As stated on its website, "Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet." It is also one of the hottest websites in today's world, and is having a major impact on career and business. Jesse Stay, co-author of the upcoming book "I'm on Facebook--Now What???" joins Phil and Scott to discuss the book and the current status and future of Facebook. He reviews some of the uses of Facebook and discusses some of the privacy concerns. He also talks about the process of building and hosting Facebook applications.
Jesse Stay is the Social Media Guru. A programmer since age 10, Jesse decided to combine those skills with the entrepreneurial skills he gained in High School growing up selling T-Shirts, candy, and snacks to his peers in High School, to forming Lemonade Stands as a child, to his own Lawn Mowing business as a Teenager, to developing applications on Facebook as the Facebook Developer Platform launched. One of his applications from his Holy Rolls network of religious applications on Facebook sold within 2 months to an undisclosed organization, and Jesse quickly realized the value of Facebook. Jesse is now a founding Partner in his own Social Media consulting and development agency called SocialOptimize.com, and has helped applications from those clients he consults for to become some of the top applications on Facebook. Some of Jesse's clients range from those in the fortune 500 to very small startups, showing that businesses, from large to small, can benefit by having a presence on Facebook. Jesse now writes and consults for software on Facebook, Bebo, OpenSocial, Twitter, and many other platforms. Jesse fully recognizes the power that Social Media can bring to any organization.
This free podcast is from our Technometria with Phil Windley series.