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Social Media Top Five

By October 23, 2007 August 31st, 2014 No Comments

Do things seem a little stagnant this week, or is it just me? Normally when putting together a Social Media Top Ten, I just rattle things off the top of my head, hardly even needing to check with my page to fill in the blanks.

But this week, I’m having a harder time…Maybe it’s not social media, it’s me. Or maybe the countdown to PodCamp has caused a freeze on all other things social media.

Regardless, a Top Five is better than a Top Zero!

5) John Wall’s Guide to Drinking: One of the dynamic duo behind Marketing Over Coffee presents what I like to call “Networking Over Alcohol,” a guide to drinking in networking situations without losing your head (or your lunch).

4) Boston Blogger Dinner: EMC generously sponsored dinner and drinks for Boston-area bloggers last week, and I continue to be amazed by the turnout to these social media meet-ups. With over 1,000 more people coming to PodCamp Boston 2 than last year’s event, I probably should not have been surprised. Great turnout, great people (Jeremiah Owyang, Doc Searls, to name a couple), perfect pre-PodCamp event.

Speaking of PodCamp…

3) PodCamp Boston 2: More than 1,200 people are currently registered for PodCamp Boston, starting this Friday. Be on the lookout for plenty of live-tweeting from me, starting Thursday night from Blogtoberfest at the Pour House. But will PodCampers from the area be able to focus, with the World Series going on?

2) Twitter and the Playoffs: Twitter has played a huge part in my enjoyment of the 2007 baseball playoffs. A lifelong Sox fan, I’ve always lived and died by the team and spent every October freaking out over the playoffs. This October, I was doing it on Twitter, and I wasn’t alone. Watching each game with my laptop running, Tweeting my frustration and elation, was truly great. I can’t wait to watch the World Series games with the same folks in person, at PodCamp.

Speaking of live Tweeting…

1) Has live-Tweeting replaced live-blogging? Lately, I’ve been turning to Twitter to follow events. This issue particularly came up over the weekend, where Kevin Dugan, Paull Young and Constantin Basturea were all Tweeting from the UGA Connect conference, and checking in on their Tweets was far more effective than reading blog posts later on. Paull argues that the blog posts are necessary, for “posterity,” I can get behind this, but think the Tweets are best for real-time coverage. Thoughts?