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#InCaseYouMissedIt: #SeenOnAWallNearYou Series: On #FourSquare, #FTF – And the Rise of Location-Based Services

6 Jan

Francisco Jose Palacio just checked-in @ Sushi-Yama – BEST Chirashi ever had in this lifetime; FRESHEST Ginger, MODERN and unassuming decor, are some of the reasons I’m glad I’m so CLOSE to this BEST japanese -ever!… did I say best and ever already?

10921 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

11 hours ago via Foursquare ·  View Feedback (5)Hide Feedback (5) · Francisco on foursquare

Yajaira Vanessa

Thanks for sharing the info…Happy New Year!!!


Stephen Higgins

Stephen Higgins

just started using foursquare how do you like?


Lori Saitz

Lori Saitz

I was there tonight too! Just posted how we ran into a couple of friends there and ended up eating with them! Too funny. Our first time there and, yes, it was really yummy!


Francisco Jose Palacio

@ LS

Wait!

Were you on a table with four gals and four guys? eight people total?… definitely sounded like a “run-in” kind of deal, as the conversation was so lively, with overtones of “catching up”… … See More

We were on the booth across!!! jejeje!… this all happened after 2130 EDT? (930p?)

Amazing!… and that gives me a perfect segue for Stephen’s query…

@ SH

Above illustrates one of the functions of FourSquare; when we all check in [AHEM, AHEM TO LS!] then the app/site is supposed to facilitate FTF’s (Face to Face’s) as it notifies friends that are at the SAME location.

Which is PRECISELY what has made it so interesting, this whole new ‘sphere’ of Location-Based Services; Gowalla I heard was first, then came FourSquare, and from the look of things, Dr. Schmidt’s hordes are paying attention – and cash, as I hear they were buying Yelp!, the first-to-market (and the one with the largest database of reviews and people, hence the largest established community)

[LOOKS… THREE PARAGRAPHS… YUP… BLOG & EXAMINER-WORTHY!]

So… makes sense now?… and al-So… mind if I blog about this?

Think it illustrates what the service is ALL about – well, besides us Crowd-Sourcers giving away a few minutes filling out these for a few ‘points’ and the ‘illusion’ of authority they vest you with, as in FourSquare the ‘game’ part is taken care of by badges, points, stars – and a future ‘mayorship’ if you’re the one that hits a certain place the most within 60 days or so, yadda, yadda, yadda…

Yup, word count fits… blog-worthy!….

[PICTURES THIS HITTING THE HOMESTREAM THIS MORNING…]

Anyone else?

C-ya!

</:O)~

#Happy10, everyone!


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#InCaseYouMissedIt: @ExaminerCom: #SoCruise’s @GregCangialosi, CEO, Blue Sky Factory – on #GoogleWave and Social Media

29 Dec

These were originally posted in my blog as a set of notes on the sessions occurring at the maiden #SoCruise /@SoCruise voyage; and now here on Examiner.Com as a series on the value these events bring to marketers and individuals who are venturing into this nascent industry.

GregCangialosi is the CEO of Blue Sky Factory, a leading provider of email services, and as such, his keynote titled The Future of Connectivity encompassed a series of thoughts about different communication mediums- and how they become most relevant as we move forward; Greg then illustrated it with the current controversy surrounding the Beta Launch of GoogleWave which for many does not even make sense at all, but according to Greg contains “big implications that people miss out”

These kind of statements come from having “a passion that develops from how business communicate out” as he remarked and ellaborated on previous comments made by Chris Brogan apropos “you live and die by your database” and Lyell Petersen about Twitter remarking “this means you could end up with nothing.”

Cangialosis sees Email “as the glue” yet his company is always thinking about the new tools for business: prospects, current customers, the media, “whatever the audience may be”

His company’s been thinking about how businesses communicate during this whole shift from an organization turning into a publishing organization: where content/engagement marketing as the barriers to entry have been lowered to the point where “you have a webcam and you’re a content producer!” So how do we business people think about them in an integrated fashion is key also to when we think about the future: “A GoogleWave invite, It’s an interesting concept that it’s going to change the way we communicate: And the core piece lies the fact that behind all of this Google has published it as an open standard/protocol for the web (Open Source)

Greg’s intimate knowledge of the current SMTP standard which is in his view “laden with all sorts of issues and the implications for integration are there; so it’s necessary to know enough to be dangerous to one’s current email strategies.”

