Thursday, December 25, 2008

Best viral videos from 2008 - the Silicon Alley list

Here's the list of the best viral videos for 2008. Let's not forget that millions of videos never even surpassed the 10,000 view mark, so these here are truly special. And here is my favorite viral video from the 2008 selection:

Let's hope that "We can" in 2009 and that the US government manages to bring the country back on track. Happy Holidays everybody!

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Monday, December 15, 2008

How to get your viral marketing campaign off the ground

Marketingsherpa has done a useful survey of the best promotional tactics to get your viral video/ widget/ other campaigns off the ground. Contrary to some myths, it's definitely worthwhile spending $ on getting your viral promotion going, unless of course you already have massive distribution. In my experience, a strong Youtube channel is a key part of any viral video campaign.
Here's the chart:

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Blogger Finally Allows Imports and Exports

Might be time to finally make the move to Tumblr - they just raised money so will be around for a few years and is just an easier blog engine to use...

Blogger Finally Allows Imports and Exports

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

7 great reality checks from Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is one of my favorite entrepreneur/VC bloggers and I also highly recommend his latest book. This list of 7 things are a must read for every entrepreneurial type out there right now and I highly recommend them. If I may, I'll add a #8 to the list: don't reinvent - if someone already built it (e.g. wordpress, a CMS, video serving, analytics), don't try to build it yourself - just use it!

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TAKKLE is the largest high school sports community: our blog

Reblogging this from the Takkle blog:

Do you want to play sports in college? Are you looking for an athletic scholarship? Whether you play football, basketball, soccer, baseball or you are a cheerleader or runner (or participate in any of our other 40+ sports), Takkle is here to help you get discovered! A lot of our users have been asking for help with college recruiting so we have built the best free tool for you! We know that economic times are tough so we want to help you and your family save some money!Takkle Recruiting lets you create your free Takkle RecruitMe sheet with all your stats, highlight film, academic info, degrees you're interested in and favorite colleges! And once you're done, we help you get in front of thousands of coaches by submitting you to the NCSA Recruit-Match directory which is accessed by thousands of college coaches from across the country!Check back frequently as this is only the beginning of Takkle Recruiting and please let us know your thoughts!Christian Busch, TAKKLE is the largest high school sports community: our blog, Dec 2008

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