Big fan of Lifehacker’s Top 10 lists sitting right here. This list is a good one for Gmail users – it includes some items I have previously reported on and lots that I haven’t discussed. So take a look and get the most out of your Gmail experience!
If you find yourself forgetting important events, meetings, engagements, to-do items because you are so tied up with your on-line social medial obligations (see last two posts), then consider Remindr. Reported by Lifehacker, Remindr is a web-based service that can simultaneously ping your cell, designated email accounts, gTalk account or even Twitter. Lord know, I need THIS. Hit the jump below for more info.
Further to my last post (I know I am irritating some of you plain language legal writers out there), the next step in engaging in widespread on-line social networking and marketing is organizing it so that you can achieve utmost efficiency in proclaiming your worth and snagging information and contacts. I am myself working with PeopleBrowsr right now (an aggregator that works with Firefox but not IE) and will report more later.
For Mac users, specifically Mac 10.5), there is EventBox. Collin Robinson talks about the service in greater detail in this thorough article over at TwiTip. What makes these types of services nice is the ability to feed several sources into one window, obviating the need to switch back and forth between sites. EventBox aggregates Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Pownce (well maybe not so much anymore), RSS feeds and Reddit. As I have not personally used EventBox, I urge you to check out Collin’s article for a nicely detailed explanation with pictures.
In the meantime, stay tuned for my personal hands-on thoughts about PeopleBrowsr.
All of this new, on-line, social, viral media-marketing is so vitally important to your business now and down the road, but can be seriously daunting if you are new to it or even only slightly broken-in on it.
Rather than reinvent a very ably-crafted wheel and outline how to negotiate social media, please check out this fantastic article by Susan Cartier Liebel addressing how to choose and how to use the many tools available on the web. I wholeheartedly agree with the major and minor points, especially from my own vantage point of the relative newcomer. I cannot recommend strongly enough fishing on these different sites for individuals with more seasoning and following their leads. Thanks Susan for taking the words right out of my mouth!
I love Hubspot. I love ’em even more after watching this great video about the future of marketing, and it isn’t in a phone book. Check it out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I can’t get the video embed to work, but follow the link right to YouTube. Yaaaay Hubspot!