Democracy VS Ricktatorship VS Dicktatorship – The Walking Dead

After watching the 3rd Season, Walking Dead mid-season finale, as I write I pose these scenarios and questions to myself and you…



Opening of Season I: Anarchy

When Shane was a leader king, he had power simply because he was stronger than anyone else. Remember where the guy tries to dig graves and Shane beats him down, simply because the guy digging will not relent? Not taking Shane’s say so without question?

Season II: Democracy

Dale, who prior, was just a guy driving a motor home, just one member of the group. When Rick showed up, that gave him power. The power to influence the leader thru the input of the people.

Dale became the representative of the people, that brought all sides to the ruler. Helped the people understand the issues, helped the ruler understand all sides of the issues and how it affected the people (the group).

Was the Dale character of value to the group?

Season III: Ricktatorship

Once Shane was gone, and Dale too, then one man ruled, and it was good. Since at the point in time was one that required a single strong leader. Hence, a Ricktatorship rose, but not a Dictatorship.

Mid Season III: Dictatorship

The “Governor” is parodied as a Julius Caesar, that rules the people by protecting them with walls between the outside, where the lawless reign, with picnics and gladiator style entertainment.

By pacifying the masses with distraction, he is then free to rule, unchallenged. No one can challenge him, since the safety of his walls manned by his military offer something the population does not want to have to provide themselves. They are free in a way, but in fact, that freedom gives the ruler more power, to do as he wishes.

In retrospective the “Ricktatorship” has to fall however…

When things become more complex for our group, when a stable home, the prison home provides stability, with time for complex relationships to evolve between the members of the group; Now a ruling council has to rise, since one leader cannot see all, consider all. A single “my way or the highway” ruler is no longer needed.

So now we ask ourselves these questions:

  • What will happen between Daryl and Merle, to return Daryl to the group?
  • Merle must either do something so good the group trusts him anew. Or, he must do something so evil that Daryll can see him for what he is. Finally, a third scenario arises, where Merle gives his life to save Daryl, or a member of the group, or the group as a whole. Thus returning Daryll to the the group, with or without Merle.

  • What will happen between Glen and Maggie as he continues to feel betrayed by Maggie?
  • Maggie gave up the group fast, after Merle used some serious mind tricks on her. First she was broken down by hearing Glen beaten, then she threatened by mock rape, finally broken my a gun in Glen’s face? The key here is the Glen does not know this occurred. That she was in the next room hearing his beating via Merle?

    Would Glen have broken had the circumstances been reversed? That is the question the must be answered for Glen to continue to be a part of the group and return to seeing his mate as one who has strength and honor. It is also a story that Daryl does not know, and will not take time to hear. So this Glen perspective is his alone.

  • Will Rick be able to continue to lead since the story up until now has broken his mind, (did the phone ring he wonders?) and should he continue to lead?
  • Will these people find a way to become different and stronger? Or will their challenges be their undoing? Do we care?

  • As the attack on the prison looms, what will each person find in themselves to resolve these questions?
  • We, now not as the viewer, but the reader of each character’s inside story ask our selves this: “Does this make the story better for each of us?”

    Since we know all their stories, and with our own back stories and perspectives, do we see a story that is unique to each of us?

    Tell me your thoughts in comments below, as I find this kind of story telling to be far more imaginable and thought provoking than a single story, told to me. I remember this kind of storytelling first known to me by David Chase in “The Sopranos“…

    Instead this kind is writing and storytelling is what I hope to attain in my own writing abilities. Hence your feedback is massively valuable to me as a writer, and more insightful as us all as Walking Dead fans.

    Image courtesy of “TheWalkingStalkers.com“…

    Why Do Writers Write?

    Asking my self this same question, “Why do I write?” I am taken to this keyboard to try to explain it to myself… And hopefully you

    When I was a cook and then a chef in the 80s and early 90s, an episode of Northern Exposure was able to explain why I cooked, to me. One of my favorite characters, Adam the Chef, posed this question to his sous chefs;

    “Why do I cook?” the barefoot Adam, portrayed by Adam Arkin, bellowed at the sous, lined up like in a fraternity hazing line, or a military book camp scene from many movies.

    One underling replied; “Because I like to eat my own cooking.”