He concluded by stating that in a few short years, “companies are going to run their own wave servers: in other words, they will follow the mantra of integrate, integrate!” and if needed businesses will also take advantage to combine these google wave servers – all without the issues of current SMTP e-mail.

You can hear the entire audio transcript on my blog

#SoFresh – Tampa

Apropos the above interaction with key social/new media marketers there is an upcoming Social Fresh conference coming to Tampa on February 8, 2010

Social Fresh flagship events will have on average 30-35 speakers split between two rooms of content, stand alone featured speakers and panels. Check out http://socialfresh.com/speakers for a look at all past SoFresh speakers.

See the #SoCruise Album at my PhotoShelter Website

See the #SoCruise Album at my PhotoShelter Website

#SeenOnAWallNearYou Series: Why We #Facebook #Fan #Brands – and for some, why we should be a ‘Fan’ of the Process! #InCaseYouMissedIt

28 Dec

Someone recently commented on my being/becoming a fan of Dell; as I’m unable to do short answers, here’s what I commented on my Facebook page…

“Yup; if you’d like to stay updated on promotions and new products, then updates from the Dell Business (a.k.a. Fan Page) Page will show up on your Live News Feed here in Facebook, much like everything else does.

Are you a fan of Dell? or any other major brand, for that matter?

Are you a fan of Dell? or any other major brand, for that matter?

Major brands are now having their ad agencies add “Digital Strategists” or “Community Managers” to leverage these interactive benefits.

Supposedly the level of granular interaction between both parties (i.e. a customer can complain or comment on a product on the Dell Page; supposed to bypass a LOT of layers, and since it’s a public complaint, the Dell team usually has to respond quicker than before, as it’s their ‘brand’ that’s now publicly being ‘asked’ about something – in ways heretofore never achieved.

For PR Firms, Ad Agencies and many others, it has become both a migraine, as well as an opportunity to monetize what advertisers have already figured out: we ain’t watching much TV, nothing more attractive than watching each other, what we do and like – and what we say, apparently beats most every other ‘broadcast’ put out there, both in print, TV, and even online, as most websites have had also to open up to Facebook and Twitter in their advertising/PR campaigns.

Makes sense now?

One word? “Intelligence” (as in ‘intel’) on those brands/product you favor… delivered right to your Homestream!” (Palacio, 2009)

#InCaseYouMissedIt: #PhotoEssays/#EventCoverage/#DocumentedProceedings: #SMCPBC and #NewTechCommunity’s events…

20 Dec

Well, here are a couple of Photo Essays waiting to see the light of day; best part? maybe they’ll entice recipients NOT to miss THIS event tonight:

New Tech Community Holiday Tweetup @ Old Key Lime House

First, the #SMCPBC event…


Find us on Facebook: http://sn.im/smcpbc – SMCPBC on Facebook Basic Info Name:     Social Media Club Palm Beach County Category:     Organizations – Professional Organizations Description:     Social Media Club brings together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the “media industry” evolve for everyone’s benefit. Privacy Type:     Open: All content is public. Contact Info Email: Website: http://www.socialmediaclub.org Office:     +1.415.577.9022 Location:     Post Office Box 14881     San Francisco, CA Recent News News:     Be sure to follow us on Twitter     @SMCPBC SMCPBC Event Calendar 2009 (Google Doc) http://bit.ly/QUw5b SMCPBC Event Calendar 2010 (Google Doc) http://bit.ly/FmzIS

And now, the New Tech Community Speed Networking/Kickoff Event: ***

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Find us on Facebook: http://sn.im/newtechcomm – New Tech Community on Facebook Basic Info Name:     New Tech Community Category:     Internet & Technology – Cyberculture Description:     We are launching a new organization for the Tech Community in South Florida!     Our first meetings will be held mostly in the Boca Raton area with future meetings in many of the tech centers located in South Florida.     Our focus is on developing and unifying the tech community. With unification we can achieve much more for our industry in the area.     Who should come to our events?     Business Developers     Social Media Users     Web Designers     Web Software Developers     Information Architects     Accessibility Experts     Production Artists     Content Writers     Usability Experts     Web Producers     You are invited to join us for one of our events and network with peers that know your industry. (read less)     We are launching a new organization for the Tech Community in South Florida!     Our first meetings will be held mostly in the Boca Raton area with future meetings in many of the tech centers located in South Florida.     Our focus is on developing and unifying the tech community. With unification we can achieve much more for our industry in the area.     Who should come to our events?     Business Developers     Social Media Users     Web Designers     Web Software Developers     Information Architects     Accessibility… (read more) Privacy Type:     Open: All content is public. Contact Info Location:     Boca Raton, FL Recent News Drupal site launched: http://www.NewTechCommunity.org News:     Roadmap of our new Tech Community:     First thing on our agenda is our organization needs a name.     Site:     Domain name     Logo     Develop site outline/wireframe     Organization:     Incorporation, non-profit     501c3     Events:     Fixed date and time each month     Sponsor list

