Category: Podcast

Social Networking discussions abound

I am thinking about the social networking/Web 2.0 technologies this weekend so I took the plunge and joined Twitter – a “micro-blogging” service launched about 18 months ago and gaining popularity. It seems to be a simple way to keep people updated on “what you’re doing right now” – interestingly, US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama uses the service and you can see his Twitter site here. Next step is to figure out how to embed it in to your blog, get a few people I know connected and see where it goes. Meanwhile I also notice this cautionary post about Twitter and its relevance.

I first heard about Twitter last week when my good mate and expert tech Aaron Saikovski mentioned it. I was then listening to Stan Relihan’s excellent podcast with Cynthia de Lorenzi. Cynthia runs ‘Success In the City’, a national network of nearly 1000 female CEO’s & Entrepreneurs – and was directly responsible for connecting Stan with Vint Cerf (co-founder of the Internet and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google) Well what a surpise when Cynthia mentioned Twitter in her interview – that was it for me, twice in one week I hear about Twitter so I had to check it out. I love these serendipitous moments (one of my favourite words)

I am a big supporter of open networking particularly LinkedIn and I wanted to share with you TPN’s excellent podcast on the business benefits of using LinkedIn Stan Relihan really gets LinkedIn and articulates it well in this interview.

Stan’s interview with Cynthia (see above) also touches on how LinkedIn can be used (notably the Vint Cerf connection) and mentions the Twitter phenomenon. It is interesting to note that Stan plan’s to interview a local (Australian) Twitter user, and Cythia refers to her publicist as also being a proponent of Twitter, so I am linking to his blog here which looks interesting. I plan to report further once I have spent some more time reading about this.

Well, enough for now, its a beautiful Spring Sunday morning so am heading out for a run…have a great rest of weekend everyone, Tony.