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Buzz Friday (week of April 20)

Here is a look at what is happening across a couple of sites I keep an eye on. Let me know if there is anything you would like me to add on.



Items I think are interesting:
  • If you don't know who Lionel Messi is, he is an Argentine soccer phenom playing in FC Barcelona. Check out this video. Fantastico! (This is a shout out to my friends in Buenos Aires.)
  • I added a link on my blog below LinkedIn to a service called MyZiki. You go on and create a profile for yourself and it aggregates all of your media (posts, photos, comments, twitters) in one place. They also buy the keywords for your name in major search engines so you come up at the top of the list. Go ahead and search for 'Matt Dickman' in Google and Yahoo. You'll see my Ziki ad show up at the top.
  • Nikon's PR force launched a blogger focused campaign for the D80 (the camera I personally use). It's gotten mixed feedback, but certainly has generated plenty of buzz. Check our Mack's post and the comments for more thoughts.
  • Valeria Maltoni at Conversation Agenct asks a question that I've been curious about. Is LinkedIn working for you? Hop over there and join the conversation (agent).
  • Speaking of LinkedIn, Mario Sundar (LinkedIn's new Customer Evangelist) has a couple great posts from the Web 2.0 Expo on the topic of Community Evangelism.
  • Seth Godin had a post on his Dip Blog last week asking for a list of quitters. I sent mine in and was chosen by Seth to receive a signed copy. I devoured it and will post more here when the book becomes publicly available on May 10. I recommend you go ahead and put your order in now.
  • In a hilarious twist of irony, Microsoft is urging an anti-trust review of the DoubleClick merger. There is even Microsoft conspiracy theory saying that MS intentionally ran up the price on DoubleClick and then lost on purpose.
  • Lots of new competition heating up in social tagging systems. MySpace announced a Digg-like service and Google announced a service close to StumbleUpon.
  • Coke announced a new venture in Second Life that has everybody talking. Done by Crayon, Virtual Thirst is an innovative move to invigorate the SL space after much doomsday talk in past weeks.

Top Five Technorati Blogs

  1. Engadget
  2. Boing Boing
  3. Gizmodo
  4. Techcrunch
  5. The Huffington Post

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Top 10 Technorati Searches

  1. joost invite
  2. cho seung-hui
  3. virginia tech
  4. ismail ax
  5. youtube
  6. myspace
  7. sanjaya
  8. ubuntu
  9. web 2.0 expo
  10. messi (Argentine soccer phenom)

Top Five Web2.0 Movers of the Week (using Alexa data)

  1. Geni
  2. 37 Signale
  3. Bolt
  4. Ze Frank
  5. Frappr


Top Five Web2.0 Sites (using Alexa data)

  1. YouTube
  2. MySpace
  3. Orkut
  4. Wikipedia
  5. hi5


Top Five Marketing Blogs from Viral Garden

  1. Seth's Blog
  2. Creating Passionate Users
  3. Duct Tape Marketing
  4. Gaping Void
  5. Marketing Shift

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Top 5 "Viral" Videos This Week

  1. Gol de Messi al Getafe 18/04/07
  2. The Zimmers "My Generation"
  3. The Landlord
  4. Alanis Morissette "My Humps Video"
  5. Gangsta Happy Feet Remix


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