Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I've gotten this a couple of times. So, do I look like @andersoncooper ? http://bit.ly/tWmyDo http://bit.ly/uP9D58
I've gotten this a couple of times. So, do I look like @andersoncooper ? http://bit.ly/uP9D58

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Forecast is in private beta. If you have a @Foursquare friend on @Forecast then you’re in. http://bit.ly/vW3pox http://bit.ly/tsQogu

Saturday, December 17, 2011

3rd annual Community Leadership Summit West http://bit.ly/u7ayPk cmgrmeal octribe cmgrchat cmgr cmtybc TheCR
CLSWest 2012 Unconference - Community Leadership Summit West (San Jose, CA) - Meetup http://bit.ly/u7ayPk

Friday, December 16, 2011

Six Words to Live By on the Internet (especially "playful") @sioksiok http://bit.ly/sbRTWy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CLSWest - Community Leadership Summit West 2012 - Sat Jan 14 in San Jose, California - on Plancast http://bit.ly/t8aHgr

Saturday, December 10, 2011

How to Link to a specific part of a YouTube video http://bit.ly/th016h

Friday, December 9, 2011

Watch this TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg - Gratitude - TEDxSF http://bit.ly/vtnwaS
@richardbranson: Wonderful 24 hours in Kenya http://bit.ly/s5acEc

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

@Kred Dashboard - unofficial - By Eric Herberholz: Home http://bit.ly/tttFnG
Delicious "kred" tagged favorites http://ping.fm/MWVNN kred @kred
search for kred in Twitter http://ping.fm/avCbK
search for @kred in Twitter http://ping.fm/7EInN

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

wikistream's Wikipedia activity in real-time http://bit.ly/ugujlG

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We’re now ready for the next stage of our redesign—a new Google bar that will enable you to navigate quickly between our services http://ping.fm/NAWiX
Official Google Blog: The next stage in our redesign http://ping.fm/zI6Kv

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Google is shutting down the last remnants of Google Buzz to focus on Google+ « computeraddicted http://ping.fm/U1o8t
About: Google Takeout - Google Takeout allows you to download a copy of your data stored within Google products. http://ping.fm/zDQvB
Google Takeout http://ping.fm/ydVLl
hmm, what can I learn from a role model: News and updates on Google's products, technology and more http://ping.fm/SWOF2
hmm, what can I learn from a role model: News and updates on Google's products, technology and more http://ping.fm/2WuCj

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thinking of going to Berkeley,San Rafael,San Francisco,Tiburon, etc. Not sure if it's a good idea to take a road trip on black Friday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What is a QR Code and what is a practical usage?

  • What is a QR Code and what is a practical usage?
QR code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry

  • To create a QR code, I use is.gd to create QR codes. (go to is.gd, paste URL, click on Shorten!, click on "Give me this URL as a QR code")
  • To read QR codes, I use ScanLife on my iPadiPod touch, and Android Motorola Atrix
  • Here is the QR code to a posting about using PicasaWeb to "jazz up" your blog or website...
QR code
http://is.gd/dfyQIJ
shortened URL goes to: http://erich13.posterous.com/embedding-albums-images-and-slideshows

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tumbler has grown a staggering 900% in the past year and eclipsed platform competitor WordPress, http://mashable.com/2011/11/14/tumblr-infographic/

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Move Your Photos - An easy way to move your Facebook Albums to Picasa http://bit.ly/v0DKNy

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cake’s Bio "Every now and then, a band with actual personality sneaks onto the modern rock radio playlist". http://bit.ly/vFxRHt

Friday, November 11, 2011

Will be 11:11 on 11/11/11 in about 11 minutes

Will be 11:11 on 11/11/11 in about 11 minutes

Will be 11:11 on 11/11/11 in about 11 minutes
Will be 11:11 on 11/11/11 in about 11 minutes
Will be 11:11 on 11/11/11 in about 11 minutes
Checking out my friend's (@arabellatv) startuplive.tv - Web Show http://ping.fm/Kgmub

