Inside PR 3.19: Lots of news in the social space

In this week’s episode of Inside PR, Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman and Joseph Thornley talk about a number of things that caught our eye this week.

Google+ Communities

Google has added Communities to its Google+ Network/layer/thingamabobby. Think Yahoo Groups. Discussion groups you set up to discuss specific subjects.

We’ve set up a Community for Inside PR listeners on Google+. If you like the podcast and would like to suggest future topics or discuss each week’s episode, click over to our Google+ Community and join the conversation.

Twitter upgrades(?) with Filters on Photos

Gini Dietrich points us toward Twitter’s move to add filters to photos.

Both Martin and Gini wonder whether Twitter is on the right path – or undercutting itself by moving away from the universal publishing platform to one that emphasizes its proprietary solutions and services.

Facebook drops its commitment to user democracy.

Does anybody care? Was this ever a real thing or did Facebook’s thresholds so high that it simply fed a feeling of powerlessness from the outset?

Lots of questions in a great discussion.

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Inside PR 2.91: We talk of many things

This week, Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman and Joseph Thornley talk about new social management tool Jugnoo, tablet computers, Facebook timelines for pages and a new feature in social media measurement tool Sysomos.

Last week we reported that Jugnoo, a new social media management console service had launched in open beta. We received a comment from Danny Brown telling us we pronounced it wrong. Oops. And Gini and I talk about when a service like Jugnoo should ask potential users to install a plug in or open access to a user’s Website data.

We also talk about the rapid adoption of tablets in the workplace. Two years ago, we considered our notebook computers to be the go-to mobile devices. Today, we each use a tablet computer. We wonder how long it will be before we will be able to reduce the number of devices. The limiting factor on this is the evolution of tablets to include both the hardware and software to support all the content creation we want to do.

Timelines for pages is being rolled out to all users at the end of the month. Gini is keen on timelines. She’s watched as content that she had long ago posted to the Arment Dietrich page had resurfaced. Old content becomes more accessible. Joe is skeptical of the value of timelines for small businesses. Many small businesses have limited resources to devote to social media. And it seems to him that corporate page owners will have to devote considerable energy and resources to keep their content fresh. And this may not be a priority for may businesses.

Finally, we talk about the integration of Google Analytics into Sysomos’ Heartbeat social media monitoring service. A nice addition that makes a good service better.

What do you think? Are we on the right track? Missing something? Do you have a different view?

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Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Katie Charbonneau. Inside PR producer: Kristine Simpson.

Inside PR 2.39 – LinkedIn Recommendations and Social Networks In Egypt

We’re trying something new starting this week. Rather than give you the time sections of the podcast, we’re taking a cue from NPR and writing an accompanying blog post with each podcast.

So here we are…on our 39th (can that be right??) episode of Inside PR. This week we answer a bunch of questions from our listeners and we touch on the crisis in Egypt.

Shel Holtz sends in an audio question (we love him!) and Guy Skipworth asks about former employees having online relationships with your clients after they leave your agency. You can listen to our discussion about both in the podcast.

Long-time listener Danny Starr says,

“Just catching up on old episodes and the discussion on “making” viral video was really good. One thing that I think needs to be pointed out about viral video is that you never know what’s going to hit it big… and while there are things you can do like capture something funny or unexpected in the footage, I think that anyone setting out to achieve the result of having a video go viral – and we need to be clear that viral is a result, not really a strategy – needs to be putting up many different things.”

The thing is, Danny, we agree with you. In fact, at Arment Dietrich, when we get a call about making a viral video, we always joke internally that we’ll create the video the client wants and then have two guys kicking each other in the nuts so it does go viral. Not really a strategy, but we’re certain it would work! And yes, I say “nuts” in the recording.

And, while we don’t spend much time talking about what’s going on in Egypt, we do ask (and answer) an important question, “Is Internet use a human right?

Hope you enjoy this week’s Inside PR!

And tell us…what do you think of the new format? Do you have other comments? Send us an email or an audio comment to insideprcomments@gmail.com, join the Inside PR Facebook group, leave us a comment here, or message us @inside_pr on Twitter. Or connect with Martin Waxman, Joe Thornley, and me on Twitter.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR 2.21 – Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, MartinGini and Joe start the first show of the fall season with a discussion about various newsworthy and interesting topics.

0:26 Martin opens the show.

2:37 Joe brings up the incident where Air Canada damaged the wheel chair of a young boy and how Air Canada did not respond to it on Twitter. However, they have been making progress with @actoptier.

