Episode 009 of As Seen On Internet – Our Tech News Podcast

Amit Wadehra and I break down Alphabet, Apple’s Top Secret project to launch a self-driving car, and an app that takes the pain out of finding a good place to drink.



StraightOuttaSomewhere – http://www.straightouttasomewhere.com/

Monk – http://www.getmonkapp.com/#contact

DraftSmarts – https://draftsmarts.com/



BarRoulette – https://bar-roulette.herokuapp.com/signin



Google Alphabet

Facebook Patent on Credit Rating – http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2015/08/05/facebooks-new-patent-could-make-you-rethink-your-friends-list/

YouTube removing the 301+ – http://thenextweb.com/google/2015/08/05/youtube-is-getting-rid-of-its-weird-301-view-count/

Twitter Dedicated News Tab – http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/03/twitter-featured-news-tab/

Wired: Is Twitter’s Future Customer Service? – http://www.wired.com/2015/08/twitter-will-lose-fight-become-1-800-number-web

Apple Project Titan – http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/14/apple-self-driving-car-project-titan-sooner-than-expected

@HankGreen Facebook Video – https://medium.com/@hankgreen/theft-lies-and-facebook-video-656b0ffed369

Google Solar Panelshttp://thenextweb.com/google/2015/08/17/googles-new-project-could-convince-you-to-buy-solar-panels/

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 – http://mashable.com/2015/06/17/text-walk-run-steps/


Facebook Messenger gets Draw Something – http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/remember-draw-something-facebook-messenger-s-first-game-is-very-similar-1296452



Best Product Hunts

SafeDrive – Getsafedrive.com

Hidrate Me – http://hidrate.me/?ref=producthunt

Makerbook – http://makerbook.net

Spotify Taste Rewind – https://spotify-tasterewind.com/


Apple WWDC – http://live.theverge.com/apple-wwdc-2015-liveblog/

Apple News – http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/wwdc-apple-unveils-news-app-for-ios-9/621456

Apple Radio – http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33064181

Apple Proactive Assistant – http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/8/8732215/proactive-apple-ios-google-now-wwdc-2015


Nest Is Holding Press Conference – https://fortune.com/2015/06/17/nest-launches-smart-home-video-gadget-the-nest-cam/


Facebook Launches Moments – http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/15/8779581/facebook-moments-app-photo-sharing

Google Launches Sidewalk Inc




Dick Costolo Resigns from Twitter – http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/11/8767881/twitter-ceo-dick-costolo-is-leaving-the-company –

Microsoft Hololens at E3 – http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/15/8782595/microsoft-hololens-minecraft


Facebook will favor posts in News Feed based on time friends spend looking at them – http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/13/8775587/facebook-news-feed-uses-time-read-to-promote-posts

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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

Obama Joins Twitter – The real Barack Obama – http://twitter.com/potus

Brand Tale – https://www.brandtale.com/?ref=producthunt

Twitter Shark – http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/05/20/twitter-using-shark-becomes-social-media-sensation

NEW APP – Unicorns – Live stream your iPhone screen – https://unicorns.io/stream/demo

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 – http://blog.ketchum.com/ketchum-launches-the-global-scholar-program

Amazing Internet


Facebook Q1 Results – Link

Facebook “Instant Articles” – http://media.fb.com/2015/05/12/instantarticles/?ref=producthunt

Facebook News Feed Changes — http://mashable.com/2015/04/21/news-feed-facebook-likes/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link



Facebook Test Feature http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-tests-feature-letting-users-pick-pages-friends-theyd-want-to-see-atop-news-feed/619554

Twitter’s Earnings – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-28/twitter-falls-short-on-promise-to-speed-up-user-growth

Pro Sports Leagues are Trying to Figure out Periscope / Meerkat –  http://recode.net/2015/05/07/pro-sports-leagues-still-trying-to-figure-out-periscope-meerkat/

Teenagers are still using Facebook – http://recode.net/2015/04/08/what-teen-problem-facebook-still-dominates-among-teenagers/


AdBlock for Mobile – http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/adblock-plus-develops-first-mobile-ad-blocker-iphones-164212

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