Category Archives: Web 2.0

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools — SocialFish

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I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.

These are curation tools for publishing – in other words, not just curation as in filtering information for yourself, but curation in order to blog about some particular “story” or present content in a visually interesting way for other people to look at. For all of these tools, you pull content from your social streams and arrange them in a particular way, like…
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Girls in Tech DevForum 2008 — Video of Panel

Well I’m just another guy in tech — my day job draws me inside Intel and the rest of my life, family and beyond is more an more tech infused every day.

I wasn’t my first choice when hi5’s Adriana Gascoigne asked if Intel could participate in the Girls in Tech DevForum 2008.  Inside Intel there are tons of talented girls in tech…and most everyone I reached out to just couldn’t make it to San Francisco on November 19th.

As fate would have it, I was was fortunate to be on a panel with some talented and good humored rising tech stars who shared their insights with a room full of women entrepenauers and even a group of tech guys, especially the vocal group visiting from across the pond.

I brought my camera (surprise!) and was able to set it up on a tripod then slip in front of the camera to join the other panelist.  I enjoyed how everyone kept their storytelling light and anecodotal with just enought geek speak to keep it real and substantial.

The panel was moderated by Paul Linder, hi5.

The panel featured:

Adriana is a wonderful, classy host.  I’ve seen her host many gatherings — inside clubs as well as conference rooms.

I did get to meet up with the creative team behind the cool VortexMe widgets, which we created for our Intel Insiders social media advisors.

Regrettably I could only stay for the first part of the day — I’m playing Mr. Mom these days — but here’s rest of the agenda that I missed:

  • It’s an OpenSocial Generation; learn more about the platform framework, benefits, and analytics: Raymond Chan, Architect, RockYou
    The Power of the Social Web: Ami Vora, Sandra Liu Huang Product Managers, Facebook
  • DSLs: One of the Hottest Trends in Software: How to Use it For Your Business: Anda Ambrovici, ThoughtWorks
  • Building Applications Based on User Behaviors/Interests: Holly Liu, Product Manager, Watercooler
  • Beyond Maps: The Future of the Geo-Web: Brittany Bohnet, Product Marketing, Google
  • How to Develop, Market and Monetize Widgets: Jeff Whitehead, Gina Satomi, VortexMe, RealTimeMatrix
  • GLAM product launch announcement with Sasha Cagen, Product Engineer, GLAM
  • Cocktail mixer and apps, sponsored by ThoughtWorks

Here at InterAct 2008 with My DC Social Media Posse

Here is some great news I got recently from InterAct 2008 — dubbed “interactive media event of the year, merging creativity with technology”:

“You are currently confirmed to speak on the “Grow Your Business Through Social Media” panel, scheduled for Tuesday, September 3o…in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom at 1300 Pennsylvania Aven NW, Washington DC.”

InterAct2008

I get to join an awesome cast of mostly east coast masters of social media.  In fact, there are two Intel Insiders:  Brian Solis (my West Coast posse) and Somwhat Frank Gruber (East Coast boy at large).

Here’s a look at the panel:

Look for some lots of creative ideas mixed with grounded perspectives for how to help your company leap into this era of “opening up,” “connecting” and “growing together.”

Frankly, I’m fired up to be back in DC…although it’s the first time I’ve been here on a Sunday and downtown and the Mall is DEAD quiet, and so many stories are closed.

I dig the megalomania DC architecture, with one not-so tall, but grandiose building next to another trying to stand more more than its next door neighbor.  The architecture is magnificent, with no building higher than the tip of the robust Capitol building.  DC’s nowhere as awesome as Rome, but the knock off columned monuments and museums make Las Vegas look like a movieset.

I did get to spend time catching up over brunch with a great guy and mentor, Rohit, who’s another creative treasure of DC.

I’m looking forward to meeting Jesse and Jim.  And spending the afternoon with Rohit, Brian and Frank, three guys who I don’t (I’m not the only one who doesnt’) get to see enough.  A big thanks to Leslie Bradshaw for helping me get here.

