In scanning through my feed-reader earlier this week, I saw two posts that I really wanted to share – they seem to line up a lot with how I feel about the web/the world, etc:
A recent post by Robert Scoble, especially this phrase:
We’ve gotten so far ahead with our social media toys that we’ve forgotten about the many many businesses that still have web sites that look like they were designed in 1994-2000. Even the Toyota site doesn’t really have much on it that wasn’t possible before 2005 (with the exception of some high resolution video).
The world has changed in the last four years and businesses, I’m convinced, will need to react to this new “2010″ world. It might take them until 2015 to really get on board, but I want to help now.
Second is a post over at Church Marketing Sucks, which does a good job of summing up some of the things I’ve been screaming about for a few years now (It’s good to know I’m not alone):
People who live outside of the Christian bubble roll their eyes. You lose them forever. They see you as demeaning something they value, and they think less of you for it. You trade the entire mission of God for the comfort of a walled garden, and you chose your Christian social network over actually networking with non-Christians. It doesn’t go unnoticed.
Your marketing is screaming, “I don’t care about you or your things. I mock them.”
I strongly encourage you to read both, even if you’re not as “technically-minded” as you might think I am.