Emanuel Rosen sent me a review copy of his new book, The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited — he took the time to personalize the inscription and send along a card — this is WOM done right — I would expect nothing less from the Maestro! How cool is that? I will report on the book as I read through it. Updates forthcoming.
Justin Thorp envisions a world wherein online community managers are staffers for members of Congress and key government offices and personnel. I like the way he thinks, What if a Congressman or Government Agency had a Community Manager?
What if a congressman or government agencies had a community manager? This would be a person that everyone in the community knew. On the Web site, there’d be a photo of them and every possible way to get ahold of them. They’d hang out at coffee shops, bars, churches, town squares, barbershops, or any public place where their constituency spent their time. I could easily walk up to them and talk to them about what my problem is or what’s on my mind.
God bless Alpina for actually making an M7. I mean, there are loads of AMG S- and CL-Series that can push 200MPH, but no M7? Well, here she is, the 2009 BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo!
The 2009 BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo will join the B6 GT3 race car on the stand in Geneva, and thanks to AutoZeitung, we’ve got a singular photo and some preliminary specs on the uber-sedan from Alpina.
The B7 Bi-Turbo is essentially the M7 BMW forgot to build, packing a twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V8 putting out 507 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Alpina claims the B7 can run to 60 in 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically-limited 173 mph. We’ll have more details from the Geneva Motor Show next week, but expect a host of upgrades to join the engine mods, including uprated brakes, suspension components and a reworked interior to compliment the B7′s new body kit.
I checked out Addictomatic using my name, “chris abraham,” and discovered some images of me over on Flickr as taken by Grammar Girl, BL Ochman and CC Chapman that I quite like — so, I thought I would share them with you . . . and thanks GG, BL and CC, for shooting me! :)
(via CC Chapman)
One of my goals in life is to be on Boing Boing, so in many ways my dreams are coming true every day in so many ways in the form of getting a guest blog post on Boing Boing Gadgets about the ultimate gadget, my hand-made, bespoke, Randall Model 1 knife — many thanks to my buddy for inviting me over and for not only considering my knife a gadget but fancying it worthy of bbG: