Since I learned to be an early adopter three days ago, I have been scouring the web for the next new thing. 

I didn’t find it. 

Instead, I decided to jump on the coat tails of Rand Fishkin (FYI- the guy is a bad ass SEO) with his feverish promotion of new social media platforms and web 2.0 in general.  I forgot how fun the web can be!  I have been so busy managing ad campaigns and team building, I almost lost sight of what got me there.  Playing on the web.  All the time.  For way too long. 

Hearing presenters speaking and reading blogs about about tagging, blogging, RSS feeding, and all that jazz is one thing.  Experiencing these technologies first hand is quite another.  As a long time Google whore, I don’t think I have been giving Yahoo! the credit they deserve lately.  They have been quite the front runner with picking up and developing the next waves of web media.  Yahoo! looks clearly ahead of the curve as far as social web platforms go.

I have been recently raving about Flickr… now I am HOOKED on too.  Both Yahoo! properties.  Both awesome.  Both made a strong positive impact to how I use the web.  I might never use my favorites tab in a web browser again!

Thanks Rand.  You have officially opened my eyes on at least 50 addictive ways I can spend time away from my typical job duties, and play on the web instead.  I may have to run up on you like a crazy fan and sumo you at the next party.