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Five for Friday


Somehow, this week feels as if it’s just always existed.

The past weekend seems like forever ago. Not in a bad way, it’s just been a super-busy week, and it’s not even over yet!

Last night, we hosted the Havard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, with Girls In Tech NYC (with a little help from Joomla!) for a fascinating lesson in startup law (blog post to come next week, promise).

Today, I’ll be speaking at the half-day Business School Unconference. Tomorrow (yes, Saturday, the Internet knows nothing about weekends), our fearless co-founder Peter Bordes will be speaking at the launch event for TopMBAConnect.

There’s more exciting stuff coming Monday, including yours truly as one of the presenters of a digital journalism workshop at the New York Times, put together by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. And, of course, #TribeUpNYC next Saturday.

Those aren’t even the five links you came here for! Let’s look at five of the stories that got us thinking this week.

  • Pam Moore of Marketing Nutz was among the luminaries at the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit last week (with our fearless co-founder and CEO, Robert Moore). Writing about her experiences after the fact, Pam noted that social media IS real life. Indeed.
  • We love Allyson Kapin and her Women Who Tech organization, almost as much as we love her post this week about measuring influence online. DIY, she says, don’t rely on just one site’s measurements. Pull it all together and figure out who’s truly influential. We completely agree. Though … our oneQube will make that DIY take a little less time.
  • What do the Twitter API changes mean? Well, for one, it means no more Klouchebag. Seriously, though, this post puts things into tighter focus.
  • We were struck by just what a brilliant marketing move it was by Ustream, organizing a flash mob outside the big Apple launch event in San Francisco. Thanks to Geeknet’s Dennis Goedegebuure, we got to see it for our very selves.
  • Thanks to Gina Mom, #TheLabNYC is now aware of #HerHighway. Gina and dozens of other women are embarking on a cross-country trip to raise awareness of breast cancer, stopping in cities all along the way from Los Angeles to New York City. And, yes, your author is following the hashtag and has begun curating

So that’s it.

What were your favorites for the week?

Dice photo by Doug Wheller on Flickr Creative Commons.

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