Category Archives: Social Media

Adding an intelligence dashboard to your online toolkit

I’ve been at the Social Media Strategies Conference in San Francisco the last 2 days, meeting great people, and learning plenty.  Yesterday I was recruited by Colin Browning to lead a breakout session that was tasked with thinking about how to approach the development of social media strategy for a non-profit organization.  During the session, [...]

Hurricane Gustav, CNN, and Twitter

I have previously written that I believed Twitter’s tipping point was coming on November 4, 2008 – the night of the Presidential election.  In that post, I wrote about how Twitter would cross into mainstream media and we would be seeing Tweets being quoted by news anchors. But Hurricane Gustav has played in a role [...]

Technology Folks Need to Branch Out

From all accounts I’ve read in the past two days, I missed an excellent weekend of influential presentations and priceless conversations at Gnomedex.  Would have love to have been there, but such is life with two little kids. But one conversation was somewhat encapsulated online by Britt Raybould and Chris Brogan.  In their posts, Britt [...]

From $0 to $2500 in 90 minutes

At the recent Gnomedex conference, Beth Kanter raised well over $2500 to send a Cambodian child to school.  As she reports, a lot of this happened without her being aware of it, while she was giving a presentation. How did this actually happen? It started with less than 140 characters posted to Twitter and a [...]

Red Pill or Blue Pill

In my previous post, The Online You, I talked about the challenge of using social media to properly portray yourself to people you may end up doing business with while providing a complete picture of who you are and all that you are about.  So exactly are Holly and I tackling this issue with Shiny [...]

The Online You

One of the biggest challenges when diving into the online social media world and beginning to participate is figuring out how to represent yourself.  Of course, there’s the general ethics that basically equate to “love your neighbor.”  These exist as much in the physical worlds as they do in the online world.  Along the same [...]

Four Things I love about Twitter

I can easily jump in and out without missing a beat Of all the social networks I am a part of, Twitter is the one that is most compatible with my workflow.  I’m a short attention span kind of guy and feel like participating with my friends on Facebook involves me dedicating an hour here [...]

A must read: Groundswell

If social media were a sport, Groundswell would be the playbook, and Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff would be the head coach and general manager. I’ve read many books the topics of new PR rules and modern digital marketing, but have yet to come across a book that clearly spells out the how of social [...]

Must Read Conversation on Tech Blogging

Last night Robert Scoble published a rant – er, i mean blog post – titled “Has/How/Why tech blogging has failed you.” The post and subsequent conversation taking place via the comments on the post and on Friendfeed are amazing. While the post zeroes in on Tech blogging, anyone interest in the blogging medium should give [...]

The one person who benefits when Twitter is overloaded

That person would be Yiying Lu – the illustrator of the infamous Fail Whale that shows up when Twitter gets moody.  Like any good entrepreneur would, Yiying has developed a little cottage industry around the Fail Whale with official merchandise, even parties.  With every Twitter failure, a little more exposure is sent Yiying’s way. What’s [...]