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Business Blogging in 2007

December 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Destination Marketing

Ignore the naysayers, Social Media will be the hot topic in 2007. The rush into Web 2.0 will be ugly and fraught with danger for many who are jumping onto the bandwagon without a clear knowledge of what and why they are doing it. But there is hope.

Likely this will be a major theme for Adirondack Base Camp in 2007. Here are some cool links to whet your appetite:

Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers

The Social Customer ManifestoVRM is the future.

All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World

BankwatchSocial Banking?!!

Business BloggingBusiness Blogging Field Guide (PDF)

Brand as Mythology

The Corporate Weblog Manifesto

Consumer generated media, a threat or an opportunity?

The Window Seat

5 Rules of Social Media Optimization (SMO)

Travel and Web 2.0

Fasten Your Seatbelts (German)

Thinking in Web 2.0 : 16 Ways

Seven rules for corporate blogging

Blogs Will Change Your Business

Top 7 Marketing Trends for 2007


The Power to the People

December 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Miscellania

Every couple years I visit the Left Coast for a parental visit. These visits have evolved over time into a somewhat predictable pattern.

  • Home Cooking
  • Favorite Restaurants – Tito’s Tacos, The Burnt Tortilla, Mei Lung Village (Shanghai Cuisine), Dim Sum, Sushi, various breakfast places
  • Shopping – REI, Costco (the Marina del Rey store has to be seen to be believed), Fry’s Electronics, The Shiseido store (wife likes nail polish)
  • Attractions – Disneyland, Long Beach Aquarium, Beach, the Russian Submarine
  • Computer Repair and Maintenance – 3 computers – clean (in and out), update, spyware and viruses, new games, etc.
  • Troubleshooting – a variety of home repair items, customer service issues

Customer service? Let me expand on that.

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Adirondack Ghouls during Christmas

December 27th, 2006 · 9 Comments · Miscellania

Some of my readers might notice the news sidebar on this site. That’s the place where I tag news items of interest as deemed by me, The Editor. Never one to hold out on another Adirondacker, especially one of the few really good bloggers in our area, my technique was shared with the Almanack. I suppose the definition of what is “Adirondack” news can be loose and free, even I stray occasionally.

OK, so I tagged an article about the Canadian forces surrounding a group of Taliban in Afghanistan. With the obvious mainstream media bias, good news from our conflict in the Middle East is hard to come by. Agree or disagree, we have friends, neighbors, and FELLOW AMERICANS fighting and dying over there right now while we fritter away here.

LGF and others have noted the “Disgusting and Ghoulish Beyond Belief” Associated “Press” story entitled “US Iraq Deaths Exceed 9/11 Count“. Imagine my surprise to find this article tagged under “adknews” !!! Well as we say in the North Country, “Merry Frickin’ Christmas”.

My message to those “over there” – Illegitimi Non Carborundum

Update: Before you ever believe another “report” from AP or if you still believe in their objectivity, read this: Jamil Hussein controversy. The “fake but accurate” Dan Rather fans may simply move along.

I agree, 9/11 and Iraq, there is a connection.

This is Why

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