May 23, 2015

Social Media Exploding and Twitter is Lighting the Fuse

Tomorrow, I plan on taking on the impossible. I need to sum up what’s happening on the web in the realm of social media for group of business people, and I only have about 30 minutes. I’m presenting on the web to the Flourtown Businesspersons Association, FBA, a group that spans several generations and obviously is a diverse audience from different lines of work.

I plan on briefly covering the history behind social media, about a minute. Discussing how eBay and other original online communities (remember listserv, bulletin boards, chat, etc.) have continued to evolve to the facebooks and Twitter of today.

Then, I’ll explain how facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have taken the online world by storm. Facebook offers advertisers the opportunity to get in front of 175 million pairs of eyes.

Finally, I’ll tackle some of the many examples of how people are using social networking, these new media tools and micro-blogging such as Twitter to find jobs (Dave Murray), recruit members (Coast Guard), and stay in contact with customers (TSA, Timbuk2, Zappos).

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Until next time, Tim


Web sites I’ve designed, how best to feature them on my own site?

Recently, I’ve been wanting to redesign my own web site I’ve been so busy building other people’s sites lately that my own site has been neglected.

So I ask you what’s the best way to feature various sites on my own web site? Do I use Flash, or thumbnails with links, or some combination I haven’t thought of yet? I want something that looks cool but remains easy to update and change.

What do you recommend?

They cover a variety of businesses, from non-profit to a conceirge or architecture business.

Flourtown Fire Company

Schaefer Design, LLC

Flourtown Businesspersons Association

and others.

Let me know, until next time, Tim