Blog Archives August 2011
August 30, 201110:41 AM

Apple Turns Its i To Television

Are you paying attention to Apple's next move? At the top of the trending rumors for the next version of the iPad (iPad 3 - for those keeping score at home) is that it will have retina display. The everyday... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 29, 2011 3:47 PM

Failing Miserably

It's easy to get down. It happens to the best of us. I'm not even a "best of us" and it happens to me all of the time. Currently, I'm failing miserably at: Reading a book every week. I'm doing... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 28, 2011 8:18 PM

Media Hacks #39 Is Live

Episode #268 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #39 of Media Hacks. Joining me for this chat is both Chris Brogan and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 28, 2011 7:27 AM

Why Are More And More Marketers Paying For Blog Posts And Tweets?

Simply put: because it's working. As usual, eMarketer comes out with some new data that will - more than likely - rattle some cages (mine included!). From the news item, How Valuable Are Social Media Sponsorships?, published yesterday: "In Q2... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 27, 2011 8:09 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #62

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 26, 2011 2:55 PM

Don't Forget To Be Human

Technology makes it easy to... Say "no." Ignore somebody. Speak your mind without looking someone in the eyes. Be "off the cuff." Quit. Brag. Be greedy. Spam people. Be rude. Blow someone off. Close yourself off from the opinions of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 25, 2011 8:58 PM

Steve

Do you remember being in your teens and buying a ticket to a concert? I was (and still am) a huge fan of music. My genre of choice is anything loud, hard and aggressive, but I've mellowed over the years... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 24, 2011 9:48 PM

One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

What year is this? Instead of treating Bloggers as if they're not capable of reporting the news or having journalistic integrity, why not just elevate the journalists that we deem as "worthy" to a more professional status? This way, we... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 23, 201111:46 AM

New Media By Design

Why is it that the majority of online news sources all look the same? There is no doubt that news as we know it has forever changed because anyone and everyone can report on an incident live and in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 21, 2011 7:22 AM

Listen To This Before Your Next Meeting

Episode #267 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Several weeks ago, I published a Blog post titled, Your Meetings Suck. The Blog post was based on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 20, 2011 9:54 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #61

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 19, 2011 3:39 PM

Don't Quit... Yet

Are you thinking of quitting Twitter or Facebook or Blogging? Google + is getting a lot of attention lately. The people that are really enjoying it are now considering quitting Facebook and Twitter for it. It's hard to say where... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 18, 2011 9:27 PM

The Internet Is Not Evil

It's easy to blame technology, Social Media and even Facebook when people do bad things. Please watch this: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." I actually don't believe that. I'd prefer a world without weapons. That being said, the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 18, 2011 4:59 PM

Great Content Is Like Pornography

"I know it when I see it." Recently, someone asked me if I could teach them how to create great content. At first glance, a statement like that seems plausible. There are some core pillars of what makes certain pieces... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 16, 2011 7:21 PM

Spamming Mechanisms

It used to be a very clear line between what was considered spam and what was not. Things have changed over the course of the past decade. I'm with the Wikipedia definition of spam: "to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately,"... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 16, 2011 8:19 AM

The Business Of Motivation

Motivation is a strange beast. In April 2007, I was asked to be a speaker in a full-day conference that was billed as a day of "motivation and leadership." The event featured speakers like former President of the United States... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 14, 2011 8:04 PM

Social Media Experts And The New Marketing Integration

Episode #266 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the top Marketing Bloggers (Jaffe Juice) and Podcasters (both Jaffe... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 13, 2011 4:12 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #60

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 13, 2011 8:15 AM

All We Are Saying...

How hard can this be? What would it bring to the world? This is an idea that needs more Marketing...  ... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 12, 2011 9:43 PM

The Social Media Fatigue Myth

Are you getting tired of Social Media? A few years back, there was a slew of Blog posts, Podcasts and in-person conversations about Social Media fatigue. This was just before Twitter broke big. There was a feeling of, "yes, I'm... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 10, 201110:10 PM

Don't Forget About Marketing

It's commonplace to hear non-Marketers give advice like "forget about marketing" to up and coming businesses. This is a big mistake. This is a stupid mistake. This is advice being given by people who don't even know and/or understand what... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 10, 2011 3:31 PM

The Biggest Mistake Brands Make When It Comes To Social Media

What is the biggest mistake that brands make when it comes to Social Media? Without question, this is the number one question I get asked in interviews, at speaking events and at roundtable forums (in fact, it happened today during... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 9, 201110:45 AM

Cloud Computing And The Streaming Of Everything Will Change Media Forever

We're getting much closer to the world of dumb clients... and that's a smart thing. Five years ago, the conversation about live video streaming was always relegated to a conversation about "the pipe" (the technology and the ability to deliver... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 7, 2011 1:16 PM

Journalism And The New Media With Jay Rosen

Episode #265 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. My professional career started off in Journalism (this was prior to becoming both a Publisher and Marketer), so... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 6, 2011 5:34 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #59

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 6, 2011 7:37 AM

BYOG - Bring Your Own Gear

Locking down computers from accessing certain websites is a common practice. Companies will site everything from security, liability issues and computer virus threats to bandwidth issues and productivity. In the end, companies don't want their employees futzing around on YouTube... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 5, 2011 4:04 PM

The Wisdom Of One

Do you think that Social Media can fuel innovation? It's a topic that Francisco Dao tackled in The Washington Post on July 29th, 2011 in an op-ed piece titled, We share too much, and it's stifling innovation: "But are the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 4, 2011 9:40 PM

Is Advertising The Future Of Twitter?

Whenever a start-up turns to advertising for revenue, something is remiss. There has got to be more to a business model than advertising in 2011. The fact that Twitter sees advertising as (potentially) the big revenue pay day, makes me... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 2, 2011 2:21 PM

Your Meetings Suck

Meetings suck. At around 2:00 pm on any given weekday, the same sinking feeling comes over me at the office and all I can think to myself is: "wow, I have to get out of here if I'm ever going... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 1, 201110:38 PM

When It Comes To Your Work: Stay Calm

Do you follow Alain de Botton? I was first introduced to Alain de Botton when Julien Smith (In Over Your Head and the co-author of Trust Agents along with Chris Brogan) first dropped a copy of The Pleasures and Sorrows... Read more

By Mitch Joel