Michelle “mediachick” Anderson writes “Last night I spent a couple of hours at Beer and Blog, a weekly get-together for those of us in Portland, Oregon. The premise: Bloggers helping bloggers over beer. We usually meet at the Green Dragon (who love us). Sometimes we work together, and sometimes there is a specific (and tasty) topic of discussion. Suffice to say, it’s a popular event among local bloggers, and when you have a popular local blogger/author/startup entrepreneur leading the discussion, you can be sure lots of people will show up.”
Bram Pitoyo writes “Beer and Blog is undoubtedly the best way to meet members of this growing [Portland tech] community in an informal, relaxed environments—if by ‘informal’ and ‘relaxed’ you mean ‘meeting local Tweeters and bloggers that you followed and subscribed to 24/7, but could only see in 48×48 pixel avatars.'”
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Social Media: A Different Approach for Businesses at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media
Dawn Foster writes “Jeremiah Owyang’s recent post about The Many Challenges of the Social Media Industry got me thinking about how social media requires a different approach from the way that many companies approach traditional marketing or customer engagement. Jeremiah’s post seems to be more targeted at companies whose main products and services are based on social media, but I’m going to take some of the ideas that he discusses and outline how they can be applied to companies using social media as part of their strategy for engaging with customers or communities or users.”
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Janet Lee Johnson writes “I’ve been fortunate lately, learning the Art of RSS Mixology from Marshall Kirkpatrick, in one of his last extended consulting contracts before he begins writing for ReadWriteWeb full time. Marshall is an RSS and ‘market intelligence systems’ (I like that phrase) guru who’s helping me figure out how to efficiently and completely monitor the social web – including forums, social networks and the blogosphere – for the Academic Network and one of their large pharmaceutical clients.”