Letting People See Where You Are Online, good or bad?

In websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

For those of you not aware of this, one of the new things now is geo-based social networking…allowing you to share with the world where you are at the moment. I think this is pretty awesome, though I am aware the majority of people probably think invasion of privacy, security risks (“I know when you’re home, and when you’re not” …

Movie Review – The Social Network, A Facebook Story

In Reviews, travel by Michael Michelini4 Comments

FINALLY got to watch the facebook movie “The Social Network”, and wow, it is AMAZING, really has not much to do with the actual making of the technology and marketing of facebook, but does bring home the struggles and problems in doing business with friends, and not having clearly defined roles and exit strategies for partners. I’m not gonna ruin …

Being Yourself Online

In business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Reading Chris Brogan’s post and its simple, yet inspiring!! All I know is while I’m down here in florida with my grandma, uncles, parents, cousins TALKING ABOUT facebook and internet and mobile web – I KNOW this is where its at. I’m glad I’ve been studying it for so many years, at least 6 years intensely, but really since early …

will google buzz fizzle in china?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Google has just released google buzz, a twitter like platform that is integrated into your gmail account – so your “buzz” from friends and followers comes through as a folder in your email box. This is all cool stuff, but from the matter of the current state of “google leaving china”….this is another step towards leaving. Its reported the government …

Reflection – how did I end up here?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Reading some linkedin.com discussions, and one that caught my eye was “how did you get into your industry where you are today?” I answered it in the thread, but also want to expand on it more here. Since I can remember, I always wanted to have my own company, back in 2003 after graduating university and starting a new full …

Baidu, China internet, and goverment relations

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini12 Comments

This is a great example of how you need to have guan xi (good relations) in China. Even in the digital age, its important to have strong relations with government agencies and high power internet companies here in China…let me show here below. (breath in….) Man….how annoying…..after some talking in beijing to internet companies, i have been wondering why my …

few days away, I hate email….

In corporate world by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I am back from a trip to Ningbo…and I didn’t have access to email…so now I am digging through 493 new emails…thus I am writing this “complaining” post, enjoy! and let me know what you think “did you get my email about that notice”, “dont you read my email?”. Then there are the guys who write book-long emails…and expect people …

sorry for slow reply uncle Bill

In family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

….this is why I keep a blog…I am a bad family member maybe…I am so out of touch with dad, mom, Jocelyn, Nana…..sorry Uncle Bill, I am so slow to respond the longer I stay in China, the harder for me to stay in touch with my family and friends in USA. Just the time zone, the startup of the …

Mixing Friends and Business

In business, usa by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Dating girls in my high school – that was a mistake! It was a small catholic high school (Mary Immaculate Academy) and everyone knew everything about everyone. My first “girlfriend” was in my sophomore year in high school, I was a bit of a shy guy then, and she had a big crush on me. Asking all her friends what …

Economy Goes Down – Scumbags Go Up!

In websites by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Surfing around twitter and the overload of blogs, and its almost sad to see how people sell themselves out in hopes of getting some affiliate income. But this world where anyone can jump online and make a blog with some links to hope to make some money. Below I had to take some snapshots, they are pretty humorous. I removed …