Social Media Housekeeping for 2009

Written on January 23, 2009 – 3:46 pm | by Brian Wallace |

You may have noticed a few small social changes that we’ve instituted for 2009:

Twitter.  We’ve been quiet on this front for far too long.

While it won’t be all of us running the account, expect some solid updates from @nowsourcing and @thegypsy.  Why follow? Well, we have some interesting things to say and will also be sharing great links collectively.

Google Friend Connect. You might call us Collective Forgetfulness if we didn’t have the latest and greatest blog widget from our friends at Google.  So we’ve added Google Friend Connect.  It’s an interesting concept, and will be fun to see what people make of it beyond the simple “here are the friends that like my site.”

MyBlogLog.  You might say that this is old news, but we updated the MBL widget to the more sleek, iPhone looking UI.  What’s really interesting about MBL is the community/site itself beyond the widget.  Personally, I’ve liked the service for a long time because it allows you to visually see who your recent visitors are – a different crack at the data vs. a more 1’s and 0’s Google Analytics approach.

What about you – what have you done to make your blog more social for 2009?

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  1. 5 Responses to “Social Media Housekeeping for 2009”

  2. By Dennis Edell on Jan 24, 2009 | Reply

    Actually losing the MBL widget for the link above the fold has given me A LOT more followers in the long run.

    True I no longer see the new faces that I once used daily to say hello…although other issues I have with the service has currently curtailed my daily usage anyway.

  3. By Dennis Edell on Jan 24, 2009 | Reply

    Will following collectivet as a whole give me updates from all, or do I have to follow all 3 for the full effect?

  4. By Brian Wallace on Jan 24, 2009 | Reply

    @Dennis Edell
    In my opinion, MBL is worth a second look. True that you may have greater value with other link above the fold though.

    Also, I’d recommend that you follow us individually and collectively as well. There are a few more of us on individually, though Dave and I are the 2 behind the @collectivet account for now.

  5. By Dennis Edell on Jan 25, 2009 | Reply

    @Brian

    i do keep the MBL link above the fold with others and gain a lot more followers then with the widget.

    As for not using the service as much – since they added so many (useless to me) services, I can’t find anything I’m actually looking for anymore.

    Very frustrating.

  6. By Sunil Pathak on Mar 25, 2009 | Reply

    @Dennis

    I totally agree with your last point mate, MBL have lots of crap that 1 dont really need or use.

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