It’s been awhile since I did one of these roundups, and since I don’t really have anything better to talk about at the moment . . .
- Gary Stein on lonelygirl15: “Online personality is a shifting, strange thing and we should not be surprised that any person we encounter is real, fake or somewhere in between.”
- Warner Brothers egineers filed for a patent on a triple-standard DVD. It will have Blu-ray and HD-DVD on one side and standard DVD on the other. Imagine that, a company working in the consumer’s favor. Revolutionary!
- USA Today on ‘friending’: “But Valerie, who has 1,327 friends, says she will sometimes ignore list length for the right reasons. If she encounters someone with ‘only 12 or 20 friends, but they seem like a cool person, I’ll start a conversation with them, and I will still treat them like someone who had a thousand friends or something. They could’ve just started their site, too.'” So kind . . .
- One of my favorite new blogs, Logic+Emotion on life 2.0: “Life 2.0 is about discovering our purpose through finding each otherÃ¢â‚¬â€and ourselves.” It’s all about connectedness . . .
- Facebook is worth more than Antigua and Barbuda. But Facebook doesn’t have white-sand beaches.
- “Marketers know about consumers, consumers know about marketers, marketers know consumers know about marketers, and consumers know marketers know consumers know about marketers.”
- Chartreuse brilliantly breaks down Paris Hilton’s fame, gets Dugg in the process. The big takeaway: “What makes Paris brilliant is that she used the attention she had and gave it to others thereby garning more attention for herself. And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been profitable.”
- Ad agencies are being threatened by regular people’s creativity. I see this as an opportunity, but that’s another post . . .
- Get a new passport before it’s got an RFID embedded.
- I blog therefore I am?
- Another great Logic+Emotion post, this one’s about staying in the lines: “What if someone told Steve Jobs to ‘stay in the lines’, or what if Thomas Edison never tried coloring outside of a line, just to see what would happen? What about that person at Motorola who thought the world was ready for a unusually thin and stylish phone? What if that individual just ‘stayed in the lines’?”
- The male body image is under assault.
And last but not least, here’s a video for everyone’s enjoyment. My friend Max Kalehoff is doing a videoblog where he interviews lots of smart people on engagement. The name, appropriately enough is Engagement By Engagement. Despite the high standards for participants, Max thought it suitable to interview me. However I would suggest clicking over to the site and watching some people far more intelligent than I talking about the subject (including my friend David Berkowitz). Oh, and just one note, Max actually made me button up an extra shirt button before going on camera . . . just in case you were wondering.
With that said . . .
That’s it. Hope to see people at likemind.ny on Friday morning . . . Have a good weekend!