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Will Squidoo Kill Your Company’s Shot at (Free) Feel-Good PR on Twitter? | Fast Company

Today Squidoo founder Seth Godin announced that his company would begin launching websites for major companies that collect social buzz–good and bad–from around the Web. In his blog, Godin says that these “conversations” are already happening, so Squidoo is simply going to funnel them into one aggregate spot. That lets any customer or company see what the buzz is around Brand X. But for companies to get on the page and respond, it will cost them money. Is this fair to companies? More importantly, is it good for customers? (Below, one such page for In-and-Out Burger.)

APLINK – How does this effect companies like http://www.brandtology.com ? Their entire business model is based on monitoring online conversations about brands.

via Will Squidoo Kill Your Company’s Shot at (Free) Feel-Good PR on Twitter? | TechWatch | Fast Company.

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Robert Scoble not Scrambling away from Fast Company

Seems in fact Robert Scoble is Taking a leisurely walk – into something new which “can’t be disclosed – yet”  Now the question must be asked- WHY is seagate not renewing its million dollar contract, in a time when successful social media celebreties like Robert are  in short supply….

From Robert’s blog

Back in 2003 I wrote a Corporate Blogging Manifesto. Rule #13 is “don’t write if your life is in turmoil.”

It’s even harder to write when you are negotiating for stuff. But it’s really harder when you also are trying to deal with your career while continuing to do your job. This week I uploaded something like 20 videos to Fast Company TV. Whew! I am visiting as many companies as I can as quickly as I can (yesterday I saw two more, today I’m visiting another three) so that I can get a good bead on what I should build next and also to get some ideas of where to take my blog.

via Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasm » Blog Archive Why I haven’t posted for two weeks «.

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The Fast 50 Reader Favorites of 2008 – itsReal

Lots of new companies to look into !

  1. 1. Marathon Technologies
  2. 2. Data Robotics, Inc.
  3. 3. Sales Spider
  4. 4. Consorte Media
  5. 5. YouMail
  6. 6. Greenplum
  7. 7. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  8. 8. Slalom Consulting
  9. 9. Persistent Systems
  10. 10. VBT
  11. 11. JVKellyGroup, Inc.
  12. 12. BlogHer
  13. 13. Bluepulse
  14. 14. Our Hope Place
  15. 15. Illumina
  16. 16. Bomgar
  17. 17. Amerikal Products Corporation
  18. 18. Brand Sense Partners
  19. 19. Datran Media
  20. 20. KACE
  21. 21. Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  22. 22. Paramount Defenses Inc.
  23. 23. GridApp Systems
  24. 24. The Rubicon Project
  25. 25. Varonis
  26. 26. mSpot, Inc.
  27. 27. Mozilla Corporation
  28. 28. Fenway Sports Group/Boston Red Sox
  29. 29. Operative
  30. 30. Salesforce.com, Inc.
  31. 31. Peanut Labs, Inc.
  32. 32. Validus DC Systems, LLC
  33. 33. 11i Networks Inc.
  34. 34. Imagekind
  35. 35. Fresco Microchip
  36. 36. Canaan Partners
  37. 37. Zipcar
  38. 38. ActiveCare Network, LLC
  39. 39. Lehigh Technologies, Inc.
  40. 40. Citrix Systems, Inc.
  41. 41. BDNA
  42. 42. Allvoices.com
  43. 43. Weber Shandwick
  44. 44. AECOM
  45. 45. The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
  46. 46. 4Home
  47. 47. Junk my Car LLC
  48. 48. Luminex Corporation
  49. 49. FedEx
  50. 50. SynthaSi

    source: fastcompany.com

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Within five years, technology will obliterate the need | Fast Company

WHY is virtual worlds not also considered to cut travel costs – hmmm

“Apart from becoming more and more unpleasant, recently business travel is also becoming far less necessary. With videoconferencing technologies improving and fuel prices rising, more businessmen and women seem to be choosing the option to stay put and use new technology to cut down on travel. Companies too are making an active effort to limit employees’ air travel for the duel-pronged benefits of cutting costs and being environmentally friendly. AT&T has reportedly reduced employee air miles by 15% through video conferencing and Web meetings, while Accenture plans to have 22 video conferencing rooms installed around the world by the end of this year. ” | Fast Company

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FAST Company outpaces its competitors and enters social media but what about twinity ? – itsReal

APLINK is a sometimes frequent reader of FAST Company Magazine, this has been a magazine I recognized long ago for its attention to fast moving startups along with Red Herring, these two magazines helped shape some of my thinking today…but do we need yet another network – with Fast Companies market standing would it have been better to go to bed with LinkedIN or the popular and fun Business Social Network FACEBOOK..
without sounding too optimistic – maybe their impact of this news could have been greater if they developed a community in a virtual world like twinity – now that’s a FAST idea from APLINK….
Read their blog like announcement below….
How FastCompany.com will alter the digital landscape.

Fast Company is about to shake things up again.

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