Monthly Archives: April 2011

Proximity

What does proximity mean?

Managing Online Communities: A mindmap of #BTVSMB presentations by Sara Steele-Rogers and Anthony Quintano

Another month, another #BTVSMB. This month’s topic was managing online communities. If you want to know more about social media breakfasts, look at my past post. It briefly explains what they are. Two community mangers presented their thoughts and strategies on how they manage the communities built around the businesses that employ them. Sara Steele-Rogers, […]

Data + app design and making mobile stuff: a conversation

I had the opportunity to take a phone call with Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com and talk about their new iPad app. We covered some of my favorite topics: impact of data on design decisions, how people use mobile stuff and so on. Even if you aren’t part of my real estate audience I think […]

Facebook for business highlights what’s wrong with web design and development.

I’ve had a several conversations about marketing on Facebook lately. They usually go something like this. Business owner: Can I just use Facebook instead of a website? Me: Sure, you could scrap your business website (or for new entrepreneurs not get one in the first place) and just use Facebook. I wouldn’t recommend it though. […]

Thoughtfaucet’s LinkedIn profile training video and transcript

How do I make my LinkedIn profile awesomer?

WordPress Webinar on Monday April 18 5:30pm

Following on our previous Thoughtfaucet Apprentice Lab forays into LinkedIn and Gist, we’re ready to do some training on everybody’s favorite content management system: WordPress. This is a free webinar. I was going to train the apprenti either way and it’s no skin off my back to just turn on GoToWebinar. Monday April 18 5:30pm […]

The opportunity in Foursquare

I’ve written about the locative media service called  Foursquare and used it for awhile. Today Jeff Turner, a renowned non-Foursquarer ignited a fascinating discussion by people way smarter than me about how Foursquare is or is not useful. Here are my current thoughts on the topic.

An interview about Bahrain and Burlington

In the continuing adventures of the #BTV Twitter hashtag I was interviewed recently by Matt Austin of Fox 44 News here in Vermont. I pretty surprised by the difference between the conversation he and I had at Thoughtfaucet HQ and the story he ran that evening on the news. I was going to let it […]

Ten Minute Market: Thoughtfaucet participates in Vermont Travel Industry Conference mixer

Markets are conversations. Some conversations are quick. Like the Vermont Travel Industry Conference‘s pre-conference networking event which puts VT travel industry businesses in one-to-one contact with marketing experts for ten minutes at a time. Thoughtfaucet‘s Gahlord Dewald will be among the marketing experts available April 11th event at Burlington’s Hilton Hotel from 5pm to 7pm. […]

A template for building community on Twitter

One of the things I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the question “Where do you listen to?” That isn’t a typo. The place you listen to informs the questions you hear. I think the questions I hear make a big difference in what I think about and the problems I learn to solve. […]