Well, I have to apologize first off for not posting as often the last few weeks (and missing Whole Lotta Link Love the last couple of weeks). Can I make it up to you with a weekend edition?
Lots of links to share, so let's get to it!
- Stephen Fry is one of my favorite comedians - and one of my favorite Twitterers. He's one of the few celebri-tweeters that really get social media, and he talks about it on his blog, on TV, and even has an impromtu Twitter talk show while stuck in an elevator!
- Speaking of Twitter, here is a list of 7 URL shortening services that are great for business usage.
- Everyone is talking about the down economy, and more and more people are affected by it as they lose their jobs. Many of the recently unemployed are using social media, including blogs, as a job-hunting tool - but are they effective? Here's an article that talks about the pros and cons of using a blog to find a new job.
- Many companies that are feeling the pinch of the recession are cutting back on marketing or trying to monetize their content assets. What they don't realize is that offering something for free could actually boost sales - just look at how Monty Python did it.
- Desperate times call for more...well, creative measures. Take a look at these 10 examples of creative Twitter usage by companies, colleges, and regular people.
- When it comes to personal branding and online reputation management, there's a right way to do it (by following these 11 rules of personal branding), and a wrong way to do it (as demonstrated in this Dilbert cartoon).
Have a great rest of your weekend, everyone!