Month: March 2009

Social Networking Primer – Social Bookmarking

On February 4th, I commited to writing some of my experiences on Social Bookmarking. At a lecture at the last AffiliateSummit in Las Vegas, I recall the speaker suggesting that people pick one social bookmarking site and stick to it.  I decided to survey the landscape, and do just this. I have to admit, though, …

Smartest Twitter Spam Ever

We’ve all had “spam followers” on Twitter.  Presumably this is done to promote websites and products.  Most of it is idiotic, and the accounts get closed pretty quickly.  I just discovered one, however, that impressed me greatly.  Some smarter spammer out there came up with this. At the risk of educating spammers, I have reviewed …

Social Media Binge Article 1: Micro-Blogging Sites

I went on a Social Media binge the other day, as I wanted to see what else was out there other than the usual suspects (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace). (My opinions on these are well documented.) I thought I would share my opinions on the others, starting with the Micro-Blogging sites. Before I do …

I Hate Hulu.com

I live in Canada. If I try to load a video from Hulu.com, the following message appears: We’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United States.  For more information on Hulu’s international availability, click here. If you’re inside the United States and believe you’ve received this message in error, please …

Website Rule #1: No information is much better than wrong information.

When I talk to people about building websites, I tell them that most people use them to get information, and that if you can provide that information, it builds confidence in your business. One very obvious piece of information for a retailer is store hours. For example, imagine my delight when I discovered that the …

Taste The Rainbow of API Timeouts!

We have traditional media stunts, so why not “social” media stunts? We saw an example of this today from Skittles – the chewy candy – where they essentially replaced their www.skittles.com website with a Twitter search for “skittles”. Great idea.  Now that it’s been done, I’m not expecting to see much more of it. Not …