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Curation Gets Easy With Storify

Storify is a new company that focuses on curation. Curation is the practice of group online content together in a valuable way for your readers or community. I am very impressed with this app in my initial usage. You can check out a quick “story” that I put together for interesting B2B social media articles. [...]

What Resumes Should Look Like On The iPad

Apple’s iPad is falling victim to the hype machine, creating fanboys and detractors each day. The bottom line is, that like the iPad or not, we need this type of device to support societal changes that are already beginning to happen. This tablet device category, in which the iPad is one of many emerging devices, [...]

Clay Shirky: How Twitter can make history | Video on TED.com

Clay Shirky: How Twitter can make history | Video on TED.com. Great video. Must watch. I suggest showing to anyone who doesn’t understand how media is changing.

The Cause, The Hedgehog, and Social Media

Social media marketing and social marketing are often confused for each other.  Social marketing as long been a synonym for cause marketing.  In thinking about how these two terms often get confused I realized: they are the SAME thing. We have fought to separate the two and make them out to be completely different. One [...]

Business, Brands and Twitter Panel At Triangle Tweetup

Last night I had the honor to moderate a panel as part of Triangle Tweetup. The event welcomed nearly 300 Twitter users from the Raleigh-Durham area to Bronto Software in Durham for food, fun, and great networking. As part of the event we held a mini-panel to discuss how some local organizations were using Twitter. [...]

Facebook’s API Will Change Marketing Forever

Note: This post was written prior to Facebook’s formal announcement detailing which data sets will be accessible by third party developers. The web is flooded with news everyday, most of it trivial, but every once in a while we get a day that is a true game changer. Today is that day for all marketers. [...]

E-Commerce Evolving: Crowd Sourcing and Competive Discounting

As the social web grows up, their is a lot of discussions on making money, but not a lot of specifics discussed. Better yet, few examples of companies innovating to increase sales in new ways. E-Commerce is nothing new to the web, but has the web gets social it to has to change. I stumbled [...]

Tweetie Arrives On The Mac…But Is It Worth It?

Tweetie has long been mine and many others favorite Twitter iPhone application.  Today its developer released his long awaited desktop version of Tweetie for Mac OS X. So how does it stack up. It is good, really good. However, it is also different, it isn’t a take over your screen application like Tweetdeck, Nambu, and [...]

Pretend You Have 10,000 Readers

The beauty of the self publishing platform that is the Internet is that most bloggers and contents creators start out at zero: 0 readers, 0 posts, and 0 everything. This is also the major reason that many blogs don’t get thousands of readers. Blogging, writing, and hell even life is about expectations. When you right blog posts that you think no one will read, they most likely will suck and you will be inclined to write less often then you really need to inorder to build an audience.

Silly Kids, Social Media Is About Action

Winning in the emerging social economy is about taking action. It is not about having 10 great blog post ideas, instead it is about publishing one great post. The social web is kind of like Darwinism for hustle. Those who hustle and take action; win. Those who sit around and talk about their “great” ideas lose. Chris Brogan, isn’t the smartest person on the web, but many think so because he is disciplined enough to publish frequent content that is also thought provoking.