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Nice post! As of Flattr's "Pay a blogger day", I have written a post the other way round and integrated your link there... http://www.thestrategyweb.com/pay-a-blogger-day-how-to-reward-a-bloggers-work
@Tristan Yes, think the survey does not make any difference here. Assuming this is also focusing on American users who often use Facebook logins for website registration - at least more than Europe or APAC users. LinkedIn has become a professional international business platform, I can imagine if it is a business community they would...
@Goda That much said about authenticity and credibility on the social web from individuals... ;-)
@Christel On a serious business community they would in my eyes... What could be arguments against it?
@workbox I know many companies thinking about using this on professional publishing platforms. Another way of doing this is your approach...
thank you for your feedack, interesting input... and yes, I have heard about their technology. It reminds me a bit of the eCircle technology approach, where you get emails by registering for their service with your preferences and then getting personalized emails from advertisers. Nevertheless, I see my approach in a much deeper sense, and more from the aspect ofthe person becoming the media spreading brands message than the traditional media model. If you have more ideas on similar business thoughts, looking forward to your feedback.
@ Alex @Erik I absolutely agree. That is the reason why I pointed a -Spot On!- in the end. Studies follow very often just one purpose: self-adulation for companies and this one seems to be one of those... Nevertheless, I still ask myself if there is no other 'proven' study that awards the real top 'social brands' in this category?
Hi Peter, absolutely agreed.. reputation matters. Nevertheless, I ask myself if the modern web people really want to understand what they are doing when micro-blogging on Twitter and Identi.ca: following and accepting followers. Sometimes it looks a bit like getting the right information and news first to blog them away as a trendsetter or professional media person. It becomes impossible to follow more than 100 (or os this number not already to high...) people if we are honest, right? Generally speaking, a lot of everybody's contacts are in some way contact hunter-gatherer in social networks and communities. Some still don't see the value of one good contact instead of just showing off with thousands of worthless people. And have they done business with them? Quite unlikely... Anyone disagreeing? I am sure most of the people have not even talked to each other - no more words than in the lines of 'Let's get connected, we have a lot in common'.
So, my question: isn't this just a new form of business card collecting?Some stay in the box forever and some don't...?
PS: A blog can also be media hubs in a publishers mindset. Companies might be advertising on it as they think the right target group might read this hub. So, where is the clear cut between a mag-blog (magazine blog) and an online magazine? Does this not create positive reputation if companies sponsor personal blogs? Isn't this what many bloggers are looking for?