Twitter Is Trying To Be Simpler – It Learned from China’s Weibo!

In social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Wow, this confirms it – Weibo really is better than Twitter. Reading the official news from Twitter, their new UI interface updates seems to be quite similar to how Weibo has been doing it since its beginning! I got more information when I read Silicon Filter and yes, there will be users who complain about this – but finally Twitter …

Building an Awesome Team – Which Xmen Character Are You?

In business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Maybe I’m such a nerd, but this movie “The Wolverine” recently made me think more about TEAMS and working in groups. And the most important thing I think about working with other people is UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU REALLY ARE….. I know, I think this is hard, to accept facts that we are born with some advantages, and over our childhood, …

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 …

FINALLY Social Media formally in Google Search!

In social media by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Today Google announced something BIG for all those social media people out there…..we have been blessed today! Us social media guys, who have been kinda joked as social media just “playing games” and not really making money by our pure-play SEO link guys……welll…. WELL – now those tweets and blogs will feed into GOOGLE social search. So….like Monamie commented on …

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 …

Addictive Social Hyper Buying / Selling – “I Got The Fiverr”

In social media by Michael Michelini5 Comments

It must be pronounced FEVER , like “I got the fever“, the site is pretty addictive….I created my fiverr profile (“five dollar” & fever) and quickly linked my paypal account….with their damnquickpay you don’t need to go in and out of paypal each time you make a purchase….. What will people do for 5 bucks? Seems people get creative, here …

Happy New Year From Philippines

In family friends, philippines business, social media by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Been a couple days away from my computer so not accessing blogs and emails much (well mobile, i’m still fairly wired still on twitter….status updating quite frequently), so this will be my first blog of the new year. This was my first time to celebrate New Years in the Philippines, a bit different from USA and in China. Let me …

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 …

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 …

Summary from Manila Meetup on Social Media (#manilameetup)

In philippines business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Seems like twitter meetups still confuse so many non-twitter users, and even twitter users! I experimented and put together in Hong Kong meetup with only 2 or 3 days notice. Anyway, I am just experimenting still with different ways to bring groups of people together as I am traveling so frequently, in a short period of time. Its also fun …

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. …

Twitter Meetup Hong Kong – Putting Faces to @ Names

In family friends by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Been in Hong Kong a couple days, between Shenzhen, China and Manila, Philippines….and wanted to meet some contacts I’ve been chatting to on twitter to discuss web design…which ended up turning into testing out a “meetup” of various twitter friends in the Hong Kong area. The beginning the “chaotic” organization started on Monday when I asked William Li to meet …

Its Still About Surrounding Yourself with Positive People!

In family friends by Michael Michelini13 Comments

I came to New Haven, Connecticut today to visit my good friend Scott Katin, who I’ve known since like 3 year old nursery school, traveled across country with in 2003, and have been in touch regularly via AOL IM while I’m overseas. We hiked up West Rock Mountain, which is right next to his new house here, and chit chatted. …

Why I use twitter, and why you should too!

In websites by Michael Michelini2 Comments

When i first signed up for twitter, it was around summer 2008, i cant remember how i heard about it, i remember it was during a spyble all night development day. I signed up and it then said “what are you doing now?” i said, doing finances. Logged off, and never looked at it for a few months…. Kept hearing …