Technology Veteran, Social Media Nerd, and World Famous Actor and Singer

I Hate

I live in Canada. If I try to load a video from, 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 […]

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 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 […]

The Real Value of Twitter: Three Predictions for 2012

People who enjoy micro-blogging on Twitter include a group I’ve already pretty clearly identified. Computer Geeks Marketing Types Egomaniacs Social Butterflies (I’d include myself in all 4 to varying degrees.)  There’s a few others along the same lines. Others will reluctantly sign on, because they feel they need to – for business or what not.  […]

The definitive iPhone strategy for iGoogle users

So you’re thinking about an iPhone? I am a heavy user of iGoogle (e-mail, calendar, RSS reader, bookmarks, movies, weather, shared documents, stock market, etc.).  I went out and bought an iPhone to replace my old Nokia plain-jane model.  Since then, I have gone through the motions to make it more and more useful. While […]

One Month of Twitter

It’s been one month since I skeptically started using Twitter. Wow. I’m convinced that every marketing person, Internet geek, computer programmer, opportunistic, or egomaniac should be using Twitter! Here’s what I’ve done in 28 days (in addition to my regular job managing the company): I’ve created profiles for all 3 of my business divisions and […]

Social Networking – MySpace

Q: What does MySpace have going for it? A: It is well established, as the first-to-market social network.  It has hundreds of thousands of users.  It is owned by News Corporation, which (in “normal” economic times) gives it pretty deep pockets. Q: What does MySpace have going against it? A: Almost everything else. I am […]

Avoiding Domain Name and Web Hosting Scams

I wrote this in response to a local Better Business Bureau warning about a web hosting invoicing scam. As somebody who has been in the domain name and web hosting business for 8 years, I hope to provide some insight on the matter. It is written to be as simple and straightforward as possible. Avoiding […]