Archive | October, 2010

Rap History 101 with Justin and Jimmy

Saw this video below of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake doing a history of rap – and it was love at first sight.  Hilarious.  Maybe one day I can rap like this.

Raising a jar of moonshine to Knoxville’s first Ad Age Power 150 blogger

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My friend Mark Schaefer tweeted over the weekend that his awesome blog {grow} has been added to the Advertising Age Power 150 marketing blogs at number 148!  He joins other luminaries such Brian Clark at Copyblogger, Dave Armano at Logic+Emotion, Chris Brogan, Seth Godin, Jason Falls and many others (full list).  They are lucky to have him and if you’ve come across his blog you knew that his skill would be noticed.

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From Rugby with Love – Social Media for preservation tourism

Over the weekend I had pleasure of speaking at the East Tennessee Preservation conference in historic Rugby, TN.  I’ve posted a recap of panel on using social media for historic and preservation tourism with slides and video over on the New Streak, where I blog for Moxley Carmichael.  Check it out.

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Facebook Effect….What a read

I finished reading The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick this week and I found it incredibly captivating!  I hope to do a larger review later, but in short it covers the company from before inception in Zuckerberg’s dorm room to his more recent World Economic Forum appearences.

You may not care about the details of the venture capital financing they’ve received, but you’ll be certain to find interesting the simplistic genius that exists in Facebook as it continues to grow into the role it plays in my, and your lives today.

Pick up a copy – you’ll be glad you did.

But don’t just take my word for it, below is a bit from Michael Arrington’s review at TechCrunch.

Here’s my recommendation: If you are interested in startups, or how marketing and advertising are evolving, or just how Facebook is changing the world, buy this book. It’s very readable and gives great insights into how Facebook grew from a dorm room to a huge company. There’s no other book out there that gives such a complete history of the company and of Mark Zuckerberg.

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