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How Do I Turn Off the Trending Box in Facebook?

In case you haven’t noticed, Facebook recently launched an addition to the user-experience called their “Trending” box. The content in this widget providers users with a quick way to see what topics of conversation are trending across the entire...

Posted February 10, 2014    

Crime Doesn’t Pay, Especially When You Confess Via Social Media [VIDEO]

Idiot crooks make me giggle and the news seems to be filled with criminals who insist on confession to the crimes they commit…even if they do so unintentionally via a social media channel like Twitter or Facebook. If you haven’t read it already, be...

Posted June 10, 2013    

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets to Other Platforms

Shhh…. photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license.Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. For a company that is engaged in the business of social media (which means sharing things), they...

Posted October 8, 2012    

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

Hang around any medium or large business for a while and you’ll start hearing many of the same corporate buzzwords. Phrases like:Ping me if you need me!Let’s figure out how to be more collaborative!How can we be more innovative?Are their...

Posted July 25, 2012    

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. After the recent controversy surrounding the Pinterest Terms of Use, I thought it might be a good idea to dig deeper into some of...

Posted April 16, 2012    

How I Got My Job as Director of Social Media – Step 3: Combine Talent to Deliver Business Value

In the first two articles in this series, I talked about how my experience and real-life connections were important elements in getting a job interview and, eventually, an offer for a position as Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for a digital...

Posted December 8, 2011    

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 2: Real-Life Relationships Matter

In my previous post in this series, I discussed how blogging and tweeting were key elements to sharing my expertise on intranets. Additionally, I discussed the value of spending time outside of my “day job” exploring social networks, developing...

Posted December 7, 2011    

Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules! Infographic

Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. That honor still goes to email.Think about it, your email contacts are like your Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, and Twitter followers all rolled into one....

Posted December 6, 2011    

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I’m a Director of Social Media for a digital agency, they usually respond with 1 of 2 questions:1) Does that mean you get to play on Facebook all day?-or-2) How did you get that job?While the...

Posted December 6, 2011    

10 Surefire Ways to Get Me to Follow Your Twitter Account

As a followup to my previous article on 10 Surefire Ways To Get Me To Avoid Your Twitter Account, I thought it might be a good idea to write a post detailing good habits that will attract me to review and (hopefully) follow your account. This post...

Posted August 3, 2011    

The KISS Method for Determining Social Media ROI

Attend any corporate meeting on social media initiatives and it’s likely that you’ll hear a question or two along the lines of “how is this selling us more product” or “what’s the ROI on these activities”? Unfortunately, many social media...

Posted April 29, 2011    

Confessions Of A Social Media Introvert

Most people who know me, would never classify me as an introvert.If you saw me at a dinner party or a conference, you’d probably never guess it, because I’m usually the guy telling stories, laughing loudly, and entertaining the crowd. What most...

Posted April 28, 2011    

Should You Think Twice About Recommending People On LinkedIn?

Let’s face it…everyone loves to be validated. Whether it’s a retweet on Twitter, a Like on Facebook, or a recommendation on LinkedIn, we all feel good when someone acknowledges that what we offer is valuable or the work we have done was good....

Posted April 27, 2011    

StripGenerator.com – A Social Network For Generating Comic Strips

Niche social networks are popping up all over the place, but rarely do they impress me as much as StripGenerator.com. I was searching for an online cartoon generator to capture some of my social media experiences and got a full-blown social...

Posted April 27, 2011    

Cartoon: The Corporate Social Media Strategy

As employees continue to use social media in the workplace, it will be up to Social Media Strategists to educate organizational leaders about the value of social media and the how the various channels can be used to enhance employee collaboration...

Posted April 27, 2011    

InfoGraphic: The History Of ONLINE Social Networking

Whenever I’m asked to give a brief history of social networking or social media, I start by letting the audience know that these activities and tools aren’t a new phenomena that developed with the launches of sites like MySpace, Facebook, and...

Posted April 27, 2011    

Cartoon: The Social Media Guru, Expert, Or Wizard

Seems like a lot of the Twitter profiles I come across lately of social media professionals have the term “expert”, “guru”, or “wizard” somewhere in the profile. It certainly doesn’t help that Twitter profiles that use those words seem to get a...

Posted April 27, 2011    

10 Surefire Ways To Get Me To Avoid Your Twitter Account

For those who have figured out how to use it, Twitter has become a great way to find useful information and to build online relationships. For those that haven’t, Twitter often looks like a big, jumbled-up mess of unstructured conversations.  I...

Posted April 27, 2011    

New Cartoon: First Day on the Job Where Social Media is Blocked

I recently participated in a conversation on LinkedIn entitled “Should Employees Be Allowed To Use Social Media?” in one of the social media groups where I participate.  While the responses where overwhelmingly in favor of not only allowing,...

Posted April 27, 2011    

 
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