DR. WHAW? – October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009 at 8:22 PM 1 comment

Happy almost-Halloween everyone!  What a festive and gorgeous fall day it was, too.  There was a ton I missed out on today while I was hard at work, not the least of which were the following posts.  But do enjoy what I Didn’t Read While Hard At Work today!


DR. WHAW? – October 30, 2009

1. Facebook Launches Live Status Dashboard for Monitoring Platform Performance by Justin Smith — Talk about instant feedback!  This is pretty darn cool.  As Facebook launched its new Live Status feature yesterday, it also created an easy and instantaneous way to check how the new feature runs.  This will allow the developers to quickly and easily discover any issues and fix them.

2. The Social Media ROI presentation from the #LikeMinds conference by Olivier Blanchard — If you are at all interested in social media, then you must understand ROI and how to measure social media.  In that case, you absolutely must watch this presentation from Olivier Blanchard, who is without a doubt the authority on measurement in this space.  No more must be said, just watch!

3. Notes & reading list from the Social Network Analysis Workshop by Bill Johnston — Goodness, I wish I could have been at this Social Network Analysis Workshop!  If you were like me and couldn’t make it, this post will absolutely catch you up.  This is a great introduction to analyzing social network and your strategy involving them.  This is a great first step, and I highly recommend it.

4. Top Social Media Monitoring & Measurement Posts of the Week by Hannah Del Porto — I think I’ve said this before, but I do see the irony in featuring a post that features the best posts of the week.  This is a great list, though, and it is a bit more focused than mine, so I think it is definitely worth a look!

5. Bing for Mobile Adds Optimized Interface and Real-Time  Data by Christina Warren — Today Bing added some pretty cool new features to their mobile search.  This allows mobile users to better view and search using their search engine (as compared to Google mobile), and it also provides real-time data.  What does this have to do with measurement?  I don’t know, but it is pretty cool.  How will this change how you view the mobile Web?

6. The Trouble with Blog Influence Statistics by Shannon Paul — This is a very interesting argument against measurements like blog influence.  The claim made here is that these statistics aren’t useful because the definition of a blog isn’t clear just yet.  Make sense?  I didn’t get it right away, either, but I would recommend that you read this.  It’s an interesting theory, and I’m a bit torn.  Where do you stand?

7. Twitter Lists Rock: A Geek Review by Joe Mescher — I like this review of Twitter’s new lists feature.  I’ve seen brief reviews on Twitter, and it seems that people are torn.  Half seem to think lists are amazingly cool, while some believe that they may be just another meaningless number on which we shouldn’t focus.  What’s your opinion?  Do you have one just yet?


Happy Friday, y’all!  I hope to hear all your spooky Halloween stories, and I cannot wait to share some of my own.  I’ll be venturing out to the University of Wisconsin at Madison for their infamous celebration.  I have some great friends in grad school there, and I’m  happy to be visiting!  What are your plans?

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  • 1. Hannah Del Porto  |  October 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Glad you enjoyed my Top Social Media Monitoring and Measurement Posts of the Week. Also wanted to say that I think you did a great job on your interview for Shonali – very insightful.


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