There’s enough going on around here this week to warrant a morning edition. Here’s a bunch of most-likely unrelated stuff to read, click on, watch, hear and think about.
- It’s true, most people don’t use communication tools to make money.
- TV was a temporal medium before YouTube. Now that everyone can catch a moment on YouTube is TV finally a mass medium? After that Zidane incident, the water cooler was once again abuzz.
- The one thing to know about negotiation? Be willing to walk away.
- Kids don’t need to read The Long Tail, it’s just how the world works to them. Make sure you download the presentation, it’s great. (Props to Kareem on the heads up.)
- “So for me, the radical long tail notion is that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no longer necessary to ‘buy’ a hit Ã¢â‚¬â€ you can leverage the socialization of the web Ã¢â‚¬â€ combined with the webÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unlimited shelf space Ã¢â‚¬â€ to generate a hit from the bottom up, virtually for free.”
- It’s all about the customer experience. Of course it is. I need to write a whole thing about how customer experience and product design are the two most important things marketers should be thinking about. (CK gets credit for the link.)
Finally, a few weeks ago I saw this episode of Zefrank’s The Show. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and figured I’d share it with everyone. All about how the democratization of design is going to force us to reconsider what we find both ugly and beautiful. (RSS readers, click over to the site.)
If you haven’t been following there have been some amazing comments to the last few entries I’ve posted. Thanks so much to everyone who’s added to the conversation and if you haven’t, join in. As a small incentive, I’ve turned off “nofollow” so there could be some PageRank in it for you.
Oh, and just in case you didn’t hear, Bears training camp opened yesterday, which means Da Bears Blog is open for business again.
Update (7/28/06): Now with links that go places.