Crowdsourcing Education with Social Media

In a world filled with social content, learning a new skill, language, or solution  has never been easier.  That is why students and professionals are turning to each other, instead of a classroom with increased frequency and confidence. YouTube serves more than 1 billion videos per day — and they aren’t ALL videos of pets,[…]

The Ultimate Mac Netbook for Bloggers: Goodbye Ipad, Hello Lenovo S10

If you’re as disappointed with Apple’s IPad as I am, then you’re probably looking for a Mac-friendly alternative to the iPad, PC tablets and PC netbooks. Look no further than the Lenovo S10. It only takes a few dollars (and a few minutes) to turn a $250  Lenovo S10 (S10 model 4333 with 1 GB[…]

Farmville: The best and worst of Facebook

Social games like FarmVille are serious business. With more than 84 million active users and 30 million daily active users, FarmVille remains the top game on Facebook — and the top nuisance for nongamers. FarmVille, a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, allows Facebook members to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and[…]

Social media seems shallow, but it adds great depth

Sustainable relationships are built over time — which no one has. Everyone is short on time, trust, and attention.  This makes it a challenge to build ANY meaningful customer, business or personal relationship — in the real world or online. In the book Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust , authors Chris Brogan and Julien[…]

Google Local Search: It’s ‘the place to be’

The best location on the Internet for most local business owners is the small map that appears at the top of every local search results in Google. It’s free. It appears ABOVE Google’s organic search results. And, it’s one of the most effective selling tools available to local business owners. Consider these facts: 74 percent[…]