Social Media and Spirituality: A Meditation on Change

I am speaking tomorrow on The Tools of Change Panel at Envision Hawaii 2009. It has me thinking about what changes are happening right before our very eyes and how we can proactively embrace them to move this party forward with more intention. Barriers and Gate-Keepers Are Being Removed One of the most exciting accomplishments for me professionally occurred 5 years ago…

Social Media Events: New School or Old School?

Even though we have these amazing, 24/7 ubiquitous connections taking place on the social web, IRL (in real life) conferences are still booming. I think that many of us still long for those face to face connections, even more so now that our networks have blown way past the indications of Dunbar’s number. He he. This is an opinion piece about things…

Get Daily Inspiration & Help Rox Get the Good Mood Gig

Vote for Rox to win the Good Mood Gig from SAM-e I have entered the contest to win a 6-month blogging gig to write about “good moods” for Nature Made and their natural mood supplement, Sam-e. No product endorsements required. Seems like a perfect opportunity to share aloha with the world. Voting is open and I am off to a late start….

Is it easy to tell if you are a scammer or straight-shooter?

The social web has made it so easy for people to connect with each other and have a voice at the table like never before. Last night at a tweetup here in Honolulu, I met Larry Heim, CEO of HonBlue. This was a Tweetup Treat, as Larry and I do not normally travel in the same circles. Later back at home I…

Join the Email List at Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter

The Social Media Club is an international organization with over 40 active chapters, whose goal is to develop and support best practices in the use of social media. Bare Feet Studios’ partner, Roxanne Darling, launched the Hawaii chapter in October 2008, in conjunction with Podcamp + Wordcamp Hawaii. The Hawaii chapter meets on the second Friday of each month. Be sure to…

Mahalo Mr. Solis

Brian Solis, a truly forward thinking PR professional and co-founder of the Social Media Club, took the time and captured a lot of the same thoughts I had, yet was reluctant to post in detail when I discussed Google, the FTC, and paid links. I too am influenced by my friends and business colleagues, and am trying to influence the discussion of…