I’m in a photo contest that ends midnight tonight with Mike Stelzner author of the New book, LAUNCH.The podcasts shares where to vote and where to find a free chapter of the book and video plus a quick overview.
World IPv6 Day came to an end earlier today. We successfully enabled IPv6 on our site for 24 hours, with great results. We saw over 1 million users reach us over IPv6.
Note from Tara Husband:
This is a link from Facebook. To read the rest of it, click on the link and even check out a new society being formed for businesses turning over to IPv6. Even if your not “techy” its important to have some understanding of how safe are your pictures, content, games and friends.
“If you dedicate your existence to being likable, however, and if you adopt whatever cool persona is necessary to make it happen, it suggests that you’ve despaired of being loved for who you really are. And if you succeed in manipulating other people into liking you, it will be hard not to feel, at some level, contempt for those people, because they’ve fallen for your shtick.”—Jonathan Franzen via The New York Times (via yiddischemama)
Just had a client ask if her fitness customers could text the name KANGOO GIRL instead of a phone number. Fabulous idea. Easy to remember and terrific for branding.
WHAT’S IT CALLED
What she wants is called a common short code or CSC. People in the entertainment field use it (such as American Idol) but it really is not that common and is still very pricy. IF your cell phone carrier allows the set up, most names are available. The names have to be between 5-6 characters.
You can lease it for $1000 per month! The technology just isn’t there quite yet to make it user friendly.
My Klout score jumped three points when I created the following engagement and I wasn’t even trying! Klout.com measures your standard of influence in social media.
I went to my daughter’s Science Fair and was upset when my daughter didn’t win. :) I decided to create my own #winner and post it to my 8000 edgy twitter followers. The following was the step-by-step process:
1. Created hashtag #mysciencefairwinner and tweeted what I was doing 2. Took pictures at the science fair with my phone and uploaded to twitter using #mysciencefairwinner hashtag with additional titles and other possible relevant hashtags 3. Did this for 8-10 pictures while tweeting in between 4. Posted on Facebook with a link and commented on what I was doing 5. Posted my daughter as #winner (of course) 6. Wrote quick blog about the events with hashtags and pictures. Fed blog to several places.
This took me less than an hour. At that moment, I was just a mom, maxing out my voice while having fun. People loved it and retweeted plus wrote me back relating to my experience.
The lesson I learned was Klout wants live, real information. Let me know if you have any questions!
I’m trying a very sneaky behind the scenes way to gather more Klout followers. It’s coming out next week!
p.s. Klout Psychology: Becoming a Klout watcher will drive you crazy! Just be social, be yourself, be active and Klout has it’s own algorithm to reflect a piece of the puzzle. Every connection you make is meaningful and cannot fully be measured.
p.s.s. I just got accused of trying to become a Klout Apologist! Love that term.