Pilgrim’s Picks for May 12



Good Monday morning Pilgrims!

I trust you had a good weekend and were nice to your mom. Now that you’re back at work, it’s time to catch up on the latest internet marketing news Picks:

  • TechCrunch is reporting a rumor that Google will launch a new set of APIs today called "Friend Connect," allowing you to pull profile data from social networks.
  • While Facebook is welcoming Google employees through the front door, its own CTO and co-founder Adam D’Angelo is burnt-out and leaving the company via the back door.
  • It seems traditional PR folks need some lessons this week. First, Brian Solis shares his thoughts on the evolving press release. Next, Stowe Boyd weighs-in on how best to approach a blogger with a PR pitch. You can find more about both of these issues in Chapter 5 of Radically Transparent. ;-)
  • Do you think you can explain what the heck Twitter is? It’s the number one most asked question and now Wayne Sutton has organized the "What Is Twitter?" contest. Submit your video description and you could win an iPhone! I’m one of the contest judges. :-)