Pinteresting or a Passing Fad?

I’d like to shake the hand of whomever is in charge of the marketing and PR push behind Pinterest’s recent meteoric rise to fad-dom. They are everywhere from HuffPost to Mashable to key industry events and quasi-magazine talk show websites.

This trend towards visual curation, video as web, and double-fudge chocolate rich media makes me think [...]

Quantifying Your Social Media Street Cred

Anyone else intrigued by Klout? According to the website, they provide:

Measurement of your overall online influence. The scores range from 1 to 100 with higher scores representing a wider and stronger sphere of influence. Klout uses over 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure True Reach, Amplification Probability, and Network Score.

I stumbled across it [...]

A 20-minute Crash Course to Jumpstart Your Social Media

Thought I’d quickly post up the link to an article on social media I wrote for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network earlier this year. It’s geared towards the nonprofit sector, but can translate pretty easily for profit enterprises as well. Funny, how fast new media evolves. In the few months since I wrote this, so much [...]

Blogging Helps Businesses Gain More Sales Leads

A new survey by Hubspot reveals that companies that blog on their websites see a greater increase in their lead generation. In addition, companies that participate in social media applications like Twitter also see good results. Having a concise marketing plan, clearly identified and utilized keywords, and quality landing pages all positively impact a businesses [...]

Demystifying Digg

Digg is a social media website that ranks online content through the feedback of the Digg  web community and aggregates it according to those rankings. Anything from breaking news stories to quirky entertainment can be found here. Users collectively rank content by “digging it” and more popular stories and content gets pushed to the most [...]