What I Love About Twitter

I didn’t start out as a big fan of Twitter. In fact, I only created an account because it was part of my job at the time to do so. But I really learned to love this often misunderstood platform in the years that followed. Many people have never gotten past the initial stigma of “What? I tell everyone I’m at Starbucks?” […]

A Friendly Cybersecurity Chat

I recently had the honor of participating on a panel discussing cybersecurity for The Mia Connect Power Chat. This is a topic I follow, both as a gamer, a social media professional, and of course just a spectator watching the rapid evolution of the internet. The main message: be paranoid. Is it a pain to make a different complicated password […]

Social Media for Libraries

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for libraries. We didn’t have much money growing up, so libraries represented a crucial source of materials. When I was in grade school, I was photographed in the reading room of our town library in Belgrade, Montana, for the local newspaper. I still remember the picture, that little kid just sprawled in […]

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. – Macbeth We content marketers drive ourselves crazy.  Must blog! Must create content! And not just content for our day job, no.  […]

Email spam case study by Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone recently conducted an interesting experiment on the subject of email spam.  Only, they didn’t do it on purpose, exactly, and I don’t think they probably learned anything from the results.  First, let me say, I work for a competitor of Rosetta Stone’s, Transparent Language.  We’re the quiet ones, spending our money on product improvements and more languages instead […]

My first Google Hangout

Yeah, yeah… so I’d never been on a Google Hangout before. I haven’t actually seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, either, or attended a Star Trek convention (yet).  Thankfully, I remedied one of those deficiencies last Friday as a panel member for Mia Voss’ Social Media Power Chat.  These occur every Friday, and involve a number of fine folks in the social media […]