Being a great speaker was never easy, but now, with your audience likely to have a mobile device in hand and real-time access to multiple social channels, the challenges have gotten that much greater. Seven (somewhat snarky) new rules for public speaking in the social media era, from public-speaking greats like Jeff Jarvis and Frank Eliason.
Patch Media, AOL's local content and advertising platform, has just launched Patch.org, a charitable foundation that aims to cover hyper-local news in communities that are suffering from a dearth of media outlets, the ones the Internet rendered ... obsolete ... hey wait a minute!
What's today's best search-engine strategy? "Look beyond the search engines," says What Would Google Do? author Jeff Jarvis, who will give a keynote address at this event. Traditionally, companies looking to get discovered online have stocked their Web sites with buzzwords to "optimize" them for Google and Yahoo.
It's been the week of hyperlocal. And by week, I mean the past two days, since Twitter accelerates the online journalism news cycle to roughly the rate at which we breathe. I hadn't finished exhaling the news of Everyblock's sale to MSNBC before Jeff Jarvis's hyperlocal news model hit me like burst of hot air.