4 Tips For Being Effective On Instagram

First, whether you had the day off and spent it relaxing, or you had a regular work day, for those in the US, best wishes on this Labor Day. I spent a great day with visiting friends in the morning, and with the family in the afternoon. But, today is the first Monday of the month,…

Video: Twitter in Plain English

From the archives: I found a great video by Lee Lefer over at YouTube. Its sort of a “Twitter for Dummies”–great primer if you’re still not quite sure what is the point of Twitter.

Tech-Wise Parents: Facebook hasn’t changed anything!

If you’re a parent you’ve probably heard about Facebook. If you have teens, it is most likely your teen is an active user of Facebook. Like any tool, Facebook is a powerful website for good or for evil, depending on how it’s used or misused. For this article, I am going to assume you know…

DomeNation: More YouTube and Politics

David All has joined with Jerome Armstrong from MyDD to start a new YouTube based weekly TV show, DomeNation. I watched the first couple episodes and thought it was well done. In DC, if you want to be a student of Internet and communications, you inevitably have to step into politics. These guys are coming…

Online social network sites going bilingual

NSHP.org is reporting on the growth of social networking websites targeting the Hispanic market. Online social network sites are going bilingual with sites like elHood.com, QuePasa.com, MyGrito.com and Vostu.com. The statistics are interesting. About 56 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. use the Internet, compared to 71 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 60 percent of…

Keys to Victory: Internet & Email

I’ve been asked to talk to students at the Leadership Institute on a workshop titled “Keys to Victory: Internet & Email.” I’m looking forward to giving the LI students practical tips on how to use the internet and email to achieve advocacy success. Some of the areas I’m going to be covering include: – Email…

Game Mechanics Applied to Marketing And Brands

I read this article by Max Kalehoff a few months ago, but it came to mind again last week as I was writing about usability. This is the new world of media: full user-interaction. Today’s media consumers don’t just want to consume; they want to participate, engage and have fun while doing it. Kalehoff’s article…

WSJ: Political Candidates, Fund Raising, Blogs & The Web

Update: The Washington Post has an article on Widgets I missed. Thanks to Rob for pointing out. Rob points out one good example. While this may technically not qualify as a widget, I did want to call attention to a great new tool courtesy of Justin Hart at My Man Mitt. It allows Romney fans…

WSJ: How Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job

I came across this article in today’s editor of the Wall Street Journal, and fortunately, its available for free on their online edition. I came across a posting about my current job opening on a blog I used to read on a regular basis (not as much these days…). I landed the job, in part,…