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eventbrite's Kevin And Julia Hartz Make Event Ticketing @FastCompanyEasy And Cheaper For Everyone | Fast Company http://ping.fm/xy0ao
We asked and culled your responses from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and we used Storify to present it all back to you. http://ping.fm/HskEv

Friday, November 4, 2011

Come Thu Nov 10 to SF @PeopleBrowsr to discuss use of social business S/W http://bit.ly/thDMjU cmgrmeal octribe cmgrchat cmgr cmtybc
Come to SF to Discuss use of social business software for Community Leadership Summit West http://bit.ly/thDMjU 7PM Thu Nov 10 @PeopleBrowsr

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community http://bit.ly/u6dCIl

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ten tips that virtually any non-profit can easily take advantage of at little or no cost. http://bit.ly/rubdlb

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs By MONA SIMPSON http://ping.fm/KGzLp - read this, with tears. Very moving piece.
ThankYouSteve for the dents you made http://bit.ly/verjaL

Friday, October 28, 2011

Example of analytics for shortened URLs

bitly statistics for Inside the Mind of a Community Manager http://ping.fm/vp2yG
Sharetronix is the world's favorite opensource microblogging platform - http://bit.ly/tHqzXp
Sharetronix enables people to exchange ideas/multimedia in real-time [in] over 23,000 communities in 170 countries http://bit.ly/tHqzXp
Set time slots on your Google Calendar that other people can book - Appointment slots http://bit.ly/scL3Jt

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Communities Manifesto! By Stan Garfield http://ping.fm/eJmGS
Apple Store in Palo Alto - the day after - erich13says... http://ping.fm/USocn

Monday, October 17, 2011

Emotion, Music and Humor at Steve Jobs Memorial - NYTimes.com http://ping.fm/c92S4

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Free eBook: How to Monitor Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day Read more http://bit.ly/mQAhEl
Top 5 Metrics for Auditing Your Social Media Marketing ROI reach leads traffic customers convesionrate http://bit.ly/mQAhEl
Using best blog authoring enhancement tool ever! Bar none! @Zemanta in 60 Seconds on Vimeo http://bit.ly/nJsivM
Hear hear! RT @tacanderson: Make this week count: The Discipline To Do http://ping.fm/psPDO

Editorial Calendar

Wanting to explain to my clients and colleagues, what an "Editorial Calendar" is, I searched for "Editorial Calendar tools" and found...
Reimagining starts with an editorial calendar. I use an Excel spreadsheet for mine, and have several columns: Posting date, type, purpose bucket (borrowed from Jason Falls), media/links, comments, subscribers, other. My spreadsheet has a dual purpose, schedule and brainstorm. But after reading Content Rules, I decided I needed two more columns on my editorial calendar: reimagine and purpose bucket.   Don't Just Recycle--Reimagine! by Chris Syme @cksyme
And reading this article by Chris Syme, I then proceeded to tweet, to inform my Twitter followers. 
Which led me to write this post, here.
Any other good tools or articles that you know about?
Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
an Editorial Calendar "gives a big picture view of where your content is going and keeps the content engaging" bit.ly/pZuWg4

Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
@cksyme "Reimagining starts with an editorial calendar. I use an Excel spreadsheet for mine, and have several columns"bit.ly/pZuWg4
Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
with Editorial Calendar "writing became a pleasure again" "posts were better" "more organized" "actually liked my job" bit.ly/n1sGS5
Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
without Editorial Calendar, "missed deadlines, wrote uninteresting posts...wasn’t meeting the goals...set for myself" bit.ly/n1sGS5
Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
"An editorial calendar is simply a schedule of where you are writing, what topics you plan to cover, and when..." bit.ly/n1sGS5
Eric Herberholz
erich13 Eric Herberholz 
@BlogHer "I began using an editorial calendar and I can't recommend it enough" bit.ly/n1sGS5
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

thankyousteve http://ping.fm/DploT
Social Media Risk Management Roundtable Thu Dec 1st 8AM @ Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies, Sacramento http://bit.ly/ovn80X
My role model, hero, and biggest influencer of my life: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC] http://ping.fm/s4HVB
Occupy Together Meetups Everywhere 13,218 Occupiers 1,738 cities http://ping.fm/yayI2