    Adam, heated more so, replied; “Exactingly, because I like my Osso Bucco, my Eggs Benedict with my Hollandaise. I like my Bernaise on my Rack of Lamb…”

    But, when as a chef, then before as a cook, now as the preparer of my favorite dishes ten years after leaving the biz, when I am done with the creative process, I get to sit down to a meal, that makes me happy. A meal that I savor, that I share with my mate, that brings me happiness.

    So what makes writers different than Chefs?

    When I write, when I am really in the groove, (hopefully) writing stories that I hope will move you… It is as if the story is telling itself to me. At these times I am simply the typist. When putting pen to paper, I am simply the writer, using the skills I learned in grade school to make marks on a white sheet that previously was blank.

    When that is over, when the story line ends, when it stops telling me what to write down, there is no plate of savory creation to enjoy. There is no one to share it with. No one to tell me how good it is, no one to say “Mmmmmm….”

    In fact, when I have done my best work, when the story told me what to jot down, I actually experience a depression. The vision of the characters having a conversation, a meeting of their minds, their’s and if I am lucky, mine, is gone.

    The image of them, living in my imagination and being recorded to text on the screen or pen strokes on paper, fleets. I am left with only reading what just moments before was alive before me, as a pale comparison of what my mind saw. For that time when I wrote, my Kimis and Stuarts were alive. They spoke, I listened, recorded.

    Now, reading the record of their moment, I become only an editor, trying to refine what you will hopefully someday read, and some how, SEE, LIVE, Re-Animate as they speak to you, seeing them in your mind too.

    And that leads me to try to explain why writers write…

    It is not the end result we writers crave, the dish shared, savored, the pleasure our mouths derive from the consumption. But instead, we write again, because like you, our imagined reader that can’t stop eating no matter how full you become, we as writers can’t wait for our characters to tell us what happens next.

    And so I pour bourbon into my mouth as I write this, in a effort to not long for the next story Kimi and Stuart will tell me. I can now only hear them faintly, no longer speaking, they seem to mumble.

    Until then we part, like the lover that has loved and left me, I wait for the next lovemaking session and my lover’s return. As I hope you crave the next time my writing makes love to your imagination.

    – Chris Lang – 11:11 PM, February 8th, Denver, Colorado

    Is Facebook Going Down The Same Road As Digg Did In 2008 ?

    As I watch one very loyal Facebook marketer after another become disolutioned with Facebook paid posts I remember the days of Digg’s demise due to the CEO’s ego, Kevin Rose’s disconnection and a malicious group called the Digg mafia. Will we see history repeat itself at Facebook?

    3 Things brought me write this for you

    Following a week of the release of Facebook Nearby in the moble app, then Facebook Nearby’s Potential as a local marketing platform challenging FourSquare, I have to ask you: Is Facebook a local marketing contender or a social giant in early decline?

    Now today, a very well written article on Ileane Smith’s blog that really cleared the air about the Facebook Page true reach brought it home for me.

    The thing is though, across the board, more legitimate non-spammy businesses have reported major losses in reach. Up to 75% according to the varying reports.

    In 2007 Digg.com was a top 50 site, with a very loyal following and massive traffic to deliver to sites there were popular on Digg’s front page. As one of the first to use social annotations for SEO, I loved Digg and had more fun there than any social site ever.

    In 2007 like Facebook now, Digg began to try to monetize the site and lessen the impact of large powerful social users. By 2009 they had run off most of the Digg top 100 users, even kicking many off to lessen their impact.

    Constant and extremely unpopular UI, or “user interface” changes became common place. The removal of the Bury button slowly pushed even the most loyal and early founders of Digg, the Digg Mafia, to move in mass to Reddit. Finally Digg, once rumored to be acquired by Google was declared as Digg is Dead by Website Magazine in 2010.

    Now, I want to ask YOU… How do you see Facebook? As a marketing platform, a local marketing platform or a waste of your time for business?

    Social Marketing – State Of The Union 2013

    Return to this page tomorrow for the replay, and live streaming tomorrow starting at 12:30 EST PM / 9:30 PST AM US time, featuring Paul Colligan, Warren Whitlock, Chris Treadaway and Lynette Young.

    You can translate your time zone here…

    Social Marketing: State of the Union 2013 guest headshots

    These four top social marketing experts will be sharing what you need to be doing in 2013 to make more money and save even more time using the state of social sites of 2013.