Follow the InterAct2008 blog to get a flavor what what’s cookin’ in DC this week.

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Authors-Action Heroes at Web 2.0 Expo, SF08

There were many highlights from the Web 2.0 Expo:

  • Meeting Chris Brogan and the Radian6 crew
  • Experiencing the creative vibe inside Blogtropol.us social media room
  • Seeing how Twitter intrigue continues to drive new reasons/ways for live microblogging
  • Learning about SEO and trends for application developers — I see these trends are not locked into developers but also apply to communications pros. This is something I hope to explore in a near future post, building on notes I took from the two sessions I attended on Day One.
  • Seeing for the first time IBM‘s great slogan “Talking identifies limits.  Doing transcends boundaries.”
  • Seeing the Schwaggin’ Wagon posse in action — they drummed up lots of media buzz with by doing something many have talked about, but never did: take the exaggerated efforts of an event like Web 2.0 Expo and share the spoils with those who are more in need. This I’ll explore more in an upcoming blog post where I can share the photo I took.

The best part was getting to hang out with people like Rohit Bhargava and Tim Ferriss. Sure they’re authors (Rohit’s new book “Personality Not Included” and Tim’s 52 week NY Time top seller “Four Hour Work Week“), sure they’re idea guys…but they’re livin’ life and sharing ideas and best known methods with those who care and want to learn.

Web 2.0 Expo is not just about social media and the technologies behind it…it’s about the people and how they’re using the technologies to lead they way. And they way things are going, human behavior and personality is changing for the better as we share more, try more, do more of the things we’re passionate about.

John Cass and Chris Brogan @ Web 2.0

John Cass and Chris Brogan, originally uploaded by David Alston.

John Cass had some great lunchtime stories up in Sonoma County during my visit to the New Comm Forum on Thursday. He’s got a cool project looking at Fortune 500 companies and their blogging efforts. I’m looking forward to learning more from his work…and his Twitter tips!

Looks like John and Chris Brogan explored some shocking territory at Web 2.0 Expo — check out this review of Web 2.0.

Chris Brogan and Tim Marklein @ Web 2.0

At the Web 2.0 Expo and New Comms Forum this week, I got to hear many great stories and the stortellers behind them.

During a panel I was on at the New Comms Forum on Thursday, Weber ShandwickPR guru Tim Marklein asked the question that hit home for me: money resources are moving to social media, but what about people resources? For Intel, it started as little money and a small community of passionate employees trying new things and sharing experiences. Then marketing put more resources and helped build tools we could all use. Now advertising is in the game…and I believe we might benefit from having more people resources our connecting with others through social media…and integrating and leveraging what others inside Intel are doing. We’re all still building, but we have lots more experience and resources in the social media world. So much more to learn from others.

After lunching with Tim, Tom Foremski and others at the New Comm Forum, my “Personality Not Included” guru Rohit Bhargava and I hit Web 2.0. That’s where I finally met Chris Brogan, David Alston and Richard McInnis. What a great bunch of energy and wit. I got to learn more about Radian6‘s online monitoring magic.

I’ll share more details in posts this weekend. Met lots of new people, enjoyed story sharing and got inspired for what’s to come. What a week!

Groundswell’s on My Bookstack

Groundswell Books, originally uploaded by Forrester Research, Inc..

This photo was taken at the Forrester Research Marketing summit this week — really wish I could’ve been there. But I did follow some of the action Jeremiah Owyang shared on his blog.

Forrester shared a copy with me — it arrived from Boston a few weeks ago. I gotta get into it. My Intel buddy Neil is approaching chapter three and he gave me the thumbs up.

I got to help Charlene Li connect with some Intel social media pioneers, including Josh Bancroft, who told how he created Intel’s first company Wiki called Intelpedia.

Charlene Li at Forrester\'s Marketing Summit in APril 2008, about a month after the release of \