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The New VW Beetle, 2012 Pictures & Photo Gallery | Volkswagen http://ping.fm/vQY8P
Facebook CheckIn - Create a Page "Connect with your fans on Facebook" http://ping.fm/cSu3R

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Social networking privacy settings can be confusing, even for the most tech-savvy users out there. http://ping.fm/FiMFH
cfg2html, a UNIX shell script, creates HTML (& ASCII) system documentation for HP-UX, AIX, SCO-UX, SunOS, Linux systems http://bit.ly/n15KIy

Monday, October 10, 2011

What the Hype Around Steve Jobs Really Says About Us: "We will miss a CEO who put consumer interests first" http://bit.ly/nNwhAH http://bit.ly/nNwhAH
IBM Cloud Computing community http://ping.fm/tDiqz
IBM Service Management community http://ping.fm/I7HTd
attending class - AN140-XRFG AIX 6 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals @ http://ping.fm/Y3rFe

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nice! RT @priscillascala: Back in Bondi http://ping.fm/lqFEP
Beautiful! RT @priscillascala: Back in Bondi #2 http://ping.fm/lgHXl
URGENT Time Critical: text "AVOTES" to 30644 - AutismVotes Autism Votes ** http://bit.ly/rmT2qx
California Gov. Jerry Brown who has only until Sunday to sign SB.946 One of the nation’s most important autism insurance reform bills http://ping.fm/v8kqX

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Adding Google's +1 (plus one) button to your Posterous - How Do I... http://ping.fm/x0vgh
Google+ googleplus button website design plusone-button http://ping.fm/BPBWw
Recommended reading: 5 Reasons You Should Avoid Social Media - Social Media Coaching http://ping.fm/0sFdN

Thursday, October 6, 2011

‘This Stuff Doesn’t Change the World’: Disability and Steve Jobs’ Legacy | Epicenter | Wired.com http://ping.fm/RlEkZ

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple, Remembering Steve Jobs. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com http://ping.fm/znwiu
RT @mashable Steve Jobs Remembered: 10 of His Most Magical Moments [VIDEO] http://ping.fm/6wOYQ
How to Post by Email - Posterous Help http://ping.fm/Ongif
Insights from Deloitte’s 2011 global shared services survey | Managing culture and change is even harder than most people think Service Delivery Transformation http://ping.fm/u3F5Y
7 Ways to Automate Your Life With ifttt - NYTimes.com http://ping.fm/Mkf8t
Wired Campus - New Program to Help Scientists Share Large Data Sets http://ping.fm/OYgmj

Aware of Rapportive?

At a recent Community Manager Breakfast meeting we discussed our favorite software. The best take away for me was Rapportive. Here's what ReadWriteWeb has to say about Rapportive, "Stop What You Are Doing & Install This Plug-In: Rapportive"

Here's what others are saying about Rapportive: rapportive.com/buzz

Rapportive says "Imagine relationship management built into your email. For free."

Perhaps it's time for me to put together a top 10 favorite software/apps list. Rapportive will be on this list.

 

Stop What You Are Doing & Install This Plug-In: Rapportive http://ping.fm/osfHE

Monday, October 3, 2011

 Fast Company article, they defined social business as "a new era of collaboration, insight sharing, and lead generation http://ping.fm/S1k7G
Dreamforce 2011 and Enterprise 2.0 showed us Jive no longer sits alone atop the social mountaintop http://ping.fm/1bTud
According to Forrester, 57% of enterprises are making some investment in enterprise social in 2011. http://socialmediatoday.com/joelselzer/370320/social-business-ready-grow

