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Talking Finger Talks Startup

Talking Startup with Talking Finger

Just over two years ago, Erik Granato and William DeRosa launched Talking Finger (www.talkingfinger.com), an industry-leading leading full service social media marketing company specializing in social media strategy, profile creation and development, graphic design, and media integration.Their focus is on connecting businesses with consumers and with each other to leverage the growing influence of social [...]

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“Powerful (but simple) small biz customer referral system available with TellMyCircle”

What is the name of your business and URL? TellMyCircle can be found at http://www.TellMyCircle.com A brief synopsis of the website / application: We make it easy for people to refer their favorite businesses to friends/family on social networks and other digital media. We call this system”Digital Word of Mouth”. In short, a business provides [...]

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Brand Thunder’s Power of Persistent Connection

Brand Thunder’s Power of Persistent Connection

What is the name of your business and URL? Brand Thunder http://brandthunder.com A brief synopsis of the website / application: Brand Thunder – where you can create, find or have us build an extreme makeover for the Internet browser. These are interactive browser themes, an easy-to-install browser add-on that transforms a user’s drab web-browser into [...]

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Bennu: Completing the Recycling Loop

What is the name of your social enterprise and what does it signify? Our company is called Bennu and we make and market consumer products out of trash. The Bennu bird is the Egyptian equivalent of the Greek phoenix, which represents rebirth. We named the company Bennu because we give a new life to the [...]

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Create a free 23 part psychological profile of any public Twitter account

Create a free 23 part psychological profile of any public Twitter account

TweetPsych creates a profile of any public twitter account. Ever wonder how your social networking “psychological profile” compares to that of other public twitter accounts? Now there is a site that does precisely at the low, low cost of free. TweetPsych lists creates a psychological profile of any public Twitter account and compares it to [...]

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The Roundup September 28

The Roundup September 28

Maybe the Chinese can build an environmentally friendly Hummer, a “bold chihuahua,” maybe . . .” Even the Chinese hate Hummers The Hummer brand, however, could be on the road to extinction if GM cannot soon finish a deal with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, the only bidder for the controversial brand. . . [...]

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Know your tweeters! Just don’t drive with them.

Know your tweeters! Just don’t drive with them.

“You see, officer, I had to check my Twitter, like, duh, because my best friend just broke up with her boyfriend yesterday but then my other friend just sends me a Twitter about his rents totally going off on him and he’s majorly bummed and just then . . .” CrowdScience just completed a study [...]

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The Roundup September 9

The Roundup September 9

Rest in peace. It was good having you around. It’s better having you gone. Of course, with credit card rates pushing 30% and credit card companies acting more and more like looters than lenders, the contraction of consumer credit not only makes sense, it’s more like an inexorable law of the physical universe. Credit card [...]

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The Roundup August 24

The Roundup August 24

I’m thinking we shoulda’ called it The Micro-Startup Bible, since that’s the new VC fashion. Venture capitalists learn a new fashion — micro-startups. Kind of like a shoestring venture, no? Two dozen companies displayed their wares on Wednesday in brief talks that are the graduation ceremony at Y Combinator, which invests up to $20,000 in [...]

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The Roundup August 10

The Roundup August 10

Buy it now! (Don’t see it, don’t drive it, don’t kick the tires, just click and it’s yours!) This isn’t the GM your father knew. About 225 of California’s 250 GM dealers are set to take part in the program. They will be selling Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Pontiac vehicles on cobranded Web sites through [...]

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Is Wal*Mart really a Girl Scout stomping big blue meanie?

Is Wal*Mart really a Girl Scout stomping big blue meanie?

Beating up on sweet little Girl Scouts? Or a multimillion dollar, ruthless, hardball-playing corporate revenue machine? I have said it repeatedly in this blog that social networking and word-of-mouth is a two-edged sword that can not only cut both ways, but can very frequently stab you in the back. While an endless stream of books [...]

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One more reason “the mike is on” with social networking: Twedeleted

One more reason “the mike is on” with social networking: Twedeleted

Welcome to Twitter hell. In a previous post, I promulgated two rules for your business and personal use of social media networks and marketing. My number one rule: “the mike is always on.” If you don’t want to regret saying it, don’t say it. Just in case you weren’t convinced, along comes Tweleted, which went [...]

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Social media marketing: some people just don’t get it

Social media marketing: some people just don’t get it

Audra Shay says, “Look before you LOL.” I am, I must confess, a social media marketing student. Not an expert, not even a proletariat. But as I’ve been cramming social media in the last year, I’ve learned one very important lesson: social media marketing is damn hard. Sure, plenty of people luck into social media [...]

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The 10 best ways to add a little Twitter to your site

As the social media toolbox grows, the challenge of integrating various and sundry friend feeds and twitter feeds and blog this and updates that with your total Web presence is becoming a major tactical and strategic puzzle. In particular, wholesale adoption of Web 2.0 marketing and communications threatens the traditional entire hub-and-spoke strategy built on [...]

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If social networking is the future, CEO’s are stuck in the past

Just a couple days ago, UberCEO published a semi-formal study of the CEO’s of the Fortune 100 companies and found — no surprise — that they were way behind the social networking curve. Money quote: Only two CEOs have Twitter accounts. 13 CEOs have LinkedIn profiles, and of those only three have more than 10 [...]

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Boomer women are taking over social media

Well, not yet. There are two unexamined, persistent biases in the popular, media-driven notions of computers and social media: a.) It’s all about kids and b.) it’s all about guys. In a previous post, I examined how boomers in general were the fastest growing users in social media. And just a few days ago, Facebook [...]

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This social networking thing has gotten seriously out of control

In today’s seriously dumb department, a social network for the “hair transplant community.” Okay, aside from the bald jokes, which I avoid out of superstition (there but for the grace of God go I), why do people keep coming up with this stuff? And how do they come up with names like “hair transplant community” [...]

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Your first steps on Twitter

The day is coming. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, solopreneur, or small business owner, you’ll eventually have to dive into the social media marketing pool with the rest of us. Right now, of course, that means — at a minimum — launching some kind of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn campaign. But unless you’ve grown up on [...]

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