Some New Voices in the Crowd

A quick shout out to three great new blogs that I read. I know these folks IRL but I definitely enjoy their voice!

  1. RachelSpeak – the coolest chick on the planet. Totally rocks. Amazing woman. All that. Love her completely. Mother of my children. And I can’t believe she has been married to me for 16 years! (ok, perhaps I am biased on the Rachel thing. But I definitely have a thing for her. Look for a post soon on 42 blue!)
  2. Galagagal – Lauren’s online voice. I have worked with Lauren for a few years now. Amazing. If direct at times. <grin> And her flickr account is growing rapidly! Try not to worry about the scary drawings on that one post.
  3. KTT – the problem with names is that if you don’t come up with one, someone else will give you one. Given there are two Katie’s at the office, well, this is the one whose last name starts with a T. Great comedic and entertaining writing. Especially since I know it is REAL! I do worry about KTT and her friends with cell-phone liquidity-problems.

Houston NetRefreshBarSquaredCamp Roundup

This is a geek specific post. That is my audience for just this post. If it doesn’t make sense please just skip to the next one.

In my post to answer the four questions on the NetSquared site I stated that language was one of the obstacles. That we use too many funky words. And this post is proof.

Geekdom aside, here are a few relevant links on what the folks back in Houston are doing.

And I am sure that Marc contributed based on the email threads. Trouble maker that one.

Of course a special thanks to Katie for covering me while I was off playing working at the AAF conference.

The picture with this post? Absolutely nothing to do with NetRefreshBarSquaredCamp. It is Hans Haacke Blue Sail from SF MOMA. I took the SF MOMA pictures yesterday so I was thinking about it. Nice eye candy.

Eisenbergs: Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?

  Avellan and Eisenberg 
  Originally uploaded by eschipul.

Brian Eisenberg and Jeff Eisenberg’s new book is out. Waiting for Your Cat to Bark is available now.

That said, the picture to the right is of Javier Avellan taken with Jeff at the AAF conference this week in San Francisco.

Also, if you haven’t read Call to Action also by Future Now Inc I recommend it. At least if you are in advertising or marketing.

When I get done with Waiting for Your Cat to Bark I’ll post a follow up.

Disclaimer – they are Tendenci clients through The Web Analytics Association. But that isn’t why I posted this. Jeff did a SOLD OUT presentation at AAF last week. Complete with no AC and everyone still stayed. That good.

Scoble on Public Relations

Robert Scoble, Microsoft’s best known blogger, is leaving on good terms. In one of his recent posts titled "My PR-Guy" he comments:

One of the little secrets I’ve learned is that PR people play a much
bigger role in life than geeks often give them credit for
. They are
major influencers who help shape what story gets written about you. If
you write them off or treat them badly, they’ll get negative stories
written about you. Same as underground influencers, who are really
unpaid PR people anyway. (continue)

Emphasis added by me. It is interesting to note.