Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook Privacy

Here is the next installment in my web cam conversations with you. I am experimenting with the new uStream Producer “desktop application.” It allows me to record and live stream at the same time, while mixing in graphics, etc. You’ll see a small attempt at that at the end. Over time you will see many different forms and iterations of these web…

Facebook Insights from Social Media Club Hawaii

We had an open forum on Facebook at the March meeting of Social Media Club Hawaii, held free of charge courtesy of ING Direct Cafe in Waikīkī. People were invited to submit questions and tips in advance. We shared these at the meeting, while my colleague Rob Bertholf and I moderated the meeting and added several tips, along with Joel Tomyl, Tara…

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…

Case Study: Twitter + Two Weeks = $7000 Raised

Though many traditional businesses are still sitting on the sidelines studying how the “not new anymore” social web tools work, the people are taking it to the trees and creating events for social benefit. So I am delighted to present a brief case study for your consideration. The latest of these is Twestival, a global event designed to have simultaneous fund-raising efforts…

Hawaii Business: Social Media Workshops for You

There is a short video interview with Charlene Li, the author of Groundswell and a former analyst at Forrester, conducted by Chris Heuer, at the end of this post. But first I would like to answer some of the questions I have been receiving about our upcoming events, Social Media Workshop Hawaii (link has expired) and Podcamp + Wordcamp Hawai. I am…

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2

We are planning a Podcamp Hawaii here. We are also using it as a demonstration project for how to plan a conference using the fabulous (and mostly free) tools of social media. You can read the Step 1 post here. Set up a Logo Shop to Sell T-Shirts Since our event is free, we decided to let people purchase their own t-shirts….