8:39 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Live Blogging from The Gaspedal sponsored "Word of Mouth Supergenius" conference. The conference tag line: The "How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing" Conference. Now kicking off.
Super Geniuses (aka, the panelists) will impart wisdom in creating Word of Mouth. There is a part of me that wants to be super snarky, but I'll try to hold that in abeyance and give the panelists (braniacs?) the benefit of the doubt.
Many years ago (the 1970's!) there was a sitcom, a big hit, featuring comedian/actor Gabe Kaplan. He played a high school teacher in Brooklyn, with the students cast as sterotypes of the day, a remedial group, one step away from Reform School. They were a comic bunch, a misfit or two among them, with John Travolta in what may be his earliest role of note. The show was "Welcome Back, Kotter."
Buzzing. Waving. Googling.
On the phone with my friend and colleague Catherine Ventura the other day, after discussing the focus and path of a project, we got to talking about meetings, recent topics of conversation in our worlds, and what's hot out there in the tech & geek world. "What's your take on Google Buzz?" Catherine asked me. As fate would have it, except for the chat on last week's Yi-Tan call on this subject, I'd barely thought much about Buzz. I'd tweeted about the woman who felt so totally violated by the initial release and information blast setup, retweeted John Blossom's tweet linking to a post on it, or made a casual observation, but otherwise had just paid it little mind. But as happens, once Catherine and I began to talk, it dawned on me what I actually thought about Buzz, and the buzz on buzz. At Catherine's suggestion (urging?), I am blogging about it, posting it as she suggested.
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