Just a quick post to give you a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to and what you might expect to see coming up here on Web 2.What?

  • I’ve been reading Groundswell, perhaps why it’s so quiet around here since I just can’t seem to get my nose out of it! Almost done and a full review will come shortly.
  • Been loving Nathania Johnson’s blog Social Media Butterfly, who–I will admit enviously–posts much more than I do. Be sure to check it out.
  • Blogging about my first love, email marketing, over at Tamara Gielen’s Be Relevant! Blog. In fact, you might enjoy my latest post, which explains why I believe email should be treated more like a social media tool instead of direct mail.
  • I went out to the first Social Media Breakfast in Ottawa, and not only had a fantastic time but was able to meet some twitter friends in real life. Exciting! Also, Adrian of DNA 11 (a company which makes art out of DNA) presented about how his company leveraged social media channels to make it into some impressive mainstream media.
  • Have you tried a real social media monitoring tool? I have been testing, demoing and talking to all sorts of folks in this essential area. So far I’ve already reviewed Infegy’s Social Radar. I’m still testing it, but soon I will write about Radian6.
  • As always I’m hopelessly addicted to Twitter, so be sure to follow me. I’m also dabbling in Plurk, if you’re a little more adventurous. Also, I’m on FriendFeed but having a hard time really getting into it, please drop a comment and tell me why you love FriendFeed so I can perhaps see the light!

Well, those are my excuses for not blogging more often. I am trying to post at least 3 times per week, but I’m sure you’ll understand I don’t just want to post garbage for the sake of posting!

Also I’d love your suggestions for how I can improve this blog, or what you’d like to hear about that’s not being represented elsewhere. Please drop a comment or email me at kelly(at)web2dotwhat.com!

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9 thoughts to “Is it quiet in here….?

  • Michelle Miller

    I love FriendFeed. I have been addicted to it for about a month now. It’s like a news stream, a update on my friends and a chat all on one page. I never thought I would use it but now I can’t close it out πŸ™‚

  • kelly

    Hi Michelle, What do you do when you’re on FriendFeed? Post stuff like Twitter? Go to these “rooms” I look at it and think “gee” this is a cool tool, but from there I’m lost.

  • Michelle Miller

    Yes I post on Twitter. Between Jaiku, Plurk and Twitter…it gives you a idea what I’m up to. My bookmarks tell you what I think is interesting on the web. You can see what I’m reading in google reader. My current favorite songs and bands in Ilike and Last.fm. Basically my FriendFeed page turns into a instant blog that I really don’t have to spend a lot of time updating. Yet you know a lot about me if you don’t know me and if you do know me…it’s info for you to check out because chances are if we are friends, we have close to the same interests.

  • Martin Edic

    I’d like to set you up with a live fully functional account of SM2 from Techrigy, our social media monitoring and analysis solution. I think you’ll find the comparison to Radian6 pretty interesting…and we’ll take you through it anytime you’re interested.
    There is a free version available to anyone at our site.

  • Nathania Johnson

    Thanks for the mention! I thought I wasn’t posting enough, but I guess I’m doing ok πŸ™‚

  • Simon Chen

    Was great to meet you at Social Media Breakfast Ottawa 1. We just started planning for Breakfast 2 on July 15th so stay tuned. Hope you’ll come out again. We’ll make sure to bring another video camera πŸ˜‰

  • Kelly

    Martin, I would love to check out SM2… Though maybe in the next 2 or 3 weeks. I’m currently operating in summer mode, so extra time in front of the monitor is a challenge!

    Simon- Great meeting you too, and I will certainly be at the next one.

    Nathania- Glad my lazy posting-ness makes you feel better!!

  • HeyStephanie

    Hi Kelly, I came across your blog via LinkedIn and was impressed with your answer to the Plurk vs. Twitter debate. I’m a fan of both services and use Ping.fm to update my status. Btw, Groundswell is a great book. I haven’t finished my copy yet because I lent it to my CEO – I can’t wait to get back into it.

    Stephanie Gulley

  • kelly

    Hey Stephanie (heh)

    Thanks for commenting! I have yet to check out Ping.fm but keep hearing about it all the time


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