October 04, 2007
It Would Be Funny If It Weren't Sad
Those of you still getting the feeds from this site are well aware that I spend no time here anymore.
As I did a post tonight for a new application, I figured I'd do a quick ego search on this blog just to see where we ranked.
Surprisingly (to me), this blog is still #1 on Google for "trade show blog". And #3 for "tradeshow blog". And I've posted a mere 12 times in 2007. 13 including this one.
How come nobody else has even tried, save for Tim Bourquin? It's going on four years since I started this. And more than a year since I basically "retired".
Every other industry you can think of is rife with blogs. Why not this one? Is it that we're unable to be transparent? Unwilling to share? Too overworked to bother? Or only in it for the money and not because we really care to evangelize and be a community?
What do y'all think is the reason?
Facebook Apps: Event Connector
I'm doing this one for a new acquaintance who messaged me over on Facebook this morning.
Pete Warden has a Facebook app he's put together called "Event Connector". It's basically a widget that announces to the world that you're going to some event and will compile a list of friends and friends of friends on Facebook who have also stated their intent to attend the same event. You can also place the widget on TypePad and Blogger blogs.
I don't yet see a payoff in mainstream conferences (although certainly niche tech and social network events should be all over it). But it would be a boon for local and regional events near universities or those that target students or recent grads most likely to be Facebook users.
And yes, that would include consumer shows.