The Benefits of Triberr

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Social Media | 42 comments

As you may be aware, Triberr is a new service that’s been getting quite a lot of press these days, both good and bad. As a pretty early adopter on the Triberr train, I thought I’d share with you my experiences with the service. As you can tell from the title of this blog post, I’m a pretty big fan of Triberr today. Admittedly, that might change over time.

What is Triberr?

Triberr is a social sharing service that allows you to share your posts and other content between and among small groups within existing social networks. Here’s how it works.

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The Problem with Klout

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Social Media | 55 comments

I’ve been holding off on writing anything about online influence or Klout for some time, despite having some pretty strong feelings about both. A few weeks back, I was shooting the breeze with Daniel Newman and he made a comment that I agreed with completely. I’m paraphrasing here, but the crux of the statement was this:

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How a Total Stranger Saved My Life – Interview with @AngelaMaiers

Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Social Media | 16 comments

Good morning!

It’s an amazing day here in Chicago. It’s Sunday May 1st and I’m decompressing from a terrific SOBcon this past weekend. SOBCon stands for Successful Online Business Conference. It’s hosted by the incomparable Liz Strauss and Terry Starbucker. Amazing energy and ulifting stories shared by some of the biggest and most authentic names on the web.

I wanted to share one story in particular with you that happened to a dear friend of mine Angela Maiers (it’s funny to say that because we only just met in real life this weekend, but I know I speak for us both when I say we were dear friends long before that). When I first heard the story unfold I asked Angela if she’d be willing to share it with me on video, and thankfully she agreed to a brief interview.

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Makeover Your Twitter Avatar

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Social Media | 55 comments

Have you thought about your avatar lately?

You should!

Your avatar, that image of you that is associated with your Twitter account (and other accounts too) is a representation of you (or in some cases, your brand). But it is so much more than that.

To everyone that interacts with you on twitter, your avatar actually IS you in many respects. It is the visual queue that I’m dealing with you, the same you I’ve been communicating – or the same you I may be interested in learning more about and connecting with in the future. I’m pretty amazed at the lackadaisical attitude many in the twittersphere take towards selecting an avatar, especially considering how many of my connections are working in social media right now. Given all that, here are 5 things I believe you should be doing to optimize your avatar, presented in order of importance.

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13 Ways to Spot a Twitter Spammer

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Social Media | 49 comments

Ever since reading Mark W. Schaefer’s excellent post on the importance of managing your followers on Twitter, I’ve been more and more aggressively blocking and reporting spammers as they attempt to follow me. This past week I had a a twitter conversation with Sandy Hubbard, Mary Lower, Jenny Weigle, and Beth Granger about how exactly to identify spam accounts on twitter. We went back and forth with our suggestions on how to ID a spam account, and I thought I’d capture the core of the discussion as a blog post. Hopefully you’ll find this a good resource.

Without further ado, here’s a list of X ways you to know YOU MIGHT BE A SPAMMER:

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#FollowFriday: Tim McDonald (@tamcdonald)

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Follow Friday, Social Media | 4 comments

Well, it’s Friday morning.

Had a terrific night last night at Social Media Club Chicago – watching Amber Naslund present on her new book The NOW Revolution. Great preso, Recommended.

Last night presented a great opportunity to hang out with lots of friends, and to make many new ones. I really enjoyed my time spent with Lisa Diomede, Barb Rozgonyi, Jeannie Walters, Mitch Byrne and so many others.

One of the guys I always enjoy hanging with  is Tim McDonald. Because of that (and for another reason you’ll read about shortly) Tim is this week’s Follow Friday!

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