The Houston Chronicle reports that Amazon has started to sell non DRM MP3s. “Although DRM helps stem illegal copying, it can frustrate consumers by limiting the type of device or number of computers on which they can listen to music. Copy-protected songs sold through iTunes generally won’t play on devices other than the iPod, and iPods won’t play DRM-enabled songs bought at rival music stores,” they report. Several friends have already checked this out. It has potential, definite potential.
Steve Rubel has two great posts on how to Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center and how to Turn Gmail (or any E-mail Account) Into a Social Network Hub. I’m not a big fan of Gmail, but can see how using it as central point makes sense, especially with these tips.
Web Worker Daily gives bloggers a way to incorporate David Allen’s principles of Getting Things Done in GTD for Bloggers: The Art of Stress-free Blogging. “It tailors the system to fit the needs of bloggers — and incidentally, can be used in the same way by almost any web worker.” I failed miserably at GTD, because I kept failing to follow through.
I know absolutely nothing about OpenID, but the nice people at Lifehacker do: “Decentralized online identification system OpenID can log you into thousands of social networking sites (and counting) using a single username and password. OpenID
asserts who you are by proving you own a URL—not an email address, not
a password, not your mother’s maiden name, just a URL that must be
confirmed by both the accepting site and OpenID host.” Um…. okay. Still don’t know anything.
Rohit Bhargava is a fan of Twitter, and its uses for communications. His post 8 Unique Reasons People Like Twitter (And Why Microblogging Matters) makes a lot of sense (especially to a fellow Twitter fan).
Want to make friends and influence people? O’Reilly Radar gives us a primer on Social Networking Invitation Etiquette to help decipher how to “friend” people online.
Are you a Geek Marketer? I aspire to the title. Do you?
- Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center, at Micro Persuasion
- Turn Gmail (or any E-mail Account) Into a Social Network Hub, at Micro Persuasion
- GTD for Bloggers: The Art of Stress-free Blogging, by the Web Worker Daily
- Amazon.com offers music without copy protection, by the Houston Chronicle
- One OpenID to Rule Them All…or Not?, by Lifehacker
- 8 Unique Reasons People Like Twitter (And Why Microblogging Matters), from the Influential Marketing Blog
- Friend People Who Might Not Know You Online, from Lifehacker
- Social Networking Invitation Etiquette, at O’Reilly Radar
- As Technology Develops, So Does Role of Geek Marketers, by Beth’s Blog