Senator McCain’s Social Voice = FAIL 1

John McCain wants us to believe he has a social media voice.  Of course he does, he’s got to have one.  All of us must have a social media voice.  We’ve all got to build our own personal brands.  I think we would all agree that a voice is necessary in our new digital/social world.  ...

Did Facebook Reverse on Landing Tab Requirements? 1

I wrote yesterday about the changes to landing tab requirements announced by Facebook in a developer forum.  The change required sites to have 10,000 fans before implementing  custom landing tabs.  This requirement was a large blow for small businesses trying to establish a presence on Facebook.  By default, fan pages go directly to the wall, ...

Facebook Limits Landing Tabs 7

Facebook Limits Landing Tabs
Facebook continues on a march to destroy itself from within.  The latest shot in the foot  is a new change requiring fan Pages to be “authenticated” before having a custom landing page.  To be authenticated a page must have 10,000 (yep 10,000) fans or work with an ads account representative.  Ten thousand fans is a ...

Spammed By SeizetheDeal.com 5

Spammed By SeizetheDeal.com
I was the victim of a spam attack last week.  Seizethedeal.com decided to send me email that I never signed up for.  I contacted support and was given some pretty lame excuses.  This is a great example of how someone tries to build a business through email marketing by ignoring all best practices.  There’s a ...

Where Did My Twitter Followers Go? 3

The Twitterverse came to a stop for a few hours today as a “bug” allowed users to be forced to follow other users without their consent.  As Twitter worked to resolve the problem follower and following counts were reset to zero.  The loud noise that you heard this morning was the collective scream of thousands ...

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 ...