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What if?

My brain is still rattling even after a week has passed since I first heard the story. Like all life or death stories, this one forces you to ask... What if?

Facebook F8 Changes Solidifies Social Infrastructure for the Web

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. The recent changes announced at Facebook’s F8 conference solidifies their place as the first real social infrastructure for the web and this is very important for a number of reasons. At a high level, it’s important to understand that technology innovations alone are meaningless. What matters is how new technology advances or enhances previously existing technology. People refer to this as …

Value of Engineering to the Entrepreneur

This post originally appeared on Badger Engineers. My company Spinback was recently acquired by Buddy Media, the largest Facebook Management Company in the world. It’s clear that my four years studying in the Wisconsin College of Engineering has played a role in that acquisition. At the core, I’d argue that an engineering, math, or science related degree is the single best degree or use of …

My Company Is Being Acquired

As the news says, today my partners and I over at Spinback are pleased to announce that we’ve been acquired by Buddy Media, the Facebook management system of choice for eight out of the ten top global advertisers. When we started Spinback the goal was to build the most cutting edge technology that would facilitate conversations and sharing of products. More importantly, we wanted this technology …

HOW TO: Use twitter to help your organization

Image via CrunchBase People have recently asked me: “How can I use Twitter to help my organization? I know I need to be on there, but how do I use it? What do I do?” Answer (3-parts): Define your organization’s objective Establish your voice Build an audience DEFINE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S OBJECTIVE: Before you do anything, you first need to define what it is exactly you …

Dear Ambassadors and Respected Representatives of UW-Madison and Education

In the back of my mind I’m always thinking about education and change. Below is an open letter written to some faculty members of my alma-mater about the importance in recognizing that change. (Before reading this letter, please note that I will be making this letter publicly available on my blog. Also, kindly take note of the recipients.) To: Chancellor Carolyn Martin – chancellor@news.wisc.edu To: …

Spend Smart Money with the Smartest Companies in Social Media

(Disclaimer: I currently work for Lotame Solutions). Let’s face it, the “Social Media” buzz word has been used a bit much these days doing two things: Validating its importance and relevance in an evolving communications landscape. As the usage statistics for these social sites and platforms continue to grow, the constant referencing of the term “social media” or “social web” will only continue to rise …

Business Cards, Contacts and Services

The saying goes, “It’s not about what you know, but who you know”. While I do not completely agree, there is some truth to this saying. Connectedness and networking matters. It matters a lot. The internet has made it easier than ever to enhance your current network of friends, colleagues, or like-minded individuals. Networking can and will increase your chances of success. The business card, …

It’s amazing how far we’ve come

Think about it. A black man may become president of the United States Google and Apple have created devices that are mini movie theaters, maps, newspapers, cameras and so much more I can have conversations with all of my friends at one time via Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media We have power plants that use wind, sun, and the ocean to create energy People have …

Web mail and web identity

A few months ago I had a very interesting conversation with one of my friends, who was at the time, working for CBS. He told me that media companies are simply missing the mark when it comes to new media. Since that time, a lot has change and it is clear that the major media outlets are starting to finally get it. More recently, I …