Monthly Archive:: December 2010

Social Media Kwanzaa Principles: December 31st — Kuumba (Creativity)

Habari Gani (What's the News)? Kuumba (Creativity)! The sixth principle of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) is Kuumba (Creativity). Creativity is a fundamental competency that distinguishes successful entrepreneurs who love their businesses from non-entrepreneurs and others who are simply working to make a living. For social media marketers creativity is all the more

The Internet Has Not Killed Television. It’s Enhancing What We watch.

TV is far from dead. In fact, it appears that many of us are enhancing our television experience by using computers and mobile devices while viewing to look up facts or comment publicly about what we’re watching. As an example, the next time you’re watching an awards program, check http://search.twitter.com to see what others

Social Media Kwanzaa Principles: December 30th — Nia (Purpose)

Habari Gani (What's the News)? Nia (Purpose)! The fifth principle of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) is Nia (Purpose). This principles means to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Social media marketers can demonstrate purpose in their online

Social Media Kwanzaa Principles: December 29th — Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

Habari Gani (What's the News)? Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)! The fourth principle of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) is Ujamaa (cooperative economics). This principle means to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. For social media marketers, this means committing fully to entrepreneurship as a

Social Media Kwanzaa Principles: December 28th — Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

Habari Gani (What's the News)? Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)! The third principle of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) is Ujima (collective work and responsibility). This principle means to build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together. For social media marketers,

So You Got a New iPad for Christmas and You’re Wondering What’s Next?

I know story; you received a new iPad for Christmas and you’re wondering what to do with this amazing tool or toy. You’re either overwhelmed with all the information and possibilities that this device holds for taking casual computing and convenience to a whole new level or you’re completely underwhelmed and wondering what all

Social Media Kwanzaa Principles: December 27th — Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

It's the second day after Christmas and I've updated my annual Kwanzaa series for your use in 2011. Enjoy! Habari Gani (What's the News)? Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)! The second principle of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) is Kujichagulia or Self-Determination. This principle means to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for

You Don’t Have to Blog Post Everyday to Be Succesful but You Do Have to Be Consistent.

@TiaPeterson was kind enough to provide some great insight by way of pros and cons about whether a high posting frequency can be a help or a hindrance to your weblog. I’m working on increasing my reader exposure over the next few months and I’ve seen some good early results with an increase in

Mashable’s Best Social Media Posts of 2010

I like keeping up with Mashable as a source of news and commentary on the social media space. They’ve done a tremendous service in cataloging some of their very best posts from the past year so that you can catch up on what you’ve missed and put some of their best tips to use.

If You Haven’t Seen a QR Code Yet, You Will.

They’re eye-catching, just artistic enough to minimize the geek factor, easy to create, easier to share, and packed with digital information anyone can capture quickly and efficiently with a mobile phone. Whether on a web site, a business card, in a magazine or, as seen here, on a billboard, QR codes are becoming popular