Ello, Paid Social Networks and Marketing

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Last week a new rage hit the Internet in the new social network site Ello. Reports were invite requests to join the site were poring in at 40,000 an hour. Interestingly, it's not any set of new … [Read more...]

TNT’s Innovative Use Of Twitter To Promote Mob City

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Twitter wants to be at the center of the Social TV movement and it looks like some networks are helping out. TNT network has come up with an innovative idea as they are tweeting the script of the … [Read more...]

Connected World Radio: Managing Social Profiles

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The long awaited return of Connected World Radio. We stay with the format of giving you news, a tip and a tool. Today's news is about Google Maps and it's integration of Google Local data, now … [Read more...]

Google is the Most Exciting Company in the World

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I read a great article breaking down the recent Google I/O developers conference and what it means to the larger computing world and to Google itself. The article contends, and I agree, that Google … [Read more...]

The Current State of Social Networks

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A few things have gotten me thinking about the current state of all the social networks I am a member of. Let's take them one at a time. Twitter I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. … [Read more...]

Obama Shows How to Control a Meme

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Last month, during the hot and heavy negotiations on the Sequester budget cuts, President Obama made a bit of a faux pas when he said "The fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow do a … [Read more...]

Blue Nessie – Might Be Best Budget Podcast Mic

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I'm an old school podcaster, among the fist generation to ever launch a show. In all those years, I have used many different microphones and setups. You can spend anywhere between $99 and $400 for a … [Read more...]

Follow the Social Media Golden Rule

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Facebook recently released its Social Graph Search. Despite its horrible name, its a very powerful search engine for Facebook. Already privacy advocates and others are freaking out due to the very … [Read more...]

What Bugs Me About Vine

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I think I figured out what bugs me so much about Vine, the new social video app  from twitter. Some people are comparing it to Instagram and someone on the recent TWIT podcast said we should think of … [Read more...]

Hashtag Tips

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Hashtags are an interesting social media phenomenon. They were started by Twitter users as a way to more easily classify posts of a similar topic or idea. Hashtags really took off with Twitter search … [Read more...]