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posted a Quick Tip about YouTube. August 05, 2013
posted in Awesomeness
YouTube
Just like the Wikipedia Black Hole, it's easy to get lost down a Youtube Black Hole from constantly watching interesting videos.
reviewed Desert Soliloquy. July 18, 2012
Desert Soliloquy
I didn't know much about the premise of this novel before I began reading, and for some reason I had in my mind that it would fit the form of the standard "ex-love vs. new love" scenario. Boy, was I wrong. This well-written little novel is packed with mystery, intrigue, romance, betrayal and so much more, and all the elements are nicely balanced; Grandy is never heavy-handed, as some …
posted a Quick Tip about Facebook. June 01, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Ouch!!! 40% LOSS for investors in its first 10 days of trading on the NASDAQ! More if you bought at the height of around $45 on its listing day!!!      I wrote a review of it (I know a bubble when I see one!) on the weekend after its listing looking for a price range of $25-28! It recorded a low of $26.83 yesterday (May 31) before a technical rebound at the close!    …
reviewed Facebook. May 21, 2012
posted in Business Matters
This review is about Facebook as a stock rather than a social media site. It's about business!      Facebook had its IPO listed on Nasdaq last friday (May 18) making Mark Zuckerberg a $20 billion man! He rang in the bell for Nasdaq opening & his own wedding the next day (May 19). That makes Mark Zuckerberg not just the richest 28 year old on the planet but also the luckiest …
posted a Quick Tip about Facebook. May 21, 2012
posted in Business Matters
It began trading on Nasdaq around $43 last friday. Today, in just a market day, over the weekend after Mark's wedding, it's trading at around $33!!! Lucky Mark who sold it at $38 with the help of Morgan Stanley! Not so lucky for the investors (retail or institutional) even if they are buying for the long term!!! They could have gotten it for $33 today or even less later!      …
posted a Quick Tip about Facebook. December 01, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
I'm on Facebook and I hate myself for it. The only reason I joined was because invitations from friends to events kept flying over my head, and when they asked where I was, they would always tell me it was on Facebook. Herein is the big problem I have with the site: People consider it all they need. Basic human decency and intimate, detailed conversation is being eschewed. But on the upside, I've …
reviewed Friending: Real Relationships in a Vi.... October 29, 2011
Friending: Real Relationships in a Virtual World
Something like disapproval crept into my heart when an out-of-town family member announced on Facebook that they were done using it as a means of communication. It was not the decision to abandon it that bothered me; someone might do that for legitimate reasons. It was the implication that Facebook is a superficial form of interaction that has little value.       Not being …
reviewed Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 .... September 12, 2011
Sams Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes (Sams
I hadn't even heard of Foursquare until it was mentioned in a social media book I was reading this past week. The description was kind of vague saying it was a mobile game for people who travelled a lot. Nonetheless, I was intrigued enough to take a look at this book.     For those new to Foursquare, it is a game. It could be best described as a geotracking game where your own …
reviewed Branding Yourself: How to Use Social .... September 12, 2011
Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to
When you are interacting on Facebook or tweeting your buddies, what image are you portraying? Do you stand for something specific and express your best qualities or do you randomly put out information that could come back and haunt you?     No matter whether you work for someone else or own a business, it's important that your actions (including online content) reflect who you …
reviewed Facebook. July 11, 2011
posted in A Whole New World
Is there anyone who is still not on Facebook by now? Yes! Many of my personal friends. Having said that, they are possibly the minority rather than the majority in the world now.      So, I'll keep this short and simple. My take on Facebook.   I had an account on it for many years but I hardly logged in. The main reason being I don't really know a great many who …
reviewed Google Music (Beta!). June 01, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Google Music (Beta!)
You know how it is - a quick walk in the park on a sunny day and you realize you've forgotten your Frisbee. It's a common problem and unless you have a 12-pack from the sports section of Costco, you're most likely shit out of luck.      If this sounds familiar, you're going to love Google Music, a new service from the company that brought you the Internet, …
reviewed Social Media and Sustainability. April 11, 2011
posted in Green Living
Social Media and Sustainability
   (When you read the following, please note I advocate for a learning revolution through digital media in China, not a political one; I want the Chinese people use their digital information infrastructure responsibly for the purpose of overall Human Sustainability; while I do not endorse violence as a form of opposition, I do believe there are human rights issues need be addressed in the …
posted a Quick Tip about Social Media. March 04, 2011
Social Media
There are pros and cons. I use them to keep in touch with my family. My kids are always on there, so I can actually keep in contact that way. But sometimes you get people that you don't want to find you, able to.
reviewed Perspectives on Social Media Marketing. February 18, 2011
Perspectives on Social Media Marketing
Social Media has almost exploded in recent two to three years, and has suddenly become the main way of consuming information online for the significant number of Internet users. Consequently it has become increasingly important for all sorts of organizations to adjust their online marketing strategies in order to take a full advantage of the power of social media. In the early days attempts by even …
reviewed Facebook. January 20, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Global phenomenon? Yes. A scourge of every day life? Absolutely. Here's why you should follow my example and pull the plug on Zuckerberg's narcissistic ego-porn site.      So today I took the leap and unfriended myself from Facebook, which is ironic considering that I spend a major part of my time helping clients buy social media advertising - it's like being …
Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in
Everyone seems to have jumped on the social marketing bandwagon. Everyone has a twitter account, is on MySpace, and has a Facebook page. After all, these days, that's how to get the attention of potential customers. Isn't it?    Online sites from forums and social networks through blogs and microblogs to bookmarking sites and link directories are indeed the latest great thing. …
posted a Quick Tip about Flickr. December 04, 2010
posted in Shutterbugs
Flickr
Flickr is one of the best websites out there for picture sharing between photographers. Only down-side is paying to have a Pro acct which is absolutely necessary
reviewed Facebook. November 07, 2010
posted in Social_Media
When I first created my Facebook profile, I did so in order to communicate with a few people who I met on the old (and seemingly ancient) Yahoo 360 social network. I had become quite good virtual friends with them and didn't want to lose touch with them whenever 360 shut down.    I believed that those few select people (six friends total), would be my entire world on Facebook. …
How to Build Buzz for Your Biz: Tap Into the Power
I got the opportunity to read and review How to Build Buzz for Your Biz: Tap Into the Power of Social Media, Publicity, and Relationship Marketing to Grow Your Business by Wendy Kenney this weekend, and it's a very good handbook for small business marketing. The reason I say "small business" is that most of these techniques cost little or nothing to utilize, and the returns can be quite …
Friends with Benefits: A Social Media Marketing
Social media has exploded in the last few years with millions of people using the various sources to connect with each other. Obviously, with that many people using the different ways to reconnect and connect with one another, businesses have looked to social media as a method to market products and services. Friends With Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook by Darren Barefoot and Julie Szabo …
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