The Latino Blogosphere

BlogWorld 2009 had the innovative idea of hosting a multicultural panel. A clear sign of vision and pulse of the current situation in the U.S.A. I had the honor to be invited by Jose Villa from Sensis to represent the fastest growing group both online and offline: The Latino(a)s! During the session, I was often asked about the Latino blogosphere. What do we blog about? Which language do we use? Where are we? And so forth. This post is an attempt to answer these questions.

America's Tweethearts Story In Vanity Fair Is Good For New Media

While attending Affiliate Summit West earlier this week Joe Morin asked me if I had read the new Vanity Fair article America’s Tweethearts or Social Media Insider’s reaction to it.  I hadn’t yet but Joe sent me a link to both and after reading them I  of course have some comments. I liked both the … [Read more]

America’s Tweethearts Story In Vanity Fair Is Good For New Media

While attending Affiliate Summit West earlier this week Joe Morin asked me if I had read the new Vanity Fair article America’s Tweethearts or Social Media Insider’s reaction to it.  I hadn’t yet but Joe sent me a link to both and after reading them I  of course have some comments. I liked both the … [Read more]

Is Twitter Stealing Community from Blogs?

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So after my post about the Social Media Police yesterday, an interesting discussion ensued. In fact, it was probably one of the better blog post discussions of my career. Except it didn’t take place here, it took place on Twitter. That in itself isn’t a terrible thing, but as a blogger, it’s sort of my … [Read more]

Media Is Not Objective

As I was reading this post by Paul Carr at TechCrunch this morning it occurred to me that if you substituted the word “Obama” for the word “Apple” Paul would have just written a post that could have been seen on any given conservative political blog any day of the week. That inspired me to … [Read more]

Look Out! It's the Social Media Police

I just read another post about what not to do on Twitter. Yawn. Here we go again. If there’s one thing I’m learning is that there aren’t any rules. Just because someone doesn’t like what other people Tweet doesn’t mean he has to govern the place for everyone. It’s getting old. Every now and then … [Read more]

Look Out! It’s the Social Media Police

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I just read another post about what not to do on Twitter. Yawn. Here we go again. If there’s one thing I’m learning is that there aren’t any rules. Just because someone doesn’t like what other people Tweet doesn’t mean he has to govern the place for everyone. It’s getting old. Every now and then … [Read more]

Introducing Civilians to Social Media

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If you listened to Jim Turner’s telethon for Haiti over the past couple of days, a certain topic came up often – whether or not social media people are all preaching to the choir. I thought about this a lot last night. I mean, we all read the same people’s blogs and follow the same … [Read more]

What BlogWorld Looks for in a Speaker Proposal

Rick Calvert

Deb’s note: This is part one in a series about crafting a good speaker proposal. Via Twitter, I noted the disappoitment in many bloggers and social media people (including me) when speaker proposals weren’t chosen for BlogWorld or SXSW. So I took it to the source. I reached out to the conference organizers who choose … [Read more]

National Delurking Day

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This is a bit of an old school blog day that we celebrate each year.  I think I first posted about this day about 4-5 years ago on my Daddy Blog.  What is Delurking Day you might ask?  In the blog world, many people read blogs and they watch and read comments all the while … [Read more]