While I was having my morning coffee at my one of my favorite little coffee shops in Berkeley – Nefeli Cafe – I picked up the local San Francisco Chronicle Datebook section and came across an article about 8020 Publishing. What I love about this story and this particular company is it is using Web 2.0 to create somethign “concrete” – it is actually publshing magazines based on the content provided by the community. As the article states in today’s publishing climate all the magazines are scrambling to find ways to get online; to increase their presence on the web.
So what 8020 Publishing is doing is the exact opposite. It is taking the content that the community provides to create, at the moment (I think they will branch out very soon), two magazines: Everywhere & JPG. To me this is where the internet gets interesting because it opens up all kinds of possibilities to create a global collaborative community but there is nothign to say that the product or even the goal (if I dare say so) can be to create soemthign concrete – an actual physical creation out of the “digital media”.
A big part of what my firm, Abraham Harrison LLC, does is online outreach and blogger relations. We’re doing our first book promotion campaign for our client, Survivor Corps, and Jerry White’s new book, I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis, and we have been having a lot of fun and plenty of success. We are very proud and excited by our work on this campaign. Here are a bunch of the blog posts that we have been able to collect over the last few weeks of active campaigning of people and bloggers who have chosen to be responsive to our blogger promotion in the form of blog and forum posts (via Chris Abraham):
A big part of what my firm, Abraham Harrison LLC, does is online outreach and blogger relations. We’re doing our first book promotion campaign for our client, Survivor Corps, and Jerry White’s new book, I Will Not Be Broken: Five Steps to Overcoming a Life Crisis, and we have been having a lot of fun and plenty of success. We are very proud and excited by our work on this campaign. Here are a bunch of the blog posts that we have been able to collect over the last few weeks of active campaigning of people and bloggers who have chosen to be responsive to our blogger promotion in the form of blog and forum posts:
Unfortunately for me I just received Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival at a New England Prep Schoolby Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley. I say unfortunately because it’s a fascinating book and I’m having a hard time putting it down in order to do things I need to do before we leave. I can’t multi-task and read at the same time. I’m not that good. So THANKS Chris Abraham for the recommendation. Actually, I’m being serious, thanks Chris, it’s a good find.
I have always believed that traveling is a good thing to do. It broadens your spectrum and you get to see ideas, things and concepts that you would never have previously come across. I have traveled to many places and one of the most interesting and different places I have been is India. It is a place filled with such a type of dynamism that it is hard to put your finger on it. I only spent 10 days in southern India a few years ago and it was truly a magical experience.
So it was with no surprise that, while doing research into SMS technology that I came across Babalife and Babajob.
They are sister companies that provide social networking for job seekers and job hunters. The really incredible aspect of it is it is primarily built around the ability to utilize SMS technology. You, as someone looking for a worker, can query the system via SMS. While checking on the background of people via your social network – how are they connected to you or people you know. Kind of a six-degree’s of separation idea.
I am giving me Bluetooth wireless keyboard a go and seeing how well it works with trying to blog while using the N95 phone as a blogging platform. As I get used to the wee little keyboard, it seems to be much easier to use then the built-in keyboard ever could be. Anyway, it is worth it to keep the keyboard in my courier bag just in case I need to do this sort of thing sans ThinkPad. More later. Needless to say, I love me my Nokia N95 8GB — and no, Nokia is not a client … yet — here’s hoping.
I don’t know if that title will get me anywhere…but I was trying to be a bit funny.
I was actually really stoked the other day when I discovered that my Flickr Pro account now includes the ability to upload 90 second videos. It was so well timed for me. I had been looking for a way to share very short videos (typically 30 to 60 seconds) of my little daughter with my family and friends spread around the world.
Techcrunch liked it too. Watch the little “Shel Israel Puppet” it is pretty strange.
The first order of business for me was that I could control access to the videos. I didn’t wanna just put up videos of my daughter and let just anyone view them. So, I needed something that gave me control. I thought about Youtube – they do give you the ability to keep your video private. I also checked out a few other options. Continue reading →
My blog is so expansive and so old now, with 4,627 articles, that I get jacked left and right my autoblog and roblogs. I don’t really care or really mind; however, sometimes, there is gold to be mined. This wee little interpretation, done my an algorithm, encapsulates my entire life as a blogger:
I, Chris Abraham, Watch American Idol; Democrats Can’t Define Themselves or Their Agenda; Are You Excited about Any of the American Idol Top 12? Coca-Cola Blak the New Black? I Want Taylor Hicks to Win American Idol; Chris Daughtry is …
Okay – well I will be the first to admit that I am completely biased towards anything positive and exciting about Africa. After all I am an African and grew up on the continent. After 15 years of living in the USA I will be returning to explore opportunities, to enjoy the sun and to relax on the beach all while ingesting the loveliness and magic of the African soil.
So, it was with a very sad heart that I saw this blog post from one of my favorite African bloggers – TED Africa Canceled. The reasoning appears to be pretty vague – something about the delay in getting licenses sorted out. I am not sure – I wish I knew more about why because I would gladly donate my time to getting the conference to happen.