What happened in 2009?
The year went by so quickly, and it is hard to imagine the quantitative impact of the internet on our way of life. I previously wrote a article that visually expressed social media statistics in real time, and now the summation of these numbers have come to an amazing final destination. Royal Pingdom has kept great accounting and are sharing these mind-blowing statistics. When presenting to organizations it is impossible to convey the magnitude of New Media, and it’s impact on the internet. The internet’s vast arena has seen social media contribute to an ever increasing global internet competency of the world. This has generating the traffic and usage that is represented in these crazy stats. Here are the some: In 2009 90 trillion emails were sent. The average number…
Digital Abuse – What is it? & How do you prevent it?
Online Safety series I read a great article on the Facebook Blog today that I know will be useful to share. It begins with: Casi Lumbra, 17, is an advisory board member for MTV's A Thin Line campaign, which launched today to help teens stop the spread of digital abuse. She's also a member of WiredSafety.org's Teenangels, a group of teens trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. While people on Facebook may never encounter digital abuse, they still need to be able to spot it and stop it. We asked Casi to share her perspective as a teenager and expert about the causes of digital abuse and ways that teens can avoid it. In today’s society more and more time is spent online. This is wonderful…
Blue pill, or Red Pill of Social Media
"You take the blue pill, the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." The majority of people are just batteries for the social media environment just feeding it so it can exist. The question of which pill, red or blue, is asking us if we should head into the social media direction, where the truth will change our business and our lives and ultimately decide this direction is worth pursuing or choose ignorance and bliss. The blue pill will leave us as we are, in a life consisting of habit, transactional requirements, and a business environment we believe we know. In this state…
Tricks Facebook is HERE
In collaboration with the web.splesh.net and PeterLang.us we would share all the Facebook tricks, tips and guides that FB has to offer. Join the Fan site or Subscribe to stay up on the must know FB info. TricksFacebook.com on Facebook
Update Everything You Need with Ping.fm
Those of you that are worried about the social media demand on time have nothing to fear. I realize that the thought of logging in to every social media and uploading content really puts a damper on the experience. If this is you, then Ping.fm is a must. This is a one-stop service that will allow you to post to all your important social networks. Not only will Ping.fm update statuses and micro-blogs it can now update your Facebook Page. Their step-by-step guide will help with the setup. The first attempt at creating the connection was tricky but if you follow the steps closely you will be just fine. To point out- Once you've finished the setup you will need to grant permissions to the desired pages. Your options include posting status updates, notes, and photos to pages…
Social Media for Writers
I have the pleasure of working with some brilliant writers and have seen similar social media patterns. The list below has been put together from my workshops and consulting. Here's the deal. Writers see social media as simply a marketing tool As a way of finding an agent Are afraid that social media will take time away from writing Question whether or not they can make money blogging Many are not sure about the idea of "friending" someone he or she does not know. Can see the value of participating in Social Media every day, but don't believe they have the time. If you’re a writer who is worried about the step to social media, don’t be. More and more people are realizing that social media (&blogging) is one of…
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Communication in 2009
Facebook, Information Overload, Internet, Personal Branding, Social Media, Twitter, Web 2.0, Wordpress
Are you looking to start a conversation in todays environment? Begin here. The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas
Guitar Hero online – JamLegend
After a visit from an Italian obsessed with Jam Legend- I decided to check it out. Now, I love it. Check out the video bellow, oh ya and it's free. Plus, any thing you can do to enjoy your time infront of the computer is important. Enhancing the enviornment will make sitting there, all day at times, tolerable. Play here: Play this music game and more at JamLegend In addition to your 20 min stretch I recommend playing a game that is interactive and challenging (plus Rock-in out) as way to break up the day. Rem a head set would be best if you work in the office with other people. ;)