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My Favorite Tools: Cohuman

Jottings by a tech PR consultant on a tireless quest for the next best tool, application, widget or Website to help “balance” life between the cyber and real worlds. Email, Tweets, Facebook messages … social media is driving us to distraction! It’s a fact of life that there are days when we are destined to be more productive than others. …

My Favorite Tools: Google Translate

Jottings by a tech PR consultant on a tireless quest for the next best tool, application, widget or Website to help “balance” life between the cyber and real worlds.        One of the biggest regrets of my life (so far) is that I never mastered a second language. I had plenty of opportunities.  When I was in Washington DC covering foreign affairs and defense issues across the Asia and …

My Favorite Tools: TweetyMail

Jottings by a tech PR consultant on a tireless quest for the next best tool, application, widget or Website to help “balance” life between the cyber and real worlds.          I came across TweetyMail earlier this month while holed up in a hotel room in Kauai. The Pacific Ocean and sparkling pools outside beckoned, but because I had piggy-backed on my husband’s business trip (finally …

We Can All Use a Little Online Etiquette

When the Internet exploded onto the scene in 1996, communication as we knew it changed forever.  Suddenly we could send Ethernet greetings and thank you notes to almost anyone with a few keystrokes; forsaking the neatly hand-written note that Emily Post had espoused since 1922. When the Internet went mainstream it also became a convenient bully pulpit to broadcast our opinions. And …

Why Search is Not Enough

Introducing a Guest Blog post by JAGWIRE Group’s new client, Meshstro*, a PARC-incubated company that is developing contextual software solutions to deliver the first natural language and content recognition technologies for email. Chris Holmes discusses the current limitations of email search, and reveals how Meshstro’s new beta product takes an innovative approach to searching for, and discovering, the emails and documents in …

Facebook’s Death Knell?

Is that the faint tinkle of a death knell I’m hearing for Facebook among its once rabidly loyal small business owners?  Probably not! It’s more likely just the echo of the reverberating collective screams heard on Twitter and Facebook and around the blogosphere since yesterday afternoon when word started to trickle out that Facebook had announced via its Developers Forum that Facebook Pages (formerly Fan …

Another URL Land Grab, This Time for .TV Domains?

It could turn into The Wild West out there again with URL land grabs — this time for .tv domain name extensions (rather than .com domain names). Need I remind you of the pre-Dot-com boom and URLs selling for millions of dollars? With my memories still raw from having missed that .com domain name opportunity to make my fortune in the mid-1990s,  JAGWIRE Group quickly took Social …

8 Hot Social Media Marketing Tips

Nearly 3,800 people registered for SocialMediaExaminer’s Webinar “8 Hot Social Media Marketing Tips You Need to Know” yesterday (April 6, 2010).  If you weren’t one of them (perhaps you couldn’t get into the virtual room because there was only space for the first 1,000) then this recap is for you. Not only was this Webinar packed full of “virtual” bodies, but …