I catch @rovingbandit’s tweet (and, later, the Sudan Watch post itself when I check my RSS reader) and write Sudan Watch a thank you email…
The Sudan Watch editor asks for permission to publish my email, which contains even better direct links to the special report page and the RSS feed!
Will be very interesting to watch the effect this has on traffic. Making a note that the original Sudan Watch post went up yesterday (March 16) and the follow-up will go up today or tomorrow (March 17) to see if it correlates with a spike.
UPDATE: The email was posted here on Friday March 19!
I really feel very strongly that we need to take advantage of the way digital tools are empowering us to build powerful relationships. Relationships can help us provide a better service to our audience by helping them access stories and angles we can’t or don’t cover. Relationships can help us do our jobs better by getting us access to people who are developing useful tools. Relationships can help us work with existing communities to improve our products based on their ideas and feedback and input.
This example just goes to show that even a gesture as small as a link in a blogroll or a single email can have a big impact.
This is great! It’s a build-your-own social media site that asks you 12 questions and generates a sample social media policy based on your responses. Here’s a sample of what it spits out from Beth’s Blog
I have been having lots of fun with Yahoo! Pipes recently, and getting a moderate handle on the Regex operator makes it even better. Three that I’ve found super handy thus far:
1) Add a suffix: Replace ($) with SUFFIX $1
2) Add a prefix: Replace (^) with PREFIX $1
3) Remove text: Replace (TEXT) with blank
4) Remove everything in front of text: Replace .*?(TEXT) with blank
5) Remove everything after text: Replace (TEXT).* with blank