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Lessons learned from the Facebook IPO

May 31, 2012

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Unless you live in a cave, you’ve heard about Facebook’s IPO on May 18th. To say there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding this is an understatement. The facts: May 18th stock valued at $38.00 per share May 18th Market Value = $100 billion. (yes, that’s a billion, not a million!) This was the second […]

4 Reasons to love Facebook ads

May 9, 2012

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**SPOILER ALERT**This post is not going to be about how and why companies should embrace Facebook ads. It’s written from the perspective of the target audience (me). I know that ads are a ‘necessary evil,’ especially on free websites. I hate ads! They are annoying, irrelevant and in my face. That’s why I use Firefox […]

3 Fatal Social Media Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

January 19, 2012

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  We’re all into social media now – even the baby boomers like myself. I must be getting crankier in my old age because social media is really starting to annoy me. Or should I say certain actions in social media are very annoying. My top 3 annoyances in social media: 1. Asking your network […]

Facebook for business, fun or both?

March 23, 2011

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I keep reading about how Facebook is the next big thing for business. It’s true if you’re a big brand like Coke or Nike. But, I still don’t get it. I use Facebook for distraction and fun and don’t want to be reminded about business. No, I don’t spend all day playing Farmville or Bejeweled. […]

My Blog: 2010 in review

January 4, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how my blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s. In […]

I just don’t get this Twitter thing

August 25, 2010

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Tweet, tweet. Twitter terms are cute, but so what? I’ve read a lot about how to use Twitter effectively, but I still don’t get it. I just don’t care for hourly updates, even from experts. I mean, no one can be THAT interesting all the time. I try to practice good Twitter etiquette. If someone […]

What I’ve learned from Social Media

August 18, 2010

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Whenever I delve into something different, I always learn something new about myself. Social media is no different. Here’s what I’ve learned about myself from using social media. 1. I’m not really social.  I’m not anti-social, but then again I’m not one for being connnected 24/7. No surprises on this since I needed a lot […]