On Social Media, Are You a Type X or Type Y Thinker?

Social Media X or Y?As sites like Twitter and Friendfeed continue to increase in popularity on the web, so does the potential for users to extract value from these communities. However, while there are many people who love to be at the forefront of it all, others are only there because they have to.

I’ve found there are [VERY] generally, two schools of thought on Social Media and it’s future.   There are the skeptics who I call Type X thinkers, and the believers who I call Type Y thinkers.
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10 Top Tech and Social Media Blogs I’d Like to See Redesigned in 2009

blogredesigns There are some great blogs out there with killer content and a vast audience.  Unfortunately, the design of some of these blogs aren’t of the same caliber as their content.

I had TechCrunch and Scobleizer on the list but their recent redesigns look great!

Hopefully, without sounding like another design snob, I’d like to list some popular blogs that I hope get a redesign in 2009.

 

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Shey’s MonthCap – 09/08

Yes, I’m still alive — I’ve just been overloaded with many projects recently so my blogging has been non-existent for the past 4 weeks. To be honest, it will probably be another 3 weeks before I get back on it as I’ll be going a way for a couple weeks in October.

However, that doesn’t mean I stopped reading! To make up for my absence, I’m including links to some key articles I’ve read in the past month so you can read them too. Hope you find them as interesting as I did!

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Social Media Narcissism

When going through the process of adding / friending / following in social media, we often look for a common characteristic in our ‘friends’.  These characteristics can be anything, from the love of tech, design, political affiliation or religion or any other type of culture.  Why do we do this?  It’s an attempt in the perpetual battle of finding the the signal amongst the noise, but on that journey, are we falling prey to too much narcissism?

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ShareThis Updated For FriendFeed and Sphinn

ShareThisShareThis is a widget for posting and sharing websites to several popular social networks, social sites and email contacts.  In addition to Facebook, MySpace, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon and many others, users can now easily submit sites to FriendFeed and Sphinn.

You can see it in action at the bottom of all my posts, courtesy of the ShareThis WordPress plugin (there’s also a JavaScript version available).  A tip for WordPress K2 users, make sure to turn off Advanced Navigation when using ShareThis.

 

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