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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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The Top 10 Facebook Apps for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The Top 10 Facebook Apps for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Ever since Facebook released its API (this is why you should care), all us dedicated Facebookers have been deluged with oceans of the most trivial time-wasters (which species of fungus are you?). Despite the fact that the average Facebook app is productive only in killing time, quite a generous seasoning of business-oriented apps have moseyed [...]

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Facebook just became the hostess with the mostest

Facebook just announced that it’s opening up its “stream” API to developers. For the proud non-geeks among us, I have a handy-dandy explanation of APIs and why they matter right here in this little green acre of blog posts. This is a mighty big deal folks. Not only is the Facebook “stream” a direct competitor [...]

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Baby boomers LOVE consumer tech

I have participated in several marketing studies of baby boomers and I’m a huge fan of Don Potter’s book, The 50+ Boomer: Your Key to 76 Million Consumers which came out of a great marketing study by the ad firm, Potter, Katz, Postal, & Ferguson (now ICEBOX). In addition, I have wasted much of my [...]

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Social networks, use analysis, and correlate analysis

I’ve gotten about a dozen emails about my last post on social networking (doesn’t anyone use the comments?), so I thought I’d elaborate more on what I mean by “correlates” to online communities. The problem with most social network projects is that they don’t do what I call “correlate analysis.” Don’t go looking that up [...]

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You know it’s a bubble when . . .

. . . starry-eyed entrepreneurs are building a social network for bald guys. From today’s Craig’s List: The site in development concerns a Hair Loss Community. Not a community only dedicated to solving hair loss, but a full online community dedicated to the entire hair loss lifestyle. This is a full scale social networking website. [...]

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Pop goes Internet Bubble 2.0

MIT’s Technology Review hears the “pop” in the social networking bubble. or at least the “piffle”: Dire market conditions have forced virtually all social-networking firms to scale back. The current situation might seem gloomy, but the first signs of a coming shakeout appeared before the market took a turn for the worse. In August, for [...]

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