    This will be streamed live via Google Hanouts on Air tomorrow at 12:30 EST PM here or you can return to this page tomorrow for the replay too :]


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    Paul Colligan – The best selling Kindle author of “Cross Channel Social Media Marketing” on Amazon.

    Paul Colligan helps others leverage technology to improve themselves and broaden their audience with reduced stress and no dramas. He does this with a lifestyle and business designed to answer the challenges and opportunities of this new economy. If you are looking for titles: Husband, Father, Education Czar for Traffic Geyser Inc. and CEO of Colligan.com. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughters and enjoys theater, music, great food, and travel.

    Paul believes in building systems and products that work for the user – not vice versa. With that focus, he has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful Web and Internet products that have seen tens of millions of visitors and dollars in revenue. Previous projects have included work with Traffic Geyser, Rubicon International, Microsoft, and Pearson Education. Topics of passion include (but are not limited to): new media content creation, product development, lifestyle design, and community building.


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    Lynette Young – Lynette is the author of “Google+ For Small Businesses” with the focus of helping solo and small business owners benefit from the unique and rich benefits of the Google+ platform.

    Lynette Young has been helping professionals and companies thrive on social media platforms and digital publishing since 2006 when she founded her company Purple Stripe Productions. Her goal is to make the technology invisible to both her clients and their customers, instead focusing on an immersive brand and storytelling experience that moves the needle forward.


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    Warren Whitlock – Best selling author of “Profitable Social Media: Business Results Without Playing Games

    Warren Whitlock is a digital business development strategist. In 2008, he wrote the first book about Twitter and Mobile Marketing, and the best selling “Profitable Social Media: Business Results Without Playing Games.” He is the host of Social Media Radio and speaks frequently about social media marketing, online publicity and marketing, social networking and building lifetime value for rapid growth.

    Warren helps businesses transform to a new way of doing business using social media and online marketing and promotion to attract the right audience from the 2 billion people using the Internet. His breakthrough strategies to integrate mobile marketing, public relations and and lead generation with conversions to return on investment for lifetime value has helped hundreds businesses achieve rapid and continuing results from their marketing process.

    Warren has worked in technology, business services, broadcasting and currently involved with media, health and several startups. He’s known on social media sites as @WarrenWhitlock, where you can find him in having individual discussions and answering questions daily.


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    Chris Treadaway – Bio: Chris Treadaway is an three-time startup founder and co-author of the bestselling book Facebook Marketing An Hour a Day.

    Chris is currently Founder and CEO of Polygraph Media, a social data mining & analytics company that has worked with major corporations, such as Wiley Publishing, Microsoft, Journal Communications, Demand Media, Land Rover, The PGA Tour, and A.H. Belo.

    Chris Treadaway is a frequent speaker and has been published in major industry publications such as Forbes, The MIT Technology Review, Mashable, and ReadWriteWeb. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Louisiana State University.

    Why I Am Not Thankful

    Yep, you read that one right: Me… NOT Thankful…

    If you make any kind of living from what ever type of business you have, you probably felt this way and maybe even do today.

    I describe business as being on a roller coaster ride.

    But every ride comes to an end, you get off and you probably even sway on your feet a bit, you may feel a bit light headed.

    This is where the problem begins.

    I don’t feel right about myself unless I have some new deal or product I am cooking up. Getting on the ride is half the fun.

    Pop psychologists will tell you this is low self esteem talking, but that is just plain crap.

    It’s part of being a serial entrepreneur.

    It’s like riding a roller coaster, and no matter what, sooner or later every Carnival ride comes to an end.

    I just got done re-building and re-launching my G+ members site.

    Now that that’s over I have been in kind of a funk the last few days.

    How much money I make is irrelevant to me, it is the ride up and down the process that I enjoy.

    This can be very detrimental to your relationships, your personal happiness, and just being someone your friends want to be around.

    Complacency comes to mind here, each hill on the ride has to be higher, steeper, the view from the top of the hill broader, and longer lived.

    Do you ever look behind you while you are on one of these rides?

    No, you look ahead anticipating the ride up the next hill.

    You don’t look back and say “Man, that was a great hill…”

    When you get off the ride, you don’t stand there and thank the roller coaster gods for providing that scream-ride that nearly made you puke on the poor people behind you.

