I had the pleasure last week of being interviewed by Paul Lewis of Mindcomet for his Internet Marketing VooDoo podcast. Generally we try to not have “VooDoo” and “Mayo Clinic” mentioned in the same breath, but I met Doug White and Tara Lamberson from MindComet at the Frost & Sullivan conference in Phoenix last month, and they invited me to be one of Paul’s guests.
The interview was posted today, and you can hear it here.
If you’re an Internet Marketing VooDoo listener who is visiting Social Media University, Global (SMUG) for the first time, I hope you’ll read about our school, perhaps starting with our Message from the Chancellor. You can audit a few classes before you enroll, so check out the curriculum. And the best thing is the tuition is free.
In my interview with Paul, I mentioned that Facebook groups can be a great way to create private spaces for interaction with key external stakeholders without giving them access behind your firewall into your corporate network. An example would be managing PR agencies in multiple countries.
Paul asked whether that might compromise the privacy of your PR information, putting it on Facebook before you release it, and so in response I said I was going to set up “The Hacker Challenge” to prove that data in secret groups are secure enough for most basic business uses.
You probably wouldn’t want to use a Facebook group to store launch codes for nuclear missiles, but I think they offer a good degree of security for most other applications.
I’ll be launching the hacker challenge later today, as part of the SMUG curriculum, so you can see for yourself.
Update: Here’s the transcript from the interview with Paul.