Trusting Chris Brogan


Even though I haven’t read Chris Brogan’s new book, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust, co-authored with Julien Smith, I know it will be good excellent. Because Chris doesn’t do less than excellent. So what is this “trust agent” stuff? The blurb on Amazon helps out: The book […]

Gary Vaynerchuk Videos as Social Media Consulting Filter

By way of a chance conversation after a Toastmasters meeting at which I was a guest the other night, I’ve found one way to share some information about social media in business without getting into lengthy and potentially confusing explanation. Namely to point people to a couple of videos of the amazing Gary Vaynerchuk, @garyvee […]

Twitter-Generated Business: China Travel 2.0


I have to admit I have no idea how pervasive the online social networking site, Twitter, is in China, let alone its current relevance for doing business in China. This post is about one instance in which Twitter seems to have served a good business purpose – i.e. putting a couple of entrepreneurial people together, […]

Social Media Resources: Alltop Travel Page

I’ve been a fan of Alltop – “We’ve got all the top stories covered all the time” – from early on and I admit that having this site listed on the social media page there has helped. Alltop describes itself as an “online magazine rack” of popular topics. It’s an amazing resource for finding blogs […]

Beating the Drum for LinkedIn Bloggers

Life moves so fast in the online, social media world that three and a half years, which is how long the LinkedIn Bloggers group has been going, seems a very long time indeed. To put that in perspective and according to the fascinating social media timeline produced by Danah M. Boyd and Nicole Ellison, it’s […]