SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.


Oh–and don’t bother clicking on those Wikipedia links if today is Wednesday, January 18. Wikipedia is decidedly against SOPA, and is creating a huge buzz by blacking out today. No Wikipedia. I’m confused.

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

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It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing. This is, without question, a tough time to figure out which brand new business book you should start with. My Kindle runneth over with books that must be consumed, contemplated and implemented. All of these books have either just come out (in the past month, or so) or will be coming out at any moment. business book.

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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

Divided into three sections— Planning (tactics, audience research, content), Implementation (persona development, keyword research, content optimization, measurement) and Scale —the book provides a comprehensive roadmap for using integrated digital marketing tactics to drive business results.

Ten Years Of Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is ten years old today. I love Wikipedia. As a professional businessperson, the spirit of Social Media and platforms like Wikipedia runs counterintuitive to the rules of business. One of the main reasons I've personally (and professionally) started thinking differently about the Marketing industry was because of what Wikipedia stands for. It was originally published in the The New York Review of Books (Volume 55, Number 4) on March 20th, 2008.

Seth's Blog: How to read a business book

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Check out Seths books. Seth at Wikipedia. Books by Seth Godin. SETHS BOOKS. How to read a business book. I like reading magic books. But reading the books is fun. A lot of people read business books in just the same way. Gardening books donâ??t

The 6 Types Of Twitter Trolls

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Wikipedia defines a "troll" as "someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." book publishing. business book. wikipedia. As great as Twitter is, there are many people who use and abuse it to the point of absurdity.

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Anything You Want

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We were introduced by best-selling business book author and marketing guru, Seth Godin , in a Westin hotel lobby. A passionate musician, Sivers realized in 1997 that there was no place online for independent musicians to sell their CDs, so he put down his guitar and bought a computer-programming book to do it himself. He literally sat down and started figuring out how to program a website out of a book. book publishing. business book. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #87

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The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia - The Chronicle. "Many years ago I had a discussion about Wikipedia with a friend of mine who's a bit of a political activist, and our conclusion was that Wikipedia is in many ways a very conservative source of information. wikipedia.

Do Brands Have Rights When Their Own Data Is Used Against Them?

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The best definition of it comes from Wikipedia : "The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. Professional drivers can take on different types of customers when they''re not booked for airport runs ( Uber ). wikipedia. This is an interesting one, isn''t it?

Are You In The Business of Awesome?

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With over twelve million views on YouTube, the incident became not only a public relations nightmare for United Airlines, but according to Wikipedia , "The Times newspaper reported that within 4 days of the video being posted online, United Airline's stock price fell 10%, costing stockholders about $180 million in value.". Analysts have debated the stock value drop (according to Wikipedia: ".since His first book, UnMarketing -Stop Marketing. business book. wikipedia.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

He’s volunteered to give away a copy of his recent book, FBML Essentials , to two readers. You can also purchase my book, FBML Essentials , which will give you a little more details on FBML (as well as the Facebook developer platform in general).

Don't Forget The Message

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It was introduced to the world in Marshall McLuhan 's book, Understanding Media , in 1964. Wikipedia goes with this: "the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived." wikipedia. "The medium is the message.". You know this infamous saying. A lot of people debate what, exactly, the phrase means.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #313

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Time perception - Wikipedia. book a futurists manifesto. press books. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #198

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The Wikipedia For Numbers Just Made My Job Easier, But It Needs Your Help To Be Even Better - Business Insider. In fact, most people haven''t, so it ain''t as robust as Wikipedia. Yes, this is a Wikipedia for numbers. A Wikipedia for numbers. book a futurists manifesto.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #81

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"The great science fiction writer (and, I just found out courtesy of Wikipedia , professor of biochemistry at Boston University ) Isaac Asimov talks about the way of science, anti-inellectualism in American politics, and the decline of the US as a technological power. the book over.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #230

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My friends: Alistair Croll ( BitCurrent , Year One Labs , GigaOM , Human 2.0 , Solve For Interesting , the author of Complete Web Monitoring , Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics ), Hugh McGuire ( PressBooks , LibriVox , iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist''s Manifesto ) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #52

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Post-Artifact Books And Publishing - Craig Mod. "Hey Hugh, are you tired of the whole, 'what is a book?' Seth Godin recently Blogged about it over on The Domino Project (more on that here: 1500:1 ) and I liked this passage: 'Some are saying that the future of books is in the direction of apps, videos and other multimedia productions, entire experiences that express an idea. The magic of a book is that it is largely the work of one person. the book oven.

Kickstart Your Own Economy

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Kickstarter is a simple crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to post their creative projects (everything ranging from music and film to technology and journalism) and start an online threshold-pledge system for the funding of the project In short: if you can't get a book deal, you can post your project to Kickstarter, define the budget and invite anybody and everybody who thinks it's a good idea to become a backer of the project. business book. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #100

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When I first rediscovered the Web in 2004, it was WordPress , Wikipedia , Flickr and Delicious that revealed to me a new future. In Defense of the New York Public Library - The New York Review Of Books. "When I moved homes several years ago, the bane of the entire process was the packing, moving and unpacking of my book collection. As someone who reads about a book a week and a passionate believer in paying for all of that content, you can imagine the haul.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

As she notes in her introduction, Li’s book is organized around four main themes: Research: start by using search and social media monitoring tools to discover where your customers and prospects are congregating. Wikis (Wikipedia, hundreds of specific topic-focused wikis).

