Dec 16 2008
Louis Gray takes a deeper look at ten new 2008 web services, and considers where they’ll be in 2009. Louis says, “Finding out what your friends were reading and sharing were key facets of most of the new products that gained my attention this year.” Visit LouisGray.com for details on Summize, BackType, TweetDeck, SocialToo, Gnip and more, and see what the future holds for these services. Also offer your favorites of 2008.
Charlene Li makes her predictions for 2009 on her blog, The Altimeter. Charlene predicts a trend towards new age activism and exclusivity. She also predicts that Facebook’s SocialRank algorithms will become influential, and that frontline workers will becoming more active online. Charlene also says that Google, Yahoo! and MSN will compete with a more open strategy, and that there will be a trend for “personal CPMs,” where “Each person’s profile will command a different, personal CPM based on a trilogy of their behavior, influence, and market demand.”
Nathaniel Whittemore Social Entrepreneurship takes a deeper look at what you need to consider when making your “holiday giving decisions.” In the first post of his series, Nathan considers how someone can find out if a charity is making quality, empowering decision with their money. Do you have any ideas?
Shannon Paul says, “There has been a lot of back-and-forth discussion on whether paid-for posts are ethical or not, but I think this misses the larger point.” Shannon feels that there is a philosophical difference between old media and new. Social media tools allow individual ideas to become more important than institutional forced ideas. Read Shannon Pual’s Very Official Blog and find out if she thinks full disclosure is enough to foster a trusting relationship, and why.
Mitch Joel of TwistImage offers a glimpse into a new book on the Huffington Post. Arianna Huffington shares insight into how the Huffington Post has become the number one ranked blog in Technorati. Mitch says, “Arianna’s introduction for The Huffington Post Complete Guide To Blogging really resonates with the passion and power of Blogging.” Visit Mitch’s post and share why you think blogging matters.