Category: Social media
Nothing embodies the dueling convenience and inconvenience of the modern world quite like social media. Is it an annoying time sink out to devour souls, or is it the single best way to make your mark? Yes. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone.
Reaching for the Stars An astronaut with a wrench floats in the void of space, with only a smoking satellite for company. Beside him are the words, “Posterous Spaces is no longer available.” On April 30, 2013, this popular service went down. At the time of its demise, Posterous had an estimated 60,000 daily users […]
When I speak to students about business, I always make sure to point out that they just can’t sit by the phone and wait for the calls from prospective clients to pour in. This is when their eyes glaze over. The worst argument I ever heard from a student in response to my talk on steps […]
In a recent article, I made a generalization about Twitter only being used to drive traffic to a designer’s web site or blog. There were a couple of comments, stating I was wrong. Sure, it was a generalization to save 1,200 words, telling people what they already knew, but in face-to-face discussions with peers and a […]
When I applied for my first adult job, the business owner asked for some letters of recommendation. Until that point, my part-time jobs had been the usual jobs young teenagers held. The man to whom I reported for my newspaper delivery route had been found dead in Las Vegas from an overdose, surrounded by passed […]
When it comes to managing your online presence, the task is not so simple. This is especially true with respect to social networks. There are way too many social networking websites out there, and it can be a confusing decision about which one to choose and which one to ignore. So, how does one pick […]