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Working with Volunteers: The Nuts & Bolts of Facebook and Twitter

Nuts & Bolts of Working with Volunteers, photo by ivanwalsh on Flickr

I am presenting a 90-minute talk on Friday, having been hired by the County of Maui to “help agencies boost their volunteer programs with FB and possibly Twitter. It should be fun, motivating and engaging. People want to know the nuts, bolts of FB and how to recruit volunteers, announce programs and events and link with their audience. You may cover Twitter…

Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

The latest Google search algorithm update (nicknamed Penguin) has moved strongly towards the long held principles of “organic seo.” Our company started building websites in 1996. We have always aimed for best practices: in the code (lean and clean), in the content (direct, honest, informative), in the design (clean user interface, ease of use), and in optimizing for search results. After all,…

Join Social Media Club on Maui for Google Analytics Program

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Since I moved to Maui a year ago, I have been fortunate to be on Oahu for several of the Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) chapter events. The downside is that I haven’t gotten the SMCHI ball rolling very well here on Maui. With the assistance of the Maui Economic Development Board, that is changing! Since it began offering public meetings almost…

How to Contribute to an Open Playlist on Spotify

My colleague and brilliant marketer, Tara Coomans, created an open playlist on the music sharing service Spotify, and has invited anyone to help beef up the party mix for our annual Hawaii Social Media Year in Review partee. Yes, of course you are invited! But about the Spotify Playlist: Great idea! I thought. But it is easier said than done. So here…

Welcome Pacific Business News Readers!

We are graciously featured in several articles in today’s PBN as we call it locally. Social Media is really getting a lot of coverage these days and deservedly so. I want to thank them for all the interviews and quotes and I want to welcome YOU to our Bare Feet Blog! Lots of their content is for subscribers however you can get…

Learning via the Social Media Game

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game, an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. I’ve updated it and added 12 more “tools” – and am still…