Volunteer Ventura Summit – Social Media Presentation

I was invited to give a presentation called “Engage New Audiences and Recruit Volunteers with Social Media” for the 2011 Volunteer Ventura Summit put on by the City of Ventura. I re-recorded the presentation for internet distribution, following. It’s 17 minutes long and is a nice overview of the basics, along with some easy-to-implement action items for any small non-profit …

Facebook Bummer Button

I’m reading through my Facebook News Feed, and the news from my friends is almost as bad as a local NBC affiliate. PT, a musician friend, is on the road in a lonely hotel room with “a fanta grape soda on the night stand and 4 dunkin donuts on my lap.” CF laments, “my desk is now officially broken!” I …

10 Things To Know About SEO

Following is a list of 10 things to know about SEO, and why a website owner should consider SEO for their site. This isn’t mean to be a primer on how to do SEO, but rather an overview with some basic knowledge about what SEO is good for, and what to look out for.

Firefox Tab Candy – Truly Exciting Software

Holy cow, this looks fantastic – view the next-generation browser from the Firefox team, incorporating a feature set they call Tab Candy. Organization into groups, multiple profiles, searchable notes, sharing of tabs and groups of tabs, concurrent browsing – some absolutely incredible features.

How Does Google Work?

…and what else does Google have its fingers into? Aaron Wall and PPCBlog put together a fantastic flowchart showing how Google works. As Aaron prefaces it, this probably won’t be accurate in the years to come, because Google is on such a rapid development path. It might not even be accurate by the end of this year. I have been …

Likebase for Facebook Pages – Why Not?

Facebook recently changed a key element of Facebook Pages, where the notion of having Fans (and thus having a Fanbase) was changed to “people who Like the Page”. Or Those Who Like Pages Formerly Known as Fans. Or The Knights Who No Longer Say Ni. I’ve received a number of laughs, if not outright guffaws, at the mention of how …

Ben Bernanke Nigeria Spam

I got a kick out of the latest Nigerian banking spam email. Fed Chair Ben Bernanke dropped me a nice note to let me know that the federal government of Nigeria sent him $10.5 million to pass on to me. He even congratulated me on my inheritance fund! Spam emails like this seem quaint in comparison to the more sophisticated …