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Social Media’s Social Strategy. People putting “Social” into Social-Media!

Happy Fav Five Friday!

Masters of Social Media are putting “Social” into Media while personalities shine!

I am writing this because I realize that sometimes I forget basic social graces when communicating in the social media world.  A few days ago my close friend emails me a message.  A few minutes later she emails me again.  About an hour later she calls me and asks me if I saw her email.  I told her that I thought I saw something in my inbox that looked like it might of been for me from her email address.  The body of the two emails were never addressed to me.  There was nothing toward the top like “Good morning Dan”, “Hello Dan”, “hi dan”, matter of fact, my name was not there at all.  No “Hey, how’s it going?”,  just plowing right into the announcement, like spam mail.  No signature toward the bottom.  I barely pay attention to my email because of social media, especially tools like Twitter.  I believe if it’s really that important, I will get an instant message, a tweet, or a phone call, just like this day.  I am using email less because I am committed to social media.

I am amazed with the people I have met in the social media world

I have the social graces of a backward 12 year old, but I’m learning.  I have surrounded myself with mentors, I read something to improve these skills everyday, and I talk with people to get all the help I need.  Here are some resources that will help you on your successful path to understanding social media.

Fav Five Friday’s Resources for tapping into your personality for improving the social side of social media

  1. Get on the Clue Train! I never get tired of reading this over,  I discover something new every time.
  2. Connect with Warren Witlock @WarrenWhitlock | http://twitterhandbook.com/ He is a great guy and has helped me with some great tips on Twitter.
  3. Connect with Mari Smith @MariSmith | http://whyfacebook.com/She puts “Social” into Social Media.
  4. Connect with Lorelle VanFossen @lorelleonwp | http://lorelle.wordpress.com Take your blogging skills to the next level.
  5. Connect with Chris Brogan @chrisbrogan | http://www.chrisbrogan.com Find your voice in business.


If you would like to add social media buttons & badges to your site, then you may want to take a look at these http://www.10e20.com/blog/2009/02/17/ultimate-how-to-social-media-buttons-tools-and-badges-resource/

Bonus Video about being more social

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5 Zend PHP Videos Covering Google, RIAs, & Studio For Your Enterprise 2.0 Strategy

Zend Demo Videos: Fav Five Friday

Happy Friday!  I have been helping people with web-based solutions for years.  Some of my projects have included simple brochure type of web sites, others have been dynamic, database driven web sites with a huge number of people rapidly accessing components while expecting instant responses from the application.  Most of this code has been written in PHP with tools like Adobe Dreamweaver.  A while back I posted an article about installing the Zend Framework and a quick article about “New Zend Demo – Developing Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)“.  Zend has an endless amount of tools, training, education, & resources to help you with your social media platform development, which should be part of your Enterprise 2.0 strategy.

Using Zend Studio to develop your Social Media Platform for your Enterprise 2.0 Solution

When developing PHP Solutions for Social Media Platforms, I prefer a robust toolset to help create exciting user interfaces, especially in the Enterprise.

I found these videos very helpful and I just wanted to share them with you to hopefully help you in your quest for developing rich internet applications for your social media platforms.

Zend Demo Videos

  • Unlock the Value of Your PHP Applications
  • Zend Studio for Eclipse – Getting Started
  • Zend Framework and Ajax Webinar
  • Zend Framework and Dojo
  • Zend Framework Google data PHP Client Update

Happy Fav Five Friday!

What’s your favorite Zend?


A quick video & 3 intelligent presentations about Social Media Design

A few posts back we talked about that amazing book by Joshua Porter, titled: Designing for the Social Web. If you are thinking about designing anything around social media, then I strongly recommend reading Joshua’s book. You can learn more about that here Learn the secrets of a SUCCESSFUL Enterprise 2.0 Social Media project.

I have found this information very helpful & insightful, I hope it can help you too.





Escape the DEATH GRIP of Your Email Inbox with Social Media #emailless

Free yourself from the death grip of your email inboxWould you like to free yourself from the email inbox death grip? #emailless

Do you claim to be a “Social Media” Expert, Guru, Maven, or Social Scientist?

Set yourself free! Yes, you have the power to free yourself from that black hole we call our email inbox.  It’s funny how we progress with our communications and how advanced our mobile devices are becoming.  I gave my Blackberry away and got a new iPhone and still found myself staying connected with people in very old-fashion ways.  I almost felt dirty configuring email on my iPhone.  I have turned off email in my iPhone and find myself using email less and less as each day passes.

Can you imagine a world with portable communication devices?

I remember playing with tin cans connected with a string when I was a child.  I also remember watching the TV show Star Trek with my brother and we would talk about how cool it would be to have one of those Star Trek Communicators (Remember “Beam me up Scotty”).  “WOW, how cool would that be to have the ability to just pull something from your pocket and talk with someone a few miles away!”  We thought it was something much later when we got a set of Walkie Talkies and could talk to each other over all the static just a few feet away.  Now we just take our mobile devices for granted.  Our smart phones combined with Geocoding & Social Media gives us ESP abilities that trips our “Spidey Senses” when someone we know is in the same area we are in.  This technology allows us to take advantage of an opportunity to spend some time with each other in the real world (ITRW), even if it’s just a quick cup of coffee.

