SOCIAL MEDIA INFOGRAPHIC: IT’S GROWING LIKE WILD FIRE

If you missed it this week, be sure to check out this infographic by The Growth Of Social Media that will prove that social media has forever changed the way we interact and connect online and it’s growing like a wild fire that can’t be contained.

I think it is crazy when people still say that social media is over hyped, some kind of fad, people will get bored of it, lets move on, and blah, blah, blah. If they would just look at the shear numbers and growth they would probably shut their mouths and start integrating into every area of their business.

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TOP 10 POSTS FOR AUGUST 2011

How was your August 2011 and what are you looking forward to for September 2011?

My August was crazy with moving to California, launching FREELUNCHFRIDAY, pitching a few new startups, and trying to continue writing my books; one on social media and the other on business and self help. It was a super busy and overwhelming month at times and I am now thankful to say that we are settled in and it feels like Gods hand is on everything.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: JUMP ON BOARD IT’S GENUIS

If you haven’t checked it out you should. You can actually watch Dreamforce live online here.

Today at Dreamforce salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff welcomed some 30,000 or more people to the Social Enterprise, which according to Alex Dayon is considered the business strategy for the next decade of computing that bridges the divide between today’s social customers and the companies that cater to them. Can we say awesome!

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THE POWER OF A TECH HOLIDAY

Are you taking a tech holiday, because if you’re not you’re just setting yourself up for burnout.

Tweet, post, blog…..what the hell are we doing? Getting the message out right? It is important to get the message out, connect with people, have great conversation, and build your brand or brands, but when it starts to have an effect on your well-being, you better get it in check and take a holiday away from it.

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CONTENT STRATEGY: STOP MAKING IT SOMEONE ELSES PROBLEM

Can we agree that there is just way to much shit out there in terms of content? You got everyone there brother and there dog creating content these days. Where is all the good stuff and how do we find it?

In my opinion it’s pretty ridiculous. You got people who have no experience other than a few writing classes trying to write about entrepreneurship, and then you got Joe Schmo writing about social media and trying to act like he’s some social media professional because he has all of his college buddies as friends on facebook. Are you kidding me?

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4 POINTS ON COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT

How intelligent do you really think you are? I would go to bat saying that you are not nearly as smart as you think you are. I know I’m not as smart as I think I am sometimes! Now, where I am smart, is at leveraging a group of people who have come together after social collaboration and competition to make intelligent decisions.

If you are not making decisions this way today, you better start. With all the social tools, and new technology advances that we have at our finger tips we are able to make far more intelligent decisions than ever before.

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PAY ATTENTION TO THE ATTENTION

Who doesn’t love attention right? That’s one of the reasons you use social media because you crave the attention that you get. Be honest, don’t lie, you eat it up; every like, comment, post, tag, mention, RT, you soak it right up.

I will be honest, it makes me feel good and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. Yes, you can take it way to far and it can affect your life, yet well-managed it is a very good thing for people – especially those who don’t get attention outside of social media. There are these people, they are the ones you don’t pay any attention to.

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WHO EVER SAID THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?

No more stupid, old, traditional networking where a bunch of lame and boring people stand around with suits and ties trying to push their 401 (k) plans, insurance, and uninteresting business on you? This is no more. That might have been normal and original at one time or another, but not anymore.

This is the new normal. This is FREE LUNCH FRIDAY and we are all about connections, conversation, and community. We believe in empowering people, companies, and communities to eat, share, collaborate, and make things happen that can change the world.

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