5 business or personal ways to use Google Latitude

Google Latitude lets you see your friends on a map on Google Maps for mobile and iGoogle. Use Latitude to plan an impromptu meetup, see that a loved one got home safely, or just stay in touch with friends.

While it seems like the rest of the world is focused on checking in and badges Google is quietly making changes and updating their location-based services. One of their services is Google Latitude. Earlier this year Google launched Google Latitude API for developers and although I have yet to see any apps implement Google Latitude or build an alternative Google Latitude app, SimpleGEO has [...]

TriOut For Business explained. A location-based dashboard with messaging. By @LawPower

We are about to release some really exciting updates to TriOut for Business. The beta has been a great success and we have gotten feedback from those businesses that participated resulting in a number of enhancements and new features that add even more value for TriOut customers, both businesses and individuals. We will be sharing the details on the various plans with you over the coming weeks, along with some videos that show you how to use the service to enhance your sales and marketing efforts. If your business is not already listed in TriOut, please contact us and we'll be happy to [...]

9 practical ways to use Google Wave for business

It goes without saying that to some Google Wave was one of most overhyped technologies to launch in 2009. From being called a failed product to users widely complaining about how to just use the platform. And we're not talking about just the average users, even some of the social web elitist such as Kevin Rose who tweeted "playing w/google wave, what does this do exactly?" and Robert Scoble who tweeted "I don't like Google Wave and am avoiding using it until they make major UI fixes."

Other complaints about Google Wave have been that there is no real value to using it over other web [...]

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 [...]

Talk Social News episode 17# MC Hammer, on social media, the music industry & twitter. Need we say more?

There are a lot of fake celebrity accounts that get started on twitter, just ask Shaq (@THE_REAL_SHAQ) but if you get followed by an account called @MCHammer don't block him or think it's a fake account because it's the one and only MC Hammer (http://mchammer.com) . So what is Hammer doing on twitter, well you'll have to listen to the podcast for that, but we had the privilege to chat with the one and only Hammer himself about how long he's been blogging, his thoughts social media and the music industry, who introduced him to twitter and more.

If you're been wondering what Hammer has been [...]

Talk Social News Episode 12: Talking Whuffi with Tara Hunt aka Missrogue, twitter for voting & twitter for terrorists?, Linkedin, Opera, and Windows 7

This week on Talk Social News, we're thrilled to feature our first female guest, Tara Hunt aka Missrogue. Tara is author, marketing expert, BarCamp Queen and blogs at http://www.horsepigcow.com. Check out the interview as we talk about her new book "The Whuffie Factor", her thoughts on social media, what makes her tick and continue to grow in this social media space.

The interview: Talk Social News Episode 12 - length 56:12 download or click to play:[audio:TalkSocialNews0012Tarahunt.mp3] Subscribe to podcast in iTunes:

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