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Social Media and Customer Service with Western Digital

Monday night, while I was working, I suddenly got a pop-up message saying my computer had disconnected from my network harddrive. My Western Digital MyBook World Edition network harddrive suddenly began having problems powering up. The lack of a harddrive not only limited my productivity and took my time, but also sent me on a roller coaster of customer service.

What Kevin Smith Can Teach Social Media

This week, I had the pleasure of watching the inimitable Ron Bennington interview filmmaker Kevin Smith. While I have listened to Smith’s Smodcast and read his Twitter about his retiring from directing and self distributing his upcoming movie Red State. While I was aware of what he was doing due to his verbosity about it, but to hear him talk about it in person showed his earnestness and was inspiring to hear.


At the December New York Tech Meetup, a new startup called Wanderfly presented their new vacation finding startup. As part of this presentation, they had a contest to win a trip by coming to their website, creating a trip and tweeting it out. I was lucky enough to win the contest and took the time to work with their service fairly in depth.

2010 Geek, Tech and Social Media Book Gift Guide

When I created my geek and tech gift guide last week, I found I wanted to add too many books and felt it would be tter to have Sandman represent books and graphic novels on that list and follow up later with a second list focusing on reading material. This list focuses exclusively on things to read and not things to read on, like the Kindle and iPad.

Black Friday and Foursquare

The day after Thanksgiving in the United States has been dubbed Black Friday and is considered the first day of the holiday shopping season. Although the stores begin selling their holiday wares as soon as Halloween ends, many sales are centered around this popular shopping day and there were two such deals on the location based social media network Foursquare.

I Will Be Speaking at Meat and Tweet on Monday

This coming Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6pm, I will be speaking at the Meat and Tweet networking event at Morton’s Steakhouse in White Plains. I will be talking about Social Media for Small Business, where I will be telling people about how to use things like Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses.

Social Media Apps for the Droid

I previously went over the major Twitter clients for the Droid, Droid X and Droid 2. Of course there are other major social media outlets available, so it only makes sense that it should be accessible. The following are some of the major social media apps.

Social Media in the Convention Space

This past weekend, I attended the New York Comic Con, where assorted movie, television, comic book, video game and other pop culture companies showed their wares and promoted upcoming products. Some of these companies used social media channels to get the word out about their products. The following is a look at how some of the larger promotions utilized the attendee’s online personas to get word out about their products.

The Social Network – Old Media Looks at New

This past weekend, I saw The Social Network, a movie based on the rise of Facebook, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, which is written by Ben Mezrich from the perspective of disgruntled individuals involved at the time of its creation. Regardless of how fast and loose they played with the actual facts of Facebook’s creation, even more interesting is how they falsely portray the people behind internet startups and their motivations.

Using Social Media TO ROCK!

On this festive July 4 holiday weekend, my friend Missy told me a story of rock music and social media that I felt was worth sharing (with her permission). A tale that shows how a musician can show they care by connecting with fans and helping them connect.