Conversational Marketing in the Age of Social Media
Technorati lists the most popular blogs in the blogosphere, measured by the number of people who have linked to them or made it a favorite. Consider this, at the time of this writing there were:
816,526 blog reactions to Engadget
252,792 blog reactions to Gizmodo the Gadget Guide
118,836 blog reactions to Boing Boing
This past week, National Public Radio,(NPR) did a story about Wikipedia Vision (seriously, check out this link!), a new online map which spins across the globe, tracking the changes people make to the encyclopedia. You can see what was edited, when and where. As NPR reported, a wired blogger referred to the online map as a “God-View of the Internet.”
With Web 2.0, people anywhere can start a conversation, broadcast news and video, and now with Wikipedia Vision, can virtually make our mark on the universe. Why do we have the need to do this? I suggest it’s human nature.