Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

Do you let the timesink of online channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest take you away from your real life? How do you avoid getting “sucked in” to hour of online engagement?

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

Participating in the social space is becoming a cost of doing business for most companies and requires preparation for engagement with customers who have had both positive and negative experiences. Are you ready to engage?

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

I find it mildly amusing that some companies are becoming social media ostriches and sticking their heads in the sand by denying access to sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In this article, I cover my top five hypocrisies in corporate arguments for blocking employee access to social media.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media Consultant, Expert, Guru or Wizard

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. There are plenty of “experts”, “gurus” and “wizards” out there and many of them don’t have the experience you need. Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

Do bloggers have a responsibility to check their facts before publishing speculative content? Is the better to be first than be right? I would love to hear thoughts and opinions from other bloggers!

3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

Pinterest continues to draw traffic, offering significant advantages over Google+. But can they stay out of legal trouble over copyright law?

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

All my social media cartoons and comics linked in a single post. Feel free to use these in your blog posts or presentations with the proper attribution.

Celebrating A Birthday – Twitter Style

Ever wonder what a team of social media geeks do to celebrate a birthday? Check out this cube turned into a Twitter bird cage, as well as a cool Twitter cake and cookies!

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – A Guest Post About Talking With Your Kids

Do you plan to talk with your teen about sex, drugs, and social media? Check out my guest blog post on Pop Goes Dad about having “the talk”.

Social Media Comic – Why Don’t Our Customers Like Our Facebook Page?

If your customers don’t like your products or services, having a Facebook page or Twitter account won’t help make them any better.

You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

Do you really think I care if you tell everyone that I unfollowed you? Do you think that announcing it on your Twitter feed is going to shame me back into following you again? That’s not how Twitter works. If you want me to follow you, be interesting, be funny, be non-spammy, be friendly, be of-use to me.

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

This infographic clearly shows that your email inbox is more successful at managing text and multimedia better than the Facebook timeline, Twitter feed, RSS subscriptions and Google+ feed combined.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

For those looking to build a career in social media, I thought I might share the story as one example of how to get a job in social media by using social media.

[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

Is your brand is actually engaging with your online community or just marketing to them? The following infographic provides a series of steps to determine whether you’re engaging or just yacking….

10 Surefire Metrics You Can Use (Or Not Use) To Measure Your Blog

Think about it….with traditional Web sites, we measure metrics like page views, unique visitors, time on site, bounce rate, and referring domains. But with behaviors like tweeting, Facebook posting, digging, stumbling, pinning, I find myself drawn to other metrics when looking at Google Analytics.