Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

John Assaraf Interviews Dave Saunders on Social Media

I did this interview a little while ago, but I recently found the transcript which I had promised to post. If you’d rather listen to it, I posted the audio on Google Video before they stopped allowing new content. Here’s the link for that. John Assaraf of OneCoach.com And The Secret John: I’ve got as…

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One Tweet Does Not a Conversation Make

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say something along the lines of, “I don’t like Twitter because you can’t have a conversation and connect with people in only 140 characters,” I’d be swimming in singles. How do these people communicate in “real life”? Conversations are a back and forth exchange…

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Beat the heat at the next DC Tweetup

It’s officially HOT in Washington, DC. Has it been a full week of 100+ temps? If not, it’s still pretty darn hot. Of course, the best way to beat the heat is to meet other sweaty people and share cool drinks. To that end, the next DC Tweetup (#DCTweetup 14) is at Urbana DC. From…

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Connecting Communities with Social Media

Thanks to the wonders of Twitter and #DCWeek, I’ve been discovering businesses and business owners in the DC area that are worth paying notice. How social media can be used for local, as opposed to borderless, community connections has become a recent fascination for me. Even for larger businesses, community events can be a great…

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Coke Gets a Clue

Once upon a time, companies registered domains for everything. One frozen food company registered a .com domain for every single product they sold. The idea back then seemed simple enough (relative to a limited understanding of the Internet): There were no useful search engines, so why not make it possible to type “[productname].com” into the…

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What’s 2010 Look Like for Yahoo?

If Google is the Godzilla of the search market and Bing is Mechazilla, Yahoo! is Mothra: Kind of sad and dorky looking but people still know who he (it) is. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. I remember when people talked about Google as being a “pipe dream” if founders Larry Page and Sergey…

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370 Passwords Twitter Won’t Let You Use, and No One Else Should Either

From the “huh, that’s kind of odd” category, Twitter has hard-coded 370 passwords that you may not use. To check it out, simply visit the sign up page, view source and look for the source code that starts out like this… <script type="text/javascript"> //<![CDATA[ twttr.BANNED_PASSWORDS = ["111111","11111111","112233","121212"… The entire list is there for you to…

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How to get your local business found again

Visit Google and type “Web Design near Washington , DC” into the search box. Are you there? If that’s not your business, that’s ok. Enter something you’d expect someone to be looking for near your town and see what you get. Here’s another example: So much for the Yellow Pages, eh? Six months ago, the…

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How to enhance your personal brand online

The video below steps you through the process used by any individual business or person to build up a trusted “authority” presence online. At the center of this entire model is content. Quality content. It doesn’t matter if you’re creating articles, Squidoo lenses, videos or podcasts, your viewers want to be entertained, enlightened, educated and…

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