Yet another article about pitching bloggers. This comes from Social Media Explorer who have an interview with a PR pro who moonlights as a blogger as well. There are some tips about how to evaluate blogs, how to properly pitch bloggers, and some comments about the blacklisting.
Scoblizer discusses the Facebook-Google privacy issue going on right now. Facebook has cut off Google’s Friend Connect – a program designed to help share data and user profiles between systems. As companies like MySpace, Google and Facebook know you’re not going to spend all your online time on one site so these programs and something called OpenID should theoretically allow to port your data (identity, profile info, friend list) to other sites. Facebook says privacy is the reason they don’t want to share data but it would serve their while to keep users within their gates for as much as they can. It’s complicated but lots of bloggers have written about it. More here on TechCrunch.
Dave Fleet posts on why Apple doesn’t need social media. Because they have such a strong brand and they design such cool products that’s why.
We came across this Rob Cottingham post via Twitter. There’s no responses yet but he’s looking for examples of killer labour union web 2.0 campaigns which he will discuss in a workshop he’s giving next week at the Canadian Association of Labour Media. We’ll keep an eye out to see what comments people leave. We can think of the TWU’s YouTube video channel, union members posting picket line videos on YouTube, online discussion forums. Anything else?