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. :-)

  • http://www.barbaraling.com Barbara Ling

    Thanks for these links, especially the one from Stowe Boyd. I really liked the comment:

    >> “Naming and shaming” individual employees or even entire firms is like yelling at the Best Buy cashier. It’s not going to fix the underlying problem. <<

    Data points,

    Barbara

    Barbara Ling’s last blog post..You Make Money When You Catapult Yourself To Being The FIRST to Lead The Thundering Herd

  • http://www.jaankanellis.com Jaan Kanellis

    Andy looks like these “walled gardens” are going to open up. This Data portability seems like it will be just like a social RSS feed.

    Jaan Kanellis’s last blog post..SEO Analogies Help Us Understand

  • http://marketingdeviant.com MarketingDeviant

    Thanks for the links :D. Going to check them out and learn something new today on PR!

    MarketingDeviant’s last blog post..Underestimating your Enemies