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Putting Your REAL NAME on the internet, being YOU!

In social media by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Social media has changed the internet, or “web 2.0”. I think the original web 1.0 was more just websites posting news and it hard for the general public to interact. Now, anyone with an internet connection can create a facebook account, twitter account, or whatever, and say how they feel to the world. Its going one step further, as bigger …

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Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?

In social media by Michael Michelini3 Comments

While it is scary to see people ALWAYS on their mobile phone…I find it hard to believe it is making us “anti-social”…..Marshall sent me over an article I thought would be worth blogging about…..Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US below is a basic idea of what its about: Turkle’s thesis is simple: technology is threatening …

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Are Social Media People Just a Bunch of Nerds?

In social media by Michael Michelini5 Comments

As I dive deeper and deeper into the developing industry of social media….I can’t help but classify the typical social media poweruser. Sure the majority of the global population now has in some way become involved with social media (mindblowing numbers thrown around on the web in 2010), but when I saw power users, I consider that those addicted to …

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Cool I’m Hootsuite Certified for Social Media!

In social media by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Sunday night, and I’m here taking the hootsuite social media certification. But hey, its what I am passionate about. The Hootsuite Certification Program went through 4 basic topics of its program, “hootsuite” as well as strategies for social media platforms such as twitter and facebook, also discussing klout. Hootsuite Basics – just general overview of hootsuite, its features, how to …

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Klout Coach Optimization – Social Media Score

In business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Social media is on FIRE these days….or maybe being outside the GFW of China where I can freely surf the web I’m just exposed to more…but really, seems like every day a new thing popping out. One big thing is Klout. While I have heard of it before, it really clicked after reading businessgrow.com ‘s get ready for social scoring. …

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Reflections from visit with nana, indirect pressure

In family friends by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Just arrived back home, my grandmother (nana) lives in the next retirement community so its a quick drive over. Spent some evening hours talking with her, and my 2 uncles – Uncle Steve and Uncle Gary. I was reminded how rough the USA economy still is……as my uncle Gary is still without a job and Steve is getting by. Nana …

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Weekend in Hoboken, New Jersey

In family friends, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

After the wedding Friday night in Chinatown, came over to Hoboken, new jersey to spend some time with friends and see my university, Stevens Institute of Technology. Because everyone keeps asking me when I can meet them, I quickly setup a facebook event for Saturday – I didn’t have time to call people and invite one by one. Hustling back …

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More Filtering of Internet

In websites by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Amazing……I keep wondering when, or if ever, the world will just be open about the information that passes. Reading this Fox News article about Bangladesh blocking facebook……as below Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Muhammad Cartoons Published May 30, 2010 | Associated Press AP May 28, 2010: Bangladeshi Muslim protesters burn a Swedish flag during a protest against Facebook. Reportedly, Swedish artist …

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Facebook vanity URLs available – get yours now!

In websites by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

bit of insanity, reading on twitter that approximately 500,000 usernames have been reserved on facebook now. BEFORE their 12 midnight release they had announced. Many of my friends and facebook users are SLEEPING NOW. And they were under the impression midnight on Saturday… Guess i’m lucky to be checking during my chinese timezone daytime. and got my username facebook.com/michelini Another …