Cranked up my own Tumblr stream last week; really like it as a quick tool for clipping pretty much anything for further processing. Only drawback so far: the app is slower than Steve Balboni was on the basepaths.
Anyway, I think I’ll do a once-a-week index of any Tumblr items I post that seem relevant to the roots.lab purview. Here’s the first.
- Nonprofit Salesforce.com Practitioners | Google Groups – Very active community, and a huge archive of accrued wisdom on nonprofit implementations of Salesforce. Cool-io.
- Fast Company :: building a corporate alumni network – “There’s a way to keep people working with you even after they stop working for you. Here is a five-point program on how to build a successful alumni network for your company.”
- What’s Working for Social Media Marketers? – eMarketer – “A September 2009 MarketingProfs survey of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers found that the marketing tactics most often used on social sites are not necessarily the best ones.”
- Avatar Induces the ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ syndrome? – Lots of facile noise on twitter about CNN story about Avatar-goers who were so taken by the world Cameron brought to vivid life that they didn’t want to leave, to point where depression and suicidal ideation have arisen. Okay, funny ha-ha. But I know something about this kind of longing, and am interested in how it works, what conditions have to be present in a fictionalized world for it to seem vividly real enough to linger in indefinitely.
- Google’s Approach to Social in 2010 | GigaOm – “If you use Google products, the company already knows who your most important contacts are, what your core interests are, and where your default locations are. [Google engineering director] David Glazer [says that] Everything is better when it knows who I am.“ What does “social” mean to Google? “Who I am, who do I know, what do I do,” said Glazer.
- Where to look for blogs on a given topic – Tidbit from a Brogan post on blogger relations: Alltop, Google Blog Search, Twitter Search, Postrank Topics.
- How We Use Twitter at Forum One — Jim Cashel, who started the Online Community Report way back in prehistoric times (1996), describes goals and metrics for his firm’s use of twitter.