    You race to the next ride. Read that RUN…

    We have to have sit in the first car on the roller coaster.

    Every Time.

    So if you live in the US and are about to enjoy or not enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow, and you are having problems feeling you are thankful…

    Here is how Margie helped me get in touch with what makes me happy.

    You can find this on Netflix right now, you can watch it online, yeah, it will sound like a load of fluffy bunny BS at first, but I guarantee you…

    If you take the time to watch this you WILL find one small piece that can help you be happier with your own life and thankful to be you.

    It will also make you much nicer to be around, since us entrepreneurs can be somewhat self centered at times.

    If you are one of my members site students, be sure to get your 15 minute consult with me as yes, I will be working Friday.

    I am taking a few days away from the Carnival.

    Being thankful for my new garage and Margie that helped me go play in it. (pic below)

    Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times,

    Chris

    PS If you are one of my G+ Jedi members, be sure to watch the new 2 hour video I just added to the learning center. – C.

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    Why Your Name Is NOT Your Brand

    Your name is not your brand. Your personal brand is not about what you are, it is about who you are. So start building trust in you! That rubs off on your products and that puts money in your pocket in return.


    Poor brand names

    Plain and simple, I have had enough of the bad advice floating around Google+ about “Your name is your brand…” To make it Chris-Tell-Clear that is complete BS.

    Before you bounce saying I am some idiot, tell me this: Can you sell your brand? That name you claim is worth treating others poorly at times to build? NO! You cannot sell your name. Frank Kern realized this. Frank Kern inspires trust in his brands. But he can never sell the Frank Kern brand and walk away. I learned this and so have all the other big guys in Internet marketing in the last few years. That is why you see them building brands, not personal brands now.

    Brands, like startups, like businesses, like THINGS… can be sold. Your personal brand goes with you where ever you go. Again, it is WHO you are, not WHAT you are. I can sell my startup, I can’t sell my Chris Lang brand and go be someone else.

    Trust will get you more than evil tactics

    In the last year I have been watching a group that considers themselves to be my competition or me theirs on Google+. They go around trying to stalk my best and brightest contacts thinking they will somehow turn them into their own supporters. Yes I used to do this too, but that was a long time ago. (sing Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum to the Farmers insurance theme please :)

    If these same Dum Dums had simply gotten to know me, inspired trust of them, and maybe shared my posts in Google+, commented positively, hosted me as a panelist on their Webinars, you know, like I do with people I have trust in… What would have happened? Here comes the clincher, ready???

    I would have introduced them to my contacts and recommended them whole heartily.

    But when you view your name as a brand, as a product that must sell, it leads people to do things that turn people against you. Like not sharing other people’s posts or turning them into your own, building up sharing clans that ostracize those not in them. All in an effort to strengthen your supposed brand. Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum.

    Trust, integrity, openness, sharing without the illusion that you will loose your social following, friendship, helping each other even though you have competing products, that is what we do in Internet marketing.

    Early this spring, I saw two supposed marketers have a little spat because one, instead of sharing a post by another, shared the original blog as his own discovery and then simply added the name of the person who discovered it in the curation text. (Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum)

    I asked him “WTH?” He, in his ever so skilled marketing speak replied “I am building my brand…” Ok, you can sing the Dum Dum song without my help by now. So go head.

    Stealing others posts is a great way to not be trusted, not be thought of as a friend, not be introduced to others best contacts. Not to be considered a good person. Good way to build a following, not a good way to get to know top influencers that take you and your brands to a whole new level.

    One guy went around stalking Mari Smith. If he had just treated me with respect on Google+ I would have simply introduced the fool to her. I was lucky enough to have Jack Humphrey around when I was this neive, he took the time to let my marketing chops grow in. I hope anyone reading this takes it to heart, and maybe I can do for you today what Jack did for me 5 years ago.

    My friends ask me why I share everyone openly on Google+, why I host my competition on my HOAs, why I don’t care that these same people don’t reciprocate. I say that is how I am, I just don’t care and it is about my followers, not me.

    People see more than you think they do. And if they ask others, they will tell them. Someday when these Dum Dums have been in business a bit longer, a few may get that. Most won’t. Right now I see too many having heard some bad advice about personal brands letting their ego get the best of them.

