Friday, October 26, 2007

Viral Community News

The 'community brings the news' edition.

1 - Tim has posted some stunning pictures and commentary on the wildfires that are raging in Southern California. Thankfully, MasiGuy and his family seem to be out of harm's way, but obviously not everyone is so lucky. I think this is a great example of how social media can be used to report breaking news, and to make us aware of the issues and struggles that other people can be facing. Hang in there Tim, we're keeping you and everyone else that's being affected by the fires in our thoughts.

2 - I love discovering new blogs, and I recently discovered Ivana's Strategy Stew after she picked up on my Spirit post. She's got some great stuff there, such as this post on creating an emotional response and great customer experience. Check it out!

3 - Eat, Sleep, Blog is back for Episode 5. Which means more hard-hitting talk about marketing bullshit, with healthy doses of intended and unintended humor. Sean said that he, Gavin and Paul agreed to post a new episode after receiving requests for one, to which Gavin replied "Really? People ask for this? They get what they deserve then ;)"

4 - Check out Ann's latest HuffPo post on Harry Potter and the Curse of TMI.

Now, I'm going to cut this edition of VCN a bit short as I want to turn the post over to you guys. If you have any posts you've written lately that you want to bring attention to, feel free to post a link in the comments. It can be 1, 5, or even 10. If you've written something that you think the community would be interested in, please let us know! My only request is that if do post links to your own work, please also post at least one link to another blogger's post that you have enjoyed lately. This is a great way that we can work together to bring attention to stuff that not only we have created, but great posts that we've come across in our blogging travels.

So the floor is yours, and thanks!


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Anonymous said...

I want to comment on Anne's post, but Huffington makes me register.

Gavin Heaton said...

I like this one from Herb:
And this one from Katie:

Ivana said...

Mack - WOW - thanks for mentioning my blog - I'm honored! I really enjoyed the rest of the blogs you've mentioned - and can't wait to check out some of the blogs on the list.

anne simons said...

hi mack:

i just discovered the donor power blog ( It’s written by a marketer who helps nonprofits become more successful at fundraising by developing relationships with donors rather than “treating them as passive ATMs.” his posts are highly relevant to anyone interested in smarter marketing, regardless of the industry they are in.

here’s a link to an excellent post on what happens when companies let wishful thinking intrude on their marketing strategies:

love your viral community news---great idea.

Tim Jackson said...

Thank you for the mention my friend.

We're all safe and sound. All of my coworkers are safe as well. Things are improving all the time. It's a far cry from normal yet, but we're inching our way back there.

Thanks to all for the comments, call, emails and well wishes- it means more than I can express.

Anonymous said...

Mack, great round-up as always. I also had posted on the fire and online news about it. It was only through bloggers and online media that I was able to find out information about the status of our home's area after we were evacuated. Check out the post on the San Diego Fire and Communications:

Great idea to turn the comments over to readers, Mack! You're the best.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the writeup on ESB 5 Mack, We're almost ready to deploy ESB 6. This time with our first guest. Well, we've attempted guests before but it always proved to be a firewalling, software battling nightmare.

I think we owe it all to you, dude! If you hadn't bugged me on Facebook about it. Our prima-audience-of-one ;)