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The Chris Brogan Effect – An Unproven Model

So Brogan wrote on the [tag]Scoble[/tag] Effect, well let me tell you there is a Brogan effect as well. I posted appreciatively to his blog for some great content, from which I took his direction and blogged on one of his 100 topic. So Brogan has a technorati authority of over 600 and Scoble over 6100.

Easy math indicates a direct article on Scoblizer would be about 100X views, views than Brogan. I’ve tested it against some low authority blogs and high authority referrers as well, 119 blog sources. [tag]Digg[/tag] does however send some reasonable traffic my way. It’s not a linear scale, it appears to have tiers of disproportionate impact, with a lessening number of visits per authority as you go up in scale.

This appears to map out fairly well against a gizmodo baseline which I have had a direct post on one of the properties I manage, Gizmodo is worth 134 views. So I estimate the scoble effect at about 90-105 visitors. Is that close?

B Travel – A Bad City for Business – Las Vegas

So I’m on a travel rant – [tag]Las Vegas[/tag] has got to be the least productive city to ever be in. I fully understand that’s engineered that way – but when you’re a vendor AND have a real day job – Vegas sucks! I mean I like all the bright lights and crazy noises and just pacing around the casino, but that’s about it. Pace a while – back to the room.

Perhaps I should pick up gambling you say – not that excited about it. When I bet cash – it is literally – $1. I often get challenged that I’m obviously the chicken in this breakfast, rather than the Pig with that type of bet.

$1 is as real a bet as any and it’s the principle – right? The other reason I can’t gamble all night is that I will clearly have at least 1 or 2 conference calls at 5am local time, so “playing through” won’t work regardless of the O2 levels.

The coolest thing: The 5 am meeting will only be booked after you made plans to do to rock star karaoke @ the [tag]house of blues[/tag] on the fly with a prospect who loves [tag]Karaoke[/tag].

The 3 Worst Airport Club Lounges

So I have had the opportunity to see a good deal of Airport clubs around the global. So here are my 3 worst, as of today.

  1. [tag]Manchester[/tag] ([tag]MAN[/tag]) [tag]United Kingdom[/tag] – The delta [tag]crown room[/tag] participating club is the weird yellow, or a least I remember it being yellow room where people are just JAMMED in, with restrooms in a shared corridor. The coffee maker was a good deal of work as well.
  2. [tag]Philadelphia International[/tag] ([tag]PHL[/tag]) United States – This before the security crown room has only 1 bathroom – it also has an early 90’s feel. You are just a new terminal away from being off the list.
  3. [tag]Frederic Chopin[/tag] ([tag]WAW[/tag]) [tag]Poland[/tag] – While a really good selection of vodka in the [tag]duty free[/tag], the club room for [tag]British Air[/tag] – SUCKED. It had a 70’s fake wall partition from like the brady bunch when I visited in 2001. It may be updated now, so I take it back if so. Business class sucked too on the flight to [tag]LHR[/tag].

I’m sure [tag]DTW[/tag]’s club would be on the list if it weren’t for the cool new [tag]McNamara terminal[/tag] – those NW lounges rock! Free wireless and a [tag]coney dog[/tag]!

What lounges do you think are deserving of a worst rating?