Sun.Dec 11, 2011

Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?

SocMed Sean

So let me ask you a question. Do you know who President Barack Obama is? Probably. Do you know he has a Klout influence score of 86? Next question, do you know who Robert Scoble is? He has a Klout influence score of 88.

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Storytelling, #OccupyTV, & Morgan Freeman: The Michael Husain Interview


Honesty, Being a storyteller, Love, Family, and Tart Lemonade. I met Michael Husain, President of Good Vibes Media , many years ago as I was looking for advice to make my first short film. We’d meet for lunch – always Vietnamese food – and over the years we became friends over bowls of Ph? Ga, Banh It T, and Nem Chua. I’ve been impressed with his body of work. His productions have garnered 13 national Emmy Awards on 22 nominations.

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Sorting Christmas…

The Way of the Web

Sadly I’ve reached the age where the number of presents I receive has declined, many of them are extremely practical, and parents assume that I don’t enjoy surprises any more – hence why I know I’ll be unwrapping a Kindle on Christmas Day.

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Small Businesses – How To Help Them

Small Business Mavericks

Did you know there are an estimated 21.5 million small businesses in the United States? Those same small businesses contribute 44% of all business in the United States. This is phenomenal. One would think it would be less than that simply because of the large corporations. It just goes to show you that small businesses are favored among the citizens of the United States. It would be nice if banks would favor small businesses over large corporations when it comes to lending money.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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5 R's of Memories

Engaging Brand

Abigail Sellen of Microsoft Research has a wonderful tool to talk about how we preserve artifacts of memory. I was reading about this in The Future of Looking Back - you can listen to the podcast interview here. Abigail speaks of the 5 R's. Reminiscing. Reflecting. Recollecting. Retrieving. Remembering. I like this model because I think it can be used to influence people around you. There is no better way of creating emotional engagement than by sharing memories. . You can.

How to Contribute to an Open Playlist on Spotify

Bare Feet Studios

My colleague and brilliant marketer, Tara Coomans, created an open playlist on the music sharing service Spotify, and has invited anyone to help beef up the party mix for our annual Hawaii Social Media Year in Review partee. Yes, of course you are invited! But about the Spotify Playlist: Great idea! I thought. But it is easier said than done. So here is a quick cheat sheet. Of course, you will require a Spotify account before you can add any songs to the playlist.

What Blogging for Fun Taught Me About Blogging for Profit


This guest post is by Becky Canary-King of Direct Incorporation. There’s really too much to say about the benefit of a good blog for your business. A well done blog can bring in new customers, establish yourself as an expert in your field, open up communication with your clients, and support your SEO and marketing. Recently I discovered that the blog I write for fun about body image issues has a higher Google page rank than my company’s blog!