Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

About a year ago I founded the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. It is part of a international nonprofit organization of social media practitioners and exists to develop and share best practices and ethics on the social web. One of the first goals we had was to get the word out in the community about our organization. My fellow volunteer…

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…

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary

This Friday, our local chapter of the Social Media Club (founded by yours truly) is having a panel discussion on Ethics in Social Media. It’s a hot topic all around, as social media lends itself to some highly unethical practices and characters! The good news though, is that the conversational nature of the social web exposes many of these deliberate and accidental…

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…

I’ll Be at Social Media Club Hawaii April 10; Will You?

I sure hope so! Our new chapter has started off with incredible enthusiasm, and the word of mouth is really kicking in strong. Here’s the short scoop: The meeting proper is 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Feel free to come early/stay late and visit at the ING Cafe. 5:00 – 5:30 pm Optional networking and meeting setup 5:30 – 5:35 pm Welcome &…

Ed Morita’s Twitter Case Study at Social Media Club Hawaii

Ed Morita is the pastry chef at Longhi’s, a popular restaurant in Honolulu. He tells us how he is using Twitter to build his personal brand, drive traffic into the restaurant, save his job, and spread the Aloha! Filmed at the ING Direct Cafe in Waikiki, Hawaii at the March meeting of the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. Ed supplements…