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September, 2011  // Posts published in September, 2011

30 Sep Posted by in Technology, Trending | Comments

Amazon Kindles a Fire; Is Apple Listening?

Amazon recently unleashed the tablet behemoth that is the Kindle Fire. Ooohhh, scary, I know. At $200, it’s also one of the cheapest tablets to hit the market. And as of right now, it costs 40% as much as the Apple iPad, is super quick and is being supported by Amazon’s (relatively) successful streaming services...

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How Blogging Can Change Your Business For The Better

The act of perpetually writing for a blog has, in many ways, made me jaded. Sometimes, I take for granted the fact that I am fueling the web full of my words and thoughts through such a medium which allows almost anyone from anywhere in the world to access. My writing has become almost mechanical...

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How Facebook’s Timeline Is Turning Businesses Into Moments

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of Facebook’s new Timeline feature. It’s groundbreaking. Revolutionary, even. Gizmodo even went so far as to label it the, “greatest thing Facebook’s ever done.” Dan Lyons hilariously and satirically poked fun at the importance of Facebook’s new Timeline feature in a recent blog post. “Nevertheless, 24 hours later,...

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23 Sep Posted by in Social Media | Comments

Why Facebook's New Features Might Be Its Most Important Yet

Facebook, since its conception, has issued many large changes to the service. Some have been well-received, often brilliant additions to social networking site, including such features as Facebook Messages, among others. But others have been much less so. Facebook groups, for the most part, has been all but completely forgotten. Facebook Deals, too, was heavily underutilized...

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21 Sep Posted by in Technology | Comments

Is Netflix Stoned?

For people, breaking up is often a difficult and potentially devastating experience. But for companies, splitting up is a little different. Splitting up can mean, for many businesses, a new beginning. For Netflix, breaking up currently stands as an awkward time in their lives, like middle school. With their recent plan to split their dvd-by-mail services...

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Are You Sold On Your Business Yet?

As Confucius so fittingly and poignantly stated so many years ago, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Unfortunately though, skiing, playing cards or driving sports cars is, for most of us, an impractical way to earn a living. Yes, there are professional skiers, poker...

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Is Google+ Headed Towards Extinction?

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” — The Usual Suspects Google+, contrary to popular belief, is not the devil. At the same time, it’s not necessarily the messiah that has come down to purge us of all of our earthly (read: Facebook) sins. And, in fact, right...

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Are We Getting Bored With Information?

We’ve all been found guilty of this at some point in our lives: We’re sitting in class or in a meeting, and all we want to do is doze off or browse the internet on our phones. It’s not because we’re tired or the information we’re receiving is uninteresting or irrelevant; we’re just bored.  And...

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Why Social Media Might Not Be The Right Fit For Your Business

I’ve frequently and persistently  lauded the various benefits of social media to small businesses everywhere. Social media is a great way to connect with and engage customers. It also provides a free method for businesses to market their products and services; truthfully, social media can be a great utility for just about any business in some...

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09 Sep Posted by in Marketing | Comments

How To Boost Business By Thinking Like A Customer

Customers have it hard. They want to purchase goods and services to their hearts content but, sometimes, businesses don’t necessarily know how to give them precisely what they want. So, they become frustrated. Shy, even. Meanwhile, business owners everywhere are incessantly insisting that they “Buy! Buy! Buy!” yelling at them and eagerly awaiting for them...

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