4 05, 2013

Growth Hacking Strategy: Does My Startup Need One?

By |2013-5-4|Blog, Social Media|3 Comments

In a previous post, I talked about the 5 Key Metrics for a Lean Startup and how viral reach is a critical measure of growth. In this post, I’ll introduce the concept of growth hacking, so you can determine if your startup or business could benefit from hiring a growth hacker or developing a growth hacking strategy. What is a Growth Hacker? Don't worry - we're not talking about unauthorized entry or attack on a computer system!  The growth hacker's [...]

5 04, 2013

Modera: How Shane Barker Landed the Coolest Job Ever!

By |2013-4-5|Blog, Social Media|0 Comments

I've been a social media user since 2005. In that time, you could say I've become a fierce addict -- at times managing up to 50+ social profiles! But it's been more than a way to pass time. I've treated it as a serious job. A few months ago, some entrepreneurs from Uzbekistan found me on Twitter, read my blog and now it is another chapter of my amazing journey. How I Use Social Media Before we get into the [...]

21 03, 2013

Pheed: The Newest Social Networking Site

By |2013-3-21|Blog, Social Media|0 Comments

A small startup based in Los Angeles is making waves in the social media world. Pheed is a social networking alternative to Facebook and Twitter that appeals to the younger crowd. Teenagers and young adults are adopting the new site in a big way. The Pheed app had a huge spike in downloads last month, making it the number one free social networking app in the Apple Store. Why Users are Leaving Facebook Like Facebook, Pheed offers photo and video [...]

13 01, 2013

How Do I Get People to “LIKE” my pictures

By |2013-1-13|Blog, Social Media|0 Comments

We live in a world where pictures are uploaded, “liked”, commented on and shared about nearly every aspect of our lives. At some point, through algorithms and the influx of images feverishly blurring through our streams we need to find a way to capture people’s attention, especially when there are prizes and contests to be won. A common trend in social media is linking people’s pictures to disseminate a companies name or brand out through the never-ending network of social [...]

30 12, 2012

Top 10 Social Media Statistics of 2012

By |2012-12-30|Blog, Social Media|2 Comments

As 2012 draws to a close and the New Year is almost up on us, it's time to reflect on how we have used social media.  Whether for business, politics, or pure social fun, we've been posting, tweeting, pinning and sharing our way through the year.  The trends are fascinating.  Not only are there distinct differences in male and female social media users, but people are increasingly using social media to champion and share the things they are truly passionate [...]

27 10, 2012

Social Media: San Francisco Giants Are On FIRE!

By |2012-10-27|Blog, Social Media|1 Comment

With the 2012 World Series in sight, the San Francisco Giants are the hottest team in sports.  But did you know they’re also the most talked about team on social media? Fresh out of the third game of the World Series, the official Twitter home of the Giants, @SFGiants has 342,000 followers.  Just reading some of the tweets from the official site and the fan response demonstrates the excitement during Game 3: #SFGiants lead 2-0 as @BCraw35 delivers 2-out run-scoring [...]

27 10, 2011

Unthink – New Social Network says “FU” to Facebook and Google+

By |2011-10-27|Blog, Social Media|4 Comments

Dubbed the "anti-Facebook," newly launched social network Unthink aims to free users from the bonds of corporate money-making by giving them complete control over their personal data. There’s a new social network in town, and it bills itself as everything Facebook’s not. Unthink.com, which opened up registration today for an initial round of beta users, says it is the “anti-Facebook,” and vows to give users complete control over their personal data. Unthink, which is based in Tampa, Florida, came out swinging, [...]

1 10, 2011

10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About

By |2011-10-1|Blog, Social Media|2 Comments

Facebook has been making a flurry of changes to the functionality of Facebook Profiles, Facebook Pages, Facebook Community Pages, and Facebook Places Pages over the last two months. And though some individual users are upset over the changes, most of the them are good news for nonprofits. That said, technology is now constantly in flux. If the changes below leave you the least bit confused, then you may want to consider taking my upcomingFacebook and Facebook Apps webinars because you might [...]