Daily Archives: April 23, 2011

How Facebook Can Help Your Career

People do business with those they know, like and trust. This is a great quote, and one that’s guided many in growing their business through social media.

Many people use Facebook only as a way to connect with friends and family, and not as a way to further their career. If you’re one of them, time to change your thinking. According to Social Media Today, 42% of the US population has a Facebook account. More than likely, your boss and company’s top executives, your clients and potential clients are all on there.

Facebook has brought a whole new meaning to the term “the good old boys club”—and the great thing is, you don’t have to be a guy to join this one! The appropriate use of Facebook may depend some on your job and your industry, but it’s a great way to connect to clients and co-workers alike.

Read more and get tips to get started:  http://j.mp/fGwDC6


8 Ways to Successfully Sell with Social

I saw this catchy video and wanted to pass it along. 

Fortunately, social media offers an amazing source of business opportunities. If you approach it the right way, you can build many relationships that could be crucial to your business growth and success

Twitter staying in San Francisco

Twitter’s headquarters will officially remain in San Francisco after it secured a deal with the city over a tax break. 

“Twitter is staying in San Francisco and has signed a lease to move our headquarters to Market Square, a historic building in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood that is being managed by our new partner and landlord, Shorenstein Properties,” Twitter’s head of communication Sean Garrett announced on the company’s blog.

For the last few months, the City of San Francisco and Twitter have been at odds over the city’s 1.5% payroll tax. San Francisco is the only city that has a business tax based on how much the company pays workers (including stock options), rather than simply taxing the company’s income. The result is that Twitter would have to pay millions more to the city — a charge it could avoid by moving a few miles south or east.

For the last few months, the City of San Francisco and Twitter have been at odds over the city’s 1.5% payroll tax. San Francisco is the only city that has a business tax based on how much the company pays workers (including stock options), rather than simply taxing the company’s income. The result is that Twitter would have to pay millions more to the city — a charge it could avoid by moving a few miles south or east.

We don’t yet have a timeline for our relocation, but we expect we will move into our new space in mid-2012. We can’t wait.

http://blog.twitter.com/2011/04/tweets-of-san-francisco.html


TweetingSeat

I saw this and love the idea.

The TweetingSeat is an interactive park bench which is designed to explore the potential for connecting digital and physical communities. The bench logs its usage by uploading images of its users and environment to a live Twitter feed, allowing people to interact with it both in person and virtually.

Created to explore the environments in which it is placed and the people whom it encounters, the aim of TweetingSeat is for people and communities to form their own relationship with the object through the way in which they choose to use it.

Each time someone sits down, TweetingSeat uploads an image from two cameras to the Twitterfeed. One camera is located on the bench looking at the surrounding space, and another is located nearby looking at the people who use it.

http://www.chrismcnicholl.com/tweetingseat

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrismcnicholl/sets/72157626420432517/


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