Friday, May 28, 2010

Thunderstorms

I really love thunderstorms.


-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Facebook Platform Kill Switch, What It Means

Thanks to Nick O'Neill of allfacebook.com we now know

How To Turn Off The Facebook Platform

Turn Off Platform ButtonToday Facebook officially announced the option for allowing users to completely opt-out of the Facebook Platform and prevent applications from gaining access to their information. While many developers are rightfully concerned about the feature, we’d like to take the opportunity to thoroughly address how the new “opt-out button” functions and what it will mean for developers.

READ THE FULL STORY and get step by step instructions at ALLFACEBOOK.COM


Monday, May 17, 2010

Social Media Revolution 2 (refresh)

For those who remember being in awe of the original statistics in the first Social Media Revolution video by Socialnomics author Erik Qualman - the follow up on the growth of social media since then has solidified that it is no flash in the pan.

Let the relationship revolution continue.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mobile Me

I have been playing around with a few mobile photo editing apps for iPhone and have to say I am quite impressed at the results.


This photo was altered using 3-4 free apps. and took approximately 20-30 minutes to create.

I love the mobile me!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, May 14, 2010

Animation Vs. Animator

Social Media 101 : Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business

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This morning I started the first book on my summer reading list; Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online by NY Times best selling author and fellow tweeter, Chris Brogan.

Did I set out yesterday to buy his latest book? no. I actually discovered it quite by accident as I was sipping my Juice Shop smoothie at Barnes & Noble. . . I found it right up on the top shelf, tucked in a section completely unrelated to social media. (to who ever hid it there- thank you!)

When it comes to social media we all have our own point of view, our ways of using (or abusing) this new medium of communication as well as the unspoken digital etiquette that has developed.
Because social media is so new - writing a book on Facebook for example is outdated before the edits are even completed. That being said I have to give it to Chris for keeping his information relevant and timeless.

Though I just finished reading the first section . . . he had me at "Why in the world should you care?"

Chris is not a self professed "guru" that is selling the social media snake oil that we all roll our eyes over . . . instead he is just a straight up guy who is sharing his passion for communication and reminding us that one of the keys to using social media successfully - is perfecting our ability to listen and to continually learn.

Thanks Chris.

Chris Brogan advises businesses, organizations and individuals on how to use social media and social networks to build relationships and deliver value.

Purchase Social Media 101 : Tactic and Tips to Develop Your Business

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to update your Facebook status by sending a text message to 40404











I recently had someone email me asking how to update your Facebook status by sending a text message to 40404 -

This is a great article by Brandon Trebitowski that takes you step by step.

http://cot.ag/bRHMwa

Have You Seen Levi’s New ‘Friends Store’ Social Shopping Site?



I was catching up on emails today after a week long bout with bronchitis . . . (no there were no germs in capes or sexy ring girls) . . . when I happened upon a discussion posted to the Intelligent Social Media

Linkedin goup by @adenhepburn of Digital Buzz Blog . . . I have always been a fan of Levi's Jeans . . . and hands down this is a fantastic example of a social shopping experience.

Aden is right when he said "it's great inspiration for the next generation of online retail sites."

Read his full story here.

Kudos to Levi's marketing team.

Would you give up Gowalla or Foursquare for the new Places check in feature on Facebook?


Take a look at what the folks over at Tech Crunch discovered about Pages - a new feature Facebook will be rolling out soon - then let me know if you would give up your current location based social network.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/09/facebook-places-check-in/

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

IBM's CityOne Game




If Your City Were Perfect, What Would It Look Like? Build It with IBM's CityOne Game (Video)... Read the full story at Treehugger http://bit.ly/azXfc5



-- Post From My iPhone