Children, gather around the electric campfire. You might not believe this, but I remember a world without web browsers. We had social networks back then. One of them was called The Well (for Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link), but you needed to know cryptic Unix shell commands to communicate on it. The web, in its infancy, … Continue reading Is Rockmelt just a browser for Facebook freaks? Or will it really rock our world?
2010 was the year of the uber-embarrassing social media blunder: Southwest Airlines threw celebrity Kevin Smith off a plane for being too fat to fly in one seat. Smith's Tweets about the incident were not only widely read and hilarious, but a PR nightmare for the airline. The Gap changed their logo and the blogosphere errupted … Continue reading Executive social media jobs exploding. (It’s not just for ninjas, gurus and interns anymore.)
Everything you need to know about Facebook is in this darkly funny episode of "South Park." Kyle "friends" the wrong person on Facebook. Now all of his friends are unfriending him. His situation is desperate. His father and even grandma start hassling him for not friending them. Frustrated and tired of wasting his life online, … Continue reading Facebook Lessons from “South Park” — Never play Farmville!
A mesh of communications webs make up a mushroom mycellium beneath the earth. Another clear example of a "meshwork" is a social network like Facebook.
...if you're still reading a newspaper, listening to the radio and using a landline, maybe Social Media is not for you.
Social Media Strategies Conference takes place on May 18 - 19, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA. The conference will focus on social media marketing, optimization, analytics, case studies, work shop & best practices and how executives, managers, and marketers can leverage it to meet their business goals. For more details, click here.
I don't know why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones. - John Cage