Monthly Archives: August 2010

Premium Customer Support Is Mandatory – Not Optional

Premium Customer Support Is Mandatory - Not Optional

There’s a joke that keeps making circles in the software development world: At a recent software engineering management course in the US the participants were given an awkward question to answer. “If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software how many…

Three Things Seth Godin Taught Me About Social Media

Three Things Seth Godin Taught Me About Social Media

This last week, Seth Godin made it official that he is moving away from the conventional book publishing world. Linchpin would be the last book he would publish the conventional way. One of the key reasons Seth cites behind this decision is the realization that his true customers are not the readers – they are…

Will You Use Expanded Follow Fridays Starting Today? #FFEXP

Twitter Follow Fridays

It began with a simple tweet last Friday from Johnny Laird: In his own words – Sometimes the 140 characters can’t do it justice, so this is my expanded version…. Johnny followed it up with a blog post with a more detailed write up on who his recommendations for Follow Friday were going to be….

A Five Step Formula To Fulfill Your Social Media Fantasies


Last night, I was shortlisting my fantasies. Now before I start giving you ideas, let me elaborate a bit more on that 🙂 I’m referring to the fantasies everyone in the social web has about their social media world … the social media fantasies! Here’s the list that I came up with: 1. RSS Subscribers:…

3 Reasons To Use The New Twitter Buttons On Your Blog

New Twitter Button

Two weeks ago, Twitter launched their official Tweet button. That, in my opinion, was landmark launch – because it fundamentally changes the way we look at Twitter sharing and the numbers that get associated with the tweets. Other applications like TweetMeme and Topsy have been doing this for over an year now, but this change…

5 Social Sharing Buttons That Help Your Thoughts Go Viral

A few days back, I wrote about the importance of having social sharing turned on your blogs. Not only is it essential – it’s almost a defacto minimum requirement for any blog these days. Now I know there are blogs which do not have social sharing turned on – the blogs of Leo Babauta and…

Social Media Notebook Summer Fun – And Goodie Time

Social Media Summer Fun And Goodie Giveaway

As summer 2010 comes to an end (here in California), I wanted to do something different today. It’s time for some summer fun – and catching the last golden summer days before the colors of fall set in. You’ve probably guessed it by now – but Social Media Notebook is here to stay. We’re past…

Social Media Success Begins At Home

Social Media Success Begins At Home

One of the books that had a profound impact on me during my college years was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. It’s one of those books which one cannot read without emerging enlightened from. One of the concepts that Dr. Covey talks about is Private Victories. Todd Wangsgard, a…

Social Media Blend Cycles: Online Offline And Online Again

Social Media Full Circle - Online Offline And Online Again

Johnny Laird wrote a wonderful post a few days ago on his blog, Take The Online Offline. In his own words, However, for all its digital aweseomesauce, the real magic happens when you take the online offline, and make the effort to meet with those new friends. Much as I love it, all the good…

Social Media Success – One Day At A Time!


Everyday, and in every way, I am getting better and better. Those were the words that took Émile Coué, a French psychologist to fame towards the end of the last century. Over the decades, this philosophy has had it’s share of followers and critics. And while there have been numerous adaptations, the original still rings…