2011 Archive

Rewarding Facebook Fans

Belgian furniture store Heylen has come up with a creative way to reward its Facebook fans by offering them exclusive store parking spots. At all three of its retail stores, Heylen has painted parking spots exclusively for Facebook fans.

Of course, it would be pretty tough to...

Increasingly, search engines are using “social signals” from top social media sites to help determine the best links to display in search results pages. While there is a lot of speculation about exactly how social media sites are affecting search, Google and Bing have admitted they...

Social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk got frustrated during a recent interview on TechCrunch and said, “99.5%  of the people that walk around and say they are a social media expert or guru are clowns.”

Frankly, we admit we were a little annoyed at this outburst and just a tad...

Last week the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched DigitalLiteracy.gov, in collaboration with a number of Federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The portal will serve to provide...

Business At The Speed Of Like

The innocuous looking “thumbs up” Facebook Like button—now celebrating its first birthday—has morphed into a ubiquitous status symbol on millions of web pages. According to comScore Media, many of the world’s top sites have added it, including the top 10 sports...

Our Enchanting Interview With Guy Kawasaki

Brandon Uttley recently had the pleasure of speaking with author and technology evangelist Guy Kawasaki, on the eve of his new book Enchantment: The Act of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions. Shortly after the book debuted, it made the New York Times bestseller list.

Below is an excerpt of...