These days it’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or read news with out seeing something about social media, social marketing, or social networking. Sites like Facebook, which is now the most trafficked site in the US, along with Twitter, Digg, Linkedin, MySpace, Youtube, Ning, Mixx, and more are all trying to get more users to spend more time on their sites in hopes of gaining bigger position in the Internet to where they can monetize and make some money.
In fact, just last week Twitter announced it’s own monetizing strategy, which includes paid tweets from major companies. Facebook has been doing this for years already, and the same with MySpace, but it’s the first for Twitter and assuming it’s successful, more will follow. Continue reading
Here I am. I’m finally opening my personal blog and wanted to start by saying hello, and welcome. I’ve been running blogs for a couple of years now, and have been talking about starting my own for awhile, but just never found enough time for it. However, I’m finding more and more that it’s important to keep a personal blog, journal, or whatever form of written thoughts a person wants to keep, and share it with the world.
Why? There a lot of a reasons for it, but for me it’s a matter of getting out thoughts that I keep inside of my head, or things that I want to share, or ideas that I have, or items that can helpful. In today’s world it’s getting less and less personal and getting to be more interpersonal. The reason is that we are building ourselves virtually everyday on places like Facebook and Myspace, but while doing so we are looking at ourselves and taking more time to think about the things that make us tick. Continue reading