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August 12, 2007

Top Ten Truemors of the Week

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This is last week’s top ten truemors—sponsored by the HP iPaq 510 cell phone.

By the way, I’m speaking on Tuesday night at a BayCHI event at PARC in Palo Alto. It’s free, so register here.

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Guy, amazing linking today. I noticed Wink had me listed. I Searched for my name. It gave a link to Linkedin (Ok, that was understandable), but also included a link to my comment to this post on your blog. I had not checked back to realize you had responded to it. Thank you.

Well, I attended your talk at BayCHI and it was only through your explanations I understood how Truemors could make this world a better place to live. I get it now. Since then I have read it with an eye to pick interesting news to talk about with my circle of friends. It works. So, I started posting sports (my passion) newsmors. BTW, my first post got a 500% accurate/relevant picture less than one hour after I posted my news. "Not bad, not bad at all" (1) for a Sunday night transaction.

PS. Sorry, during Q&A my friend bud in and derailed the real question I wanted to ask. He later said he got too excited to challenge Guy Kawasaki. Oh, well.

Hi Guy,
Can you maybe have a sidebar with your upcoming speaking events? I completely missed the mention of BayCHI until today (5 days too late!)
Many thanks
-Andrew

Guy - Truemors is committing a cardinal sin for a bootstrapped start-up... NO SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. You're missing out on a ton of free traffic. Email me if you want some quick free consulting/advice.

thanks for making the point, Larry E.
I just unsubscribed

Hello Guy,

In the past I have found myself interested in almost everything that you published. Your musings have been interesting, informative and usually value added. However, you are close to losing me with too mush emphasis on Truemors. If I want to view Truemors I will go to that site. It also feels out of place in your blog and self serving. Sorry for the negative slant. I wonder how many other dedicated blog readers feel the same way?

Larry Everson

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Larry,

How much would you pay to read this blog if it didn't have any advertising or promotion?

Guy

@ Marc: That thought had crossed my mind but I dismissed it as a crappy idea ;-) BTW a similar sounding word 'kakka' in one of the South Indian languages also means 'poop'.

@ An Only Mouse, about "cacaphony" : in French and Spanish, "caca" means "poop". Maybe Jim wanted to say "poopphony", which is slightly difficult to write ;-)

I am constantly amazed at how awful some native English speakers' spelling abilities are.

Jim: It is C A C O P H O N Y not cacaphony as you spell it...

While I am not a fan of the Truemors post either, Jim you are wrong. I read almost all blogs at their actual website.

What is annoying (to me) about your Truemors posts is that the Truemors (which I don't really care about) don't come through on feed readers like Google reader. The ad icon for HP comes through, but not the iframe for the Truemors. Which means I don't read them. Which means I click on that item in my reader only to find it is yet another item I am not going to read because it's only a partial feed, which I loathe.

Hint: Nobody comes to actual blog websites to read them anymore - everyone reads in their readers, and only come to the originating site to post comments ('t'would be great if there were a reader out there that let you "reply" to an item and have that do the actual comment posting, a la the email paradigm readers actual emulate).

Anyway, typically like your posts, Guy, but I don't read your Truemors, and this is why, and thought I'd share. One voice in the cacaphony, I am sure.

Jim

What is your position about the truemore of the code from Myspace.

Also I would like to see your ideas about the so announced last week "bust of the century" when web 2.0 will be over.

Mario Ruiz
http://www.oursheet.com

Thank you Marc for your hint. I know Guy too, hence no need for Guy this, Guy that.

Truemore is NOT a social-networking web site. Granted, the definition of the SN is in the eyes of the beholder. I agree with you he most likely didn't start Truemor for business, although I bet a nice dinner in Palo Alto if Truemor generates tons of mojney, he wouldn't share it with me!

Hmmm, I didn't know about any survey thingy. If you know something, please don't spil it now. I would like to hear it from him this Tuesday. :-)

Thank you again.

@Hooshyar & Duke : you may consider Truemors as Guy's experiment on Web 2.0 social networking. To my understanding, as far as I think I know Guy (through his career, his actual job(s), his books, this blog, etc.), Guy is actually doing a kind of survey thru Truemors. I'm sure he doesn't Truemors as a business...

@Guy : you go from #1 to #10. Is it for you to distinguish yourself from Dave Letterman ? ;-)

I just signed up. Thrilled to see/listen to you after a whooping 16 years since I saw you talking about your book at Kepler Bookstore. "The Macintish Way" spirit is still alive inside me.

But, I still cannot figure out how Truemor will make this world a better place to live. Yeah, I know how it could be done for 12,000 and a fistful of dollars, but I will be eager to hear you explaining what social redemptive value it offers to "the rest of us."

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See you soon. Have you looked at Truemors lately? The content of the information is quite high--enabling posters to tell the world and enabling readers to be much more aware of what's happening in the world.

Think of it as Digg for people with lives.

Thanks,

Guy

My last comment was cut off. At the end I was asking - what are you talking about at the BayCHI event?

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I'll be talking about how cheap it is to start companies these days. You can click through to see a description.

Guy

Guy, some of those truemors don't even have one single vote. How can they be the "top" truemors this week?

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I decide what I think the best one are. It's the "wisdom of Guy." :-)

Guy

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