A summary of things that caught my interest this week:
On Saturday I clicked on a link to an article called “The Important Information Will Get to Me.” The author talked about how more and more he had no need to subscribe to RSS feeds, newsletters and the like because he could rely on Digg and other aggregators as well as his Tweet stream to alert him to the most important information. He concluded with an invitation to subscribe to receive his blog alerts. Delicious irony.
I’ve often wondered what a paid off mortgage will feel like. Have you ever wondered what a trillion dollars looked like? Wonder no more. And before you click on the link, extend your pinky and say “one trillion dollars” in your best Dr. Evil voice.
Great listing of Twitter Chats. I have learned so much and met some super smart generous folks via Twitter chats that I have become quite an advocate. This is a shortcut to a wide variety of chats that are out there. Also a new chat will be starting on Saturday nights at 9:00p ET #Tweetdiner which will be hosted by @RLMadMan and @pushingsocial – I plan on being there.
Probably the best post I read this week was “To Get Monstrous Results Are Our Customers Prepared For Monstrous Change?” Sales and Marketing people should be putting their heads together to address this issue. Right this minute. Now.
One of the reasons I am such an enthusiastic proponent of social media is that I believe it levels the playing field for small business. In the old days it was virtually impossible to out-spend the big guys. Today, through social media, there is the opportunity to out-communicate, out-perform and out-wow them – because we don’t have to rely on a gatekeeper to provide access. Therefore “We now earn the relationships, trust, and reputation we deserve” great post by @jaybaer – The Chicken and the Egg Social Media Conundrum
The ever practical, ever helpful John Jantsch delivers with Getting the right kind of links to your blog and website @ducttape
And last, but not least, an example of the incredible generosity of the good people on Twitter, @bethharte took the time to answer my questions on customer-centric organization and social media. She went above and beyond and I am blown away at her generous response to my questions.