While theTwitter/Googledeal on real time search is very helpful to making information more widely available, search by itself does not a conversation make. Twitter, Google, Facebook, etc are just tools. Tools help people effect change, evoke action, make things happen; but tools by and of themselves do nothing. I have this great set of tools in my garage but they are never going to make that neat book shelf I need; only a person with talent and time will do it.
Proud To Dairy represents dairymen and women sharing and exemplifying values of hard work, persistence, ingenuity, honesty and homegrown success. Ryan Curtis and Ray Merritt provide background, vision, and direction of Proud To Dairy.
Illinois MarketMaker is a collaboration between the University Of Illinois Extension, the Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurs in Agriculture, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and C-FAR. The idea for MarketMaker was an outgrowth of previous C-FAR projects exploring market opportunities for value-added meat products.
Dairy Interactive is an interactive community for sharing comments, concerns, and questions about dairy production. Utilizing interactive 3D animation, DairyInteractive.com provides for customization of milking routines, turning a computer into a 24/7 bilingual training center.
Get connected, for free Chris Brogan, social and new media connector says "You can pay for my time or you can get it all for free on my blog." He now has a book out Trust Agents. http://ChrisBrogan.com/
Get the Twitter Power Guide ebook Christopher S. Penn put together an ebook to help those tap into the data available from using social media tools. http://tinyurl.com/TwitterPowerGuide
Kind of a side ways trip in the food chain. Comedian George Egg demonstrates how to cook tortellini and how to bake muffins, all in a hotel room using just what he find there. Ray Mears meets Bear Grylls meets The Naked Chef.