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How to become a geeky apartment shopper

Posted by - Mar 11, 2013

It certainly isn’t your grandmother’s apartment search experience anymore. Not even close. You can imagine how the process used to be. Cup of freshly brewed coffee, a donut, the Sunday paper, all while making wide circles over ads that looked interesting. You’d gather up your list and head out on Monday morning, hit the streets,

Why technology isn’t just for Geeks anymore

Posted by - Aug 16, 2011

This was from a guest post on Mark Juleen’s blog. Enjoy! Let me tell you a story about a boy. 4 foot 11, 120 pounds soaking wet, wrinkled Bugle Boy pants, his blond hair in a bowl cut; tousled. When he spoke his voice cracked and the things he used to say revolved around some

Finally…a better definition of what being social in business really means

Posted by - Aug 9, 2011

You’ve probably read countless blog posts and articles about how social media has revolutionized the business landscape, how it’s the second coming of Christ, and how it’s the Star Wars Prequel that should’ve been. The one thing lacking from all those posts is a definition of what being social as a business really means. It’s

Will automation damage Google Plus?

Posted by - Jul 15, 2011

One of the things I’ve been really enjoying about Google Plus is the lack of an API. For those that don’t know, an API is called an Application Programming Interface and it’s what allows all of those 3rd party programs (TweetDeck, Hootsuite, etc) to interact with the services you want to talk to. Google has done a smart thing this time around with their social network. With their previous attempts (Wave and Buzz) they released the API immediately. It was smart to hold it back for Google Plus. Why?

Making the case for not having a social media strategy…yet.

Posted by - Apr 18, 2011

A week or so ago I wrote a blog post outlining Google’s new +1 stuff. There’s some great information in there telling you how social media results are being utilized by search engines. It even suggests that as a business you had better have a long term social media strategy. I wanted to back track

3 ways social search will change how you find apartments

Posted by - Apr 7, 2011

Google deciding to implement their +1 search service really isn’t big news… yet. Its implementation is a little buggy and isn’t turned on by default. Like the Facebook Like button soon you’ll be able to add the +1 button to your website or blog. Cool. I’m all giggly inside at the prospect of another thing

Open Letter to Twitter: Here’s why we use 3rd party apps.

Posted by - Mar 24, 2011

Recently Twitter decided to really clamp down on some of its Third Party App developers. A lot of that clamping down is a direct result of API violations as well as inconsistencies in how Tweets are displayed. According to Twitter “consumers continue to be confused by the different ways that a fractured landscape of third-party

Underestimating those small decisions can lead to this…

Posted by - Feb 17, 2011

I decided two weeks ago that I wasn’t going to answer the phone when my wife called. It was a snap decision but I just didn’t feel like it. Yup… didn’t feel like it. I was preoccupied and didn’t want to be lectured about something that I knew I hadn’t done. (I deserved the lecture

Is the PC is dying?

Posted by - Feb 11, 2011

With the proliferation of technology these days, it’s hard not to get caught up in the hype behind all the new stuff (except for 3D TV…push the snooze button please). An article I read recently talked about how the PC era as we know it today is gone. Because of all the new tech, mobility