#Examiner (@ExaminerCom) My Landing Site/Page… and FIRST Article!

14 Dec

Well, seems like I’m getting somewhere this month, as some said, may have been the ablutions off the Yucatan Peninsula, the training fortwith, or just the fact that ‘nothing but net’ works offlines as well as online…

… anyway, here’s my FIRST ever “Examiner.Com” article, as the Social Media Examiner for Palm Beach County… stop by and say hi! enjoy! (and yeah, I pulled some of this from earlier entries, you’re not seeing double!… and yeah, it’s all ‘ bout the #Twitter!)

A New Gig!

A New Gig!

“First, one should ONLY consider using it when one would actually like or enjoy having the WHOLE world know and watch about all the minutiae that comes along with ‘something’ that anyone may have a proclivity towards speaking – or in this case, writing – about; be it an opinion, a product, or in many cases one’s existing website, blog or product, as its preeminence stems from its ability to quickly amplify most every thought that’s put out there, as the community picks it up and quickly shares it with its members…” (Examiner.Com, 2009)

Apropos, here’s the ‘video’ illustration as well



#PhotoShelter announces #Facebook Friendly API/SSO Interactions #InCaseYouMissedIt

9 Nov

Apropos my Fave Photographer’s Website ( PhotoShelter Users, here on FB and if you know her, Rachel Reiss who is a GREAT trainer and support stakeholder!)

“The business implication became clear to me last year when I posted an album of portraits, and then a “friend” hired me to photograph him. **** Posting images on Facebook is a way to passively market yourself to a qualified audience for free.**** [YUP! TELL MY ALTER EGO THAT!][PAPPARAZZO STARTS BABBLING INCOHERENTLY… AND IN ITALIAN!]


So I’m pleased to announce our new “Post to Facebook” feature that we released today. You might say to yourself, “well, duh!” And I would nod my head in agreement. It’s an obvious piece of functionality. But we’ve done it slightly differently than other implementations that I’ve seen…” (Murabayashi, 2009)


Here is the entire post, with VERY detailed instructions (which is why I’ve stayed with them, their obvious proclivity towards mentoring us into the realms of SEO and other Web-driven aspects of the imaging business…)

http://bit.ly/4sqONT

#RequiredReading: Time.Com’s Article on Google Wave (GroupWare)

2 Nov

Apropos all the Brouhaha related to Google Wave… here’s some from the Time.Com People… hope it helps!

“Google Wave is, in short, a remarkably full-featured collaboration and communication tool, powerful enough for enterprise customers and easy enough for civilians. It’s also a warning shot across the bow of pretty much every software company anywhere. It’s amazing how many people’s grills Google is getting up into with this single product. It’s real time like AIM and Twitter (and it can talk to Twitter by importing and exporting tweets).

It’s social and shares media, like Facebook. Anybody who makes an e-mail client or collaboration software should be paying attention to Wave. This is vintage Google: give away a product that does stuff your competitors charge money for, thereby burnishing your public image and, at the same time, sapping your competitors’ will to live.

The Next Email App?

The Next Email App?

But Wave isn’t actually an e-mail killer. In practice, it’s more like an insanely rich IM client. E-mail is asynchronous; you can wait an hour or (if you are, like me, a bad person) a week to answer it.

But because Wave operates in real time, it demands immediate attention like an IM or a phone call or, for that matter, a crying baby. When Wave is up, it’s hard to focus on anything else. That isn’t a defect, but it does narrow the scope of its usefulness. Getting more information right away isn’t always the most efficient way to work.” (Time. Com, 2009)

So here is also the official “What is Google Wave” video from Google’s Website:  http://wave.google.com/