My love for TED Talks has brought me to summarize many talks over the years; but I will begin with this one...
...Yes, this (talk) is mainly the era of blogs and YouTube.
Dated from Feb 2005, James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.
So, I think the first thing that the blogosphere tells us is...to expand our idea of what counts as rational...to expand our simple equation of value equals money...but that in fact you can end up with collectively really brilliant products without any money at all changing hands.
One of the things that happens if you spend a lot of time on...and...thinking about the Internet...it is very easy to fall in love with the Internet...the decentralized, bottom-up structure...to think that networks are necessarily good things -- that being linked from one place to another...tightly...is a very good thing. And much of the time it is. But there's also a downside to this -- a kind of dark side, in fact -- and that is that the more tightly linked we've become to each other, the harder it is for each of us to remain independent.
I just wanted to share a video that Daryl Pereira has posted for TGMC contestants. In this extremely informative video, Daryl goes over the various tools that developerWorks offers. To be more precise Daryl answers two relevant questions regarding TGMC. What exactly are the social components available on developerWorks? How do the groups, blogs, wikis, bookmarks and other tools work together and what are their respective advantages?
After viewing this particular video, you should be able to get a nice jumpstart on creating a group that has various tools such as blogs, wikis, tools, bookmarks and various other key instruments. I hope that this video will help you on your social media endeavors on developerWorks
Below is an extremely relevant blog that pertains to blogs and tagging. This video is actually posted directly to IBM's developerWorks website. You can find this posting under the Phase 2 blog section. Throughout the video, it is highly emphasized that relevant tags are attached to the blog to ensure the right target audience is attracted. Realistically thinking, a blog is quite useless if it isn't shared or searchable by the given community. I personally believe tagging is one of the most important aspects to ensure the success or failure of a given blogger. I hope this video will help potential bloggers in the future! Enjoy