Social Networks

Opportunities Abound During Tough Economic Times

Contrarian view? Absolutely not. The best time to strike is when your competitors are off guard. While they gather in their conference rooms to complain about the economy, use this golden opportunity to reach out to your existing customers and find new prospects. Far too many business owners absolutely take the wrong approach. They hunker...

Luxury Brands Now on MySpace, Social Networks

You might not expect a luxury brand that is a global symbol of cosmopolitan fashion to choose MySpace to target their market. But the market is there and so is Cartier; the French brand known for their exclusive $10,000 watches, clocks and diamonds.  The Cartier ad campaign includes a link to a Cartier mini-site where...

Publishers Seek Online Networks For New Releases

You wrap up the final pages of your manuscript and within three-weeks you are on the "Hot New Releases" list. Sound too good to be true? It's not and publishers are using online social networks successfully to promote their books, white papers and business services. For instance, we found this release on PRWEB (one of...

Blogging Tips, AIM Custom Media Weekly Update

Those that invest years of their time gaining experience in a particular field review a vast amount of information. Translating the information into knowledge requires the skills of organization, prioritization, and collaboration. From those with both the experience and the skills, you can acquire wisdom. Blogging Tips After blogging for several years now, I find...

Why Companies Are Moving Marketing Online The Emerging Trends

The amount of research supporting the effectiveness of online marketing is staggering yet many business owners are still unconvinced or just inadequately informed. If you are seriously looking for reasons to justify spending marketing dollars online, here are a few facts and trends to ponder: Although most marketers allocate minuscule amounts of their budgets to...

Reaching Target Markets Through Online Communities

You don't need me to tell you online communities and social networks are powerful interactive marketing tools. What you may need to know is why you shouldn't wait any longer before you get involved. I'll get to that but first let's consider just a few of your options: blogs, chat rooms, forums, business networks, product...

New Friend Features From Wink

Wink is a great place to track your "places on the web" for sharing with your friends. Here is an update from the folks at Wink that I rec'd today: New Friend Features from Wink! A fun way to keep in touch… We here at Wink have added some cool new features to help you...

One Stop Searching of Social Networks – The New Wink

Social networks have grown exponentially within the last year and somewhere among the maze of profiles are your friends, acquaintances and business colleagues. To help you find them, Wink.com now offers a tool that searches more than 150 million online profiles worldwide. Here is an excerpt from their email they sent to me yesterday: Welcome...

TOP 10 Picks for 2007 – Emerging Technologies

Desktop software that allows musicians to play in sync over the internet – as if they are in the same studio – is one of many emerging technologies demonstrated at DEMO 2007 this year. Head on over to Read/Write Web's post for their TOP 10 Picks From DEMO 2007. You won't be disappointed.

Fried SPAM Cooks Up on Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN

After reading a post on the developments of search technology at Read/Write web, I decided it was time to share a phrase I created with you, "Fried SPAM." It just seems appropriate to call websites Fried SPAM when they: Contain nothing but imported content (like the product SPAM itself), and They are saturated with fat...

Groupware Primer

Groupware has changed the manner in which we communicate with family, friends, and colleagues. Our friends at Read/Write Web have an excellent primer for those interested. Here's an excerpt: The term groupware refers to applications that facilitate real-time communication, coordination and collaboration amongst groups of people. A number of startups are working hard to develop...

State of the Web Survey Results

What web technologies will be used in 2007? What resources do web developers use to stay current with industry developments? This past summer, Ektron and SitePoint completed a survey of 5,000 web developers. The survey results were released in a report entitled The State of Web Development 2006/2007. A free 25-page preview report is available...