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.
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."
Continuing with the Who's Who in Social Media for the Texas Longhorns, here are some of the most important and prominent sites, publications and blogs. To qualify, a site must not only have social aspects itself, but be engaging in other social networks as well.
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.
There is a growing outcry against Guy Kawasaki's, um, aggressive techniques on Twitter. In a number of recent keynote addresses, Kawasaki has described how he uses Twitter as an advertising channel for his ventures. There is also much concern over his use of ghost twitterers.
Most of the talk on the blogosphere today was on whether Google would purchase Twitter. There was relatively discussion of whether Google should purchase Twitter.
To gauge the feelings of bloggers, I surveyed countless postings about the proposed merger. I found them with a Google Blog Search for [google twitter]. Over fifty bloggers took an editorial position on the rumor.
The Thursday (2nd day) keynote for PubCon South 2009 was given by Matt Cutts, head of the quality assurance team at Google. He was introduced by Brett Tabke.
Before launching into his usual Q&A, he introduced us all to Google Friend Connect API.