Google Analytics Launch Real-Time Stats

There have been a lot of changes happening on Google Analytics over the last week:  there have been design updates to the new interface, and Google has announced a new option of Google Analytics Premium. […]

How To Import Facebook Contacts Into Twitter

UPDATE: How To Import Facebook Contacts Into Twitter


Pete Cashmore CEO of Mashable with Dennis Crowley Foursquare CEO SXSW

Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable, with Dennis Crowley, Foursquare CEO and co-founder – Image courtesy of @mostlylisa via Twitter
There are so many great Social Media and Tech events going on all around the world this year. One really cool thing about Social Media is you can still participate, learn and interact with these events virtually from the comfort of your home or office. Honestly, if you are not into getting your junk inspected at the airports, waiting for flight delays and spending some serious cash you may be better off attending your favorite events online and through twitter anyways. More and more Social Media and Technology events are currently being streamed live over the internet either though Livestream or Ustream. The great thing about these technologies is that they are free to use and they allow you in many cases to participate in a chat with the channel so it feels really interactive, unlike traditional TV.


Shopping on Facebook? Mobile Apps? Social Media Marketing Updates

According to the Facebook Developers Blog there are more then 150 million people actively using Facebook from mobile devices. Facebook is continuing it’s efforts to make Facebook a truly mobile experience for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The Facebook SDK for iOS recently launched Facebook SDK for Android, mobile developers can easily build social apps with the latest technology across two of the most popular mobile platforms. Here are some of the latest updates from the Facebook developers blog and Twitter.


Social Media – Waste of Time or Cutting Edge Marketing?

Simply put, social media has become a game changer, but not for everyone. Social media, in my humble opinion, can be the biggest waste of your time, money, energy, and good will. That being said, a Social Media Strategy can be a game changer, and is already being used to effectively influence and grab market share with lightening viral speed.

Here are 3 things to consider when starting your Social Media Marketing Strategy:


Take a look inside Social Media Day Victoria BC Canada

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has officially designated June 30 Social Media Day. Mayor Dean Fortin signed the proclamation after local Social Media Day meet up organizer Paul Holmes petitioned the Victoria City Council. As far as we know, this is the first city to officially proclaim June 30 Social Media Day.
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What is Social Media?

I am all about making a splash and having fun and if you really widen back and turn up your speakers, (Video Below) you will start to see that there is a fundamental shift in the way we communicate and do business online and offline. We are calling it Social Media! The way I look at it is whether you have embraced technology in your life, in your business or career it is here to stay, and you have not seen anything yet. If you want to create good things into your life then you will love what you can create with Social Media Marketing Optimization Training and Consulting.


3 Insights From The Book – REWORK by 37signals

If you are anything like me you love to read and understand that the more you learn the more you earn. Make no mistake your BI or your Business Intelligence is directly related to your current level of income in your chosen industry. The good news is that reading is one of the best ways to improve your net worth. I realize some people like reading books of fiction and that’s great, but if you want to improve your income you need to be reading books from people who are more successful then you are or have created something you want to also create for your business or organization.

Facebook Helps Save Local TV News Station. (Chek News)

This last week has been a great week for the research and development part of my plan where I continue to learn how to use Social Media to improve the various area’s of our lives.  I find the more I open myself up and learn new ways to improve the value I add to the conversation the more good things start to happen.  The first event of the week was for the Social Media Club Victoria Chapter monthly meeting.  This months meeting featured a panel of local journalists to discuss how they are integrating social media into the way they gather and distribute news.  One of the best parts of the evening is when Dana Hutchings, host and producer of Island 30, started to explain how social media helped them to save the station from being closed. Dana explains on the video how they used a Facebook page to gain support and develop some momentum for their lofty goals of keeping the Chek News Alive.  It was a lot of fun to make but turned out very shaky.  Turn up your speakers because it is worth hearing.