I’ve been trawling (because I suck at surfing) ye olde world wide web lately and have managed to get a few things in my inter-net. Not sure how much is nonsense, how much is insightful and how much is just ripped off from someone else’s site. I’m not even sure if I am the target audience, if the piece is still relevant, if I should read more about it or whether it will take a bowl of nachos and some tequila to clear it all away. The fact is the following things have in some way influenced the way that I am thinking right now. Add these to the amount of Dr Seuss I read – and you have a fascinating concotion in my head. This list is not definitive or defined. It hasn’t been to a single pump class. I’m sure it can be enhanced.
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang
Infamous How To Catch A Fish Post:
I have no idea how many times I’ve said fish where the fish are. In Marketing meetings, in agency meetings, in webteam meetings, to my kids in the bathtub, to the plumber coming to fix the bathtub. It is a keeper people.
Twitter Coffee Shop Example:
To me this is such an easy thing for any business to do. So easy – why are you NOT doing this?
I am still waiting for a decent answer.
Adam Sarner ideas about Generation V:
OK so this is a little old now – but how funny is this whole generation thing? Let’s argue for six hours brothers about what makes a generation. The bottom line is that anyone that can give something a new label creates a new market. It is advertising adding “NEW and IMPROVED” to Generation Whatever. I don’t care if you think I’m a simpleton. Everyone loves a label.
So old – so relevant! Smashing The Clock
It just makes sense. But of course I would say that as I’ve worked from home for quite a long time. Let the measure of performance be results.
The Quote Database
My ramble: Because this makes me remember that conversations always will be the killer application.
Twitter & China in 2009: What We Could See
My ramble: I am being influenced by what I see happening in China at the moment. It is exciting, scary and just so yummy. I mean the dumplings alone are worth way more than you have to pay for them from a sidestreet seller. Think about all those dumplings. Just imagine. What if you could eat them and never get sick or fat or tired of dumplings? China would be heaven. Ok so overpopulation, strict Internet filters, notoriously awful human rights violations and a copyright shelflife for applications of under 6 seconds aside… it is still an awesome place. Don’t you think?
Warringah Aquatic Centre
My ramble: Look I am not saying it is a pretty website. It is not flashy. But it gets the job done… and that’s what websites SHOULD be doing. Getting the friggin job done, not showcasing the latest designer widget thingamajiggy. If I want to find which lanes are available at my local pool TODAY so I can go and impersonate a dugong – then the website should tell me. It does. I am thankful.