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Musical Quote of the day

From the Johnny Max Band, If that ain’t true:

I’ve got the blues
If that ain’t true..

Then the Wolf don’t Howl
The Waters ain’t Muddy
and BB ain’t the King.

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BDI Event on Dec 3 – Convergence 2007

NextNY is helping to spread the word about BDI’s and PR Newswire’s event: Convergence 2007: The Future of Advertising, Communications & Media.

The event is:

Monday, December 3, 2007
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Graduate Center/CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10016

Registration Fee: $395; to receive a discounted rate of $345, enter promo code CONCO when registering.

Lots of great speakers, including my friend Dan Greenfield, will be there. Can’t afford the price this week, but I’m hoping to get in somehow…

To Register:
http://www.bdionline.com/convergence2007

(Disclosure: I’m an active “member” of NextNY and I might get a free ticket to the event for this post)

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More on Facebook’s Beacon

Dare has some great thoughts on the Facebook Beacon issue. Realize that he’s working for Microsoft, who is both competing with, and investing in Facebook (though he blogs for himself and not the company). Disclosure – as a former MSFT employee, I have some investment there.

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon

No global opt-out: There is no way to turn off this feature. The best you get is that when a site tries to publish an update to your news feed and mini-feed, you get an entry for the site added to your Privacy Settings for External Websites page on Facebook. I guess it never occured to Mark Zuckerburg and Justin Rosenstein that not sharing my purchase history with Facebook is a valid privacy option. Why do I have to police this list and refer back to it every couple of days to figure out if some new Web site is now publishing my private data to Facebook without my permission?

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Speaking on Web 2.0 this Thursday near Philly

To all my Philadelphia area folks, I’ll be speaking at the
Eastern Technology Council’s meeting this Thursday Morning. Details about attending are on the page.

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Social Media Club named to top 100

I’m proud to have contributed to the Social Media Club blog this year and  Virtual Hosting Blog has picked it as one of the Top 100 Social Media and Social Networking Blogs for 2007.