At one point on Friday June 13, 2008, I looked around the packed Stage Theater, venue of BlogPotomac, and realized that virtually everybody was video interviewing or photographing each other. (Photo at left by Li Evans.)

In other words, they were walking the talk, or promise, of social media. Namely, everyone is a participant and - in the case of an unconference - what goes on in the audience is just as important as what's said on

At one point on Friday June 13, 2008, I looked around the packed Stage Theater, venue of BlogPotomac, and realized that virtually everybody was video interviewing or photographing each other. (Photo at left by Li Evans.)

In other words, they were walking the talk, or promise, of social media. Namely, everyone is a participant and - in the case of an unconference - what goes on in the audience is just as important as what's said on stage.

In addition to co-chairing the event with Geoff Livingston, my role was pretty simple: I introduced some of our terrific speakers and ran around with a mike to amplify audience questions or comments.

BlogPotomac was a great success. At least 150 attendees, great speakers, great buzz. More photos and videos and podcasts TK. Our one-day conference was thoroughly Tweeted. See Twitter stream via Summize.com. Below is Dell chief blogger Lionel Menchaca giving our keynote. Video courtesy of my esteemed co-chair Geoff Livingston.

Life - and death - move so quickly in the Internet age. Consummate American political journalist Tim Russert , best known as host of Meet the Press, died suddenly several hours ago of a heart attack in the Washington DC offices of NBC News.

The news was instantly all over Twitter, the social networking / micro blogging platform.

If you had any doubt that "new media" possesses as much gravitas as established MSM, take a look at his

Life - and death - move so quickly in the Internet age. Consummate American political journalist Tim Russert , best known as host of Meet the Press, died suddenly several hours ago of a heart attack in the Washington DC offices of NBC News.

The news was instantly all over Twitter, the social networking / micro blogging platform.

If you had any doubt that "new media" possesses as much gravitas as established MSM, take a look at his Wikipedia page, already updated in the past tense. He will be sorely missed here in D.C. as well as around the world.

Tim_russert_wikipedia

Useful Link

More on the magic of Twitter (as it relates to Tim Russert) by Steve Gillmor

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