Five for Friday Christmas Edition

Yes, I baked these

Ah there is something in the air with this week’s Five for Friday. Could it be the short work week? The snow on the ground? The long drive to New Jersey that I made this morning or just the cool winter air? Something just feels different. It must be the fact that I am auto-posting this post as I drive. Hopefully Santa gave you some goodies that exceed these nuggets, but if not, here’s this week’s Five for Friday.

Merry Christmas Goodwill – A friend of mine, George Snell, is going to be offering $1 to Goodwill for every comment on this blog post. So in the spirit of today, drop a quick bit of knowledge and help out a great cause.

Twitter Economics – This is a great look into Twitter as not only a communications tool, but also as a tool that will drastically change the way that businesses interact with their customer base. Brian Solis also offers some great interactive imagery laying out the Twitterverse. Also points of note, Twitter’s profitability and their first ever conference ~ Chirp. My video review of Brian’s book can be found here.

Social media’s “Naughty List” for 2009– Will you make it? – Who doesn’t like the naughty list? Well the readers of 451 Heat are among the fans and have offered some enticing links and examples as to who should be on the social media naughty list. Got someone you want to add? Then do it!

Envisioning Media Relations: 2010 Predictions – It is always interesting to look at the predictions that are put out the end of the year and then to look back on them and see which ones pan out. My favorite from this list is this one: Copyright compliance battles will heat up. As in years prior, technology will make the distribution of content easier for individuals and consumers to access. Content providers will ramp up their ongoing efforts in response, attempting to protect their intellectual property by ensuring and receiving adequate compensation for its proper use. With the backing of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., even what has been considered “OK” under the Fair Use Defense (e.g., the use of a headline and extract) will come under assault. It is only a matter of time until the law catches up to all of the advances in SM and blog postings.

Top 10 Reasons Why Skydiving Is Like Social Media (part 2) – This is the conclusion to Alex’s comparison between two of his passions – Social Media and skydiving. While I don’t know anything about skydiving aside from selling a billboard to Skydive Long Island back in the day, the passion and camaraderie in the piece really shines through. If you missed part 1, check it out here.

Bonus – More Expert Predictions (via Mashable)

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