Tech Podcast As Seen On Internet – Episode 008 – Apple Gets Crazy Ideas From Trent Reznor

Amit and I talk about Apple’s WWDC, Google’s plans to improve cities, and where you should walk if you’re texting.

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Amazing Internet

Utah Valley University Introduces Walk Text Run lanes around campus –


Facebook Messenger gets Draw Something –



Best Product Hunts

SafeDrive –

Hidrate Me –

Makerbook –

Spotify Taste Rewind –


Apple WWDC –

Apple News –

Apple Radio –

Apple Proactive Assistant –


Nest Is Holding Press Conference –


Facebook Launches Moments –

Google Launches Sidewalk Inc


Dick Costolo Resigns from Twitter – –

Microsoft Hololens at E3 –


Facebook will favor posts in News Feed based on time friends spend looking at them –

As Seen On Internet Tech News Podcast – Episode 7 “Skrillex’s Real Name”

Amit and I talk about Google I/O, Mary Meeker’s State of The Internet, and a Kung Fu movie.

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AMAZING Internet

Kung Fury Movie –

Obama Joins Twitter – The real Barack Obama –

Brand Tale –

Twitter Shark –

NEW APP – Unicorns – Live stream your iPhone screen –

Facebook Has Gifs!


Google I/O

Mary Meeker’s State of Internet 2015


Ad Blocker Native Advertisements

Android Auto

Reddit Launches Video service

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference – June 8 – 12


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Top 7 Takeaways from 2015 Internet Trends Report From Mary Meeker

Every year, the tech community eagerly awaits Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report.  Not only is it packed full of rich yummy data, Meeker also provides cases and stories from around the world to inspire and surprise you.

On Wednesday March 27, Meeker presented her 2015 report.

Here were my Top 7 TakeAways

  1.  FACEBOOK ISN’T DEAD – Despite what media says, 12-24 year olds use Facebook and Instagram constantly and consider Instagram to be the most important platform.  Don’t believe the hype on this.
  2. FACEBOOK VIDEO IS CRUSHING IT – 50% of Facebook’s Daily Active Users watch 1 or more videos per day and 75% of them do so on mobile.
  3. MOBILE OPPORTUNITY – Marketers still haven’t found the best way to advertise on mobile and there is a HUGE gap between the attention people give mobile and the amount of money we spend marketing on it.
  4. BUY BUTTONS ARE WHAT’S NEXT AFTER VIDEO – The ability to seamlessly transact in social will get better and more accepted.
  5. SOCIAL IN THE ENTERPRISE IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP – Enterprise social will impact the way we work and communicate as well as continue to disrupt the way we communicate with customers.
  6. OPTIMIZE CONTENT (ESPECIALLY VIDEO) FOR VERTICAL SCREENS – Because of the rise in mobile, people are consuming content in a vertically oriented screen (holding a phone vs. watching a monitor).  You must design UX and video for this.
  7. ON DEMAND EVERYTHING – Driven by Millennials, we will continue to see business disrupted by On Demand Everything – Jobs, Services, and Products.


As Seen On Internet Episode 6 – Amit’s Back From Europe!

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Ketchum’s Global Scholar Program –

Amazing Internet


Facebook Q1 Results – Link

Facebook “Instant Articles” –

Facebook News Feed Changes —


Facebook Test Feature

Twitter’s Earnings –

Pro Sports Leagues are Trying to Figure out Periscope / Meerkat –

Teenagers are still using Facebook –


AdBlock for Mobile –

As Seen On Internet – Episode 5 – April Fools

Amit Wadehra and I started a podcast and it’s super fun.

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Show Notes



Amazon Dash Button


Amazon Home Services


Facebook May Host News


Social Media Spend


Facebook Blueprint


Instagram releases Layout


Facebook Riff


Twitter Curator




Podcasts: 5 Top Technology, Trends, and Social Media Podcasts

A client recently asked me how I stay ahead.  While I read the news everyone else does, my secret weapon has always been podcasts.  Below are my 5 Favorite Podcasts.  I recommend PocketCasts for listening to Podcasts on Android.


