Social Media Zeitgeist – May 8th, 2009
This is Volume 2 of my weekly feature to provide my regular readers with the Top Social Media, Strategy, and Fun links that I really enjoyed throughout the week. Because this space moves so fast, I wanted to surface great content rather than try to comment on everything. Have a great weekend!
Rupert Murdoch says Newscorp will start charging for content [Guardian UK] – The WSJ has had this model, though there are some workarounds. I agree that the business model is broken, but is this the fix?
Twitter says they aren’t for sale [Mashable] – Gawker rumored on Tuesday that Apple was looking at a $700 million deal, but Mashable said they aren’t interested. Everyone has a price…I still think Google will make a play to buy them
Anthropology and the Social Web [ReadWriteWeb] – I’ve read this post a few times, and it’s confusing at first, but relevant after discovery. It adds a layer to the decision of First To Market vs. Get It Right
Facebook Challenged by Firefox? [ReadWriteWeb] – Sort of sensationalistic journalism, but they have a point. If Social Networking were integrated into your browser, do you need to go to a site? Makes me think that the more important Merger/Acquistion rumors this week would be Mozilla and Friendfeed
Fun Link – The 50 Best Costumes at the London Marathon [BuzzFeed] – My favorite is #16, the gnome.
Posted by Ben Foster