As with most things ultra hip and cutting edge, QR codes originated in Japan. Those who don’t have a smart phone they may indeed mistake a QR code for a square blob of ink that dried in an odd pattern. … Read More
Just a friendly note from Foursquare alerting me that someone named ‘Kathi L’ is apparently getting to the gym more often than I am these days. And to add insult to injury, there are three smiling faces on my screen right under the banner ‘3 people are here.’ That’s right, they are working out right now, probably happily sweating through a Zumba or Body Pump class.
I’ve been reviewing like crazy for the last 4 or 5 months, but I finally did it. I was selected to be Yelp Elite. If you don’t know, Yelp Elite is basically just a badge that they put on your … Read More
If social media is the new hotness does that make PR old and busted? The relationship between PR and social media is interesting because it’s a combination of best friends who want to hang out together but are also competing … Read More
*Note: For our latest information on blogging, please click here! Business and personal blogs are totally different. The business blog is an extension of your website and your corporate culture. I know, you’re a small business with just a couple … Read More
What do you think? Are we too liberal with our ‘likes’? Have we diluted the pool of fans to the point that a ‘like’ doesn’t mean anything anymore? And – perhaps most importantly – as professionals trying to use Facebook to grow our businesses, are we wasting our time trying to market to a community who may have ‘opted-in’ but perhaps doesn’t care?
Goals come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular ones are losing weight, working out more, spending more time with friends and family, getting organized, and sticking to a budget. Those are all achievable goals, so why do so many of us fail? Why do we make the same promises to ourselves every year, and never fulfill them? The biggest reason is that most of us don’t understand how to use our own minds to help us get what we want.
And it’s not just us. On an average day, I use social media to talk to my college buddies in Boston, my high school pals in Atlanta, my friends and former co-workers in Maine, Michigan, Oregon, London, Germany, Afghanistan… the list is endless. Sometimes it’s just ‘Hey! How are you? I miss you!’ But more often, we talk about news stories (‘check out this link to npr’), pass along information (‘I made this YouTube video about my job’), share feelings (OMG, I’m sooooooo ready for 2011!’) and recap our day (‘Humiliated! I just hugged three people before realizing I forgot to cut the tags off my new sweater!’)