Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. Social Media.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

Eric Greenspan

Using social media to increase your company’s touch and reach with each of your customers may be the most important reason to jump in to this game changing strategy. Social networking is powerful huh? After writing this blog post, I found this on Facebook.

Social Media for Service Professionals

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation about the use of Social Media to a great group of people who mostly are different kinds of service professionals (attorneys, accountants, consultants, etc.). Value of Blogging I started the presentation talking about the value of blogging.

Social Media Trend Spotting Turns $20,000 into over $2 million

Tech Zulu Event

. Recently when at Blog World I got an advance copy of “Laughing at Wall Street” by Chris Camillo. Plus anyone who knows the book industry is well aware that it’s close to impossible to hit an epic pay day from writing a book unless you’re Harry Potter or Twilight.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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Blogs. We all read them to get a sense of what is going on in the world, peeling back layers of the old world in which media was too scripted. By definition, you read blogs. But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC?

Public and Open Debate is the Highest Form of Democracy (and Blogging)

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And there is relationship between debating and blogging. I started blogging in 2005 and then re-started blogging about a year ago. The most important experience I have in blogging is the debate it encourages. So it goes with blogging. So it goes on my blog.

Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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I recently wrote a piece for Mashable on how to create a company blog. Since it’s already written (and since I promised not to republish on my blog other than a summary) if you’re interested please have a read over there. What should you blog about? Most blogs are.

Techstars Alexa Firms Address Settings Where Voice Is ‘Most Natural’

Xconomy

We have entered the era of voice ,” Jim Harris, a management consultant writes on the CTA’s website. Smart speakers are becoming increasingly common in our homes. Users can instruct these devices to order takeout, give the weather forecast, or turn on or off various Internet-connected devices. The Consumer Technology Association estimates that nearly 44 million voice-enabled assistants will be sold this year in the United States.

The Lunch Awards | The Nominees Are In! Cast Your Vote!

Tech Zulu Event

For those not familiar with Lunch.com they are a social media website where people can share relevant knowledge and opinions, and create free communities on any topic. Arts & Entertainment Blogging Events Review Social Media Social News Awards Lunch Awards Lunch.com Read Write Wed Reviews RWWThe Lunch Awards are just around the corner and its now time for you to select the winners of this year Golden Thumb Award.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. to help bloggers and blog readers with comments.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Although the first draft of this post began when Kluge was a proud member of NextSpace; as of this writing we have moved to a bigger office to accommodate our expanding team.

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1 Twitter Tip You Can Fix Straight Away

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While you’re at it put in a link (if you don’t blog or want to link to your company at least link to your LinkedIn or Facebook profile). And write a short bio about yourself. Tags: Social Media social networking Twitter

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Break Out From The Comfort Zone | Networking For Designers

Tech Zulu Event

I have applied at Google 1000 times, never heard back, but I used social media to finally get a call from them about a decade later. Networking through social media. Social media is a great networking tool, add people wherever you can.

Did Twitter Kill the Blogger Star?

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People had been steadily blogging for 2-3 years and this crowd seemed to bifurcate. On the one hand were the blogs that “blew up&# and became real businesses like TechCrunch, GigaOm or TalkingPointsMemo. So Twitter was initially billed at a “micro-blogging&# platform.

6 Tips for Using the @ sign in Twitter

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msuster for me) the message you write appears in my @msuster inbox on Twitter.com and on any of the desktop or mobile clients. Sometimes I’ll see people who want to make people aware of a blog posting. Tags: Social Media social networking technology Twitter

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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It got me thinking, which for me is always the sign of a good blog post. It started socially. I’ve gone on social lunches with journalists where they’ve brought a small pad of paper and pen and left it on the table. Also, remember that this is the era of the blog.

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Businesses Must Manage the Twitter Conversation

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On Facebook (and nearly all social networks that preceded it) the relationship was always reciprocal – if I accept your invitation to follow me then I have to follow you. Twitter, by contrast, started as an open platform where people let anybody see what they were writing.

6 Reasons Why You Should Jump On The Startup Bandwagon

Tech Zulu Event

For example, a startup may hire you as an accountant, but you may also be asked to do social media marketing content gearing towards finance for the company blog. Now, you’re handling payroll and doing writing as well. Image courtesy of Refinery29 via Pinterest.

Framework Benchmarks Round 16

TechEmpower

This is a longer-than-average TFB round announcement blog entry, but there is a lot to share, so bear with me. We have already seen tremendous social adoption of the continuous benchmarking results. Mostly so that we can use the opportunity to write a blog entry and generate hype!)

