Launching the “The Check-In” a premium geo/location content newsletter

Strategy, insights and reactions from the geo/location-based industry for business, small and large. Sent once a month with bonus messages. Just $2.99 a month.

You can sign-up here:

Why $2.99 ?
Because "The Check-in" will offer premium content and research not featured on

How often and when?
"The Check-in" will be emailed once a month. The first email will be sent on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Can you repost content sent in the "The Check-in"?
Not without permission.

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How to mass delete Twitter direct messages. A premium Twitter feature in the future?

Today, @pipercarter sent a tweet saying "Twitter needs to come up with a way to mass delete all of these fake DM's.". Ironically I sent her a DM saying there is a way to mass delete twitter direct messages using a site called but it is not a feature from Twitter but a third party web tool.

Announcing the 1st ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt with QR Codes at the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup

Last year during the North Carolina State Fair my partners and I joined forces with the State Fair organization team to plan the fair's first ever tweetup. It was called the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup with the theme "A Whole Lotta Happy". We wanted to say it was the first ever tweetup held at any state fair but we were the second state fair to do so but by fare the largest with over 150 attendees last year. This year, we're doing it again, bigger and better with more prizes, a live video show featuring @GregoryNG of Freezerburns and of course more deep fried food. The theme for the 2010 [...]

Google Wave review part 2: screencast, thoughts, examples and resources.

As Google Wave invites continue to spread like wildfire and more than just geeks are starting to explore Google Wave, I've seen an increase in the "what are your thoughts on Google Wave" questions. I'm humbled that individuals are interested in my thoughts about Google Wave, I'm also seeing a lot of consultants ask the same question, to see if I'm using Google Wave for any business/marketing use. Regardless, after spending a few days over the weekend to clean out my Google Wave inbox and do some research myself, I'm made a social bookmarking group of Google Wave resources. Also I [...]

How to become a social media conference speaker. Tips and a free conference pass.

Photo: by chrisheuer

If you listened to my podcast yesterday on the ROI in attending Social Media Conferences, then you know I just returned from IZEAFest a marketing / social media conference in Orlando, FL. organized by Ted Murphy. In my podcast I mentioned how the ROI for attending various social media conferences is relationships and from the relationships it could lead to more business deals and/or speaking opportunities. While it seems that everyone now is a social media guru or expert, or ninja or "fill in the blank", the next social media must prove yourself thing to do is [...]

My 4 favorite WordPress Video Blogging Themes

Last week on my Facebook wall I was asked to suggest a good WordPress template to use for a web site television show. Below are my 4 favorite WordPress Video Blogging Themes.

1. eVid wordpress theme - - Membership $19

2. TV Elements - 1 Site License for $75

3. WooTube - - 1 Site License for $70

4. Quommunication Video - - 1 Site License for $75

Also See:
6 Brilliant WordPress Themes For Video Blogs or Vlogs
Best Video WordPress Themes

What is your favorite WordPress [...]

What makes a successful twitter iPhone app? A tweetie screencast video review. My 5th most asked question: What twitter app do I use on my iPhone?

If you've visit my F.A.Q section then yes I skipped #3 or #4 but I'll get to those later but #3 will be how I got so many twitter followers and #4 will be who created my twitter background and the history of twitter backgrounds. Keeping with the twitter theme here my 5th most asked question is "what twitter iPhone app do I use on my iPhone.

Before tweetie was released I was using the iPhone web app Hahlo mainly because the amount of people I'm following on twitter and the other iPhone applications were hanging on loading my twitter public stream and my replies. Then a few weeks ago my [...]