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Radiohead Blazes a Marketing Trail – good read I thought

Really liked this one, good article…

PARIS — Epochal pronouncements from rock stars should sometimes be taken with a dose of skepticism. In 1966, John Lennon declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Since the 1960s, Jesus has enjoyed a bit of a comeback, while the Beatles’ music is still unavailable from legitimate digital music services

But people in the music industry tend to listen to Thom Yorke, lead singer in the British alternative rock group Radiohead, for Radiohead has cultivated a reputation as one of the most future-proof bands around.

Read it here…

6 Steps to Kill your community

Really liked this one, it was worth a read

6 Steps to kill your community, plus another seven bonus ones!

Maxim

So Maxim Magazine is now following me on Twitter…hmm

Eleanor Roosevelt

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”

Amen to that

Success in Failure Episode 1

Reading this:

Success In Failure – Episode 1: 7 Lessons Learnt From Letting Donttell.com.au Expire

Very well worth the read and I wanted to point it out as there is a lot of good that many clients can get from the 7 lessons that Scott Middleton has put together here. In a lot of ways the first one I think is incredibly pertinent as far as the way that many businesses go at digital and their online presence – Scott is talking particularly start-up but I’m going to take the premise and apply to everyone – if you are not able to be 2010% passionate about your online business then it pays well not to get into the space!

Chris Lester, (MD at Areeba) and I were talking about this tonight and agreeing that many online versions of offline businesses that we see are lacking in passion and don’t inspire or add value – it seems in many cases that where an offline business has gone into the digital space with the wrong view of why they are there or a lack of vision for the space they get it wrong and end up showing a real lack of passion and value.

Clive Video

Okay Digital Ministry, I love you but please please please get rid of the Clive Video piece on the home page, video overlays are a major irritation and I really hate having to see the bloody thing every time I come back (which is relatively often!).

AIMIA Digital Services Index

Australian Interactive Media industry Association (’AIMIA’), IBM Australia and Hyro Limited have released the 2009 AIMIA Digital Services Index™ Online Survey.

Get it here

When Faith Kills

Reading a post by Cameron Reilly called “When Faith Kills” – worth sharing

I’m reading tonight about the case of Dale and Leilani Neumann, an American couple who let their 11 year-old daughter, Madeline Kara Neuman, die…

DocStore

The other one that I am looking forward to spending a good amount of time on in the next few days is this one. DocStore is a pretty awesome repository for lots of different documents on a wide variety of topics (many of which I am rather interested in).

Plone

Must spend some time over the next few days looking at this – Plone

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