CLEVELAND – Enough of the sappy talk about love, Debbie Downer-negative Nancy schtick that’s kind of been the tone on here lately. Life’s imperfect/tough.
In light of Cleveland’s recent inaugural Content Marketing World, touted as “the SXSW of the Midwest” and HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Summit in Boston this week, I can’t help but feel that all-too familiar swell.
That warm sensation you get when Häagen-Dazs pistachio ice cream is on sale, after wrecking someone in skeeball or when the Miami Heat lose.
The kind that kicks you off the soapbox or writers’ block and reminds you why and how you’re here.
After all, it’s the constant flow of discovery — the power of human spirit and achievement in the inbound/content marketing space that drives our creativity, passion and unwillingness to stagnate. To keep sharing.
Lots of excitement this week and in the past month: HubSpot’s dual acquisition of oneforty and invention of the “Tweet Release”, Facebook’s new sharing and subscription features, my dude Dan Holowack’s team at TwitSprout (still in beta) has a Facebook page dashboard in the works and Klout introduced new topic pages.
Google+ also just made some changes to the About sections of our profiles, where the Links sidebar can now include three boxes: Other Profiles, Contributor To and Recommended Links. Functionality-wise I think it’s great, but it’d be nice if G+ would also enable users to move, position the link boxes in the order we prefer.
I would actually flip-it (as opposed to Bop-It, ahegh) so it were more top heavy: Recommended Links first, then Contributor and Other profiles, as the headers imply. Feedback already signed, sealed delivered to Google, so we’ll see.
I often forget they’re still in field-trial, so it takes me a while to recall our gerbil state, and stop playing long enough to squeak here and there.
Gerbils and Bop-It aside, what toys or recent developments in social and search are you jazzed about, on/offline?
The G+ Resource >> Google plus Profiles Change the way Links are Displayed
Augie Ray >> New Subscribe Feature Hints at Bold new Direction for Facebook
Mashable >> Klout’s new Topic Pages Reveal Content Influencers