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Which Would Have a Greater ROI?

I was thinking a bit about give aways and whatnot at events and I got to thinking, which would provide a better return, in terms of goodwill and other maybe more “tangible” returns in our Social Media space (links, etc.)..I was thinking like would someone giving away a flip camera be better then sponsoring the food at a meetup? Does the return on either slide to one side or the other depending on the size and/or type of the event? Also would the type of people at the event change it?.For example if I were to give away a flip camera at the monthly meetup I attend in London be better then doing the same at a conference like PAB. Were talking 10 people at the meetup to 100 people at the conference. And how about the fact that I know maybe 50% at PAB, and most to a lesser degree then the 100% of people at the monthly meetup. What if it was a Sanyo Xacti camera instead of a flip ($800 vs $150)?.Any thoughts?.

Note: I’ve never made  money from referring to any other these products or site, I just own both the cameras and highly recommend them and like both PAB and the MeetUp. Although if Pure Digital or Sanyo want to send me new gear I’d be game!!!

How Podcasting is Changing the World

A whole bunch of awesome! Chris is an awesome presenter, if you get the chance, like a PodCamp Boston next weekend, go see him. Anyways if you’ve ever doubted the power of Social Media or Web 2.0 maybe these two stories will convince you otherwise!
This video was originally shared on blip.tv by Financial Aid Podcas with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.

Three Types of People in Social Media

I was thinking about my experiences meeting and interacting with people both at events like Podcasters Across Boarders and Podcamps as well as at my local meetup here in London. In both cases I’ve run into what I think is three types of people..

Those Who Get It

.These people engage full on. They use the tools, mind you not nessicaraly all of them for one reason or another, but they use the tools none the less. They get the openness and how and why they share. They may not understand the full extent but the important thing is they TRY!.

Those That Don’t

.Either they don’t want to for fear of the technology or their privacy or they just can’t accept the openness of the movement..

Those That Think They Do

.These people use the tools but mostly for their own gain, and that being the sole reason for their efforts is not what it’s about. These people are the most dangerous to themselves, which I personally don’t care about, but more importantly to those that get it. They clutter up the space and give the rest of us a bad image. I don’t think most of them really understand what they are doing, some probably do but there they ones really abusing it!


Maybe there is more, I just haven’t noticed the suttle differences. I also in no way intend to piss people off with this post, it’s just an observations I’m making.

Country Music Cast 53

Wow it’s been a long time! I must be out of practice, I said PodCamp and it was Podcasters Across Boarders! Ooops!.Sweet Gravity – Due West – EmailCowboy Boots and LevisKelly Brock – PMNNever Got Her NumberAlistair Christl – PMN recommendation from Dave Delaney.Website: http://countrymusiccast.caFeedback Email: feedback@deys.caForums: http://podcastforum.ca/countrymusiccastRSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/cmcDirect Link: MP3

How to Solve the Cliques at conferences.

I was thinking about the dynamic of groups, and a little about Whitney’s presentation about how dynamics change when numbers increase. I was thinking maybe there can be something that would require small groups, like the attendance RANDOMLY split in half or quarter (maybe even split the room, I remember a divider) and have a project to work on. Like to produce a podcast in 1 hour with your group. It would be one way to make people interact and meet new friends. Maybe even do something on friday and make them present Saturday morning. It may have to be an opt in volentary thing, I don’t know, I’m just blasting out an idea!