Google Buzz Messes With Your Google Profile

February 21, 2010 Comments

My friend Marsha Collier pointed out something really important for you to know about, if you’re dabbling with Google Buzz. If you disable Google Buzz, Google cans your Google Profile.
So what the heck? That doesn’t sound useful.

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Thesis Is My WordPress Theme of Choice

February 19, 2010 Comments

I am an affiliate seller of the Thesis premium WordPress theme (affiliate link). One reason is that I love the SEO benefits that are built into using it. There are all kinds of added features like simple design features built in. You can create cool effects like drop down navigation. And frankly, I like [...]

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Don’t Forget the Little Side Streets

February 19, 2010 Comments

I wanted to find breakfast this morning near my hotel, and given that most of my dining experiences over the last few days haven’t been stellar, I decided to do a little research. I ended up looking on Yelp, the review site. Just now, I’m going to bet the following happened:

Some of [...]

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Martin Luther King Jr- Kitchen Table Talks

February 18, 2010 Comments

As part of black history month, this Kitchen Table Talks video points out an exceptional audio collection that Hachette audio sent me, Martin Luther King: The Essential Box Set: The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. (amazon affiliate link). The point I hope to make in this very short video is that [...]

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Linchpin by Seth Godin – Video Book Review

February 17, 2010 Comments

Are you indispensible? That’s what Seth Godin asks in Linchpin, his new book about the future of work, the break with our industrial past, and what we need to do, individually, to measure up. It’s a Seth Godin book, so of course it delivers. It’s much more meaty than Tribes and more actionable than Meatball [...]

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Is Engagement More Important

February 17, 2010 Comments

Warning: Twitter-specific post I told my gang over on Twitter that they should follow the legendary Tom Peters, author of several books that impacted my life. Some of them wrote back, “why should I? He doesn’t follow many people back.” The logic is this: if you want my attention, you have to make it [...]

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Attention as a Currency and Noise

February 16, 2010 Comments

I’m not sold on Google Buzz. It’s very noisy. Heck, if you’re following me there, you’re probably wondering what it’s about. It reminds me of Friendfeed, with the conversations looping under every piece of information. It’s also a lot like Facebook, in that sort of “wall post, comment” dance kind of way. I’ll probably come [...]

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Custom Is Everything- Do You Agree

February 15, 2010 Comments

One of the areas where social media will excel is in the opportunity to make things our own, to give them our own look and feel. Remember when you got your first personal computer? Remember changing the background picture? Remember when you could change the theme? The world is pushing further and further into a [...]

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What Will We Do With Influencers

February 14, 2010 Comments

I was part of the Hanes Comfort Crew this past week at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida (more about my Disney experience later). Basically, they wanted to show off their new lines of garments and underwear, but mostly they wanted to understand a bit more about how social media and moms/parents who use it [...]

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Twitter Search and Money – On OPENForum

February 12, 2010 Comments

Over on American Express’s OPENForum, I wrote about Twitter Search and Money, about how companies can find financial value in using Twitter search. However, pay close attention to the comments. People have added some other tools that they feel work even better.
Twitter Search and Money (AMEX OPENForum)

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