There’s a thread here, but I don’t want to be too obvious about it. You be the judge.

  1. I’m going to try and catch up on Breaking Bad
  2. I enjoy Brian Cranston, AMC has me hooked on Mad Men (we started late, but caught *that* marathon) and, despite the Twitter kerfuffle, I think their broadband offerings/extensions are cool.

  3. Most TV networks don’t get social networks
  4. Or they do grok it, just not *enough* or in the right way. Everyone is equally guilty, but folks are trying.

  5. The Outbreak *is* interactive TV
  6. Minus the TV, of course. *This* is how the internet changes everything. Found via Twitter, of course.

  7. Don’t like the Horror of The Outbreak (it’s zombies), you can still find Old TeeVee on New TeeVee (the internet) without breaking the law
  8. How to Know if You Should Fire Your Social Media Consultant
  9. Good advice for folks who peddle Social Media wares and those who would hire them.

  10. Broadcast Ratings Down
  11. Not all that shocking or earth-shattering considering the most recent strike (plus some of the factors above) but a good perspective on the shifting.

  12. Social media as customer service
  13. Church of the Customer is always good.

  14. Local: ATL Social Media Calendar
  15. I’m remiss in my tweetup and APWBWGTTD attendance.

There you go.


So this is a little train-of-blog that I hope you’ll indulge me in.

I spent a small fraction of my morning updating a “Web 2.0” document that basically categorizes and catalogs sites that fit into the “Web 2.0” mold. I taught a class on the topic yesterday (similar to my blogging presentation) so I owe folks here 2 PowerPoints.

I know.

Anyhow, one of the sites I added to my list was Muxtape, a cool, retro-themed, one-hit-wonder of a Web 2.0 site that I’d heard about and even visited but not used.

Then Kottke’s post showed up in my feed reader and I spent some of the best 2:42 of my life. Several times over, indeed.

Minutes later I saw Thomas’ post and now I’m hooked. Incidentally, Tony had somehow dropped off my reading list. Rectified now.

The proposition, interface and site are simple. That’s the appeal.

It speaks to those of us who made mixtapes (and CDs) and want to perhaps share our abiding musical love but aren’t willing to start a music blog and get snarfed up by The Hype Machine.

As a side note, I’ll be using The Hype Machine to find the mp3s for my own as-yet-undone Muxtape. Wish me luck.

Anyhow, try the site out. It really does give you that mixtape/CD comp feel despite being all “social media”/”Web 2.0”.

Enjoy your Wednesday!