Raise your hand if you’ve ever watched the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (hand raised high). Raise your hand if you’ve ever caught yourself doing the Carlton dance when you hear Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual” song (hand raised high again).
So imagine my, and all the other Fresh Prince fans’, delight when I saw the below video of Alfonso Ribeiro (who played Carlton on the show) leading what is claimed to be the world’s largest simultaneous flash mob. Alfonso and his posse of flash mobbers did the same exact dance, on the same exact day, at the same exact time, in hundreds of cities across the United States and Canada.
Our social media team has done our fair share of LinkedIn trainings and presentations for clients, both in the B2B and B2C spaces. What we’ve learned is that for many professionals, LinkedIn is one of those networks they know it’s important to be on, yet they aren’t on it, don’t completely fill out their profile… Read more »
Think about all the cool technology that exists today that people probably never expected to see in their lifetime. Now, think about how much more advanced technology will get as we progress further into the 21st century. Google is testing out a product that I absolutely see launching (and succeeding) in my lifetime – augmented reality glasses.
Another South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive has come and gone. If you’ve never attended, the Austin, TX festival is one of the most chaotic, fun and valuable experiences. It’s a mecca for geeks and tech nerds of all backgrounds and industries to come together to learn, share and build new memories.
SXSW is also chaotic because there are tens of thousands of people, hundreds of sessions and events to choose from and so many new and familiar people to see and spend time with. I like to think of it as organized chaos…as organized as it can possibly be!
Social Media Club Detroit hosted an event on February 29 with health care professionals who discussed how they are successfully using social media. While the health care industry as a whole has been slow to adopt the use of social media, these professionals provided examples and stats that proved they are successfully incorporating social media into their businesses.
Question – Are you using social media for business purposes? If not, is part of the reason why you’re not because you think the opportunity ship has sailed? If you answered yes (don’t kid yourself, a maybe is a yes!), my intention for writing this post is to encourage you that you’re not too late and now is as good of a time as ever to get active on the social Web.
Yes, Facebook is primed to hit 1 billion users this year, and yes newer networks like Google+ and Pinterest are gaining momentum every day with new users. Don’t let the numbers overwhelm you, but take a look at these social media statistics for 2012 to get a good idea of just how much opportunity exists for your company online.