There is nothing worse than being lied to by a customer service representative. This routinely happens to any Consolidated Communications (formerly Surewest) customer when they call and request assistance with configuring a new wireless ADSL modem router that the consumer purchased. The customer service representative will inform the caller that Consolidated’s Internet service only works […]
If you are a small business, nonprofit or just a person that has something to promote, your website is your virtual store or megaphone. The greatest challenge all organizations have is attracting visitors to their websites to promote their products or services. While Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an important aspect of a good website […]
People turn to the Internet for two things: entertainment and information. If you’re not producing content focused on one of those two areas, you may not be getting that much traffic to your website. If you want to get visitors to your blog or website you need to create content that is either entertainment or information oriented.
As a novice WordPress user I have been relatively happy with the traffic my blog posts have generated. But as a commerce site the other measurement that my site is really connecting with my audience is the number of people who email or call with questions. I was able to generate more “person to person” interaction after I added some simple invitations to my website.
Hosted Facebook video content consistently has a higher total reach than the blogs I share from my website, the photo albums I create and share on the Facebook page or external links for on-line articles. A video link to my YouTube account or a TV news clip does no better than a regular external link to a text based story. Facebook prefers videos you upload to your page and they get to host. They will then make sure that video pops up in more than the usual number of feeds.
The attending emergency room physician slipped her camera phone out of her pocket, focused on the patient’s leg and snapped a picture. As the patient sat in slightly stunned silence, the doctor posted the picture to her Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter pages with the caption, “Has anyone ever seen a nasty leg rash like this before?”
The new Instagram video sharing app is nothing to get excited about. It has some real shortcomings that don’t have simple solutions. Instagram photos are interesting 20% of the time. I suspect the videos, like the majority of photos, will either be horribly mundane and a waste of storage or be hyper-produced which looses the whole allure of spontaneous (instant) capture of life that Instagram is suppose to offer.
This family quarrel is taking place in the twitter sphere over whether #UniteBlue is defender and connector of progressive tweeters or a conservative Trojan horse being pushed into the twitter family room.
A little PDA, public display of affection, apparently pissed-off a mall cop who threatened the gay couple with eviction and now the mall is about to get hit with a kiss-in.