Cuil, Kewl or Cool: July 28, 2008 Week in Review
Editor's Note: We're trying something new this week - a Week in Review post. Let
me know what you think and if there is anything you would
add/subtract. If it proves popular/useful, I can also make it a
separate feed as well as a unique email list for those of you who don't
want all the articles in your inbox.
Popular On One Degree This Week
- Canada's Web 2.0 Pioneers - KPMG and Backbone Magazine Announce the Pick 20 Winners
- 5 Questions For Alexander Younger - President, MGT
- Don't Let Perfect Get in the Way of Good - Notes from Government Web 2.0 Conference
- The Worst Social Media Ad Campaigns of 2007 (SXSW Coverage)
- 10 Facebook Tips for Professionals
New Contributors This Week
None this week - but you could be featured here next week! We're always looking for new contributors who can bring a fresh perspective to digital marketing and communications colleagues across Canada! We're especially looking for viewpoints or case studies from places that aren't Toronto :) Halifax, Calgary, PEI - you have great marketers, write for us !
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Seen on Canadian Marketing Blogs This Week
- Linda Bustos walks us through a detailed tutorial on checking a vital metric, Direct Traffic, in Google Analytics.
- Sean Moffitt's Buzz Canuck has a great "Word of Mouth" monopoly board.
- Dave Fleet tells us that Newspapers are a Growth Business!
- Corby Fine shares 15 ideas for starting your first wiki.
News Items, Press Releases and Product Announcements
- Cuil (pronounced "cool") the new search engine launched. Described as the "Google killer", it has met with mixed reviews.
- Got a note that Veeple.com is ramping up. Veeple has plans to help you monetize video streams. It comes from Silicon Valley. Seems similar to what Ottawa's Overlay.TV is doing. Except I think Overlay.TV does it better. Speaking of Overlay - they just moved into 0.9 Beta. Keep track of them on their blog.
- AppAppeal is a directory of reviews of Web 2.0 sites. Get a list of the major sites under topics like "Travel" or "Shopping" or "Dating" (good if you want to target certain sites for advertising). Each site listed also has a review and a rating. Good for getting a super-high level overview of a Web 2.0 vertical.
- Bill Sweetman, long-time One Degree contributor, launched his new project, Hollywoozy - Helping Hollywood Master Its Domains. It's the first website dedicated to reviewing movie domain names.
Have a great long weekend! We'll see you back on Tuesday!