This Week In Google

It’s A Thing


The Social Hour

On The Media

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7 Social Media Week Chicago Sessions To Attend

Social Media Week is coming to Chicago Sept 23rd – Sept 27th.  It can be very overwhelming so I curated a list of what I’m most looking forward to.
Did I leave something off you’re really looking forward to?  Let me know!


The Secrets of Story telling through Paid, Earned, Shared, and Owned Media


Content Marketing That Wins: Making brands, readers AND Google happy


Confessions of a Community Manager


Big Data v Big Brother: How marketers are dissecting the consumer at the intersection of mobile and social


IBM Opting in: Lessons in Social Business (Disclosure: IBM is a client of my employer Ketchum)


GOOGLE+ and Brands (Disclosure: I own Google stock)


Mike’s Hard Lemonade – Tapping into Twitter to Rebrand and Reawaken a Brand


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Someone was selected for Google’s Glass Explorers program despite only using the hashtag as entry.

I feel incredibly special to have been selected to Glass Explorers and be one of the first people to get Google Glass.  Then, I started going through the data that Stanford student Andrej Karpath compiled and I found this tweet with just the #IfIHadGlass hashtag.   No content, nothing to support.


This is insanely interesting because Guy Kawasaki, adviser to Motorola (owned by Google), stated he was not selected.  Does this mysterious winner know an insider?  Was there a random element involved?  Weird. Oh well, I can’t wait to do amazing things with my pair.



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Facebook to 1 Billion Users – I predict August 16, 2012

EDITED 8-23  Looks like the date has come and gone…I would have thought FB would have made a big deal.  Nothing.  Oh well…

Facebook had a terrible earnings call yesterday that has sent the stock plummeting.  Today, Mashable had a link that Facebook could reach one billion users in August based on an analyst report on iCrossing.

I’ve been keeping track of how many users are on Facebook for a while and thought I’d throw my data aginst it.  I am a little rusty from my GE Six Sigma days and a little busy to do a full regression.  So, I simply used Microsoft Excel’s Scatter Chart with a simple linear regression to see what it could predict.  I used data from April 2007 on as low growth in the beginning was throwing off the numbers

BOLD PREDICTION – Facebook will reach 1 Billion users on August 16, 2012


Linear Regression Equation – y = .5405x – 21299

y – Users In Millions

x – Date

R² = 0.9567

Data is here if you want to do your own thing.

Dec-04 1
Dec-05 5.5
Dec-06 12
Apr-07 20
Oct-07 50
Aug-08 100
Jan-09 150
Feb-09 175
Apr-09 200
Jul-09 250
Sep-09 300
Dec-09 350
Feb-10 450
Jul-10 500
Sept-10 550
Jan-11 600
Feb-11 650
Jun-11 750
Sep-11 800
Feb-12 845
Apr-12 901
Jul-12 955

Social Media Strategy Class Reading List

I recently taught a class at DePaul University on Social Media Strategy to Graduate Students in Public Relations and Advertising.  Below is the reading list I compiled with tech sources, interesting articles, and relevant case studies that helped guide our class discussion.


Technology and Social Media Blogs

Analyst Blogs


Podcasts have been my “secret weapon” over the years.  All the news covered on the sites above is broken down into detail.  I strongly recommend them

Twitter Lists

Specific Articles

Class 1 – The State of the Internet and Public Relations

Class 2 – Objectives, Strategies, and Audience Research

Class 3 – Creativity, Integrated Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy and Online Community Management

Class 4 – Facebook

Class 5 – Twitter, YouTube, and Blogs

Class 6 – Internal Communities and SEO

Class 7 – Blogger Outreach, Meme Hijacking, Mobile, and Paid Tactics

Class 8 – Online Reputation Management

Class 9 – Online Measurement and Metrics

Google Analytics Basics

Facebook Analytics

Class 10 – The Future of the Internet (and Your Career)