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Google Reader - Thomas Friedman http://ping.fm/YzBOL
The term “outsourcing” is also out of date. There is no more “out” anymore. Firms can and will seek the best leaders and talent to achieve their goals anywhere in the world http://ping.fm/wLCPO
How Did the Robot End Up With My Job? “The Great Recession” is also coinciding with — and driving — “The Great Inflection.” http://ping.fm/jXOJB
How Marketing Automation will Need to Evolve to Survive | Content beats technology ten times out of ten http://ping.fm/uCrw8
Everything Google | What do you love? | Click the heart http://ping.fm/I0ZXm
DON'T click the link in: OMG this too funny of a blog about you - In-A-Gist Search http://ping.fm/EU3od
Northern California Renaissance Faire - Pirate Invasion weekend http://ping.fm/ETNES
Actually, the strawberries are in a heart shape http://ping.fm/fsfJp
Chocolate-covered strawberries (with Pirate heart) at The Northern California Renaissance Faire http://ping.fm/xbOAz
Edit Volunteer Experience & Causes | LinkedIn http://ping.fm/4WUkC
wondering what the ratio is for "based on your ratio of followers to following; this ratio is not published" Can't Follow People - Twitter Follow Limits http://ping.fm/K9j31
Look out Delicious! @Panoramio (from Google) Explore & share photos of the world|Organize with tags http://bit.ly/nsJY3V
Look out @Delicious! @Panoramio (from Google)|Explore and share photos of the world Photos of the World|Organize with tags http://bit.ly/nsJY3V
Panoramio (from Google)|Explore and share photos of the world Photos of the World|Organize with tags http://bit.ly/nsJY3V

Friday, September 30, 2011

Community Manager Dashboard cls11 clswest cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR BizForum rotoloclass kmers community http://bit.ly/qOXMyw

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OpenStack Meet & Drink: Toast to Diablo! - OpenStack SF Bay Area (San Francisco, CA) - Meetup.com http://ping.fm/L6Cy1
OpenStack Meet & Drink: Toast to Diablo! - OpenStack SF Bay Area (San Francisco, CA) - Meetup.com http://ping.fm/kTtLJ
Redefining The Marketplace | X.commerce http://ping.fm/o3fMn
Redefining The Marketplace | X.commerce http://ping.fm/3Qzhk

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog title...

Content: Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? Thu Sep 29 7PM http://bit.ly/n8DiDO @OCSC Sailing Berkeley Marina
Content: Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? Thu Sep 29 7PM http://bit.ly/n8DiDO @OCSC Sailing Berkeley Marina

Sunday, September 25, 2011

THATCamp [SF} Bay Area 2011 - The Humanities and Technology Unconference (“THATCamp”) is a global phenomenon http://ping.fm/GIUBC
Headed to Weekly Singles on Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course John F Kennedy Dr & Marx Meadow Dr, San Francisco CA

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cake When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:00 PM Where: Pier 3 at Embarcadero, San Francisco http://ping.fm/Xj3PB
Music: Band: Cake When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:00 PM Where: Pier 3 at Embarcadero, San Francisco http://ping.fm/1RY32
“The Google+ Song” tell why hot chick like Google+ | Google Plus Mania Blog http://ping.fm/zTJYT
Tweet Advisor: If Twitter is broken and you want to contact Twitter here is how to get help http://ping.fm/cQTjp
I read it as "ReadMe" =:-) Amazon.com: Reamde: A Novel (9780061977961): Neal Stephenson: Books http://ping.fm/5uRrO
Amazon.com: The Children of the Sky (9780312875626): Vernor Vinge: Books This title will be released on October 11, 2011 http://ping.fm/mB20B
Amazon.com: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions (9781591843795): Guy Kawasaki: Books http://ping.fm/5K05X
Amazon.com: A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) eBook: Vernor Vinge: Kindle Store http://ping.fm/zusUJ

Thursday, September 22, 2011

JiveWorld11 - Jive Software http://ping.fm/dEb9l
Rio Ramaza Marina - Pirate Festival on Sacto River http://ping.fm/YpMui http://ping.fm/U3zFf
Free Family Pirate Festival on the River - Sacramento, CA Regional Events http://ping.fm/YpMui
Nimble social CRM Platform | Social Relationships Made Easy http://ping.fm/KPB6e

