Kickstart Your Own Private Concert?

Is it possible to Kickstart your own private concert?  With “Hear It Local” it is.  Recently they’ve added features to help you book bands and help you raise the funds for the concert.  These bands are generally local bands and are more affordable than big time bands.  No problem booking right?  Even with the help of Hear It Local, setting up an event can be a big challenge, larger or small.  Here’s an excerpt from the article….

“Looking for a band for your tech conference, wedding, or launch party? San Francisco startup Hear It Local has just launched a private concert booking and crowdfunding platform that connects you to local musicians, just in time to catch the attention of the music crowd at South By Southwest. Smaller venues can also use Hear It Local to fill their calendars with great affordable bands.

Unique experiences are rising in value thanks to mobile devices and social networks that make it easy to share our attendance. As both individuals and big brands throw more events, and services like EventBrite make them easier to mange, Hear It Local could grow by bridging the divide between promoters and talent.”

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Looking Up at Jupiter and Venus

Looking up at Jupiter and Venus is never easier at this time of year.  They’re in fact side by side in the western sky.  Many people find Astronomy a fascinating subject and many more find looking up just awe inspiring.

If you’ve ever wondered how to do the math on an object in space according to it’s brightness, you’ll want to check out the article below.  Here is an excerpt from that article.

“If you’ve been outside just after sunset and faced west, you’ve almost certainly seen two bright “stars” glaring back at you. Those aren’t stars: they’re Venus and Jupiter, the 3rd and 4th brightest natural objects in the sky (after the Sun and Moon, of course, and I say “natural” because the space station can in fact look brighter than both). As they circle the Sun, every year or so the orbital geometry of the two (and the Earth) sets things up such that they appear very close together in the sky. This is called a conjunction, and when it involves planets this bright, it’s really something to see!”

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Jupiter and Venus

Awesome Dubai Panoramic Tour

For an awesome Dubai panoramic tour, you’ll want to check out the link below.  If you have plans to travel to Dubai, or have been their before, you’ll get a heads up 360 degree view of various parts of the city.  These parts include the famed Palm Island and the Marina.  It’s well worth the look.

Dubai Panoramic

Has Yahoo Gone Too Far Suing Facebook?

Yahoo is suing Facebook, but have they gone too far?  In my personal opinion, yes.  When it comes to the world wide web, how can one company patent so many patents that should be public domain for the world to use?

Now that Facebook has gotten big and decided to go public with the new Profiles, Yahoo decides to join the excitement and sue them.  Why is this a big deal?  According to Facebook,  “We’re disappointed that Yahoo, a longtime business partner of Facebook and a company that has substantially benefited from its association with Facebook, has decided to resort to litigation.”

Yahoo has been pulling the plug on it’s services one by one lately in an attempt to stay afloat.  Little do they realize, this is hurting them in the long run.  Because certain users of Yahoo only use certain features.  If Yahoo pulled Flickr today, I’d probably stop using them.  Although I’m still debating on not using Flickr anyway because of Yahoo’s actions.  This is childish.  Here is an excerpt from an article that I read….

“Yahoo has kicked off the biggest patent battle in social networking history by suing Facebook over 10 patents. Facebook pledged to defend itself forcefully amid speculation Yahoo is trying new ways to raise funds as its ship is sinking.

The Yahoo Inc. lawsuit filed Monday covers advertising, privacy controls and social networking. The move comes after the former web giant threatened to sue Facebook last month, saying it would seek licensing fees from the social network over the use of its patents.Yahoo also said other companies have already agreed to such licensing deals.

It is reported that only two of the 10 patents at issue are directly related to social networking technology. For example, one patent cited by Yahoo covers a method for people to communicate through a virtual entity, “enabling users to easily share their experiences,” according to patent filings. The rest concern online advertising, including methods for preventing “click fraud,” as well as privacy and technology for customizing the information users see on a Web page.”

