Q & A With White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips
What was White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips doing on a conference stage at 4 PM Eastern today, hours before President Obama’s pivotal address to Congress on healthcare reform? It was a good question, lobbed by old media…read more
Why Oh Why? Twitterers Covering Gov 2.0 Expo Have Accounts Suspended
I twittered a lot yesterday, along with dozens of others attending O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0 Expo here in D.C. Is that a sin? This morning I awoke to a “suspended account due to strange activity.” (Have submitted a help ticket.) Twitter hashtag #gov20e became a trending topic yesterday.…read more
Q & A With Chris Anderson, Best-Selling Author of FREE
If you’re wondering who writes Chris Anderson’s tweets, now that his new book, FREE, has hit the New York Times bestseller list, the answer is: he does. “No minions, @chr1sa is me,” he told me in a Q & A…read more
Are You Twittering?
I’m trying out the free PollDaddy with a simple question: Are You Twittering? You can take the same poll on LinkedIn if you’d prefer.
Update: this poll has been much more popular on LinkedIn. See a screenshot below of the latest results (179 responses as…read more
Summer News: Review of FREE by Chris Anderson
Review of FREE by Chris Anderson
I review Chris Anderson’s new bestseller in the latest issue of my newsletter, WordBiz Report. Subscribe here.
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Q & A With Mashable’s Adam Hirsch on Summer of Social Good
Review of Michael McLaughlin’s New Book About Selling Professional Services
I’m a fan* of Michael McLaughlin‘s previous work (he’s co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Consultants) so I was predisposed to like his new book Winning the Professional Services Sale. However, my heart sank at the long, jargon-y title and subtitle.…read more
Advanced PR Writing for the Web
Corporate Blogging Inches Up Gartner’s Slope of Mainstream Adoption
According to Gartner‘s just released 2009 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, corporate blogging is inching up towards mainstream adoption, while Twitter may be encountering a backlash. It’s been a slow steady climb since 2005, as I’ve noted read more
Writing Exercise: Parody of John McPhee
One of the ways to sharpen your writing chops is to parody another author. I’m interested in improving my skills at creative nonfiction so I’ve been reading John McPhee. Here’s my little parody, based on a Japanese sumi-e…read more
1,2,3 Blog! Jumping into Prose Beyond 140 Characters
Gov 2.0 Summit
Grow Smart Biz Conference
Review 5 – Kat French – Social Enthusiast
Stylish and Fact-Filled Way to Explain Social Media
Cool Pic of U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra at Open Gov and Innovation Conference
This was the best photo I took at Open Government and Innovation. Note the slide behind Vivek Kundra showing Pres. Obama looking at the newly-launched (and very cool) Federal IT Dashboard.read more
A Few Pics From Open Government and Innovation Conference
I’ll post a blog write-up soon.read more
At OGI Conference Live Tweeting Replaces Live Blogging
My grand plans to live blog Open Government and Innovation dwindled within minutes when I saw two Twitter boards behind the speakers displaying the live Twitter stream for hashtag #ogi.
Live crowdsourcing is mesmerizing. The hundreds (thousands?) of individual tweets add up to much more complete, if imperfect,…read more
Live Blogging Open Government and Innovations Conference
I’m liveblogging today’s Open Government and Innovations Conference in Washington DC. Should be pretty interesting. Some key players in Pres. Obama’s open government directive are speaking, including Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief…read more