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Google+ Will Succeed Where FriendFeed, Buzz and Wave Failed. But Will It Go Mainstream? [10+ Links]

You can find the Google+ thread I found this image on here. My 10 Links posts are in a way a homage to the original Google search results, which were always 10 links. That isn’t really the case anymore but the remnants are still there. With all the Buzz about Google+ it seemed like a forgone conclusion [...]

How and Why I’m Using Tumblr: As Status Management Not Blog Replacement.

After this weeks incident with Twitter “disappearing” me for a day I decided I needed to rethink how I was using Twitter and all of the other social networking and publishing tools I was using. Up until not Twitter has been the central hub for all of my social networking. I’ve been on the service [...]

The Twitter Bug That Will Disappear Your Account

Yesterday, I disappeared. It was the strangest feeling. Slowly, little by little my friends couldn’t see me. If they didn’t look directly at me they could still kind of see me but eventually I faded out until they just couldn’t see me anymore. I was gone, just like that. It was a very helpless feeling. [...]

I Have Upset the Twitter Gods and Am In Limbo. Rethinking Twitter Alternatives.

Twitter has always acted buggy for me. I don’t always see all my replies. I sometimes don’t even see all of my own tweets. I’ve only recently been able to access and manage my Twitter lists. Twitter even sometimes unfollows me from people. I know Twitter is doing a lot of updates and adjustments behind the [...]

Go Through the Door

We’ve all got doors in front of us. Sometimes just one, but usually many. Go through the door. You are weighing your options right now. We always do. You may have even created a pros and cons list, good for you. Now go through the door. Opening doors can be scary. Sometimes they can even be [...]

You Are Always On

Shakespeare famously said, “All the World’s a stage.” He had no idea. We are always on. If you are ‘on’ (as in online) then you are on stage. This doesn’t mean you have to be perfect but you have to be smart. In fact showing some of your imperfections is a good thing. It’s real, it’s accessible. [...]

The Cloud and the Age of Scalable Minimalism

For the last ~50 years America (with the rest of the World eagerly following along) has been on a consumption binge that is self destructive on a global scale. While everyone has known that this trend needs to end, no one has volunteered to be the one to fix it. Sure there are token efforts [...]

Get Better Ideas By Getting Out and Connecting

I’ve recently posted about the value of getting out and networking but I just had another great experience that may not seem so obvious at first. I’ve been in Boise saying my goodbye’s to family and friends and in general enjoying the wonderful Boise weather. My favorite thing about Boise, besides the people is the [...]

The Fine Line Between Persuade, Influence and Manipulate. Have We Crossed It?

In this industry of Marketing – in all of it’s forms – we talk a lot about Influence and Persuasion. But what do we really mean? What does it mean to Influence someone or to Persuade them? What are we trying to get them to do and why? At any given Social Media, PR or [...]

Raising Digital Natives: “Do Grandma and Grandpa Have a Blog?”

If you haven’t heard (it’s not for lack of me trying), I’m moving my family to London for 2 years. As part of the transition I bought all of my kids tablets that they could hold all of their music and books on and that they could also access email, skype and their own blogs. [...]

Why I’m Betting on Pandora Even if They’re Not Profitable (yet): Persistence, Perseverance, Pivot, Personalization [10 Links]

I love Pandora (@Pandora_Radio). I’m a proud premium member and use the service on just about every device I own. I’ve been a fan of the service since I first learned about it 6 years ago. Their ability to customize and recommend music boarders on magical. I’ve discovered more great new music from Pandora in [...]

Blog Reading Tips for Email Subscribers

I have used FeedBurner to manage this blogs RSS feed from the minute I set up this blog. An interesting quirk about FeedBurner is that it can’t tell me (because it doesn’t know) who signs up for my RSS feed via a feed reader. It could tell me when someone signs up, but it doesn’t [...]

China and Weibo vs USA and Twitter

China and the US are in a relationship and let’s just say, it’s complicated. I’m not an economist by any stretch of the imagination but I know a thing or two about changes in technology and human behavior and what that means to business models. It’s kind of what I do. Six months ago, to [...]

Online and Offline Social Networking Go Together Like Chocolate and Bacon

I love going to conferences…for the most part. Every time I get ready to go to a conference, I start second guessing my decision. I’ve gone to a lot of social media conferences. Not as many as some people, but more than most people.I know I won’t learn as much as I used to. But [...]

A Geeks Guide to Conference Going Gear

I have just finished my month of speaking at conferences. They were all great. Today’s #SM301 was especially enjoyable. One question I get a lot is about my gear bag. All the equipment I’m able to carry around in a very compact setup. So between the conference and the after conference dinner, I shot a [...]

I Tweet Therefore I Yam

I had the wonderful opportunity to speak on the Social in the Enterprise panel at Social Media 301 #SM301. It was a really good panel (if I do say so myself) and the best part is that I’ve got to speak with @lizasperling (who works at @seesmic), @themaria (who works at @yammer), @danielwrasmus and moderated [...]

Why the Button War? Because Content is Social Currency [10 Links]

With all the news about buttons I thought it was time to do another 10 Links post. Buttons (as well as stickers and patches) have been a core marketing tool for decades, possibly centuries. Political buttons are one of the most well known early implementation of button marketing. When I owned the skateboard shop in Vegas, buttons [...]

My New and Improved GTD Moleskine Hack

I’ve been using some sort of a notebook or paper planner most of my life. For the last 6 years I’ve been a very dedicated Moleskine user. I try other notebooks but I keep coming back to the Moleskine. Maybe it’s just self validation but I absolutely believe there is a direct correlation between ones [...]

How to Build a Community Around Your Company that Won’t Turn on You: The Presentation

Last Friday I had the opportunity to present at the WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon. It was a great event and a great crowd. @sherylmaloney has a great writeup of several of the sessions she attended, including my own from last Monday. Much like I did last time I’m embedding each slide as an image and [...]

Rebirth of the Wristwatch: Forget Tablets and Smartphones, I Want A Micro Computing Device Strapped to My Wrist

Four years ago I noted that even before the recession hit wrist watches were dying. Who needs a wrist watch when every device you carry with you tells the time? I personally have not worn a wrist watch in 5 or 6 years. Most people I know who wear a watch wear one because its [...]

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