Friendly Online Chatter At An All Time High

Where does the time go? Now, there’s an answer to this rhetorical riddle. Brian Solis dug into a new report from

Brands In The Social Media Suck Hole

A lot of people are looking to social media advertising to perform (myself included). And a lot of people are starting to question whether in fact it does, or ever will, perform. Hotel consutlant, Michael Hraba, is questioning. I think a lot of hotels that set up a (Facebook) page, have absolutely *ZERO* idea how […]

Need A Diversion? Try Social Media!

Fallon’s Skimmer story got picked up by the Minneapolis press. BTW, Fallon laid off 18 people, or 9% of its MN-based staff yesterday.

Buy Your Friend A Drink – Do It Now, It’s Friday

A reviewing and recommendation company called Living Social, which makes the popular “Pick Your Five” app for Facebook and other soc nets, has acquired, according to CNet. is a site that lets you reach out to friends, often friends living in other cities, and buy them a drink. The service offers Pay Pal […]

Today In Twitterverse: Make It Matter Or Make It Go Away

Spike Jones at Brains on Fire has been one of my favorite bloggers for years. Today, he posted a post to beat all posts. Here’s how it starts: Noise. Noise. Noise. You should be on Facebook. You should be on Twitter. Noise. Noise. Noise. Make a viral video. We should blog. Noise. Noise. Noise. Leave […]

Watching The Branded Stream Flow

I have accounts at over two dozen soc nets. You can feel sorry for me or you can build me a tool to help me manage the insanity. Fallon, which “believes the future belongs to generous brands,” is doing the latter. Today the agency launches Skimmer, an Adobe AIR-based desktop application that serves as a […]

You Can Count Your Friends On Your Fingers And Maybe A Few Toes

“I know who my friends are. What’s confusing us is how the Web is strengthening our loose ties” –Jeff Dachis, founder of Razorfish David Armano heard the above words at SXSW this year. This struck a chord with me. Most of us intuitively know who our friends are. They’re the ones we feel comfortable around, […]

Know Where Your Shizzeeps Are

Twitter’s great and all but the Technorati needs to feast on a new dish. You know how it is. According to AppScout, Four Square is the entree of choice at the South By Southwest/Interactive this year. This year’s breakout story is sure to be a social network called foursquare, from the guys behind the now-defunct […]