SF East Bay
Social media strategist, author, journalist, speaker. Founder of #1 social media blog Socialmedia.biz & Socialbrite.org for nonprofits. Blogging since 2001.
@Shonali @bufferapp @leowid I met Leo and wrote a post about Buffer last year, so yes, I'm a fan, and need to use it more systematically. Thanks for the Feedly tip, I've been hunting around!
My latest conversation:
How to embed a Web page in a Facebook custom tab | Socialbrite
4 days, 12 hours ago on 20 tools to grow your business & get more productive
Hi @Shonali, to answer your Facebook ?: I'd never heard of Timebridge, WriteThatName, Harvest, Speek, MobileDay. Streak or theSkimm. I must be out of the loop!
My latest conversation: Can you build an audience while maintaining intimacy?
6 days, 15 hours ago on 20 tools to grow your business & get more productive
Hey Chris, really nice piece. I LOVE "Bird by Bird" -- maybe my favorite writers' book of all time. I met Anne Lamott when I was part of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers back in the 1990s. My favorite suggestion of hers?: "Write shitty first drafts." Genius.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Can you build an audience while maintaining intimacy?
@AskAaronLee Thanks for the comment, Aaron. Shonali's mentioned Triberr to me a couple of times and I've yet to find the time to make it happen. Sounds like you're saying it's worth the investment?
Buffer I'm not getting (I use HootSuite) because it looked to me like you just blast out messages a few times a day. Maybe the controls you get with the paid version make it worth it? Thanks!
1 week ago on 20 tools to grow your business & get more productive
@marshallk Hi Marshall, I'm impressed with everything I've seen to date. Just hope more people try it out, find key influencers in their sectors and share what they've found.
Keep it up!
1 week, 5 days ago on Little Bird: A game changer for tracking influencers
Gotta love the SNL sendup of Google Glass tonight!
My latest conversation: How should PTAs be using social media?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Google Glass: A revolutionary advance
Gwen P. tweets (but didn't post here) this response, thank you!
I'd add thanking donor/volunteers/tchrs & to build relations.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on How should PTAs be using social media?
I definitely gotta try out one of these suckers! Not sure I'll wear 'em in the shower, though.
My latest conversation: Tools for e-advocacy: Resources for cause campaigns
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Google Glass: A revolutionary advance
@chrisabraham @jdlasica You're right, Chris. There's plenty of frivolousness to go around in both media. Personally, I detest Perez and TMZ, however you want to categorize them. Part of the shallow celebrity culture that distracts us like kittens pawing at that shimmering silvery object.
My latest conversation: Entrepreneurs: Here’s what investors care about!
3 weeks ago on Turn social into your own personal media empire
@communityjulia Cool, Julia. Not surprising that the Obama team is still on the ball!
3 weeks ago on Nonprofits, online giving & secrets from the Obama campaign
Chris, as a journalist (one of many hats I wear) and as the guy who coined the term the personal media revolution back in 2003-04, I like the way you've framed this. While I spend a lot of time on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest, etc., I'm always aware that I'm representing my personal brand and looking at my blogs Socialmedia.biz and Socialbrite.org as ground zero of where I'll be trying to exercise thought leadership, in my own little way. (If you're in the business of entertainment and amusement, you should probably stick to traditional media.)
Starting in 2005, I started to change my language about this, because the personal media (in the form of blog posts, video, podcasts, etc.) we were creating really took on a new dimension when we put it out there and other folks started sharing it, jumping into the conversation and taking it in wonderful, unexpected new directions. That's what the social media revolution has done. It's that interplay of personal and social that makes the magic.
My latest conversation: Not to late to enter TechSoup's Digital Storytelling Challenge
4 weeks ago on Turn social into your own personal media empire
@bloghandsseo Agree. And I suggest you look at the 5th to 10th pages on these sites so you don't pick a photo that we've seen a dozen times on other sites.
My latest conversation: Ugly
1 month ago on Images to make your small business blog pop
@thinklynsen Likewise! It was a great preso.
My latest conversation: Images to make your small business blog pop
1 month ago on Highlights of 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference
@npshana Next time! Yes, I only wore a blazer because I have too much crap to carry and I'm not fond of man bags. :~)
@askmanny Sorry you couldn't make it, Manny, it was one of the best NTCs. Not sure how many people turned out but it seemed a little cozier than last year's event in SF.
@FollowMeSticker Didn't know about that one. Just gads of them out there!
@pemullen You're the Conference & Events Guru, so thanks much, Peter!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Calendar of social media, tech & marketing events: April 2013
@sarahfayebauer Hi Sarah, thanks for the tip. I agree ... as long as it's not an automated Thanks for the follow!
My latest conversation: 3 ways nonprofits can use Facebook apps to motivate donors
1 month, 3 weeks ago on New to Twitter? 18 tips for newbies
I've also recently heard about Wavvi, "status updates for the world":
My latest conversation: SocialToaster: Super fans unite on behalf of brands
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Location-based services are coming of age (and it’s way more than Foursquare)
Sorry, folks, but this post sounds like it arrived via a time warp from 1998.
The fact is, The New York Times' paywall, despite all the skeptics, has been a resounding success:
(Disclosure: I've been a subscriber for more than 6 years.)
In fact, it's given its newsroom cheer and confidence that there will always be a New York Times because its millions of online subscribers will support its high level of journalism -- and that it needn't stoop to advertorials that are now masquerading as "native advertising."
The Atlantic's reputation took a nosedive when it ran a "sponsored post" (paid ad) by
Scientology. BuzzFeed's reputation is deservedly taking a hit because it runs sponsored
content that's sometimes indistinguishable from editorial content.
If you think there's no difference between the two, good luck in life getting your news from infomercials.
Local news organizations will be in financial peril for the foreseeable future -- because they're not the NY Times. So publications need to experiment with multiple revenue sources in a digital era with challenging business models. Native ads (properly labeled as ads), occasional pay walls and several other approaches need to be part of the mix. Let's celebrate any innovations that work and that don't compromise the underlying journalism.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Paywalls Beginning To Lose Credibility