Embrace The Design Thinking Mentality

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Here's the Wikipedia definition of design thinking : "Design Thinking is a methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. " Leave it to Wikipedia to remove all emotion and sentiment from something. Chapman at a recent Third Tuesday event where he was discussing the book, Content Rules , which he co-authored with Ann Handley from MarketingProfs ). wikipedia.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #220

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" Which reminds me of one of the great visualizations of the magic of Wikipedia , Jon Udell ''s Heavy Metal Umlaut (which I have probably shared here before, but it''s worth checking out again)." If there is no physical version of a movie, TV show, book or magazine, how will anybody ever really know what the original version is? book a futurists manifesto. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #137

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Cat gap - Wikipedia. "I love Wikipedia." "I was meeting with my book publisher last month in NYC and they were informing me that the majority of business books are still bought in print. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #37

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Dyatlov Pass incident - Wikipedia. Written by masters of the horror genre - the many writers of Wikipedia." In this fascinating piece of web content, Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales , talks shop. the book oven. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

How To Get Celebrities To Tweet You


How To Get Celebrities To Tweet You 54 Image via Wikipedia I never joined Twitter to Tweet with celebrities and even now, two years after joining, it’s a small part of why I love Twitter so much.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #83

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Why didn't Google , or Facebook , or Wikipedia ever stand in solidarity with musicians, actors, and writers - most of whom have never known fame and fortune - as their works were stolen with no recourse on their sites?' the book over. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #202

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And it was my first true experience really using Wikipedia , which, despite its flaws, was an amazing tool for an independent researcher, writer, even back in 2003. And, I having received, I also gave: I wrote a good chunk of the Feathered Dinosaurs article, at Wikipedia. book a futurists manifesto. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #191

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Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen - The New York Times. Most people (myself included) take Wikipedia for granted. Sure, I am more than happy to support them on their annual giving campaign, but I take more than I give when it comes to Wikipedia. I had not thought about this, but Wikipedia is going to be in lot of trouble if they can''t figure out how to encourage people to contribute to Wikipedia in a world where most people are simply using their smartphones for content."

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. Let me guess the books summary.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #38

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To compare, all person-hours spent creating and updating Wikipedia totals about 100 million hours over the entire life span of Wikipedia ( Neiman Journalism Lab ).' the book oven. wikipedia.

71% of Airlines See Mobile as the Future of Airline Payments

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photo: Wikipedia Commons. In the future, mobile services will include seat upgrades, booking management, onward travel and inflight purchases. Social media-savvy KLM Royal Dutch Airlines began offering social media booking and sales as an option back in February.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #30

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How do they chill with a fine book and what does the space look like? Karl Lagerfeld 's book space really blew my mind." the book oven. wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

We’ve seen that individuals nowadays don’t sift through their Yellow Pages to find a local business (nor do many people even own such a big book any longer); they turn to the Internet for help. After you’re quite certain you’re ready to dig into the social media world and you have formulated a strategy , the latter half of the book will guide you through popular existing tools that can ease your way into social media. Best wishes on the success of your book.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #149

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McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II - Wikipedia. This one really does have some gems and what it ultimately did was send me over to the Kindle store to stock up on some books that I should have read when I was much younger. "My next book, CTRL ALT Delete , comes out on May 21st. They need bolded headlines with catchy titles to keep their attention and push them forward towards the end of the book. My new book is chunked out the same way. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #39

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This NYTImes blog piece answered more of my questions than any other piece of journalism (though nothing beats Wikipedia for comprehensiveness). the book oven. wikipedia.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

AOL was going strong and the books sold on Amazon were made of paper. Wikipedia is where I learned about from Tanja Sadow, the dean of a local jewelery school. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story. 2005: Flickr.

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The Gender Gap

Ari Herzog

I studied sociology as an undergraduate when there were only two genders in my books. Related Stories When Wikipedia Misses the Facts Those Books That Bind Us On Harmonious Surplus Soap. Facebook gives you a choice of 58 genders to associate your profile.

Dear Facebook Friends, You're Doing it Wrong

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The concept was based off a tangible book that incoming freshmen were given each year so that they can meet their classmates. BTW, at Brandeis we called it a meet (meat) book.

Why Great Content Design Drives More Traffic

Convince & Convert

Building the “Wikipedia of your industry” The value of the missing stat. Wikipedia doesn’t have dates, right? As a self proclaimed nerd from the 80s, Andy grew up a gamer and avid comic book reader which led to his interest in that intersection of technology and art.

How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

by stephan Related Stories The Gender Gap When Wikipedia Misses the Facts Those Books That Bind Us. Six days after my 26th birthday, and 14 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and said to turn on the TV. She said an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center.