American Idols on Twitter

Many of the American Idol contestants, both current and former, are popping up on Twitter. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that these are all real. In fact, I can guarantee that some are fakes, as some have multiple accounts claiming to be that person. For now, I'm listing the multiples until I can determine the authoritative account.

A New Direction in my Professional Life

Some of you have already heard, but effective immediately, I am taking a sabbatical from Apogee Search. The economic seas for the last year or so have been quite rough, and the Apogee Search ship was buffeted just like everyone else. Going into this recession, the search marketing industry was rather arrogant. "We're the trackable part of marketing," we all said. "No one is going to cut back on us."

Who’s Who in Social Media for the Texas Longhorns, Individuals

Is it football season yet? Nope. We're still in the doldrums of the off-season, but I wanted to write about my beloved Texas Longhorns. So, like any decent blogger would do, I came up with a related topic to fill the void. To that end, I'm combining the Texas Longhorns with another of my favorite topics, social media, to create the "Who's Who of Social Media for the Texas Longhorns". The list includes bloggers, sports writers, and even former players. Part Two will include profiles of some of the most prominent sites.

Photoblog: PubCon South – Social Media Super Session

The final non-drinking session at PubCon South 2009 was a Super Session on "Social Media & Business". It was moderated by Brett Tabke. From left to right on the stage, panel members were:
  • Wayne Sutton, Social Media Strategist and Technology Evangelist
  • Reem Abeidoh, Social Media Strategist, Outrider
  • Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Online Marketing
  • Chris Brogan, President, New Marketing Labs