Announcing Projector?—?A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

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Initially that means a creative, collaborative toolset for visual communications, allowing users to develop really compelling slides, print materials or social media posts that are more visually compelling and easier-to-build for those who aren’t naturally gifted as visual story tellers.

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Flying With A Wounded Wing: Why Twitter Still Has More Than A Chance

Tech Zulu Event

As I sit here writing this, I can’t help but think how excited I am about our future. In fact, Twitter was one of the first mobile social media platforms. A new social pipeline, the quick blogging style, the similarity to texting: all these things were great for Twitter.

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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It an era of social media and newsreaders titles matter a lot. When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. So I need to stand out in two areas in which I compete for attention – social media and news readers.

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

Tech Zulu Event

Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

In the brief time that I have co-worked with them I have been given advice by Ann Glenn the Director of Social Media Marketing at Sony Interactive, lunched with Eric Garcetti and hobnobbed with the attorneys from Greenberg Glusker who hosted me at their swank open bar event at the Staples Center where we watched the Clippers take on the Indiana Pacers.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

Tech Zulu Event

When I stumbled upon Shoeboxed I kissed the ground, danced around with joy like a drunken Pirate finding his treasure then shared the wealth with everyone in my crew… That’s social schmeedia right? Blogs and Forums. Spend time in Blogs and Forums to get to know your potential customer.

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Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? LA is a vibrant community with a rich network of angels that fund early stage companies, lots of VCs, easy access to big media, lots of innovation in media, mobile content, games, green, health care, and many, many others. Los Angeles Social Media Starters What is Visible Networking?

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Bringing Cancer Awareness Support Online

Tech Zulu Event

Whether it was for our own personal morale, a last minute tax write off, or to support a loved one. The instructions are easy and are laid out on Hello Bar’s blog. News Social Media Social News cancer awareness Digital-Telepathy Facebook hello bar notification bar Steve Jobs tweet TwitterWe’ve all at some point in our lives have helped support a cause. It’s human nature to help others in some way, some how.

Want to Know What Marc Andreessen’s Magic on Twitter is? Hint: It’s Not Tweetstorming

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Fred Wilson wrote a Tweetstorm and then did a blog post on the topic. This was pre social media. I never asked Marc why he stopped blogging but I presume it is some combo of having started a venture capital firm (which you might guess takes a bit of time) and also allowing some air time for his then-less-well-known compadre. All of the wisdom he used to drop on the blog was now flowing publicly, in realtime, with almost no editing ability, on Twitter.

Bringing Cancer Awareness Support Online

Tech Zulu Event

Whether it was for our own personal morale, a last minute tax write off, or to support a loved one. The instructions are easy and are laid out on Hello Bar’s blog. News Social Media Social News cancer awareness Digital-Telepathy Facebook hello bar notification bar Steve Jobs tweet TwitterWe’ve all at some point in our lives have helped support a cause. It’s human nature to help others in some way, some how.

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Insights: The Perils of Shiny New Objects

socalTECH

For this afternoon''s Insights and Opinions section, we''re sharing a recent blog post from Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures. Mark writes about The Perils of Shiny New Objects.

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

InfoChachkie

Along the way, they created a supportive community of emotionally attached stakeholders that would be the envy of any Social Media Manager. blogging, in a sense. If we had a blogging platform then, we would have been blogging. The media.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Startup Company Lawyer , March 14, 2010 Four Minutes In The Morning - Feld Thoughts , September 1, 2010 Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 - crowdSPRING Blog , December 8, 2010 How New Ideas Almost Killed Our Startup - Vinicius Vacanti , August 3, 2010 Evidence that Facebook Works as Marketing Tool - The Entrepreneurial Mind , March 2, 2010 10 Blogging Tips. Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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One of the advantages of blogging, using social media, public speaking, etc as a VC is that you get a more nuanced view of these shifts by watching your own successes and failures. I will add to this as I write more in the coming weeks on the topic.

How to use PR Firms at Startups

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Obviously you should have somebody that helps you research journalists, gets you meetings, pitches stories, helps prep you for interviews & helps make sure your writing is cogent. That’s why keeping a personal blog is so great. The guy who has typo’s in every blog post?

Successful Entrepreneurs Ignore The Lion Tamer’s Stool And Avoid The Whip

InfoChachkie

In a recent NPR interview , Clifford Nass, a Stanford University psychology professor, makes the following observation: "The research is almost unanimous, which is very rare in social science, and it says that people who chronically multitask show an enormous range of deficits.