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CLS West: Please RSVP for upcoming meetup - Thu Sep 29 http://ping.fm/2hwRv
CLSWest Web Hub (Community Leadership Summit - West): Home http://ping.fm/a1vOu
Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? at 1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA - Intentional Communities on Plancast http://ping.fm/9A0iL
HP Expert Day - Sept 21, 2011: Got questions? We have expert... - HP Support Forum http://ping.fm/jenQc

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MashableTV video library (e.g. Social Good Summit socialgood) http://ping.fm/MHwwK
Eric Herberholz Worth a look! Here's the video library: http://ping.fm/jCxFX socialgood http://ping.fm/gX5px
Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? - Community Leadership Summit West (San Francisco, CA) - Meetup http://ping.fm/8g37L
4 Million Micro-Loans Visualized in 4 Minutes http://ping.fm/yVPjE
2011TS Telework Summit is all about empowering and equipping advocates of telework to "take the next steps". http://ping.fm/VBXmu
Bring on the "dried kumquats" | @ZaarlySF http://ping.fm/4i8Bq
foursquare :: Scala's Bistro :: San Francisco, CA - added to my todo list http://ping.fm/UEh5v
Nasimiyu - Born to Aid, a non-profit for children in Kenya - Thu Sep 29 - CLSWest cc: cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR http://ping.fm/eVwvS
Paul Kamen - on The WELL, one of the first social networking sites. Thu Sep 29 - CLSWest cc: cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR http://ping.fm/NUWEF
Vee Govender - U.C. Davis Center for Regional Change, Labor Studies Thu Sep 29 - CLSWest cc: cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR http://ping.fm/Avtin
Intro speakers just added to CLSWest meetup on Thu Sep 29 - cc: cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR http://ping.fm/fr2dz
Let's talk community on Thu Sep 29 - CLSWest cc: cmgrmeal octribe cmtybc TheCR http://ping.fm/RJWxU
CLSWest Our Sponsors - Community Leadership Summit West (San Francisco, CA) - Meetup http://ping.fm/XzJDi
Open Space Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://ping.fm/2OrpS
Social Business Technology Capability Maturity Scorecard http://ping.fm/EJXgf

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Twitter media grid / Recent images by @erich13 http://bit.ly/osYaMB

Friday, September 16, 2011

Top 50 fastest-growing companies - Sacramento Business Journal

50 companies made the Sacramento Business Journal’s annual fastest-growing companies list

Ah, to see the top 50 you have to pay for a premium subscription. "The full list of 50 is available in print or in our premium e-edition"

The Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit

I know several people who will be interested in this.  

Too bad I didn't hear about it until now.

Especially because it is SOLD OUT. Bummer.

The good news is that "You may join us for the Livestream of the event by RSVPing here"  --- For Free!!! Nice!

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

Time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: 92nd Street Y, New York City
Tickets: On sale now through Eventbrite
Socialize: MeetupFacebook

The Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit

Mashable and 92Y present a summit of today’s most inspirational and promising leaders discussing effective ways in which new media can help address the world’s challenges. By focusing on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — being addressed in high-level plenary sessions at UN Week in September 2010 — the Mashable/92Y Social Good Summit celebrates the power and potential of new media to effect change. The Summit is presented in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, a public charity that advocates for the UN and provides a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Community Management Crib Notes - Conflict Resolution - Part 1/2 - YouTube http://bit.ly/ohzhkq

Blog title...

The Sport of Dragon Boating | What is Dragon Boating? http://bit.ly/oz3Hta
San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival Sept 17-18 at Treasure Island; Must-Do Checklist For Families http://bit.ly/p9NwmX
San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival Sept 17-18 at Treasure Island; Must-Do Checklist For Families http://bit.ly/p9NwmX
Dragon boat racing is one of the earliest known forms of boat racing and is celebrated at festivals and races throughout the world. http://ping.fm/Fwljk
The Sport of Dragon Boating | What is Dragon Boating? http://ping.fm/5LKo7
San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival this weekend on Treasure Island http://ping.fm/VheB4

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? clswest cmgrmeal cmtybc octribe http://ping.fm/WspxC
Organic vs Structured approach to community building, which works better? http://ping.fm/sGNOo

Thursday, June 9, 2011

my experience with local business places who use social media strategically

Foursquare (social networking)

Image via Wikipedia

Good morning!

