Blog Archives September 2007
September 29, 2007 4:24 PM

David Weinberger Presents Everything Is Miscellaneous At Picnic 07

Another reason to love the Web on this glorious weekend. Here's David Weinberger presenting his concepts from his latest book, Everything Is Miscellaneous, from the Picnic 07 conference. The video runs about one hour and a half. Enjoy:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 29, 2007 3:54 PM

Is Social Media Marketing A Faith Based Initiative?

My brain is still melting from yesterday. One of our clients at Twist Image is iPerceptions. They provide attitudinal analytic solutions for Websites. Or, stated more clearly, they help Websites understand not just what people are doing, but why they... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 28, 200710:52 PM

Why The Internet Is More Important Than School... And Why It Matters To Marketers

There have been so many unique moments that have happened to me this week that made me reflect on three major moments in my life. The first, was my decision to leave University after a semester to pursue a career... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 27, 200711:47 PM

Seth Godin Serves Up His New Book - Meatball Sundae And Questions Marketers (Again)

Seth Godin writes great books. I can't think of one that didn't either put a smile on my face or make me reflect on the Marketing work I try to accomplish on a day-to-day basis. With the buzz still going... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 26, 200710:32 PM

One Laptop Per Child Is Still A Great Idea

I read with sadness the article, It's Time To Call One Laptop Per Child A Failure, by Bruce Nussbaum in BusinessWeek the other day. The One Laptop Per Child program was initiated by Nicholas Negroponte (ex- MIT Media Lab) with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 25, 200710:58 PM

The Death Of The Web Browser - Coming To A Desktop Near You

Have you taken a step back and thought about what your online experience looks and feels like? I bet it's nothing like the days of firing up the old Web browser and clicking through your Bookmarks. Things are changing at... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 24, 2007 2:11 PM

Yahoo Go Redefines Mobile Browsing - Where Is The Buzz?

If you're not lucky enough to have an iPhone, odds are you've been struggling with your mobile browsing experience. I know that most people are shocked when I show them the interface and usability on applications like the Facebook mobile... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 22, 2007 7:54 AM

Digital Natives Will Impact The Business Of Marketing... We Are Not Ready

I really enjoyed reading the article, 'Digital Natives' Will Drive Web 2.0 Into Your Business, from ExtremeNano. The truth is I'm completely fascinated with Digital Natives. A Digital Native is simply someone who always had interactive Internet tools in their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 21, 200710:24 PM

Nine Billion Videos Viewed Online in July

I could hardly believe it myself when I read it. One of my favourite email newsletters is still Research Brief from the Center For Media Research, and when I saw the headline, Nine Billion Videos Viewed Online in July, I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 20, 200710:47 PM

Yahoo Canada Big Idea Chair

Yahoo has been running an advertorial print campaign in the Marketing and Advertising trade publications called Yahoo Big Idea Chair. The campaign launched this week in Canada. Here's how the Yahoo Canada Website describes this campaign: "Yahoo! Canada and the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 19, 200712:02 PM

w00tSlam - A New Media PowerPoint Slam Coming To Montreal

I got inspired last night at the Pecha Kucha event that happened in Montreal. For those not familiar with what Pecha Kucha is, you can check out my Blog posting over here: Getting To The PowerPoint - True Art In... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 18, 2007 4:34 PM

The New York Times Further Validates That Content Is Media

One of my favourite quotes this past year came from Arthur Sulzberger (Owner, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times). In one of the most provocative moments in the publishing industry's history, he said: "I really don't know whether we'll... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 17, 2007 7:08 PM

Winning At Marketing Is About Following Mister Rogers - Or Lessons In Authenticity

As someone who loves to get up in front of a group of people and talk about the power of Digital Marketing, connecting with today's consumer, and the magic of Personal Branding, I spend a good chunk of time subscribing... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 15, 2007 6:42 PM

Social Media Marketing Full-Day Seminar Coming To Toronto, Ottawa And Montreal Next

Warning: self-promotional Blog posting ahead... Along with IAB Canada - Interactive Advertising Bureau, I created a full-day seminar on Social Media Marketing. I already started the second leg of this cross-Canada seminar, and there are a few more dates coming... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 14, 200710:06 PM

Lifestream - Centralize Your Online Presences

I've been watching with interest how Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion has been using an online feed aggregator called, Tumblr, which has created a unified place for all of Steve's feeds (or the content that he creates online). You can... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 13, 200711:44 PM

Content Overtakes Communication Online - Context Is King

I saw a report from the Center For Media Research in the middle of August that threw me for a loop. Here was the jaw-dropper: "Content replaces communications as primary Web use... Internet users are spending nearly half their online... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 12, 2007 8:05 AM

Your Blog - Your Personal Brand And The Big Long Beast That Is The Long Tail

A Marketer's calling is quite simple: provide solutions (through marketing channels) to consumer's problems. A Communications Specialist's calling is quite simple: provide clarity (through media channels) to their client's messages. Personal Blogs do neither. A Personal Blog provides an individual's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 11, 2007 6:58 AM

Geek Dinner Montreal With Tod Maffin From The CBC Is Tonight - Last Chance

Geek Dinner Montreal with special guest, Tod Maffin, from the CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - takes place tonight. RSVPs are one hundred percent needed, so if you're interested in attending, please head over to the Facebook Event listing and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 10, 2007 9:26 PM

Cadbury Gorilla Goes Viral In The Air Tonight

Last week in Calgary, Doug Walker of the Webwalker Blog and the World Rock Paper Scissors Society came to my IAB Canada - Interactive Advertising Bureau - Social Media Marketing full-day seminar. During the lunch break, he asked if I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 8, 2007 3:00 PM

A Marketer's Guide To The Social Graph

Lots of Bloggers have begun to dissect the concept of a Social Graph. One of the better definitions of the Social Graph comes from Between The Lines, a ZDNet Blog posting, titled, Facebook's Zuckerberg Uncorks The Social Graph: "(Mark) Zuckerberg attributed... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 7, 2007 7:41 AM

Windows Live Writer - Tools Of The (Blogging) Trade

When we were making the switch over to this Six Pixels of Separation Blog, one of the Integrators over at Twist Image let me know that it would be best if I stopped using Microsoft Word to create my Blog... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 6, 2007 9:43 PM

Interview With John Wood In The Latest Episode Of Foreword Thinking Podcast - Available Now

Episode number six of Foreword Thinking - The Business And Motivational Book Review Podcast presented by HarperCollins Canada is now live. This is the sixth episode and I am really proud of the conversation I had with Room To Read... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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September 5, 2007 5:00 AM

Geek Dinner Montreal With Tod Maffin From CBC - September 11th, 2007

Tod Maffin from the CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - and Blogger over at TodBits let me know that he is coming to Montreal and game for a Geek Dinner. We're going to do our best to keep this a... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 4, 2007 1:49 PM

New Everything – Welcome To Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Blog And Podcast

I've been talking about it for over six months and we're finally live. It's been an interesting (and much needed) transformation. Let me explain... I started the Twist Image Blog on the Blogger platform in August of 2003. The intent... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 3, 2007 7:55 AM

Podcast Canada Group And Facebook Faces Their Biggest Challenge

Yesterday, I posted episode #67 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. After my usual routine of sending the MP3 file over FTP and posting the show notes on the Twist Image Blog, I usually head over... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 1, 2007 2:36 PM

The Social Media Top Ten

I have a lot of respect for Bryan Person. He's a young guy who's totally passionate about Digital Marketing, New Media, Blogging, Podcasting and more. He's one of the organizers of the first PodCamp (PodCamp Boston), he has his own... Read more

By Mitch Joel