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13 Twitter Success Tips

There are numerous Twitter Success Tips when you think about it.  I’m sure you could probably think of a few, especially if you’ve been on twitter for a while.  If you want to be successful on Twitter, you’ll want to check out these 13 tips.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“On Twitter, in addition to people who share interesting, insightful information, there are many spammers and aggressive marketers that the typical consumer avoids following. To be a figure worth following, you don’t want get labeled as a spammer. So the first step in increasing your followers on the site is to make sure your account is worth following!  Here’s how to do it:

1) Make sure your Twitter profile is optimized with an original picture, bio, and links. Don’t make these newbie mistakes that keep people from following you.”
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Wacky Math of Social Media

What’s with the wacky math of Social Media nowadays?  What do I mean by wacky?  Well, according to Social Media sites, 1+1=30,000.  Basically, what it boils down to is one person makes a post, then shares it, then another person shares it, then two more, until it balloons.  Here’s an excerpt from a great article on this…

“Social media is a funny thing. The math within social media marketing works as if it is out in the cosmos, where time and space are bent. What am I talking about? Well, some of the normal math found in business, either it just isn’t applicable in social media or the normal way we think about calculating it offline is very different to how it actually works within the social graph.

Years ago we heard that if you had an unhappy customer they would tell 10 people and how damaging that would be to your company. They said if you created a happy customer, they would at least tell 1 to 2 people. Boy have those days disappeared!”

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Formula For Success

So, what’s the Formula For Success?  Well, if you’re like most people and believe in Reverse Engineering, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that it’s involved in the process.  When we program ourselves to think a certain way, we have to reverse engineer that process in order to start thinking the right way.  Randy Gage says it best on his  blog.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Over the last few posts we’ve looked at the role of vision, beliefs and programming to your achievements, prosperity and success.  Now let’s wrap it all together is a simple formula for manifesting your dream life.

Notice I didn’t say easy. But it is simple. And it doesn’t have to be hard unless you want it to be.

Here’s what we know so far:”

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Twitter Hashtag Tools

When browsing Twitter, you may have noticed hashtags.  What are hashtags?  They’re easy ways to spread your message out to a larger following.

You can also follow hashtags and have conversations with them.  Hashtags always have a # symbol in front of their name.  That’s how Twitter determines it’s a hashtag.

Hashtags are also a great way to increase your Tweet count.  If you’re not sure what to Tweet about today, just look up a hashtag.  For example; if I wanted to learn something about a random person today, I might use the hashtag #30thingsaboutme.

When I search for #30thingsaboutme, it brings up everyone who is using that hashtag.  You can see what people are saying about themselves and it can give you an idea of what you might say yourself.  You might even use the #30thingsaboutme hashtag to let others know more about you.

Using hashtags is a great way to meet more people on Twitter and increase your following.  Not only that, if you have a Klout, then having conversations with people will increase your reach, which overall increases your Klout score.  Therefor, using hashtags can increase your overall reach in Social Media.

Some people say don’t over-use hashtags.  I say that one should use hashtags accordingly.  Forexample, if I was posting a post about #Dogs, I would not use a #Cats hashtag in my post.  But, perhaps I would use the hashtag #Knine.  The hashtag needs to be relative to the post at hand.

There are some Hashtag Tools that you can use to your advantage.  For example, by clicking on the image below, it will take you to an article that goes over 6 of those tools.  Included in this article is the Trendsmap site, which allows you to see trends by location on a map.

Trendsmap

Hopefully, armed with these tools and the knowledge of hashtags, you’ll be able to get your Twitter off the ground.  If you’re already on Twitter, what are some of the popular hashtags that you use or have seen?

How to find out what’s trending on Youtube?

If you’re looking for a great way to find out what’s trending on Youtube.  Today is your lucky day.  They’ve added features to the site that allow you to find out what is trending.  This is great if you’re looking for something to share, or even just something to watch.  You can read all about it by clicking on the image below.

Youtube Trends

Tomorrow VS Just One More

The mind is a funny thing.  I’ve spent the past few months reading a lot about mindset.  Upon reflection I’ve been thinking that it can be boiled down to those who keep saying ‘Tomorrow’ and those who say ‘just one more.’

I had a conversation with a friend a few years ago and was amazed at how toxic his thinking had become.  It was more than someone having a bad day.  He had grown bitter, pessimistic and a shell of his former self.  He hid it fairly well from those around him, but it crept out from time to time in conversation.  I casually commented that if you say “’I can’t’ – you won’t.”  To say he was a little put off by my comment is an understatement.  Now in retrospect, I’m not sure that any of us set out to be negative.  It’s not exactly a character trait that people aspire to.  Left unchecked, it simply creeps up on you.  We are all faced with ‘tomorrow’ or ‘just one more’.

To read the full article click the link below.

Just One More