Just wanted to let you know, this morning, about my experience with local business places who[m] use social media strategically*...

Location-based businesses benefit from owning their social media place review site. There are Facebook Place pages, there are Google Place pages, there are Yelp pages, FourSquare checkin pages, and many more (for a reason).

All of these places can contain content that helps people find you, like you, purchase from you. etc.

Just own it! Go out and strategically* claim your local business place page, at Google, at Facebook, at FourSquare, at Yahoo, and ay

Simply put, you will get more traction, visits, attention, retention, sales, and positive web presence.

Have a good day! =:-)
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Which curator has a list of community managers? #octribe #TheCR #CmtyBC #CLSWest #cmgrchat

I have one list:

@erich13/clswestCommunity Leadership Summit West

And here are the lists which I follow, that are related to community managers:


@TheCR/thecr-expertsIndividuals we think know what they are talking about and have spoken with our members

@TheCR/thecrlive-bostonPeople who have joined us for #TheCRLive in Boston

@cmtybc/cmtybc-members
List of Community BackChannel members
@thomasknoll/octribeThe octribe hashtag is used to make it easier to discover thoughts from the online community tribe

Which curator has a list of community managers?

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Too email-centric! Shifting to something more productive. activity-stream based enterprise 2.0 apps

Site Comparison of podio.com (rank #143,481), ...

Image by ericherberholz via Flickr

Too email-centric! Shifting to something more productive. activity-stream based enterprise 2.0 apps #podio #moxiesoftware #igloosoftware #blogtronix

  • Blogtronix.com - "The Enterprise Social PlatformBlogtronix empowers organizations and employees to better communicate and share ideas online."
  • moxiesoftware.com - "Enterprise social networking software and contact center software enabling organizations to use collaborate tools to innovate and communicate using business "
  • Podio - "No dependency on IT. Get Podio, and start working the way you always wanted"
  • IGLOO Software "is a social software company that builds online communities"

Site Comparison of podio.com (rank #143,481), moxiesoftware.com, igloosoftware.com (#2,945,020), blogtronix.com (#4,515,536)

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Twitter: How to Pre-Schedule Future Tweets

Often asked is how to best reach and engage your audience via Twitter.

The answer is twofold, in my opinion, (1) choose your words carefully so as to best capture the essence of the message to make it compelling AND (2) include a call to action.

Since the readership of your tweet (your followers, for the most part) is done serendipitously, you can not always be sure that your message will be read. In any case, a good idea may be to time the post (tweet) for lunch time or at the end of the day, when your followers might be taking a break from their work, and dipping into the Twitter stream.

So, you could pre-schedule your tweets. There are several tools to do this with. For example, here are some articles that review these tools:

Over the next couple of days, I will review these.  Does anyone use any of these and/or have a favorite tweet pre-scheduling app?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to get a QR code of a shortened URL

QR Code: URL <a href=http://sk.wikipedia.org/" style="border: none; display: block;" width="300" />

Image via Wikipedia

Here's how to get a QR code of a shortened URL.
  1. Go to is.gd
  2. Enter a long URL
  3. Hit the Enter/Return key or click on "Shorten!"
  4. see the shortened URL, which is pre-selected for immediate copying
  5. Click on "Give me this URL as a QR code"
For example, here is the shortened URL and QR code for google.com: is.gd/5JJNDX


QR code for google.com looks like this:


By The Way (BTW), and I quote...

The ethics of is.gd (and why you should support us!)

