The Creepy Side of Social Media 2

There’s been a lot of publicity this week given to a new site called pleaserobme.com.  Yes, you read that right — please rob me dot com.  It’s an interesting concept that brings to light some of the dangerous aspects of social media.  It’s not an application that’s really designed to get your television stolen; it’s ...

The Email Entrance Strategy 3

I am going to tell a story today with a little bit of a twist on it.  Near my home is an upscale outdoor shopping mall.  It has all the usual suspects as tenants.  Pottery Barn, Apple, J Crew, Starbucks, and the list goes on and on.  In this center as in just about any ...

Does A Facebook Unfriend Change Anything? 3

In a recent article in this space, I explained how to tell if you were unfriended by someone on Facebook.  This can be accomplished using Firefox as your browser, and installing a Greasemonkey script.  The Unfriend Finder script is useful in a lot of different ways.  It will, of course, notify you when someone has dropped you ...

Facebook Perplexed 1

Facebook Perplexed
Facebook is a strange phenomenon.  There seems to be something for just about everyone — from the hardcore social networking addict to everyone’s mom.  It’s fun to see what people are doing, and how much they feel like sharing.  There is a voyeuristic element to Facebook that makes it fun.  There are also the games like ...

The Social Networking Quest 2

Last week I was thinking about social networking and where it is headed.  I started thinking about the big guys.  Facebook and Twitter are certainly the dominant forces in today’s social networking world.  They aren’t the only games in town, however.  That’s what got me thinking about what I was missing.  I am a member ...

The Future Of Social Media – Part II: The Consumer 1

In Part II of our discussion of the future of social media, I want to look at the medium from the point of view of the consumer.  I am someone who wants to buy something, communicate with a company, receive support, or just scream and yell about someone with which I have a business relationship.  ...