Broadband in the heartland

Things looked promising for rural geeks this time last year. Engadget reported here: "As we've seen in the decidedly botched digital TV transition, nothing involving government and technology is ever straightforward. With that in mind, let us present to you the most germane portion of the recently passed economic stimulus package with respect to gadgets … Continue reading Broadband in the heartland

A cool tool to help keep you on track

Image via Wikipedia Psychologists tell us that it takes 21 days to forge a new habit -- yet most new year's resolutions are broken in first week. Why? Lack of persistance. This simple little tool may just be the answer for you... "Whether you're staring down the end of the year and want to get … Continue reading A cool tool to help keep you on track


Image via CrunchBaseWith the official announcement of Google's Nexus One yesterday, I'm going to go out on a limb and say "It's time to sell your RIM stock". This slurp from Mashable came out almost a month ago before Google's announcment and the BlackBerry was in trouble then..."As you may know, we’ve been conducting our … Continue reading RIM RIP

Some good email advice…

...from a reputable source..."Want to be sure that you are a valuable member of the team? Well, then don’t annoy your coworkers with your email habits. Or worse, don’t annoy your superiors. “Since email is now the number one business communication tool it’s become the best way to trumpet your value and save your job,” … Continue reading Some good email advice…

My 14 top tools for thought leaders

It's always interesting to go back and see where you were a year or so ago thoughtwise and what you may have learned since then. My 'old post promoter' randomly brings up old posts and this one, looking back on 2009 is very interesting to me. In it we find the genesis of what I … Continue reading My 14 top tools for thought leaders


Image via CrunchBase Sharing is a foundational part of the social media process. Here's an interesting perspective on the topic of sharing on the internet... "The parts of the report that caught my eye included the following: People still share via email and instant messenger more than via social networks. An astounding 59% of all … Continue reading Sharing…

AGCO is harvesting the benefits of social media

AgWired, the social media voice of the agriculture industry reports that AGCO, one of the world's largest agricultural equipment manufacturers, is effectively using social media to stimulate sales in a down economy... AGCO is providing a great example of how to integrate social media and networking into their communications strategy and to learn more about … Continue reading AGCO is harvesting the benefits of social media

TGIM 2/8/2010

I love Mondays! I get to go back to work at my quiet office with a supercomputer and a fast internet connection! Can't wait... In the meantime, Lifehacker is rating the five best Podcast managers... "Podcasts offer a fantastic way to catch up news, listen to radio shows, and get great media delivered right to … Continue reading TGIM 2/8/2010

Teens break up with blogging…

Image via CrunchBase ...and start flirting with Twitter! "A new study published today by Pew Internet finds that teens and young adults are blogging less and using social networking sites more, with the prominent exception of Twitter. Pew’s Report surveyed 2,253 American adults and 800 U.S. teens to get a reading of how they use … Continue reading Teens break up with blogging…

Small business and social media

Just because you're a small business, doesn't mean you can't leverage social media -- in fact, it's quite the opposite... "Social Media impacts every business, every brand, and in doing so, connects a network of distributed communities of influence, making the world a much smaller place in the process. Small businesses are in fact at … Continue reading Small business and social media