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Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Why I’m Leaving Facebook

Do you find yourself growing weary of Facebook? Weary of the ever-changing privacy landscape? Yeah, me too. I’ve never hung out my shingle as a social media expert, but I am a member of Charlotte’s Social Media Club so that I can rub shoulders with those who are. Like a …

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Case Study: My Social Media Road Trip

I had the opportunity to debrief the Business Sorority of NC on the vital role that social media played in my 2010 road trip. I used Twitter, Facebook Pages, Vimeo, Flickr, and my travel blog to: raise money for my expenses and  the National Breast Cancer Foundation get news stories in …

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Social Media: Ethics & Best Practices for Attorneys

Like financial professionals, attorneys bear the burden of using good sense and propriety online.  Would that everyone bore a similar burden! (but I digress). Friday morning I co-facilitated a continuing education seminar for the Mecklenburg County Bar on social media with Andy Ciordia and Ted Claypoole . The attorneys asked great …

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Presentation Note Taking

This morning I co-presented a workshop on social media for real estate agents with Andy Ciordia and Beth Griffiths.  The Broker In Charge asked us to provide the presentation in advance so that she could print it out for everyone to  take notes on. This is what people ask you …

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March Book Lust

Big news: I’m writing a book with Matt Davio called Tradeoffs: Leveraging the Longs & Shorts of Life. We’ll use the language and practices of those who trade for a living to frame life’s tradeoffs: time for money,  freedom for convention,  risk for reward, and money for goods and services. In …

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Sharing Deep, Sharing Wide

One of my clients called last week to say,  “I love your newsletter but I want your blog delivered to my email too.” No need. Every blog post for the preceding month is referenced in my monthly newsletter (along with some original content). Why do I do this?  My readers …

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End of Email?

Interesting article in WSJ about email’s younger, prettier communication sister: social media. For those not using Twitter, Facebook and other means of connecting with the outside world, this WSJ quote explains the difference between them and ye olde email: “We all still use email, of course. But email was better …

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How to Quench the New Media Thirst?

I’ve got street cred talking about adolescent boys — mine are 17 and 20.  So believe me, when it comes to technology, I’m like an adolescent boy learning how to deal with hormones; my ego swells and deflates according to the company I keep. Last week I addressed a business …

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Regulatory Purgatory

Professionally speaking, I grew up in the financial services sector.  Literally grew up there (in grade school I did light filing for my father, an insurance agent).  After college I worked for insurance companies, a bank, and LendingTree, a financial services firm. So believe me when I say I understand …

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SPAM “Arms Race”

Confession:  I’m an NPR junkie.  I get a real return on my taxpayer dollar (for once). Yesterday they ran All Tech Considered focused on SPAM, which is mushrooming across all media, including mobile phones. In this segment, Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman said most email (in volume) is SPAM, …

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