Our URL shorteners is.gd and v.gd are not only be fully featured and easy to use, but are also guaranteed to be run in a completely ethical manner. Here are some of the things that we feel make us an ethical service that you can trust, with some further information below: -

  • We pledge to support is.gd as a free service indefinitely and to not introduce charges for services we previously offered for free.
  • We pledge never to place 3rd party advertising on the site.
  • is.gd doesn't require registration and doesn't collect or track your personal details.
  • We are fully carbon neutral.
  • is.gd's development is driven by its users' interests, not by investors or shareholders.
  • We are hosted and run entirely from the UK and comply fully with its laws.
  • We make an API available free of charge so that other applications can harness is.gd.
  • We have a clear policy on what we don't allow is.gd to be used for. This includes use for spam, phishing, viruses, adware or child pornography.
  • We're one of the most proactive URL shorteners in preventing spam/misuse.
  • In running and staffing the site we will never discriminate on the grounds of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or how much you like cake.
  • We have a "small and friendly" approach to support - your emails will not be answered by a mindless corporate drone, in fact they're most often dealt with personally by is.gd's creator.
  • Our other URL shortener, v.gd, is the only major one we know of that makes a link preview page the default when visiting shortened URLs, so consider using that instead if the confidence of people who click your links is important to you (we'd have liked to do this for is.gd as well but had to drop the feature since it caused issues with some legacy uses of our URLs).


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Crowdsource the policing of being spammed in Facebook "I know I should never speak about this here in fb, but I thought I would mess..."

Here is an example of what it looks like being spammed in Facebook. And I quote...

I know I should never speak about this here in fb, but I thought I
would message yóu from my new i Pad 2 that I just simþly obtaained for free.
Don't say to anyone but now there is a weebsite sendiing out free stuff tó
aany one that signs up.

that is wheré I got mine btw:
New Apple Company i Pad2 Marketresearch

Simply click on "Report Spam" and ignore the message. This helps the more people who report it. In other words, stop the bullying of spammers by reporting them. As soon as enough reports come in, Facebook will do something about it. Probably using a "Terms of Use" policy.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

What is Drupal? What is community?

What is Drupal?

"Drupal (pronunciation: /ˈdruːpəl/) is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.[2][3][4] It is used as a back-end system for at least 1% of all websites worldwide[5] ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk.[6][7] It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration." (Drupal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Drupal

Drupal

@drupal Internet
Drupal is a Free, Open, Modular CMS written in PHP

  • "Drupal is a free software package that allows anyone to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power an endless variety of sites." (About Drupal | drupal.org)
  • "Drupal meets the needs of different types of web sites from community to news portals, from corporate sites to educational institutions, from media sites to international sites. Learn about the building blocks that power these sites in Drupal CMS Features." (Sites Made with Drupal | drupal.org)
  • "Drupal 7 is recommended for most new websites. A large number of modules and themes are already available for it." (Get Started with Drupal | drupal.org)
  • "Where is the Drupal Community?" (Community & Support | drupal.org)
  • "This is one of the most active job listings for Drupal site builders, developers, and themers. It contains a mix of full time positions, free lance contracts, training requests, and other smaller paid tasks." (Drupal Jobs | groups.drupal.org) 

What is community?

"In sociology, the concept of community has led to significant debate, and sociologists are yet to reach agreement on a definition of the term" (Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

"The word "community" is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift"), a broad term for fellowship or organized society.[2]

Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community no longer has geographical limitations, as people can now virtually gather in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location." (Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

"Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft - German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies distinguished between two types of human association: Gemeinschaft (usually translated as "community") and Gesellschaft ("society" or "association"). In his 1887 work, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, Tönnies argued that Gemeinschaft is perceived to be a tighter and more cohesive social entity, due to the presence of a "unity of will."[3] He added that family and kinship were the perfect expressions of Gemeinschaft, but that other shared characteristics, such as place or belief, could also result in Gemeinschaft. This paradigm of communal networks and shared social understanding has been applied to multiple cultures in many places throughout history.[4] Gesellschaft, on the other hand, is a group in which the individuals who make up that group are motivated to take part in the group purely by self-interest. He also proposed that in the real world, no group was either pure Gemeinschaft or pure Gesellschaft, but, rather, a mixture of the two." (Gemeinschaft_and_Gesellschaft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

"Gemeinschaft (often translated as community) is an association in which individuals are oriented to the large association as much if not more than to their own self interest. Furthermore, individuals in Gemeinschaft are regulated by common mores, or beliefs about the appropriate behavior and responsibility of members of the association, to each other and to the association at large; associations marked by "unity of will" (Tönnies, 22). " (Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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