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“Presence is the New Dial Tone” (by me); “You Shall Know Us By Our Dial Tone” (by Chris Brogan)

I met Chris Brogan through Jeff Pulver.  Like so many in Jeff's sphere of friends, they are not only smart, but very nice people.  Ditto for Chris Brogan.   It's personally gratifying when I write something in my column for the San Antonio Express-News and then I see someone like Chris thinking in the same vein elsewhere and in a different format. Here is my column on "Presence being the New Dial Tone".  Below is Chris Brogan's presentation, "You Shall Know us By Our Dial Tone." you shall know us by our dialtone View more presentations from...

Speaking Today at UTSA’s Technology Entrepreneur Boot Camp

I’m speaking today at UTSA’s Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp and look forward to meeting students, teachers and other speakers. In these times of uncertain economic uncertainty, I am absolutely convinced that reduced marketing budgets will lead to smarter thinking in the area of PR and Social Media. Geoff Livingston chimes in on Recession Brass Tacks.Chris Brogan’s take:  25 Ways Social Media Prepares You For the DownturnTodd Derfren’s view:  Will Social Media Help PR Weather the StormJeremiah Owyang’s sobering question:  Social Media Questions You Must Answer During an Economic Downturn Here’s my presentation: Download...

Chris Brogan Launches Dad-o-Matic

Blogger pal and Social Media guru extraordinaire, Chris Brogan, has launched yet another blog, Dad-o-Matic.  (Memo to Chris:  when do you have the time to do this?) As a geeky Dad, I feel so good that finally, I have a community that I can read about and participate in with like minded geeky or maybe not totally geeky Dads who love their kids, but realize that we gotta have a life, put food on the table, and be their for our kids. Me?  I got two big kids- 21 and 16.  The 21 is in Austin going to school and the 16 year old is a junior in high school. I’m just now starting to scan the content and will make it part of my daily reading gig. Are you a Dad-o-Matic?  If so, come join...

Here’s Are The Links from Today’s Column in the San Antonio “Express-News”

My monthly column in the San Antonio Express-News ran today where I have list of daily online reading that begins at home and continues at work, when I am on the run, and back home or at a hotel when I travel. Here are links to the sites recommended. – Gadgets and Electronics:  Gizmodo and Engadget, CrunchGear, GadgetLab, The New York Times’ Personal Tech – Politics:  Huffington Post and Politico – Marketing:  Seth Godin’s Blog -Social Media:  Chris Brogan, Groundswell and Micropersuasion -Getting Things Done:  LifeHacker -New and Emerging Technologies:  TechCrunch, GigaOM, All Things Digital What are you reading these days?  eMail me:  alan at weinkrantz dot com my...

Chris Brogan Blogs About Client, BlogCatalog

Blogger buddy and genuinely nice person, Chris Brogan, has written a thought provoking post on client, BlogCatalog. Chris claims that he did not "know" any of the bloggers in BlogCatalog.  I would not expect him to. Chris has genuine rock star status in the world of blogging and social media.    BlogCatalog is not for someone like him, but certainly welcome – and he is registered. BlogCatalog is for mainstream bloggers. Call it the middle of the long tail for the blogosphere. As media company, think of BlogCatalog being more akin to "Time Magazine" or "Reader’s Digest," vs. something like "The New Yorker," "Vanity Fair" or the "Paris Review." What was most telling and helpful about Chris’ post were the mostly very positive comments which you can read here.  All this aside, make Chris’ blog part of your daily reading routine. It’s part of mine and there’s always a good snippet of info and insights. Highly...