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Quote of the Day: Taking Your Tweets Back Home

"I'm done with the lock-down and down-times. My micro and macro personal blogs will all flow through here (Posterous) out to Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, etc and the intake valve is Google Reader and GMail."

New platforms not only unleash my creativity and curiosity, but they help me find new voices. I started to follow Chris Brogan more closely after I saw his posts on Facebook. {osterous has brought me Sam Harrelson who is sharing tidbits like these for using this platform as a launch pad for everything else.

I haven't gone this far yet yet. However, given the probably pending demise of Friendfeed and how well Posterous works with the iPhone I am considering it for all but the RT's and the @s.

How about you - are you taking your Tweets back home?


Bookmarklets: Instapaper Gets Even Tighter with Google Reader 

Is RSS dead in the age of the stream? Not for me. I still use Google Reader a lot. It's how I keep ahead. And while I still believe RSS won't catch on with the mainstream it's still a very important technology to watch. Emerging services like PubSubHubbub will help RSS will get faster and power new real-time services.

If you use RSS chances are you're a news junkie. One of my favorite complementary services is Instapaper, which allows you to save articles for future reading on any mobile device.

Over the weekend Marco Arment posted a killer update to the code that makes it easy to bookmark any article in Google Reader directly off the desktop and/or mobile version. This works faster and better than other solutions. Not only does this save a news item for future reading but Instapaper will also follow the link to the original source too and cache it. You can learn more here.


Question: What Will Emerge as the Next Great Social Network? 

I get asked all the time what is emerging as the next great social network. I still believe it will be a network of sites powered underneath by technologies from Facebook, Google and Twitter. But in the interim, I am sure there will be some new site that comes along and captures the hearts of geeks - just as Twitter, and to some degree, Friendfeed did. I would love your insights here.

In the first chart in the gallery that follows I plotted the four sites that I am hearing about a lot at least from friends in my circle - Foursquare, Posterous, Brightkite and Squarespace (which is really an amazing CMS, not a social network per se). I ran their traffic stats through Google Trends and compared them to Friendfeed as a base. Posterous right now is the leader. If they add deeper links to Twitter and Facebook, I bet they will grow.

The one major site that's missing from this list is Tumblr. Their traffic trumps all of these other sites combined. So why not include them? Because to me, Tumblr is already mainstream. It never lit a fire with geeks, but according to Google Ad Planner data, also in the gallery below, it's catching on with a younger set - 81% of its users are under 44. And over 60% don't have a college degree - at least yet. So I think they're scaling the other side of the road to glory.

What's your view?


Stat: Corp Marketing Adds Clout as Social Media Rises

Interesting set of stats from The Creative Group finds that the influence of the marketing organization in a company has increased as social media begins to dominate and marketers start talking directly and openly with their customers online. (I would love to see a further breakdown of the data to see how much of this is split between marketing and corp comm.)


Tool: Compare Your Ranking on Google vs. Google Caffeine

Google Tutor has spotted a great tool for comparing how your web site ranks on Google vs. Google Caffeine, the new algorithm the search giant is testing in the open. There's also a bookmarklet as well.

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