Friday FishWrap: Look before you Twit; Three Very Bad Words; Recessionary logos; and more . . !
[Wrapping up the week . . .]
. . . Digg is interviewing four large PR agencies reports Aarti Shah in PR Week. It really wants to move away from its geeky origins and win mainstream credibility. It's a time for change at Digg. Digg to cut workforce 10%, hire new sales team | Webware - CNET
. . . To Twit or Tweet? Ketchum VP has to apologize to client FedEX for his Twitter confession "I'm in one of those towns where I scratch my head and say ‘I would die if I had to live here!'”
. . . Three words to avoid in event planning: Tough times are hitting the party circuit. Antenna Group hosts regular Cleantech parties. The last one I went to was in the very glitzy lobby of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The next one is at Amante in North Beach on February 3 with a no-host bar. (Gasp!)
. . . There are at least 11 social media personality types says Adrian Chan over at Gravity7 : Status seeker, Critic, Socializer, Em-cee, Lurker, Buddy, Creator, Pundit, Rebel, Officiator, Harmonizer. Which one are you?
He describes each one in this presentation: Social Media Personality Types. . . A cloudy materialism. Kevin Kelly discovers the freedom from not owning a bunch of stuff.
As creations become digital they tend to become shared, ownerless goods. We can turn this around and say that in this realm of bits, property itself becomes a more social endeavor.
. . . Bobbie Johnson at UK's Guardian newspaper quotes SVW on the subject of President Obama's Chief Technology Officer:
"I think President Obama's CTO should be from Silicon Valley," said Tom Foremski, a technology industry pundit. "We have some very capable people here, but more importantly it would serve as a fantastic recognition that we have a national treasure here."
. . . Brand logos for the recession. I got a very funny email this week with familiar logos and how they might better reflect our recessionary times. Here are a few examples:
. . . It's Fridaylicious! Please join me at the House of Shields for an after work drink from 6pm onwards. But leave your business cards behind!