time for another Social Media Top 5. A lot going on this week:
- Social Media/Web 2.0 Trade Shows: I haven’t been in attendance lately. Am I slipping (by the way, David Parmet, I’m flattered you care)? Not that have I have always attended every show on the planet, but I can at least make people think I was there (such as at SXSW Interactive). I am, however, following the action from afar.
- Ever the provider of astute social media advice that I never have time to implement, Christopher Penn has now unveiled the Social Media Dashboard. He calls it the “Bloomberg for Social Media,” and if you are familiar with Bloomberg terminals you will understand right away- not that it’s difficult. It’s easy to make, customizable, and aimed at giving you all your info and news in one place. I promise to give this one a try. Soon.
- Enterprise micro-blogging company Yammer won the TechCrunch 50’s top award, but will they take all of the enterprise micro-blogging market? Is there a market? Chris Brogan seems to think the integration of open-source laconi.ca into the Twhirl desktop application makes Yammer irrelevant. I say whatever is the least work will take hold faster. Wait a minute- is there an enterprise microblogging market? I hope so, it’s a cool idea.
- Smart-Guy Brian Solis smacks down the word “viral” at Web 2.0 Expo, as CNET’s Caroline McCarthy reports. He’s not the first to say that “viral” isn;t something a person can really do, but he does a good a job as anyone – as far as I can tell through this report – of explaining where relationships fit into PR and marketing in a Web 2.0 world. I would emphasize that the relationships we cultivate in PR are out there in the public now. As much as we push our clients first, more of the “behind the scenes” work is now exposed. This is something we should embrace.
- A journalism teacher at NYU bans Blogging and Twittering from the classroom– or is it about the classroom? Or did she actually ban it? so much double-talk in this story I’m not sure what’s the real story, but a journalism professor questioning the free speech and questioning instincts of students begs scrutiny. Professor Quigley, tear that firewall down!