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August 2010

6yr Old iKid Entrepreneur Explains Social Media

by Nicole Donnelly on August 30, 2010

social media, Sara Donnelly

When I returned from my daily walk, Sara was drawing. She wanted to help me with my business, so she drew some pictures of things that she could do to make money and things that I could do to make money. After all that’s what business is, making money doing things that you like to, […]

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California Love: Taking Social Media on the Road

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 30, 2010

Venice Beach, courtesy of my Droid

As you may know if you have seen my Facebook page lately, I am off with a few friends on a long-anticipated journey we vowed to make this summer. Technically I am not working this week, but this is one of those jobs where it doesn’t really feel like work and the inspiration to write […]

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Measure It: The KosmicMath Story

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 29, 2010

analytics, measuring matters, ride like a penguin

A little while back we took a glimpse into Ride Like A Penguin and talked about the fact that what is measured, matters. Well, there is a great company I had the pleasure of meeting with a few times this summer called KosmicMath and measuring is exactly what matters to them. Founder Jerry Ketterling and […]

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You throw out the word social networks and instantly everyone’s mind jumps to Facebook. No one asks if you’re online anymore, no one asks for an email address, its ‘you’re on Facebook right?’ And you know what? Most of the time the answer is yes. Now this isn’t a bad thing, Facebook seems to be […]

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Vocab of the Day: Dynamic SEO

by Nicole Donnelly on August 27, 2010

dynamic SEO, fresh content

SEO is Search Engine Optimization in laymen’s terms SEO means making your site easy for search engines like Google to recommend in when somebody is looking for what you have on your site. You can have static SEO which is how your site is built, like a home, you never change the studs, you just […]

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Vlogs 3 & 4 Sara Gets in on The Action

by Nicole Donnelly on August 27, 2010

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Customer Service: I Am Ever Reminded of How Important It Is

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 27, 2010

I don’t really want to complain or bash anyone here, but I recently had a pretty bad customer service experience that left me scratching my head. It involved Verizon, my wireless provider. Before I go on, I want to stress that aside from this incident, they have been very good, and I think of them as […]

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Another New Verb: Skyping!

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 26, 2010

I’m reading here that Skype is finally going public and I had been meaning to talk about a great experience I had recently involving the king of VOIP (Voice-over Internet Protocol). A few weeks ago I had the problem of trying to meet up with some great guys you will soon be hearing about over […]

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Vlog 2 New Communication

by Nicole Donnelly on August 25, 2010

Last Friday we had a meeting with my Dev team for BigRuby, which is our software that we are building for Salty Waffle. It’s live beta right now and you can check it out for free, but it’s not as intuitive as we want it to be. The frustration hurts my head when we meet, […]

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Smell the Social Media Roses

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 25, 2010

In recent years I have tried to be more adventurous, more spontaneous, and even more daring at times. I had a great experience my first year at University of Washington that would eventually result in me meeting most of my now best friends. It was one of the first days of school and I wanted […]

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Top 5 Tips to Finding a Quality Mentor

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 23, 2010

In school, I took a class called ‘Creating a Company’. We were responsible for starting, funding, and running a profitable business in less than six months.  We were free to try almost anything, make mistakes, just as long as we were constantly looking for answers as to why certain things happened the way they did. When […]

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Believe in Something: Carry the Entrepreneurial Fire

by Mitchell Cuevas on August 22, 2010

entrepreneur, business

The 4th of July not only marks Independence Day and one of my favorite holidays for me, it also marks the birthday of one of my best little friends. His name is Josh and he is my next door neighbor’s 7 year-old darling son. I have known him since the day he was born and […]

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Twitter Grader: The Little Bird On Our Shoulder

August 21, 2010

The people over at HubSpot have created another great tool for measuring your online influence and effectiveness. In this case, the relative influence of twitter account. The product is called Twitter Grader and through its simple interface allows you to get a grade for any twitter account. We have made our twitter score part of […]

The Trust Issue: Are You Thinking About Security While Socializing?

August 20, 2010

Last week my neighbor brought home an old laptop that used to belong to his mother. It was in need of repair so he gave it to me to take a look at. While I was fixing it, I laughed when I removed a piece of black tape near the top to find a webcam. […]

BlogHer Lesson: Mommy Vlogn’

August 19, 2010

We always advise people to post video because it will help with your organic search ranking. So, here I am with Vlog #1. A Vlog is a video blog. What you do with your vlog is up to you but there are plenty of good and bad examples up on YouTube. At very least it’ll […]

Activate Emotion

August 16, 2010
Dali Heads, Social media

Salvador Dali was a master of Activating Emotion. His work might make you sick to your stomach, feel lonely, or cry. When I was in Barcelona last fall I took a day trip to visit Dali’s home in the Catalan resort of Cadaqués after visiting his museum in Figueres. In the taxi ride back I couldn’t […]

Burro Batteries: Social Entrepreneurship

August 15, 2010

Since I heard him speak, I have not been able to forget about Whit Alexander’s story. He started at Microsoft as part of the team that gave the world Encarta World Atlas, then co-founded the smash-hit board game Cranium, and is now working on what I think is one of the most inspirational projects out […]