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Fotopedia: Cross between Wikipedia & Flickr

The Fotopedia start-up hit a pothole. It uses Wikipedia entries as its framework for photographs, mostly from Flickr. Soon after the fotopedia venture launched, its linchpin Wikipedia began devouring its own questionable credibility — well publicised defections of contributors, resulting in a serious decline of support.

Social Media Plans for the Coming Year

For those of you who use social media (and this including blogging) as a way to connect with potential customers/clientele, it’s a good idea to look at the current tools in your social media toolkit and then consider which current or new tools you want to use in the coming year.

Why Outsource?

Outsourcing is a global industry. If you’re not taking advantage of it then you’re probably missing an opporunity. here are the reasons I outsource.

Yelp! Thinking Inside the Box

Google discussions to buy Yelp were leaked before the deal closed. Shocking. Yelp, the web’s best known directory and reviewer of local business was said to be valued at more than $500-million for its access to this elusive advertising market. The leakers said: the deal is 80% done. Of course that means the deal was 20% undone, or the leakers would like it to be.

Your Blog as a Virtual Peer Conference

I recently picked up Adrian Segar’s, Conferences That Work: Creating Events that People Love and was fascinated by the concept of peer conferencing. It turns out that peer conferencing uses an attendee-centered model that largely leaves the content of the conference up to attendees. There still needs to be some organizational framework that guides the attendees but aside from that, organizers are more like facilitators then authority figures that control the speakers and content. This largely user generated content (sound familiar) has a lot of similarities to what bloggers should try and build on-line.