Social PR

As the social media evolution continues, businesses want to engage in social media, and more than just blogs. The challenge for communicators isn’t necessarily learning best practices. It’s offering a unique, integrated blend of new social media, marketing and public relations services to the marketplace. Rather than throw-up a long ridiculous term, I have been [...]

Q & A With BlogPotomac Co-chairs Geoff Livingston and Debbie Weil

Geoff Livingston and I decided to interview each other as part of the Q & A series leading up to BlogPotomac, to be held here in Washington DC on June 13, 2008. Our social media marketing unconference is rapidly selling out, BTW, so don’t wait if you want to attend. Register here. We got a [...]

All Your Profiles Are Belong To Us

Nick O’Neill at the Social Times wrote an interesting post last week stating that social networking sites would be "dead" in two years. Meaning that individual sites will soon be a thing of the past and integration is coming. (Picture Credit: BusinessWeek) However, the integration of social networks will mean that each individual brand is [...]

Buy Geoff, Do Good

MediaPhyter Jennifer Leggio has the goal of raising $10,000 for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Team in Training funds medical research for blood cancer cures and provides patient and family support programs. To help do this she has secured the time and creativity of some of the smartest [...]

SMC-DC: Now is Gone "2.0"

The DC chapter of Social Media Club will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 5 at Barnes & Noble in Clarendon to have a book discussion featuring the authors of Now is Gone, Geoff Livingston and Brian Solis. They will share their insights on this wonderful world of social media. If you missed the [...]

Twitter Down

Twitter is the hot social network du jour. But for the life of me, I am having a hard time figuring out why. It keeps crashing (as it did again this weekend) and the experience is lousy. And no, Twitter can’t blame Joyent for its problems anymore. This social network clearly has structural problems that [...]

Goodness Gracious, Great Blogs of Fire!

Nick O’Neill of Social Times states that social networking sites will die in two years. In a recent poll that he conducted on the blog, Nick found that most people do not believe that social networking sites, such as Facebook, will eventually die. However, Nick predicts that, “within the next two years we are going [...]

Questioning WIRED’s “Carbon Blindness”

This month’s WIRED cover story, “Attention Environmentalists” makes the case that all environmental issues are irrelevant compared to the impending global warming crisis. The argument focuses on how we should abandon organics, extinction, eco-balance all in favor of reducing carbon footprints. Ten controversial examples are given in typical technical geeky fashion, but in reality WIRED’s [...]

The Queen of Spain Rules

Erin Kotecki Vest writes the very influential Queen of Spain blog (as well as for BlogHER and the Huffington Post). Most recently she had a stunning interview with presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Whether it’s moms or politics, the Queen rules. But she also knows quite a bit about journalism and social media. We had a [...]

Buzz Meter: Tumblr

I recently discovered Tumblr, with a tip from colleague and friend Qui Diaz. As she said, Tumblr is like having a digital scrapbook. It takes micro-blogging to a whole new level by allowing you to quickly post text, photos, video, quotes, links, chats, and more. With the ability to post on the web, through IM [...]