Pilgrim’s Picks for September 22 – Fishing for News Edition

I’m currently in the pretty town of Durango, CO. I’m here to speak to a group of government CIOs about the benefits of social media. However, after checking into my room–and taking the photo below from my balcony–I wish I were here to just fish.

Fly Fishing in Durango

No big announcements in the world today, but here’s what I managed to hook ;-)

  • The New York Times explains why advertisers have nothing to fear from a Google/Yahoo deal.
  • Meanwhile, TechCrunch rebukes the NYT and explains why we have everything to fear.
  • Google announces a new blog directory and iGoogle widget to help you keep track of all the official Google blog posts.
  • The Blog Council and Gas Pedal announce a one day seminar on "How Big Companies Use Social Media." Mark your calendars for October 28; San Jose Convention Center.
  • CIO Today has an in-depth–if not eclectic–look at online reputation management.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com Nick Stamoulis

    Thanks for the links! I look forward to checking out the Google blog directory. Enjoy your time in beautiful Colorado :)

  • http://www.ariwriter.com Ari Herzog

    Enjoy Durango. I was there briefly many years ago while driving through. If you get a chance, see if you can find a place stocking buffalo burgers. Nothing better than wild buffalo meat, not the frozen prepackaged stuff from a market.

  • http://www.greatpriceshere.com Nicole Price

    What is your personal take on the Google/Yahoo deal post these two differing opinions?

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Most Value Packed Cars

  • http://haiku-poems-blog.blogspot.com/2008/09/captivating-capiz-haiku-poem.html kouji

    that image does look lovely. solitary fisherman and all.

    kouji’s last blog post..haiku poem: soft

  • http://www.directsaleswebmarketing.com Dennis Edell

    I was in Durango as a kid and still remember it. Beautiful place, I’d love to go back.

    Dennis Edell’s last blog post..New Feature! Link Love For Your Thoughts

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    @Nicole – It’s kind of like a partnership between airlines. You get some benefits and lose out on the competitive aspects.

    If the deal doesn’t happen, Yahoo would probably need MSFT again–which still creates less competition. If the deal does happen, at least it’s not a merger.

  • http://www.greatpriceshere.com Nicole Price

    Andy, thank you for the response.

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Most Value Packed Cars

  • http://www.zurpit.com Zurpit

    The new Google directory looks cool, also it seems yahoo would benefit from a partnership with Google, it will help out their ads and since competition sets the price theres nothing to fear of ad prices being high

  • http://www.ijsselbarbelen.nl mike

    What a beutiful picture this is. Like to use it om my blog http://www.ijsselbarbelen.nl.
    it’s a blog about barbeel