woensdag 25 maart 2009

Google Moderator: participation tool made its way to white house

Another freebie (in Beta of course, noblesse oblige) made by the Google house: Google Moderator. It's a simple, yet effective way to let readers, customers or citizens have their say about a topic you suggest. It works twofold: it enables customers to formulate an opinion, and to vote for an opinion. Result: the most popular opinions come ahead of the rest, often well-formulated.

It stresses the point that participation must not be censored, but channelled: popular fora on newssites like www.hln.be are often crowded with people who are kean on expressing their very explicit, extreme shouts and opinions, overshadowing the majority of opinions, and not letting much room for debate.

Meanwhile, if you want to have a look how the Obama administration is using Google Moderator, have a look for yourself on the 'open for questions'-section on the white house website.

dinsdag 17 maart 2009

today..... F*** my life

Today, me and my boyfriend came back to my house after a night on the town. Thinking the house was empty, we proceeded to have sex. Just as it was getting good my phone rings. It was a text from my mom, "Quiet down. Even your father can tell your faking." FML
#415809 (45) - 03/17/2009 at 4:40pm by MrAwsum - sex - I agree, your life is f***ed (7684) - you deserved that one (4158)

Start every message with "today" and end your sentence with "FML". That's a concept simple enough for creating a website (or social site or whatever you want to call it). It's nice, simple, user-generated and puts a smile on your face. Find out for yourself or put your anecdote on FML. The FML page on Facebook is also one of the fastest growing pages.

social media taking off company-wise triggered by recession?

Investing and exploring social media is - according to a recent Forrester study - taking off with companies who employ more than 250 employees. The following chart is for us in Europe revealing, and predicting what's to come. Read the complete article by Sarah Perez

zondag 15 maart 2009

how did the obama campaign start the grassroot organisations?

Watch the lovely Amy explain to you how you can enlist in a local organisation, visit your republican neighbours to convince them, set up a donation campaign and start their own blog.

zaterdag 14 maart 2009

Lance Amstrong as a photographer

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

├╝bertwitter Lance Amstrong also makes use of TwitPic - the photomicroblog of Twitter. And sometimes has apart from pics of kids and colleagues a keen eye for detail on the road.

To read more about the man using Twitter, read the interview with LA

vrijdag 13 maart 2009

ABC of Twitter

okay, I've started twittering. And I did about everything wrong in every possible way. There's an etiquette to follow. I connected to people I don't know not knowing if my messages would annoy them or not. And hell, was I to know that you could follow conversation by selecting keywords?

But then an article by Michael Hyatt caught my eye, The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter. A should read for everybody starting to Twitter. A second great resource was Deb Dib's Twitter Toolbox. So I learned, I wasn't the only one trying to find my marks in this universe of 140 character infobits.

enjoy your lecture.

donderdag 12 maart 2009

betalen om naar je i-pod te luisteren?


Lance Amstrong twittert me berichtjes

Voor een klant op zoek naar recuteringsmogelijkheden via social media. Het valt allemaal samen met mijn lectuur van WWGD (what would Google do?) van Jeff Jarvis, die ronduit beweert dat klanten beter hun agentschap buitensmijten omdat alles kan via social media. En dus aan het twitteren geslagen. Bij Twitteren (soort sms op web) krijg je 140 karakters de tijd om je boodschap kwijt te raken. Kan je daarmee recruteren? Sommige Nederlandse headhunters plaatsen daar een vacature. De Standaard plaatst er zijn nieuwskoppen. En Lance liet een paar uur geleden nog weten dat hij naar een liedje aan het luisteren was.