4:02 Martin shares a listener comment from Sharrilynne  Starkie. She agreed with all the advice Martin, Gini and Joe gave students but wanted to suggest another RSS reader, BlogBridge.

4:38 Martin kicks off the first episode of the fall with several news items and topics of discussion.

5:28 Gini starts off with the first item: Interviewees should always have questions for the interviewer. She suggests checking out John Heaney’s video about how to ask questions in an interview.

8:08 Gini shares the second topic: Should we use time on a plane to work or relax? She references Craig Jarrow’s 8 Ways to get Work Done on a Plane.

10:40 Gini brings up her last topic: Are we having natural conversations?

15:30 Joe shares his three topics. The first is anonymity in comments, inspired by an incident in PEI that led CBC to ban anonymous comments and require commenters to sign up before they can post one.

18:48 Joe shares his second topic: did social media kill RSS? He talks about a Neiman Labs blog post that discusses the debate.

21:20 Joe’s last topic: Does social intent determine if social networking tools succeed or fail? Fred Wilson thinks so.

24:08 Joe adds one last news worthy topic: Cranky Geeks is shutting down.

26:42 Martin jumps in with a few news worthy topics of his own. This first being about BCE’s purchase of CTV.

31:07 Martin shares his last topic: There is a social media learning curve.

32:37 Joe wants to know if you are using the new Twitter, how are you using it?

34:28 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR #199 – Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Martin, Terry and Dave discuss a recent Globe & Mail interview with Fleishman-Hillard CEO Dave Senay.

00:27 Terry opens the show.

01:46 Dave kicks off the discussion about Dave Senay’s interview and his comments on the state of public relations today.

24:00 Terry wraps up discussion about the interview.

25:11 Terry introduces the -30- segment and thanks Sarah Laister for all her contributions to Inside PR.

27:21 Martin gives three tips to students and new PR grads about reaching out to professionals.

29:46 Dave closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR #197 – Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Terry and Martin welcome listener comments and discuss Martin’s trip to SXSW.

00:29 Terry opens the show.

01:14 Terry welcomes a comment from Ann Lamanes.

03:26 Martin talks about his experiences at South By Southwest.

16:30 Martin introduces his 4Q’s with Robert Scoble.

25:27 Terry kicks off the -30- segment.

28:33 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #196 – Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Terry and Dave welcome listener comments and discuss the current state of Twitter.

00:27 Dave opens the show.

01:19 Dave welcomes listener comments from Danny Starr and Eric Portelance.

03:02 Terry reminds us that Martin is at South by Southwest, which leads to a discussion about the value of the conference.

09:13  Terry introduces this week’s topic: the current state of Twitter, based on research from Barracuda Labs.

22:17 Terry kicks off the -30- segment.

24:55 Terry wraps up the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #192 – Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, TerryDave and Martin welcome listener comments and discuss the TTC’s use of social media.

00:29 Terry opens the show.

00:40 Terry reminds us that Podcamp Toronto is coming up on February 20th & 21st at Ryerson University.  Terry, Dave and Martin will be there recording Inside PR live at 10:30 and 11:15 on Saturday morning!

01:50 Terry welcomes a comment from Jason Bedard.

02:58 Terry introduces a comment left on the blog from Dagan Henderson.

04:08 Martin reads a comment from Josh Turner which leads to this week’s topic:  the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) use of social media.

24:03 Terry starts the -30- segment.

28:47 Dave closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #191 – Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Terry, Dave and Martin discuss the decline of blogging amongst young adults.

00:31 Terry opens the show.

1:00 Announcements:  Third Tuesday is coming up on Feb. 23 at the Berkeley Heritage Event Venue with Mitch Joel!  Also, Joe Thornley’s new vidcast, SocialMediators, launched this week. Check it out!

02:44 Martin reminds us that Inside PR will be recording live at Podcamp 2010.

03:04 Terry opens a discussion stemming from an article he read about the decline of blogging amongst young adults.

14:20 Martin starts the -30- segment.

19:11 Dave closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #188 – Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Terry Fallis and Martin Waxman talk about Podcamp Toronto 2010 and the ever-expanding world of social media.

00:29 Terry opens the show.

03:41 Terry mentions that Podcamp Toronto 2010 is coming up on February 20th at Ryerson University.

13:06 The guys give us some highlights of this year’s Podcamp.

16:39 IPR will be recording live at Podcamp again this year!

22:01 Martin kicks off the -30- segment.

26:02 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.