For the most part, co-host, Jennifer Leggio and I got our act together for episode four. The only wild card for this one — and it was a big one — was the news that pop icon, Michael Jackson, had died just before our show got started. And while neither Jennifer or I are huge MJ fans, it felt only fitting to take a moment of silence during the show for “Mr. Moonwalk.”
- Featured Social Network: Blip.fm. If you like music and you like Twitter, then Blip.fm is the place for you. You can DJ your own music, listen to others, give “props” to your friends or cross-post links to your favorite songs in other networks like Friendfeed, Facebook, etc. On the positive side, it looks like Blip has some element of a business model by allowing users to buy songs on iTunes and Amazon. They also have tons of live versions of songs. On the “room for improvement” side, not every artist has allowed their songs to be played leaving a bit of a gap.
- Special Guest: Michelle Heath, CMO of ForEx startup, Currensee. During our 10 minutes with Michelle, she talks about how she and Currensee are tapping into the power of social to not only create but promote a community for foreign exchange traders. Good stuff.
- Case Study: Pitney Bowes/Lithium. I could talk about this or I could send you over to Jen’s much better write up on her ZDNet/Feeds blog.
- Executive on Twitter: This week’s exec is the CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School, John Halamka. During our conversation, Jen and I discussed the fact that John doesn’t fit the normal “featured exec” mold because he doesn’t follow many people back and he mostly uses Twitter for updates. However, given his field, I thought he was doing a good job at providing some transparency in a normally tight-lipped space.
- Point / Counterpoint: Is social media too cliquey? Inspired by Jennifer and my mutual friend, Doug Haslam’s post, we talked about whether folks in social media were shy as Mack Collier claimed or just arrogant. Find out who took whom’s side by listening in.