Category: business

Population of Facebook Now Exceeds Population of G7

Mashable has declared the population of Facebook – measured in users who have logged in at least once in the last 30 days – is now 750 million. Much has been made of looking at Facebook as though it was a country, so you could compare it with others to see which countries have the …

LinkedIn or Bust … uh, literally.

I’m putting the finishing touches on my presentation for Eat. Drink. Tweet. in Penticton, British Columbia. It’s all about LinkedIn. For those of you who follow my blog regularly (thanks, Mom), you’ll remember that I rated LinkedIn #2 overall, and Twitter #1. In the next rendition of my Top Social Media List, I’m certain these …

Top 5 reasons why t.co is a bad move by Twitter

Twitter announced, by e-mail to every user, that they are going to make their URL shortener (“wrapper”) mandatory on Twitter, and this will be applied to every URL posted, effectively eliminating the need (and, presumably, the functionality) of every other URL shortener in existence. Here are 5 reasons why this is a bad policy: It …

Social Media – Top 25

It’s been over 8 months since my last social media top 10 list, so I figured it was time for an update. Last time, my top 10 list was actually a top 18, so I figured I’d just bite the bullet, and make this one a top 25. If you are using social media for …

My Crappy E-Book – DELIVERED!

Want to get 10,000 followers on Twitter!?! No, I’m not going to charge $0.99 (or 2 for $1.97), as promised, and the first 1,000 people to retweet it will not get a free copy. This advice is free – for everybody: The number of followers you have on Twitter means absolutely nothing. Remember the old …

Top 5 Tips For New Facebook Pages

1. Make your page title as generic as possible. If you are setting up a page to promote your company brand, this may not be an option. But generic pages are far more likely to gain fans than brand pages. Think about it this way – if you have a website about “Travel to Asia”, …

Social Media and San Francisco

I started thinking about San Francisco, as I was planning to go to WordCamp San Francisco this year (and I organize WordCamp Victoria). I have also been one of the organizers for Social Media Club Victoria, and SMC has it’s global home in San Francisco. We already know that San Francisco is the center of …

What is Social Discovery?

What the heck is Social Discovery?  I’ve seen the term thrown around here and there, but only in passing. After a chance meeting with Dan Martell on a rainy afternoon in Las Vegas on January 17th, the light bulb suddenly appeared! I am convinced “Social Discovery” will become an integrated component for every serious marketing …

Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Some have compared it to FriendFeed, some have called it Google’s answer to Facebook, and some are just annoyed and can’t wait to turn it off (in GMail, you can scroll to the bottom and click on “turn off buzz”, by the way). Others have predicted Google Buzz will annihilate Twitter! They make a compelling …