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Twitter is Finding its Groove

June 22, 2012


Don’t look now but here comes Twitter. I know what you are thinking, “Twitter has been here. Where have you been?” But let’s face it while Twitter and Facebook are probably the two most recognized social media platforms there is no comparison in size, engagement level or ease of use. Facebook — love it or […]

Stealing from Sweden

June 20, 2012


A recent segment of Steven Colbert’s show focused on his attempt to take control of Sweden’s official Twitter account for one week. The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it might initially seem. Apparently control of Sweden’s official account @Sweden  is controlled by a new Swedish citizen each week. While the government is resisting giving Colbert who’s not a […]

News Stations: Don’t Turn off the Transmitter Yet

April 5, 2012


Buried deep in the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media 2012 report is an interesting statistic about how people consume news; and it’s one that bodes well for mainstream mediums like radio. What first grabbed my attention was this little gem, “Just 9% of digital news consumers say they ‘very often’ follow news […]

Fame Part 2: The Benefit of Making Other People Famous

April 3, 2012


Yesterday I posted a story about a game where one winner each day gets 24 hours of fame with thousands of new Twitter followers. You can get the lowdown on how it all works here. My initial thought in yesterday’s post was about how important it would be to maximize your time in the spotlight […]

Paul McCartney? Nope, Never Heard of Him

February 23, 2012


Apparently last weekend during the Grammy Awards, while I was enjoying the “Golden Slumbers Medley” which turned into a great guitar jam, one of the trending topics on Twitter was how many young people had no idea who Paul McCartney is. Blasphemous. Unbelievable. You damn kids! Get off my lawn! However, this is not simply a generation gap. I remember […]

More Thoughts On Presidential Tweeting

February 21, 2012


After writing yesterday’s post, where I managed to create a thinly veiled premise linking President’s Day to Twitter, I got fascinated with President Obama’s Twitter account. I scrolled though his last 30 tweets or so and, in a very unscientific study, grouped what I found into four types of tweets. Interestingly, the majority of the tweets violate one of the […]

A President’s Day Guide to Better Tweeting

February 20, 2012


Since I don’t need any new sheets  or pillow cases, I’m not going to completely take President’s Day off but, since it’s a federal holiday, I am going to take it a little bit easy by borrowing some content for this post. As you may know, in addition to this blog I also write a weekly newsletter […]

Twitter’s Super Bowl Contest: How to NOT Keep it Simple

February 7, 2012


Maybe it’s just me but Twitter’s attempt to prolong the buzz that surrounds the Superbowl ads with what they are calling an “ad scrimmage” seems way too complicated. According to an article on Fast Company’s Co.Create Web site, Twitter is sponsoring a competition to see which ads can maintain their buzz in the week following the […]

Best (and Worst) Week Day 3: Facebook, Twitter and Google Year-End Stats

January 5, 2012


Earlier this week I introduced you to Fast Company’s “The Best And Worst Of Everything In 2011: A Mega, Meta Mashup,” which lists the best “Best Of” lists that look back on 2011. They were so kind to narrow down the expansive number of “Best of” lists that I was inspired to trim even it even […]

Don’t Forget Your Friends: Keep Being a Stand-Up Guy (Or Woman) in Radio

December 29, 2011


I originally wrote this post in July, but now as we head into a new year with lots of our friends out of work it seems like a good time to remind everyone to reach out to people you know are on the beach. It’s a good time to check in and see how they […]