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Good Old Days of Twitter 2008 2009

Don Lemon has recently been in the news, inspiring me to look back at the interview I did with him in October 2009 on my Twitter Shared Experience theme. He was hot back then but these days, Don Lemon is in the news for the ratings he brings to CNN. I realize he takes some heat for … [Read more...]

Posterous to WordPress Migration Learnings

Have you completed your forced migration from Posterous yet? If not, this post may be of help. If you have not yet downloaded your Posterous backup from the Posterous site, you can still do so until May 31. As you may know, in February Posterous announced they are shutting down all member sites … [Read more...]

Big Brands and How Women Fueled the Success of Pinterest

New Media Expo, formerly BlogWorld, understands that their conference attendees are hungry for meaty information about Pinterest. This past June 7th, I was pleased to organize and lead their Social Media Business Summit session on this topic in New York City. We were pleased to have representatives … [Read more...]

Should the Post Office Acknowledge Google Places

Google has created a public interface for Google Places called Google Plus Local listings. These Google Plus Local listings are being integrated with the scoring systems of Google's recent purchases of Zagat and Frommers. Local search was important when it was just Google Places. Now these local … [Read more...]

Blog Buddies Google Plus Shared Circles

Google Plus circles are a convenient way to keep track of people centered around a common theme. I have always found Twitter lists to be very useful. Unlike Twitter lists Google Plus circles cannot be subscribed to and they cannot be used to focus on a "stream" that is just from one circle. However, … [Read more...]

TweetUp NYC Friday Dec 2 at Roger Smith Hotel

The fabulous Cathleen Rittereiser @CathleenRitt kindly launched this tweetup to gather some friends for my NYC visit. Beginning with a great core of participants, the group has been expanding through our networks. We are very pleased to be holding this gathering at the Roger Smith Hotel, known … [Read more...]

Twitter Community Shared Experience

You are never alone when you are on Twitter. We share experiences and that are Right Now. In certain moments, Twitter is like gathering around a warm campfire where we exchange stories about the same topic, as we do on the anniversary of 9/11. Sometimes we hold virtual hands during a small or large … [Read more...]

Twitter Tips from Twitter Pros

Learn how to Twitter from pros who use Twitter and other social media tools successfully in their business and their personal lives. This video collection of insights from smart people who have been using Twitter for years will help you get started in the right direction. Their concise, key Twitter … [Read more...]

Building a Local Social Media Network for LA

There are no borders to social media but sometimes it's important to build a database of key influencers in your city. In the vibrant Los Angeles scene, it may be difficult to decide who the "coolest kids" are but one thing is for sure, we have many of them. This article gives hints on finding them … [Read more...]

Online Community Leads to Offline Fireworks

We were talking about online personal branding last night. The beautiful fireworks display had just ended. Everyone had enjoyed the food and drink we brought to share. Fireworks view from Julie Spira's rooftop terrace in Marina Del Rey Julie Spira and I were explaining the value of a Google … [Read more...]