How to Buy Social Media Services: A Survey

social media survey graphic SMCHI 2011

As an initiative for the Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter in 2011, I set up a survey of social media practitioners, looking at compensation and services. I posted the early data we collected at a public event on this topic. Here is the summary data, delivered to you from the “Better Late Than Never” department. You can Download a PDF of the…

Why I Did Not Freak Out Over My Stolen iPhone

Last Friday night we were heading home from visiting some friends in Lanikai. We decided to pull over and walk down to the beach to look for Mars, which is very “close” to earth this month and shining bright in the sky. We were gone no more than 20 minutes, yet in that time the front window of my car was smashed…

What If Savings Investments Were More Like Blogs?

Applying the logic of web site structure and internet information architecture to make better savers and investors out of us! I am fascinated by the intersection of ideas and technology, much like how the Freakonomics guys merge economic data with crime stats and car seat fatalities to shine a brighter light on how we actually behave. Today I learned about some research…

Confused? Consider Rox’s 180 Rule

When I am doing social web training these days, at least once or twice an hour I implement what I call “Rox’s 180 Rule.” It is very simple, though not always comfortable to implement. As people and companies are learning how to participate on social networks, deciding what sorts of content to create, or even how to set pricing for web-based services,…

It’s Official: Bloggers Are Recognized by the FTC

As I have been discussing here in the past few months, the issue of payola, pay-per-post, freebies, and other incentives by marketers to entice blog coverage has come under review of the Federal Trade Commission. They have published new rules covering paid reviews and celebrity endorsements. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Keep in mind, that just about all of us can…

Hawaii Officially Dips Toes in the Waters of Social Media

Many thanks to the Pacific Business News and the Star Bulletin for covering the recent So Much More Hawaii fam tour with mainland bloggers. I started this writing as a comment on PBN, but I have a rule that when my comments exceed two paragraphs, I move the conversation over to my blog for clarity and for support. (Plus, the Star Bulletin…