Social Overload

A year ago, I penned a post titled “My Big Messy Social Life” in which I listed the many social media channels and the varied degrees of my engagement therein. It contrasted with one I had posted two years earlier titled “Socially Engaged” where I described how each channel was distinct and thus required different rules for…… Continue reading Social Overload

Making a Digital Impact

(Photo: World Economic Forum)I was able to attend PRSA’s annual Digital Impact Conference yesterday in New York City where I had the good fortune to hear former World Economic Forum digital chief Matthias Lufkens present some slides on Davos’s adoption of social media during his seven-year tenure.Matthias started at WEF in media relations, but had…… Continue reading Making a Digital Impact

Foursquare Rules SXSW

If you’ve been keeping tabs on this blogger’s Twitterstream, you’re (painfully) aware that I finally made my way to Austin for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. No longer a Newbie, I earned the 2012 SXSW Sophomore Badge on Foursquare upon arrival at Austin Bergstrom Airport.Whooppeee! Let the games begin.At last year’s SXSW, I…… Continue reading Foursquare Rules SXSW

My Big Messy Social Life

My social life is a mess. And I know I’m not the only one mired in the digital muck. Here’s the lowdown, which stands  in contrast to just two years ago:  I’m feeling pressure to bolster my presence on the red hot Pinterest even though the app (on Chrome) couldn’t find the image of Danny Meyer’s…… Continue reading My Big Messy Social Life

Friday’s Video Views

SxSW via CNNIf you’ve visited these pages over the last week, you’ll have seen a decent helping of posts from this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference, (i.e., it was overwhelming!). Here’s CNN’s 3-minute look at the sites and sounds from Austin’s (and the world’s) biggest geek fest. (Via SxSW Website)Tyson’s Bird AddictionDuring his keynote…… Continue reading Friday’s Video Views

Diller & Crowley @SxSW

CNN’s Poppy Harlow w/ IAC’s Barry DillerTwo of the more notable keynote interviews at SxSW happened Monday morning.The first featured CNN business reporter Poppy Harlow’s chummy tete-a-tete with IAC chairman Barry Diller before a packed house at the Austin Convention Center. The second showcased two Twitter-verified luminaries – Mashable founder Pete Cashmore and Foursquare founder…… Continue reading Diller & Crowley @SxSW

SxSW @ Night

South by Southwest is such an overwhelming and all-consuming experience, it’s impossible to fully capture its myriad sights and sounds. I saw one tweet that suggested starting a conference concierge business to help attendees sort it all out.Complementing the hundreds of keynotes, panels, exhibitions, and sponsor promotions are the parties by companies seeking to spur…… Continue reading SxSW @ Night

Lost at SxSW

Okay. I’m a newbie here, at least according to the Foursquare badge that declared as much upon my check-in at Austin’s Bergstrom airport. I suppose the other give-away was when my wife convinced me to abandon the 100+ person line for taxis after a ten minute spell with no cabs in sight. “Marketwatch’s” media maven…… Continue reading Lost at SxSW

SXSW Pitchers

Hashable at SXSWThe SXSW come-ons and event invitations are rapidly proliferating in my email box as the Texas-sized geek-fest fast approaches. Since this is essentially a PR blog, and I am in essence a PR person, I am in the PRculiar position to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the various pitches.One rather lengthy and…… Continue reading SXSW Pitchers

Friday’s Video Views

MapnificentFor those who’ve attended a reasonable share of start-up showcase events — from the left coast’s (soon to be east coast) TechCrunch Disrupt and its nemesis Launch, to the city’s NY Tech Meet-up and Ultra Light Startups – you’ve no doubt witnesses a rash of aspiring companies in the urban transport space. In fact, there’s…… Continue reading Friday’s Video Views