Five for Friday

This was one interesting week for me. Strated out pretty slow, but then was broken up on Wednesday with the awesomeness that is jury duty. While I was not selected to serve on the jury, I did hear a lawyer spin one hell of a story about a kid who was in for drug and weapon charges that included him making the sounds of sirens talking about his own DUI and I think there was an interpreter in there somewhere along the way. So even if we had been called no one in the jury room could have given the kid a fair shake. After that it was on to a Vistaprint bowling event, let me tell you that bowling lefty is no fun at all and I only got eight pins in our 10-minute speed bowling round – translated as I suck. To make the festivities more enticing, well we have a friend in from Baltimore (@miniterp follow her) and my family is coming up to see Baby Espo. So how was your week? Any big weekend plans? Hope it is a good one, enjoy this week’s edition of Five for Friday and catch you Monday.

Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google – yes I know you probably ready this already and are sick of it, but it hits both key focuses of this blog. It also baffles me that Facebook’s PR team thought that they could get away with it. Hopefully this is the first of many interesting twists to the feud between these online giants.

House Speaker John Boehner’s Chief Page Administrator Shares Facebook Strategy – I know that it is impolite to talk politics at dinner, but hey you came to my joint so I am sharing. There is no question that social media was huge in our last election and looks as if it will continue to grow. This is an interesting interview with the top Republican’s communications director Don Seymour, regardless of your party affiliate it’s worth a look.

The Difference Between Engaged and Engaging – This is a great post from Danny Brown, short, sweet and to the point. I only wish that other folks who write about engagement could do it in so many words.

Influence: The Face of the Facebook Revolution? – The revolutions in the Middle East were filled with everyday people who used social technologies to get their voices out there. This piece from Geoff Livingston explores this good phenomenon.

Nobody cares about your damn blog – This post should be a must read for anyone thinking about starting a blog or anyone who owns or pens one.

10 Responses to Five for Friday
  1. joey_strawn
    May 13, 2011 | 6:59 am

    Thanks for mentioning my post on your blog wrap-up. I really appreciate it. : )

  2. jeffespo
    May 13, 2011 | 8:01 am

    @joey_strawn Joey thanks for making me laugh while also giving a strong reason why many blogs suck.

  3. joey_strawn
    May 13, 2011 | 8:05 am

    @jeffespo haha, you’re very welcome. If you liked that one you should check out Your Blog Is Boring Because You Suck At It – http://t.co/Pla7x4t

    -or-

    Everybody Likes You, Too Bad You Still Suck – http://t.co/Ta0QdVf

    : )

  4. DannyBrown
    May 13, 2011 | 8:42 am

    Hey, so if two of the FBBB team get mentioned here, does that mean we’re now guests in your house? 😉

    Cheers, matey, and looking forward to checking the others out too (well, except that @joey_strawn fella…)

  5. joey_strawn
    May 13, 2011 | 8:44 am

    Yeah, you don’t have to check out my post because you’ve already experienced the awesomeness of it.

  6. jeffespo
    May 13, 2011 | 8:51 am

    @DannyBrown @joey_strawn Well if y’all want to come to Boston, well you can be guests any day.

  7. joey_strawn
    May 13, 2011 | 9:13 am

    @jeffespo @DannyBrown I used to live in Boston. Been maning to come back and visit.

  8. jeffespo
    May 13, 2011 | 9:35 am

    @joey_strawn @DannyBrown I’ll be here.

  9. joebertino
    May 13, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Hey Jeff, I’m having a great week thanks for asking. I’m new to the Livefyre team so I wanted to stop by, introduce myself and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. If you ever have any questions please feel free to give me a shout. Also, thanks for the links. I can’t get enough of the whole FB smear campaign.

  10. jeffespo
    May 13, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    @joebertino Thanks Joe – Tell Jeremy I said what’s up. Glad you enjoy the blog, thanks for stopping by 🙂

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