Lots of interesting things this week. Why don’t we just dive in? Great here we go…
-Blogging, blogs, bloggers… some have said that blogging is soooo 2008. Not according to this report from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research! It stats that 13% of Fortune 500 and 39% of the Inc. 5000 currently have a blog! You can read more about it here as well as review a copy of the report
-In case you were worried I would not mention Facebook today, do not be. As of this post they should have hit 160 million users.
-Oh and yes, I must mention Twitter. Recently it got $20 million and it is said its total valuation is $250 million, now they just need to monetize all this. Take a look at a great post by Joe Hall here about how “Twitter is a Cash Cow in the Making”
-Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and social media is in full swing! Take a look at “Super Bowl ’09: Social Media Hits The Gridiron” to learn about all the blogging, Youtube videos, Tweets and more.
-What you ask? Who are the brands that are using social media? Who gets talked about the most online? Glad you asked! Here is a list of “The Most Social Brands of 2008″. The top 50 are impressive.
-May 11-13, 20o9 The Palace Hotel in San Francisco will host the 3rd Annual Community 2.0 Confrence, which I am proud to be a speaker at. Since I will be speaking at this event, you are eligible to receive a discount of 20% off the standard pricing – please use code SPKRM2105DP when you register! Visit the website or download the brochure for more information on the 25+ cross-industry speakers joining me at this event and the actionable insights they will arm you with for success in social media.
-March 21 to April 2 Web 2.0 Expo 2.0 will be at the Moscone West. The discount code for that is “websf09tr3” - It can be used on their online registration form. Ill be talking about this confrence more in the future.
Have a great weekend and go Steelers!