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Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

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August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country. Me: the race is on, smart phns vs smart locales?

Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Hes great at hammering out details one on one with other intensely focused people, often the CEOs of the companies he contracts for. Though the terms are debated and sometimes disputed in the medical community, both refer in a general way to people who display some characteristics of autism -- including unusual responses to the environment and deficits in social interaction -- but not the cognitive and communicative development impairments or language delays of classic autism.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

I advocate participating in Twitter, and I’ve certainly grown my own audience via that channel, and it should be part of almost every company or business professional’s social media tool kit. However, it’s important to recognize that 3 times more people use Facebook from a smart phone every month than use Twitter at all. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Don’t Treat Fans Like Cattle To me, the key insight is less about who checks what first (although it would be interesting to see the impact of smart phone ownership on the results). If we’re not using the available data (made even richer by the coming ubiquity of “like&# ) to boost relevancy of our social and email communication, our fans will gravitate toward companies that are.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

The feeling of community, and “we’re all in this together&# is slipping away. Both companies (as well as a second tier of contenders) are working on new features and ramping up their business development teams. Smart phone-toting attendees could snap a photo of each others’ code, and instantly follow one another within the my.SXSW social network. Larger space, more interesting companies, and better production overall.