This week Cameron, Carolyn, and I discuss Neil’s new blog, [QuickSprout](http://www.quicksprout.com), as well [MySpaces acquisition of PhotoBucket](http://mashable.com/2007/05/07/photobucket-myspace-3/), [Ebays impending acquisition of StumbleUpon](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/08/ebay-close-to-acquiring-stumbleupon/), the differences in user behaviors between various social media sites and the subsequent impact on strategies for leveraging those sites. We also discuss online reputation management and answer a chatroom question about how one would go about starting up a new social media site.
Personal branding is something I get a lot of questions about. People often ask me what they should do in order to get an established name out there and be seen as a major influencer in their industry. The reason they want this is because the second you accomplish this, the opportunities will come your way and you’d be amazed at the kind of business or money that just lands in your lap.
This week on Rush Hour Cshel and Cameron discuss a big story where a where a story was removed the main page of Digg and the poster was banned after his story had 16,000 Diggs. The story removal lead to an uproar from the community.
Most TV commercials suck which is why I love Tivo, but there are a lot of [great commercials](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/creative-commercials-that-youll-never-forget.html) that are actually very addicting. These great commercials are rare, but it seems that Pepsi’s commercials usually shine above the rest. So before you try to create some sort of advertising campaign, get creative like Pepsi and you too will be successful.
I was browsing through the [Technorati Top 100 list](http://technorati.com/pop/blogs/) today and it seems that Pronet Advertising is on it.
The pay per blog post market has always been cluttered with tons of options, but none of them provided a one stop shop solution. Because of this [ReviewMe](http://www.reviewme.com) launched a marketplace that allows advertisers to have more control while still giving the blogger full control of accepting or declining the review. With this modification ReviewMe is now more flexible to meet the needs of advertisers and bloggers.
Today Jay Adelson from Digg wrote on [removing the HD-DVD story from Digg](http://blog.digg.com/?p=73). As a business owner I understand why Digg removed that story, but within that blog post Jay said:
The other day I wrote a short post on [passionate customers](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-passionate-are-your-customers2954.html) which was about a funny beer commercial. The problem with many online companies is that they don’t think about [creating passionate customers](http://headrush.typepad.com/) when they should be; so here are a few ways you can do so:
I don’t know what company’s commercial this is or even if it is a real commercial, but this a great way to show how passionate your customers are.
The most thoughtful person I have met in my SEO life is J. Schoemaker (Shoemoney’s wife).