Digital Advocate


Guiding the SOHO Practitioner in a Digital World

Free My Phone

I have long been lamenting the impossibility of being able to use the cell phone I want.

Free My Phone | Mossblog | Walt Mossberg | AllThingsD


Filed under: Tech, Tools,

Social Features in Email?

Most users I come in contact with are still trying to get a handle on email – how to set it up, how to bcc, how to weed out the spam. But despite the confusion, they are trying, because they see what a great tool it is. Making the leap to social networking like Facebook and MySpace is just too great for them, and they see little value. But I think combining the practicality of email and the added social features of Facebook will be a communication tool they can wrap their minds around.

Will Social Features Make Email Sexy Again? –

Filed under: Social Networking, , ,

I’m sorry. No, I’m not.

New York Personal Injury Law Blog: Progressive Insurance Blunders Again:

Some folks, it seems, know the fine art of taking a bad situation and making it worse.

Filed under: Leadership, Marketing, Privacy, Say what?,

Word of the Day, plus

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Filed under: Blogging, Education, Resource

Web access and a mission

Jericho Fans Go Nuts Online | WebProNews

The power of some disgruntled fans with web access and a mission. This is a good example of the change the connectedness of the web brings – the old-fashioned letter-writing campaign in hyperdrive.

Filed under: Marketing, Networking, Social Networking, , , ,

The Conversation Economy

It’s the Conversation Economy, Stupid

It’s the conversation economy, stupid. One of the engines that is driving “2.0” growth is the fact that communities are forming around popular social platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Ning, Twitter—the list goes on and on. These platforms facilitate conversation. Conversation leads to relationships and relationships lead to affinity.

You know, it seems the bigger we get, the more extensive our “world”, the more we are looking for the shop on the corner. Where they know you by name, what you like, what you need, what you should see or hear. It’s only the corner, the “General Store”, that’s changed.

Filed under: Social Networking, Web 2.0, Web strategy, , , , , , , ,

Social Networking Goes Professional

Social Networking Goes Professional –

Social networking, popularized by teens sharing information with their friends online on Web sites such as Facebook Inc., is now blooming in the business world, thanks to new social networks that enable professionals and executives in industries such as advertising and finance to rub virtual elbows with colleagues.

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