This Month's posts: May 2012
May 31, 2012
Google announced Wednesday its Zagat reviews will be the cornerstone of its new GooglePlus-Local pages
May 30, 2012
And then along comes Waze...a social app for your smartphone that's not so much about your destination as about your journey. It's social driving with plenty of useful information: tips, navigation, traffic and re-routing and integration with Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.
May 29, 2012
We’ve come a long way since a battery-powered transistor radio was the only way to track a hurricane once trapped inside it. Or have we? “Latest weapon in hurricane arsenal: social media,” read a recent headline.
May 25, 2012
Social media is also the "right now" in health care
May 24, 2012
Microsoft has apparently quietly launched its own social platform called...not making this up...So.cl. (That's Microsoft's way of spelling, "social," you see: So.cl. Makes perfect sense...in Redmond, anyway.)
May 23, 2012
The crowd will gather in semi-formal attire amid the glitz and glamour worthy of crowning Southwest Florida's most distinguished entrepreneur. Which one will it be? An artisan chocolatier? A Harley-Davidson dealer? A major appliance servicer? Or a distributor of natural Stevia sweetner?
SBRN Summer Series:small business dives into social networks - special ticket prices through May 25.
May 22, 2012
Southwest Florida's Small Business Resource Network is diving into social media training for beginners this summer. Relevanza co-founder Birgit Pauli-Haack is teaming up with SBRN member Darius Joseph to present three sessions on using social media in business.
May 21, 2012
Venice, California developers have come up with a way to put social media to work to help save the world's oceans. theBlue is a magnificent and stunningly beautiful virtual swim in the world's oceans created by director and visual artist Andy Jones. You may recognize Andy's name. He won an Oscar for the animation on a little film called, "Avatar."
May 18, 2012
The good news is this has everyone talking about social media. The bad news is most of the conversation centers around advertising, selling ads on social media platforms.
May 17, 2012
Here's a little problem with social media: we tend to get all excited over the new tools and forget how they might best be used. A brand new power drill comes along and we all go Tim Allen on its ass and, well, drill holes which leave us only with drilled holes.
May 15, 2012
Wander seems to be, well, wandering around the InterWebs looking to land in about a month.
May 14, 2012
Facebook is testing in New Zealand an extra little deal where you pay Facebook $2 per post and it will boost your post's visility and rank.
May 11, 2012
Health care organizations - hospitals, doctors - will be required by 2015 to include social media in normal, day-to-day operations if they are going to continue to recieve Medicare payments.
May 09, 2012
Are words more engaging in the social spaces or do pix & videos attract the most attention and drive the conversation?
May 08, 2012
Birgit Pauli-Haack, Relevanza co-founder, and Darius Joseph, members of the Small Business Resourece Network, will co-present this summer a series on using social media in business.
May 07, 2012
Take a look at this video. It’s astonishing. It reads the RSS feed of our blog and converts it to voice, uses the graphic that we used for illustration to create a visual collage accompanying the text.
May 04, 2012
Curations sites are all the rage, these days. What with Wavii hitting the universe, Prismatic and others. Circa is not far behind. In an effort to stay relevant, Storify announced earlier this week a new way to post entire Twitter conversations - at least for the "cool kids" crowd sipping the iPhone, iPad Kool-Aid, by teaming up with Tweetbot.
May 02, 2012
These companies and the folks who run them care about creativity in business and a spirit of enterprise. That's why they're willing to give time, talent and treasure to support and promote the Distinguished Entrepreneur of 2012 project and banquet.
May 01, 2012
An artisan choclatier, a Harley-Davidson dealer, a major appliance servicer and a distributor of natural Stevia sweetner - the finalists for the inaugural Distinguished Entrepreneur of 2012 Award in Southwest Florida.