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If Social Media is DEAD …

Posted by rexdixon on December 30, 2006

Then I have wasted the past quarter of this year trying to build up my blog readers. I have wasted my time trying to build an audience. IF social media is dead, then why are there over 55 million blogs (according to Technorati at least)? IF social media is dead, how come John Edwards and his campaign team asked bloggers to join them on the road? Do you think John Edwards would have wasted his time by inviting Robert Scoble to join his team on the road IF social media is dead?

I believe that social media is growing, and will continue to do so. I also believe that being tagged in the first round for my opinion of the 2007 crystal ball show proves that I haven’t wasted my time. I also believe that being selected as one of the 32 bloggers to be included in BloggerMania I, even though a bit funny when I first saw it, proves that I haven’t been wasting my time.

Truthfully, the first time I blogged (and that blog is still around) was back in 2003. It’s my personal blog that I don’t advertise outside of friends and family. IF social media is dead, then how come other bloggers have come along since I launched my blog in 2003 and smoked right past me? They took the flame and ran with it. I thought at the time, “Okay, blogs are cool, but what can come of it; I’m looking for an IT gig?”

I was wrong back then, and I will have to say – social media is alive and well at the end of 2006. It will be just as strong and growing in 2007. Technically Speaking, I think the original article was written so that we social media types would have something to write about today and over the long holiday weekend. 🙂

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Ziki

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

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Ziki is a social network. One thing that I see that I like so far is the ability to advertise your product on it. Target advertise. They have allot going for it. I received an e-mail 9logo_ziki.gifwithin the past hour from Andre over there. He wrote up a pretty good outline of the service for me. Everything he said I have found to be true so far. Below is the write up he sent over to me.

I do have one thing to add – within a matter of seconds after signing up, I found a pretty decent band on there – The Redding Brothers – they are on Ziki, as well as other companies.

Now here is a bit more about the social network called Ziki as told by Andre:
Just out of beta, Ziki gives you the ability to control your own image on the web and promote your skills, content and business. It allows you to gather all your personal information and digital content (blogs, podcasts, photos, videos…) in one place, market your skills and content to others, be easily found on search engines, and connect with like-minded people, all on one web site.

Ziki is fast, easy and free – and beneficial to both people and companies who want to promote themselves and their content (photographers, designers, bloggers, filmmakers, freelancers, small businesses…)

One of the cool things is right on their start page. They show you how when you type in your name in say Google, it will put up as the top link.

Here is what Andre said about how they are making sure that everyone that joins up and creates their Ziki space will be pushed:

Then Ziki sponsors your name on Google, Yahoo and MSN for free. So when someone is looking for you on the Internet (a childhood friend, a colleague from a previous job, a head hunter, a partner, a customer, etc.) a link to your Ziki is displayed on the top spot of the query results pages on all three search engines. And down the road, Ziki is working on an application where you’ll have the ability to manage this sponsored link/advertising campaign yourself, so you can craft your own advertising message and target it at web sites of your choice.

The last part, I am very interesting in seeing. The ads part of things. I am hoping they can get it right. I think this will be very important to the business people out there joining Ziki. Also, as I was formatting this, Andre dropped me another e-mail letting me know how to turn on the feature (the sponsor feature as it is called).
The only bad thing I can say is that the “pink” color theme is unique but a bit blinding at times. Technically Speaking, when you are running for 20 hours or there abouts daily like I have been, your eyes tend to gravitate to more mellow colors. I guess that is why they went with the bright colors – get it – “be visible!!”. 🙂 Other then that, I think this social network does have potential.

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ProfileLinker

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

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Megite Video Launch is TODAY!

Posted by rexdixon on December 27, 2006

I just received an IM from Matthew Chen … read the rest … Technically Speaking - http://rexduffdixon.com

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Congress Doesn’t GET it!

Posted by rexdixon on December 26, 2006

Why do they not get it? Because they are a bunch of out of touch polititians. They don’t have the pulse on society like say, Rex Dixon does. Polititians are mostly so out of touch with society in general, that “We The People” have no say in our American government.

They don’t realize that the internet is paving the way for – Business – in the 21st century. They would rather keep the people (that would be you the reader and myself) 19th and 20th Century enslavement. Why? Because they continue to make money for themselves by enslaving the people.

Congress is a big joke. No matter if it’s Democrat or Republican. Technically Speaking, they all need to be ousted. All 400 plus congress members and all 100 Senators. They have no place in 21st Century society. As far as I’m concerned, all 500 plus members need to pack their bags, and be replaced by a generation of progress and forward thinkers. They don’t realize that blogs, mashups, social networks, mp3 distribution sites, etc.. They are the 21st Century’s answer to 19 and 20th Century enslavement. Slavery is not legal, and Congress is behind keeping most of America back in the 20th Century.  Here is to hoping that in 2007, things will keep progressing foward – with or without a “congressional blessing”.

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Shuzak the social network for geeks

Posted by rexdixon on December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas! If you are reading this on Christmas day – you might be a geek! Do you want to hook up with other geeks and trade programming and math information? On Christmas day even? I’m sure you will find them right here at 7shuzuk.jpgShuzak. I received an e-mail about 7 hours ago (Christmas eve/day!) from Jawad who I have conversed with in the past about his new social network.

Since the last time I looked at it, it sure has improved allot! I think he has found his niche for his social network, and that would be the programmer, the math geek, and mainly the crowd that eats and lives coding 24/7/365. Give it a try, if you are reading this today. Because Technically Speaking, if you are reading this on Christmas day – you are a geek. 🙂

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flip.com an all girl social network

Posted by rexdixon on December 22, 2006

flip.com is a new all girl social network. That means allot of the tech people are going to 7flip.PNGhave to rely on the girl blogger and female story breaker on this one. Apparently 200,000 have been invited. I hope to hear more on this as to what is on the inside of this social network real soon.

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iLike $13.3 Million

Posted by rexdixon on December 20, 2006

It must be the holiday season. iLike a new concept in social networking that combines music as it’s main attraction has just completed a deal with TicketMaster that has them taking  in another $13.3 Million. I just checked out the site, and they are giving away a free iPod a day according to the first page. Ticketmaster will own a 25% share of the company.

I just signed up, it seems alright and with MySpace a big joke these days I may as join a network of people that like the same type of music. We will watch and see how this one goes, as $13.3 million can really help a new company out if used properly.

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SI figures it out

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

They are investing $25 million in a startup sports social network called FanNation.com. They also have taken interest in a teenage social network called Takkle last week. It looks like now, Time magazine wants a piece of the action. The $25 million is roughly 40 percent of the valued $60 million company.

Technically Speaking, if you can get the money, take it and run with it now.

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Mouse Innovations? How about this:

Posted by rexdixon on December 18, 2006

This article is talking about mouse innovations. I tell you what, this mouse – 5yappermousenewym_03.jpgYappermouse by YapperNut – is truly INNOVATED. It works great too! Kind of weird, I’ll admit, talking into your mouse. But it has that Agent 86 Get Smart coolness to it. I received one of these from the creator of the device. I do believe it is a quality product. It’s in my laptop bag ready for use. The mouse portion works great, as I have one of those older IBM ThinkPads with the middle finger mouse device. Plug this in, and with the great response, I’m able to use the arm of my couch with the mouse. No problem, great response time.

Now I believe the company is sort of “out of business“. The person that send it to me runs another great company currently. What company is that? Well one of the next generation social networksSpokeo.

Technically Speaking, I think he had a great product before and I hope he does well with his current company start up this time.

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