Did you know that a Teddy Rooselvelt Marble sold on Ebay for $4,500?
I just saw a great blog established by Ebay for collectors and buyers of collections. It is called Ebay Collectors. The blog shares collector items that have sold as well as tips for purchasing an item to add to your collection.
I was more than impressed to see that Ebay designated a blog specific for this market group. I am also excited when I read about the prices that some of the collector items have fetched.
Now, note that the site does not have the comments currently open so I cannot suggest you go and post your insights or questions. Ebay has other great resources for answering your questions. In addition you can email them your questions. But the blog is a gold mine for baby boomer collectors who are on Ebay or want to purchase a collector item from Ebay.
Notice that the header is simple with just the logo and tabs for seven (7) pages. This makes navigation pretty easy for folks not used to blogs. Also, there is currently only one social bookmark for Digg and social network interfaces for Facebook and Twitter.
However, the very fact that those three options are available makes for powerful blogging. I am certain that it will expand as Ebay goes deeper and deeper into social media.
Note also that the Twitter feed is in the sidebar and tag cloud is extensive. If you think the comments should be open then shoot them an email. But as a blogger you also know how much work is involved in maintaining a blog. For now, you can always follow them on Twitter to ask questions.
This blog is still very new and it pays to keep an eye on how it progresses. I just love it when businesses expand and use the power of blogging. I also relish the appreciation for collector items that baby boomers know so much about.
If you are not currently on Ebay but want to get started here is an excellent starter resource. Of course there are a lot of books out there on Ebay but this particular author has 35 books to her credit. It is easy to read and chuck full of information.
There is another powerful site where you can upload your webinars and PowerPoints. Here is a short review.
Same Point is a great search engine that will gives you a unique slant on social networking.
I like it because it also gives a Twitter, Linkedin and other social networks your searches are related to. For example, just search on blogging and see what explodes.
Oh, they are also in BETA, that means they are still doing a great job of getting the bugs out and welcome your feedback.
If anyone else has new experiences please share them.
Pownce???, what is it? How does it compare to Twitter?
Pownce is a micro-blogging site. It just opened to the public in January, 2008. Because I love ABOUT pages I am posting the ABOUT page below.
Pownce is a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more. You can do it all on our web site, or install our lightweight desktop software that lets you get out of the browser.
Who makes this thing?
Pownce is brought to you by a bunch of geeks who were frustrated trying to send stuff from one cube to another.
The team consists of Leah Culver, Mike Malone, Daniel Burka, Kevin Rose, Ariel Waldman, and Shawn Allen (in that order below). Together, we formed a wee company with a great big name, Megatechtronium, that makes this software.
Now, take a few minutes to look at a great site,called Four20 which has provided a fair comparison of Pownce vs Twitter.
I just joined Pownce so I cannot give an expert summation. But if you can share your experiance it would be helpful.
I like the following post because it gives you some great examples of how Twitter is being used by many non-profits. As a baby boomer I thrive of experiance-based technology applications. Ok, what I mean is show me someone who is using it and then I believe you.
So, in my continuing look into many of the practical applications of Twitter I was happy to see this post by a social media expert.
Also, I appreciate this great overview of Twitter by another social media expert.
Here are 7 Twitter tools for WordPress shared by Earnblogger. Also, combine this information with a FREE ACTION guide and teleseminar given by Social Marketing Expert Cathy Perkins.
Now, I realize this is a very busy post. You have already jumped from one blog to another. Now, I am going to let you know that If you liked Cathy’s information imagine how an extensive course on Social Networking would rock your boat. Visit her course information right here.