Happy Twitterversary

Happy Twitterversary
When you get a Happy Twitterversary card in your email from Twitter reminding you that it’s your 5th anniversary should you be happy? They say one year to a human is like seven years for a dog so – my 5th anniversary in dog years would be a 35th anniversary…. but Internet years are different. ...

Google Still Gaining Market Share

Unlike most other technologies introduced in the past 20 years it seems that Google wants to defy the Diffusion of Innovations adoption curve. The What? It’s the theorem by Everett Rogers that says any idea or technology is accepted slowly at first, then takes off for a while, and finally is slowly adopted by the ...

Big Brother

Big Brother
I have an Attorney client who was rightfully disturbed by the news of a case before the Virginia State Bar regarding Richmond Lawyer Horace Hunter. Basically the Bar is arguing a complaint that Hunters writing on the firm website blog constitutes advertising and should be accompanied by some sort of disclaimer identifying it as such. ...

Americans and Their Cell Phones

Americans and Their Cell Phones
Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information seeking and communicating–83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone–and these devices have an impact on many aspects of their owners’ daily lives. In a nationally representative telephone survey, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that, during the 30 days ...

A New Digg 1

A New Digg
The social news website Digg has released a major re-working called Version 4. The site was first launched as an experiment in November 2004, then re-launched the following July with Version 2.0. In that version the creators featured a “friends list” which made the site one of the pioneers in social media. The concept was ...

Google Instant

Google Instant
Google announced a new feature this week that you should know about. It’s called Google Instant. Apparently we search users can save 2-5 seconds per search by making a selection from a text box that appears as we start to type. Google is now placing suggestions of key phrases Google thinks we are looking for ...

Electronic Pearl Harbor

Electronic Pearl Harbor
I don’t have much use for most of our politicians from Virginia – with one notable exception: Congressman Randy Forbes.  He seems to share my core values, and he appearsto be a “real” person. I mean anyone who rides a big bike at the head of the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in Washington, D.C. on Memorial ...

Google Places

Google Places
I just finished up a new video – this time for my own company, IMS Strategic Internet Marketing. This was a fun but really important project. Google Business Center was renamed and re-launched a couple of months ago and it’s now called Google Places. That’s where every business owner can claim their own listing – ...

In Good Company

I just finished a new flash banner for Joe Cipriano’s client site and am reminded of what fun it is to be associated with a guy who is in such good company. I have been doing all of Joe’s Internet marketing for over 10 years and the relationship goes a little beyond client-vendor. I take ...

Don LaFontaine Vid Passes 300,000 YouTube Views

Back in April 2007 I uploaded this Today Show segment which featured featured Don LaFontaine, Joe Cipriano, George DelHoyo and Mark Elliott. About a year later Don passed away (September 2008) and the clip generated over 250,000 hits in a short time – and at this posting is now well over 300,000. Recently I found ...