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3 Reasons Why I Cancelled my Spotify Premium after the Trial Period

Cancelled I just cancelled my Spotify Premium account.  I truly appreciate that Spotify gave me a free trial of Spotify Premium for 48 hours and then an additional 30 days to evaluate the product.  I think more companies ought to do that.  Free trials of the full product gives the user a chance to see […]

The rise of microcelebrity

What is a micro-celebrity? via Urban Dictionary: One who gains a cult or mainstream following due to viral internet distribution. Does not refer to those who have gained limited or cult followings through traditional media. Does not refer to has-beens or “B-list” celebrities. Essentially a micro-celebrity is someone who, without the benefit of social media, would not […]

The case against Facebook

I’m not suggesting that Facebook is all bad.  Facebook has done a lot of good in connecting people across time and geography.  However, Facebook has been doing that since the beginning, when it became open to the public.  In recent years however they’ve been on a crusade to win the internet. There’s a number of […]

The Most Important Questions to Ask a New Client

So you work in social media and you just signed a new client…now what? Well for me, I need some information.  I don’t just jump in feet first and say “you need a Facebook page and everyone should be on Twitter,” that would be irresponsible.  The first step is asking the right questions. This is how […]

Why I hate eBay and how I’d fix it.

I can’t stand eBay anymore! Maybe has just spoiled me but dealing with eBay is just awful.  I remember a long time ago when eBay just felt like a garage sale. Seller fees were reasonable and putting up a listing didn’t take 45 minutes. As a buyer: It was fun bidding on items.  I’ve […]

How Professional Sports Teams Can Use Social Media: Location

Facebook has made geo-location a legitimate topic to discuss with the launch of Facebook places and access to over 500 million users.  Location based services such as: Foursquare, Gowalla, SCVNGR, Yelp, Whrrl, Where, Brightkite, Loopt, MyTown and Tri-Out allow the 30% – 40% of Americans with a smartphone & GPS the ability to “check-in” to locations. […]

How Professional Sports Teams Can Use Social Media: Twitter

This week on Social Media Philanthropy, I want to talk about a topic that I don’t necessarily have answers for: How can Professional Sports Teams use Social Media?  I’m going to throw out some ideas but I’d like some comments and hear your thoughts on the subject. One difficulty for me in this scenario is […]

Getting Things Done (GTD): Using Evernote to Remember Everything

I didn’t post this yesterday because I was off on holiday, my apologies.  So let’s revisit two days ago.  We talked about getting Things Done in other contexts besides the popular methodology by David Allen.  I covered how I get things accomplished on Twitter and Email.  Today I want to talk about notes. I use […]

A Social Media tagline – If you build it, they will come.

If you build it, they will come. Everyone knows that quote from Field of Dreams, which is still one of the only movies to make me cry like a teenage girl at the Twilight sneak peek; especially at this part: “Dad, do you wanna have a catch?” NOTE:  I know that the actual quote from the […]

Use Gmail like a Rockstar with filters: Part I – Personal Emails

If you’ve seen Men in Black II you may remember the post worker with multiple arms in the mail sorter.  That’s what my Gmail looks like.  All you need to do is understand filters. There are two distinct ways you can approach this. One is to filter the noise out of your inbox and simply […]