Saturday, May 09, 2009

Social Media Academy goes international

Social media is a global phenomenon. Approximately 1 Million new people joining every month. The demand for education how to leverage social media professionally in business or for a person's skill and career development is accordingly growing fast. The instant success of the Academy in the US is now replicated in Australia and the UK. The Academy is currently exploring other countries and locations to expand.

In order to be able to scale with the growing demand new locations will be opened in a franchise type model. As such the models, methods and frameworks developed by the Social Media Academy will be available on a worldwide basis.

The first Leadership Class in Australia is scheduled for June 3rd. The first Leadership Class in UK is scheduled for September 09. For both regions complementary introductory webinars are help from mid of May on. This Link

Friday, May 08, 2009

Major Blog Enhancement

The latest update on the Xeequa communities include an interesting and very important Blog Syndication system. If you are blogging from within any of the Xeequa communities that have a public portal and allow content to go public, you can syndicate those posts with your own blog. The first blog we support is Google's blogger.

Here is how it works:
1) You go to your profile and add your blog to your "Social Networks"
2) You go into any community and create a new post
3) You will see a check box that says "public". check it if you want this blog also appear on your own blog
4) The post will be posted in the community but also on your own blog.
5) Now you will get comments possibly on either blog, inside the community or on your own blog. This is where the real power comes in: The comments will be aggregated no matter where they come from and visible on both blogs. Comments from Xeequa to blogger will be transmitted instantly - comments from Blogger to Xeequa will be retrieved in a 30 minute interval.
6) Posting a post on Blogger however will not go back to any of the communities you are subscribed to. So please post from the community - to feed your blog too.

Give it a try.

FriendFeed grows

There is an interesting dynamic at friendfeed. I joined the service about a year ago. And used it as feeds aggregator. That was helpful so I could track less people than I have in my various networks but all together.

Now FriendFeed has grown - big time. I can now use it as Microblog and get the posts back to Twitter. I can aggregate more services and actually consolidate multiple identities such as my uwn and my company's.

But what is most interesting is the stability and speed. While Twitter engineers have a hard time to keep up with their super simple tool, FriendFeed has a much richer system with way less technical issues.

So all in all I highly recommend checking it out.

Here is what you do:
1) Go to this URL to register:
2) Get to friend recommendation and add all your friends that may be on Twitter, Facebook etc.
3) Complete your profile (photo, bio, you know the drill)
4) start posting...

This may come in particulart handy when Twitter is slow, down, maintenace one other reasons.

See your feeds....

Monday, May 04, 2009

Social Media Academy goes Australia

The Social Media Academy is going to open an office in Melbourn Australia to serve the Australian market. The first introductory webinar will be Friday May 15, 10am Sydney time. The first leadership class will start June 3rd. More information and webinar registration is at : This Link