    You name is not your brand everybody. It is your PERSONAL BRAND and it is about trust, not about selling anything. It is about WHO you are, not WHAT you are. Hope that clears it up to those of you that can get this. The rest will just keep giving bad advice and creating more brand name marketing incest children.

    A Guide to Creating and Publishing Marketplace Ads on Facebook

    For marketers using Facebook to promote their brands, the site’s ad setup might be a little difficult or confusing at first glance. This is undoubtedly due to the various types of ads available in Facebook’s marketplace. There are four different types of ads, and each one is significant and potentially harmful to your brand if used incorrectly. In this article, we will discuss the different ad types and subsequently how to create and publish them.

    Different Ad Types and How to Create and Publish

    When using Facebook, you will find four different types of ads to use within the marketplace. Understanding what each type entails is the true key to success in using them to bolster your business model. The ad types are as follows:

    • Sponsored Stories
    • Page Post
    • External Website
    • Facebook Object

    Sponsored Stories: This type of ad is an interactive feature where marketers get to play to the social context of the site. As long as you have a fan base built up and as long as you can create compelling, interesting ads that stand out and appeal to your niche, you can use Sponsored Stories to build a very successful ad campaign.

    Page Post: This particular type of ad helps to drive user engagement on Facebook. By using a Page Post ad, you are transforming an element of your page, like a photo, into a legitimate ad that people can then like and share and follow.

    External Website: With this type of ad, you are basically driving traffic off-site to another site of your choosing. For instance, you will post an ad on Facebook that perhaps takes users to a landing page where you’re attempting to sell a product or to garner a sign-up. This ad doesn’t get the preferred placement of a Sponsored Stories ad—it’s located at the top-right of the screen—but it does have potential.

    Facebook Object: An Object ad in the Facebook marketing place is exactly like an External Website ad, save one key difference. Instead of driving traffic off-site, you’re instead driving traffic to different areas of Facebook. This ad can be incredibly useful to build a network or a larger fan base.

    Now that you know the differences in the ads, you can decide which ad types to use for your campaign. Creating and publishing your preferred ads is the next step. Now, for this, you have two main options. You can either use Facebook’s in-house ad tool, which is efficient enough to get the job done on a basic level, or you can use an API tool to manage every aspect of creating and publishing your ads, following up with statistics, etc. Something like Qwaya works quite well for this.

    Using an ad tool, you can then decide which ads you want to put out there, which type of paid ad you desire (CPC or CPM), and you can begin to create and hone your campaign.

    If this guide seems simplistic, that’s because the creation and publication of ads is also simplistic. As long as you have a proper ad tool and understand which types of ads you want to publish, the rest is as easy as letting the tool handle the work.

    What Is The Best Time For Webinars & Hangouts On Air?

    Morning, afternoon or at night, we all wonder when best to host our webinars and of course when to send Email to our list.

    Sharyn, on Google+ asked me: When is the best time to hold a webinar? My reply turned out to be a blog post so here you go. If you care to share your webinar and hangout broadcast experiences, please comment below…


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    Sharyn, Ask your list, they will tell you. (indluding your tweeps, FB fans or G+ circlers)…

    For me Friday thru Monday suck, with Monday having the highest suck rate.

    That said for biz oriented webinars it’s Tuesday thru Thursday.

    Next question to ask yourself is do your potential viewers have jobs and do the web part time, or are they like me, free to do what they want?

    Then after 5PM is your slot. If they have family and kids, then even later. Currently in Internet marketing 8 PM Eastern is best for English speaking North American attendees.

    Are they office workers who will watch your webinar / Hangout On Air broadcast from their office?

    Then after lunch is your time.

    Last to consider but not the least, is your audience highly niche oriented, like say stay at home Moms, who have a big slot open right after they get the kids off to school?

    One way to see what and who watches when is to look at traditional media and that’s cable TV. Notice when the soaps are on, (Y&R and Price Is Right addict myself), talk shows that your niche would watch and when the entertainment freedom time occurs both in your local area and for the niche you are trying to get traction in.

    That should give you some insight as to when niche demographics respond.

    Again, like I said, it is best to just ask your following, social following or email list.

    SurveyMonkey.com is pretty much the industry standard.

