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A Less Familiar Corner of Social Networking

We all know that social networking is where it’s at these days, but it’s not all about the ones everybody knows – the Facebooks, the MySpaces, the Twitters, etc. At the recent Social Media Club gathering in Louisville, Chris Brogan discussed what he calls "velvet rope" social networks. Have you ever participated in an exclusive social network? Discuss your experience.

There’s Gold in Your Social Media Profiles
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WebProNews attended a recent Social Media Club gathering in Louisville, KY. Among the speakers at this event was the famous Chris Brogan, who talked about (among other things) Friendfeed, and why your social media profiles have value. Do you agree with the things Brogan says in the following clip? Share you thoughts.

Google Talks HTML 5 and Innovation
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On Wednesday, Google held its Annual Developer Conference, which this year dealt a lot with the acceleration of the open web platform. There was a specific focus on HTML 5, which Google says is enabling developers to build uniquely powerful web apps.

Google announced the following new products at the conference:

Fear and Advertising – Are you Scared Yet?
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WebProNews discussed fear and advertising with Steve Hayden, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Worldwide. There is a lot of fear currently as we’re going through what Hayden calls "the biggest transition in advertising since the advent of television." What are your biggest fears in advertising? Please share.

The Process of Ad Copy Creation

WebProNews discussed the creation of ad copy and the stages of the buy cycle with Mona Elesseily of Page zero Media recently. Do you have a process you use for ad copy creation? Tell us about it.

Good Mobile Marketing Isn’t an Advertisement

WebProNews recently conducted an interview with Mike Wehrs, President and CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association. This is an organization that "provides an industry forum to meet, discuss, plan and work cooperatively to resolve key industry issues." Wehrs talks with Abby Johnson the growth in mobile marketing, and its benefits. Do you utilize mobile marketing? Tell us a little bit about your strategies.

Wikipedia Founder Talks Consumer-Generated Content for Branding
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WebProNews recently spoke with Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia for a few minutes, and discussed the past, present, and future of user-generated content as a marketing medium, not to mention several other topics. What kinds of brands do you think work the best for marketing with consumer-generated content? Share your thoughts with us.

Hulu CEO Talks Advertising and the Hulu Formula

Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu delivered a keynote speech at ad:tech San Francisco. In the speech he discussed the state of advertising and of course his site Hulu, which has taken the online video world by storm.

Coverage of the ad:tech San Francisco conference continues at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

Facebook Connects Users with iPhone Apps
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Facebook Connect on the iPhoneOver the weekend, Facebook launched Facebook Connect for the iPhone and iPod Touch at SXSW. Developers area already taking advantage of Facebook Platform APIs to add social features to many iPhone applications.

Little Things Can Make a Big Difference in Productivity

David Wallace of SearchRankSearchRank Founder and CEO David Wallace is a very busy guy. He has to have a schedule. At the SMX West session on Productivity Tips for the Busy Search Marketer, he says that when you’re busy you have to have a routine.

Google to be More Transparent in 2009
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Matt Cutts of Google’s Search Quality Team made a post on the Google Webmaster Blog indicating that a goal of his this year is to make Google more transparent and to communicate more.

Do You Have a Problem with Live Blogging?
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Barry Schwartz posted something of a rant at Search Engine Roundtable after an unnamed blogger attacked the site’s live blogging coverage of PubCon:

The PubCon Buzz: Day 3

WebProNews is in full force at Pubcon, this time not only covering the event, but presenting as well.

The PubCon Buzz: Day 2

1WebProNews is in full force at Pubcon, this time not only covering the event, but presenting as well.

The PubCon Buzz: Day 1

WebProNews is in full force at Pubcon, this time not only covering the event, but presenting as well. Our own Mike McDonald spoke this morning at the session titled: Game On: Rocking Your Video Startup.

Google Helps Presenters Prioritize Questions

Google has released a tool (in beta of course) called Google Moderator to help you prioritize questions for Q&A sessions. It’s hosted by the Google App Engine and lets users submit questions directed toward certain people. Then others can vote on the question’s worth.

Google Platform Engineer Taliver Heath talks a little bit about how the tool came to fruition:

Successful Blogger Makes Conan O’Brien and Ellen Show
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BlogWorldWebPronews anchor Abby Prince-Johnson was present for the keynote delivered by Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV at the BlogWorld Expo. Vaynerchuk talked about how "America is a branded society."

BlogWorld Expo: Putting Social Media Into the Newsroom

BlogWorldWebPronews anchor Abby Prince-Johnson was present for the "Putting Social Media Into the Newsroom" session at BlogWorld over the weekend. Speakers at this session included Jason Falls, Jeremy Pepper, and Daniel Honigman.

BlogWorld Expo: State of the Blogosphere Address
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BlogWorldWebPronews anchor Abby Prince-Johnson was present for the State of the Blogosphere Address and Opening Keynote session at BlogWorld on Saturday.

BlogWorld Expo: Keynote Luncheon with Rubel and Kawasaki

BlogWorldWebPronews anchor Abby Prince-Johnson was present for the keynote luncheon at the BlogWorld Expo, where star bloggers Steve Rubel and Guy Kawasaki spoke with one another on a variety of topics from Yahoo to Mahalo.

BlogWorld: How To Build You, Inc.

I just arrived at Blogworld Expo and am getting ready for a weekend of great bonding with more than a thousand fellow bloggers as well as two great sessions that I am looking forward to. My first is on a panel moderated by my friend Kelly Feller from Intel all about social media case studies from the real world.