Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The bandwagon

Time for #the5 today

Be Irresistible: Want to Own Your Space? Own Up to Your Highest Standards!  "Invite only the best to participate" 
Do you have standards? If not, about time to do so. Set your mark and live to it. The posting is apparently part of a series (each post is tagged) but not yet linked to each other. Don't hold that from reading the insights from @lizstrauss.

Show Don’t Tell  "incorporates the learning and the lessons into the medium" 
@chrisbrogan takes an example to show the message. Quick and simple.

Why Social Media Blogging is Corrupt  "the entire social web is becoming numb" 
If, and that is a big 'if', I recognize whom is being mentioned here, then this post really highlights what is the corruption in social media. Look into the details. Speculation upon speculation is built to make the case. The facts are not checked before going down the road to corruption. If this is really referring to whom I think it is, (and again, a big 'if' as I don't have the time or wherewithal to go check), the whole thing is a misunderstanding. A proper reading of the newsletter subscription in question says that by following the process there will be this extra exposure given.

Some links to preview Be Different, in print and audio  me: count down to @ new book! 
John Robison has a new book and I haven't even read his first! That tells me I am really getting behind. The question remains, will I be able to catch up?

QR Codes Making Business Interactive and Mobile  me: looks like the tide is rising for these - finally 
QR codes have been used on the last two PodCamp WesternMA tshirts. I proudly wear them  and showcase them as good examples of simple technology with positive benefits. Are they sliced bread? Absolutely not. On the one hand, you should be able to find out about the link before you follow it. A QR code is impossible to decipher before you follow it. At least some of the link shorteners can provide that tip to see if the link is really trustworthy. But if you trust that the business is worthy and not party to scam, then you can read and follow QR codes to get where they take you!

When you have a standard, you can live up to it. When you live up to your standard, it will be better to show rather than tell. When you own something, you don't venture down paths of speculation unnecessarily. Be careful with QR codes. They seem to be about to become quite hot as the 'next best thing' which means the scammers and spammers will be right behind them, ready to jump on the bandwagon!

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