2008: Most Popular Posts

Blog content is highly perishable.  With this in mind, I've started to highlight the most popular posts around here on a regular basis, so new visitors can explore some older content.  And before I go any further, thank you for being a part of the community.

In 2008, the top ten posts on this blog were:
  1. A List of Social Media Marketing Examples
  2. Social Media Predictions 2009  
  3. How to set an ego trap  
  4. Thinking Through Twitter  
  5. A framework for measuring social media  
  6. Does social media marketing matter?  
  7. Applying game mechanics to social media  
  8. Social media marketing's scalability problem  
  9. Three strikes for Comcast Triple Play 
  10. Now's the time, the time is now  

With the exception of #9, all of the posts have been written during the second half of the year – after I changed jobs.  Many people have told me that the content has gotten better here and I don't think the timing is a coincidence.

My professional focus has changed and the reason I'm investigating social technologies has a totally different purpose than when I started blogging.  I'm not writing research focusing on marketing professionals anymore – I'm interested in changing the world of work.

By contrast, here are the top posts from 2007:

  1. MyPorn: a new form of MySpace pollution emerges
  2. Loic Le Meur – A day in the life of a [super-]blogger 
  3. Verizon wireless – why don't you want my money?    
  4. Why Facebook $2 billion is absurd – a rough calculation  
  5. My dog gets respect  
  6. Forbes+LinkedIn: Social Network Is Seeing the $$$  
  7. Remember "evil beaver"?
  8. Recap: 2nd Annual Interactive Promotion Summit
  9. Google Checkout vs. Paypal – $100 is the magic number  
  10. Rethinking positioning – are Ries and Trout still relevant?

If we stick together over the next year, I hope we can explore some really big stuff.  Much bigger than credit card offers to my dog and the latest advertising campaigns.  Things that will change the way we think about work, how we relate to each other, and what it means for us personally and professionally.