Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

What I learned at Gnomedex 2007

Wow, wow, wow. I am seriously experiencing some geek flavored withdrawal right now. I had the good fortune to be able to attend Gnomedex for the first time over weekend in Seattle (thanks, Emma) with my friend Marcus Whitney. It was an incredible experience.

Thanks to everyone I met, you guys all seriously rule. The conference was a real eye-opener to how tight our community really is. It’s one thing to measure link love with Feedburner or Google Analytics, but to actually congregate in one room/bar and chat in the flesh is beyond cool. Who says we all live in dark rooms with our heads always buried in front of monitors? Ok, so maybe that’s true for most of the rest of the year :-).

Let’s all be sure we keep in touch. If you haven’t “friended” me on Twitter yet please do:

Here’s my breakdown on Gnomedex 2007. Thanks to Chris and Ponzi for a rockin’ conference.

Things I learned at Gnomedex (in no specific order):

– Comic Sans is (still) the worst font ever (closely followed by Curlz)
– EVERYONE who counts should be on Twitter
Open Money needs to be explained in 140 characters or less
– Conference spam sucks
Justin.TV isn’t worth watching anymore (his words, not mine)
Scoble and Pirillo should avoid traveling to Hawaii together.
– We’re all doomed: brought to you by Amazon and Cisco – Blog that!
– Use cancer to get telemarketers off your back
– New Media teachers and their students need to switch classroom seating arrangements
Magnets have something to do with energy
– Bring a lot of Stacies to cover your bar tab
– Pack your cruise wear and a grappling hook
– Pack a bullet proof vest
– Don’t kill your cousin’s dog
– All Gnomedex contests are rigged
– Chris Pirillo has big shoes
– High Times Magazine needs to be a future sponsor
– Order the salmon
– Boast about not watching TV while you lived in Boston, @ Harvard
JibJab is fueled by vodka
– Don’t forget your bucket
– Be a pretty good ancestor
– Interview and record your parents
– If you present with a long panel-type table, have a panel discussion
flood board if you’re bored
– “ouchie doo doo” is a new favorite term – thanks Baratunde
Guy Kawasaki needs to join Twitter
– We can save the world with thongs?
Common Craft need to create a video on how to use Twitter (so the rest of the world can figure it out)
Save Internet Radio (but that one’s a given)

Got any additions? Please leave me a comment.


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