    Remember: It’s a fact – people get bored quickly. The average survey-taker answers around four to five questions per minute, and you’re going to lose their attention at 8-12 minutes. The industry sweet spot is a seven minute survey, so it’s best to aim for 30-35 questions. This will give you the opportunity to elicit in-depth data from your respondents, without losing their focus.

    I my self would just survey them about time, length, platform, and what is most important to them. That being information, hands on teaching or the big one for me, the Q & A session.

    What Is The Real Webinar Attendance Motivator Beyond Time

    For me personally, the chance to connect with the host or guest on the webinar is why I am there. One great question posed to an expert authority will get your remembered as an expert your self in their eyes.

    For webinars I host, the Q & A section is by far the most beneficial part for my audience, since G+ is so multi layered and can be used in so may varied ways. Asking me questions of how best to use the new Google+ tools as they pertain you your own biz or that of your client’s local businesses is key.

    Chris Langisms

    Chris Lang - Downtown Denver 2013

    This is the jackass your mother warned you about…

    Optimism is the belief you CAN win. Hope is the belief that you WILL win – 6-22-2014

    Inspired by a post by David Amerland.


    “They have the moral compass of toilet water; They go with the flow–“ – 4/1/2014

    Referring to some of my so-called friends in marketing, after I was attacked and slandered by an online bully.


    “Tough times are tough, those left standing are tougher…” – 4-2-2013


    “When it comes to getting traction online, you actually do want to preach to the choir, not to the bar next to the church.” – 2-27-2012


    “One half will jump on your bandwagon, the other half will chase it with torches…” – 2-28-2012


    “Socialed experts” As in ‘So called social media experts’ – 10-16-2012


    “Social Masturbation” – 10-03–2012

    The stimulation of one’s self through outside manipulation. Mainly how many followers you have on G+, Twitter and Facebook.


    “Most people spend their time counting how many friends they have. When instead they should count how many –they– have been a good friend to…” – 9-14-2012


    “Want to make money online? Then spend time with people that pay… not people that play.” – 9-03-2012


    “Marketing Incest” — circa 2009

    Each time a new concept is claimed as thier own (read ripped off) by the next instant expert, it gets one step closer to being illegal.


    “Some days I just want to beat my computer on the concrete.” – 1/1/1999 (shortly after buying my first machine)

    Is The New Google The Death Of SEO?

    SEO? Death? Hardly, let’s take a look into the future of SEO and why Google has always been a social search engine since day one, shall we?

    First, let’s look at the facts…

  • Bottom line, SEO is NOT dead, never will be dead. But instead of optimizing sites, now we optimize people and personal brands.
  • I told the SEO industry that social annotations highly effected rankings in 2007 on Danny Sullivan’s SEO bookmarking site Sphinn.com, now Marketing Land.
  • Two things happened after that… One group cussed me out and called me every name in the book. A much smaller group, some of the top CEOs in major SEO firms picked up the phone and called me. Both knew social annotations, at the time social bookmarks from a wide range of great sites all riding the early success of Digg.com, were seen as great indicators of quality by Google algos. All the big SEO guys all knew this was coming, no matter what they said publicly.

    Bitching that Google is killing SEO like the Forbes article The Death Of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, And Real Content is just one more paid blogger cranking out content and collecting a check.

    Let us be real guys… One of the most successful headlines in the world is “The Death Of” and we have seen that one used how many times in Internet Marketing? Good god, get some new material guys. Look at how bad it is getting here, Forbes, you even have me using that tired drivel.

    SEO is simply changing, and has been since Google showed up, and any one that was listening heard Google tell us so in the Blog Search patent of 2005.

    When I first found Google profiles, Google Reader sharing and a recommendation engine in 2008 to be based on relationships, not keywords, I knew we were in for some really big changes. Now we see every SEO guy trying to get visibility on something we all knew about 5 to 7 years ago. So as we said back then, it is not about sites, not about what you are, but instead it is about who you are.

    Just remember, Google has AlWAYS been a social search engine, right? Of course, how much more social can you get than linking to someone else’s content on another site? Kinda like we do now on Google+, Facebook and Twitter? The only difference being that now social sites give normal people the ability to do that where as only a short time ago I was saying: “Screw MySpace, I don’t need that crap, I have a website…” Seems I was slightly wrong about that one…