Implementing @ Anywhere

Sometimes code behaves. If you have a website or blog, go ahead and implement @Anywhere to connect Twitter with your site. I’ll be trying a few of the features where appropriate, but the basic hovercard functionality is worth the effort.

Save the Date: Social Networks for Busy Professionals

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in the morning. I’ll be presenting my new seminar, Social Networks for Busy Professionals. The seminar is presented along with the Philadelphia Business Journal and will be held at Bowman & Company in Voorhees, New Jersey. More details are on the way so stay tuned…

Quick Tutorial: Make Your Facebook Page Update Twitter

Facebook recently released a new feature that allows Facebook Pages (not profiles) post updates directly to Twitter. So if you have a page on Facebook and a Twitter account, watch the 2 minute video below for a quick demonstration. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwgoZ1RgPA] Here are the basic steps: Sign into Twitter in one tab or window of your browser. Sign into Facebook in…

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Drinking from the Fire Hydrant

Social networks can devour your day before you realize it. I’ve heard from some people that they need to, “catch up on all of the Facebook posts,” or “read all of the latest tweets on Twitter.” No wonder they feel overwhelmed. Here are two quick tips to make this simpler. Don’t Try to Drink from the Fire Hydrant Whether it…

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Automating Your Status, Or Not.

A common question I hear is, “How do I make Twitter update Facebook, or vice versa?” My short answer: don’t do it. If is not that you can’t, but the two are for different purposes, at least in my view. Consider Lifestreaming Lifestreaming from Wikipedia: Lifestreaming is the practice of collecting an online user’s disjointed online presence in one central…

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Facing Roger Clemens

When I was a kid, I dreamed of playing baseball professionally. We all ran through that moment in the World Series where it was the bottom of the ninth and the game was on your shoulders. At the mound, the Rocket, Roger Clemens. Sure enough, you hit it out of the park to win the game. Then we returned to…

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Twitter as your Blog?

Thinking back to my audio interview with Lisa Dilg (@pprlisa), she talked about how Twitter was like her blog. What would she say that she hadn’t already posted on Twitter? And she has a good point. For businesses that are short on time, perhaps focusing on conversations on Twitter is more valuable than developing readership on a company blog. But…

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We Should Be Sword Fighters!

Jumping on the latest social media trend is about as absurd as a law firm declaring, “We should be sword fighters!” Just because you can join Facebook or Twitter, doesn’t mean that it is appropriate for your business. Instead of the typical bandwagon approach, take two steps back and gain some perspective. Who are your customers? What are the conversations…

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Waving Hello

This evening, my daughter saw the Twitter screen open and asked what I was going to write in the box. “I’m not sure yet. What should I write?” She answered, “I don’t know, but tell them I said hello.” And that prompted a quick experiment on Twitter… And within a few minutes, a bunch of people waved.

@pprlisa (a.k.a. Lisa Dilg of PerkettPR) on Twitter

Real conversations happen on Twitter constantly. And I had the opportunity to extend my conversation with Lisa Dilg of PerkettPR who shared some of her expertise, both professional and personal, about Twitter. [podcast]http://www.howardyermish.com/media/20081021-Interview-LisaDilg.mp3[/podcast] Download the full Interview with Lisa Dilg Tips from Lisa Dilg, PerkettPR @pprlisa – http://twitter.com/pprlisa Find people that you respect and see who they follow. Click on…

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