Now Imagine A World Without Email?!?!

What? No email! How will I stay in touch with everyone?  How will I track my  stuff?

How often have you spent way too much time trying to find something in your email inbox?  I know I have wasted too much time doing this and I imagine if I could recoup that time, it would add up to a very long vacation in an exotic place.  Doing something productive, instead of digging through my inbox would have an exponential effect.  My company would save that money.  My company would make more money by having me convert that time into more productive tasks.  I recommend taking some baby steps, if you are not familar with Social Media.  Take it slow so your loved ones & colleagues can stay in touch with you.  Start using Instant Messages more, use text messages.  Call people when the communication looks like a conversation.  Remember to spend some “Face Time” with people that are important to you. You can read more about this at Thinking outside the inbox.

Social Media & The Sematic Web will Replace Email

The future is looking very interesting!  I can’t imagine a need for email and asking or answering the same or similar questions over & over when Social Media & The Sematic Web will automatically take care of keeping me up to date.

You can harness the power of crowds and discover the Collective Intelligence very similar to how Trinity learned how to fly a helicopter in The Matrix movie.  We are connected, the world is connected. We are learning things and doing things faster than ever, mostly due to the power of Collective Intelligence.  When you are about to make a purchase decision, do you email one person or do you go to the web?  I use Social Media Communities and Services like Amazon, LinkedIn, Twitter, Orbitz, Facebook, & Google to name just a few.  Would you be satisifed with the remote island of email (Wilson’s answer)?  Would you rather harness the power of crowds and take the collective intelligence?

Please read I Freed Myself From E-Mail’s Grip by Luis Suarez of I.B.M.

Check out his video from Web 2.0 Expo in Europe

Use this article anyway you see fit. I would like a link, but I will only ask that you use the hash tag “#emailLess“.  A Hash Tag is a simple method of connecting people & information.  Bloggers, WordPress, Twitter users and Social Media experts, please use the #emailLess hash tag in your posts & comments when talking about using email less.  Learn more about Hash Tags at http://hashtags.org

How are you using email less?

Please help replace email with Social Media!

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Top 5 Strategy Resources for Enterprise 2.0 with Web 2.0

Fav Five Friday: Strategy Resources for Enterprise 2.0 with Web 2.0

There are so many resources for Social Media Strategy and Enterprise 2.0. This is especially true when we are trying to find quality information about technology strategies after the hype sets in about these technologies. It seems like everyone has something to say about Social Media, Enterprise 2.0 E2.0, Web 2.0, and even Government 2.0 Gov2.0 these days.

You may be a little busy with your day and find it difficult to keep up on these web strategy trends about social media. You may have a couple of other things going on that keep you from learning how to implement Enterprise 2.0 Solutions or how to incorporate Web 2.0 features into your social platform to increase the Collective Intelligence of your Social Media Platform.

I’m rather busy every day too, but I am religious about reading my RSS Feeds. I use Google Reader to subscribe to feeds of some of the best minds in our industry. I just wanted to share some of my top picks with you here and if you know of others, please let me know.

Top 5 Feeds for Tips on Enterprise 2.0 & Web Strategy

Andrew P. McAfee

I met Andrew P. McAfee several months ago and was impressed with his understanding about REAL WORLD Enterprise 2.0. I am stalking him on Twitter and really appreciate all his activity in the Enterprise 2.0 (E2.0) world.

Subscribe to Andy’s Feed

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang does a great job at delivering user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies. I also recommend following him on Twitter.

Subscribe to Jeremiah’s Feed

Steve Radick

I work with Steve, so I was thinking about not including him in this list, but his passion for Social Media especially in the Government 2.0 World is contagious. Steve’s strong background in change management, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement strategy and implementation along with all his relentless activity in the world of Social Media forced me to add him to this list. I really believe that Steve never sleeps. He is very connected into the Social Media Community and has a lot to say. I dare you to follow him on Twitter.

Subscribe to Steve’s Feed

The Media 2.0 Workgroup

The Media 2.0 Workgroup is a group of industry commentators, agitators and innovators who believe that the phenomena of democratic participation will change the face of media creation, distribution and consumption. Join the conversation…

Subscribe to The Media 2.0 Workgroup Feed

Intel 3.0

The vision for this blog will be the intersection of research / intelligence and social media. Traditional media and traditional research methods are being supplanted by new analytic tools that focus on social media – blogs, discussion fora, social networking sites. Here, I’ll present and discuss the new research tools as they become available, and how traditional research methods are evolving to remain relevant in the advent of new media.

Subscribe to Intel 3.0 Feed

I hope you subscribe to this site too!

Subscribe to Tips on Enterprise 2.0 with Web 2.0 Feed

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