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.
Thanks to CK for providing me the inspiration to start doing this entry with video. This is the inaugural post so check it out! (Would anybody be interested in seeing this become a separate video podcast feed? Let me know in the comments.)
Here are all of the items I think are interesting this week:
- If you're a blogger, check out CK and Drew's idea for Blogger Social '08.
- Facebook's new open platform was just released and already Twitter and Last.fm have created tie-ins. Lots of promise here to reach that audience.
- Speaking of Twitter, Netvibes launched a module to integrate the messaging platform. If you want more information on Twitter, check out my post from earlier this week.
- Real Netoworks is trying to become relevant again in a flash video world. Check out this interview with Robert Scoble on a new piece of technology that lets you take Youtube (and other flash video) offline.
- Apple's deal with EMI to allow DRM free music seems to have carried over to Apple's partner Google. Google's YouTube will start posting EMI music videos. Clown Co. better hurry up, they're getting lapped.
- David Reich has a nice piece about technology feature creep over at Marketing Profs Daily Fix. I'll be posting early next week to expand on his great idea with my own experience.
- Jason Calacanis' new project Mahalo launched this week. The idea is that it's a search engine filtered by humans. David Berkowitz has a nice take on it on his blog. Yahoo started with this model so it's nothing new, the problem they're going to have is handling the volume of content without bias. I still think the 50matches model has more promise
- Microsoft released their Surface interface/product. Oddly, the site is done in Flash and not using their own Silverlight product as Scoble pointed out.
- Atlanta's WestWayne agency has a funny 404 page up as its main page (via AdRants). Look carefully and read it all through. Clever.
- AppleTV now plays YouTube videos. Look for more platforms to jump on this bandwagon. Want to be relevant Joost?
- David Armano started a new job in Chicago at Critical Mass. He's sharing his experiences on his blog and via Twitter.
- Guy Kawasaki has an interview with Magie Zable Fisher on the top ten reasons PR doesn't work. Do you agree? Is PR the new 4 letter word?
- Facebook is offering mobile video uploads. Mobile video is pressing more sites to offer this to users as equipment expands.
- The new Technorati launched with more Web2.0 goodness. What do you think about it?
- Proving Joost is just another channel and not a replacement for the pipeline, National Geographic cut a deal with YouTube to deliver video as well.
- Are you optimizing your new baby's name for search engines? If not, let David help you out.
Top 10 Technorati Searches
- ron paul
- paris hilton
- cecilia bolocco
- google gears
Top Five Web2.0 Movers of the Week (using Alexa data)
Top Ten Marketing Blogs from Viral Garden
- Creating Passionate Users
- Seth's Blog
- Gaping Void
- Logic + Emotion
- Daily Fix
- Drew's Marketing Minute
- The Viral Garden
- Jaffe Juice
- Church of the Customer
Be sure to check out Mack's new blog design and note that this list is now running off of Technorati rankings and not Alexa.
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Top 5 "Viral" Videos This Week
- Women in art
- Miss USA 2007 slip
- Sony's Flexible, full color LCD
- Google Maps Street View
- Battle at Kruger