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Chief Troublemaker

by Jill Foster on December 21, 2009

Chief Troublemaker and Top Tips for a Great Facebook Fan Page

by Jill Foster on December 21, 2009

Over the past year or so, I’ve seen more and more non-profits and companies create Facebook fan pages for their organizations. Facebook calls fan pages “a customizable presence for an organization, product, or public personality to join the conversation with Facebook users.” Fan pages are great because they are designed for organizations, but they work [...]

by Jill Foster on December 7, 2009

Chief Troublemaker Asks: Is It Time to Unfriend People in Your Social Networks?

by Jill Foster on December 7, 2009

I was talking to one of the Cat Herders (Project Manager) at Matrix Group today. She said she was trimming her Facebook friend list and unfriending some people. Unfriending. It sounds so… umm…unfriendly. 500 friends online. Really? Facebook says that the average user has 130 friends but I know people who have hundreds, even thousands [...]

by Jill Foster on December 1, 2009

Chief Troublemaker and 4 Ways To Win Biz Even When You're Runner Up

by Jill Foster on December 1, 2009

I haven’t watched a Miss Universe pageant in a long time, but a part of the program will stay with me forever: the part where Bob Barker says to the 1st runner up something along the lines of: In the event that Miss Universe is unable to serve, you will take the crown? What on [...]

by Jill Foster on November 9, 2009

The Chief Troublemaker's Favorite Twitter Applications

by Jill Foster on November 9, 2009

Twitter was super smart when they created their API and encouraged developers all over the world to come on in, use their API and develop their own applications using Twitter data. But wait, what’s an API, you say? API stands for Application Program Interface. Wikipedia defines an API as “an interface that a software programs [...]

by Jill Foster on September 30, 2009

The Chief Troublemaker on Using the Crowd to Attract a Bigger Crowd to Your Events

by Jill Foster on September 30, 2009

I was a panelist at the Grow Smart Biz conference on Tuesday, September 29th at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. In my opinion, this conference was a must-attend event for small business owners and entrepreneurs (more on that later). This blog post is about how the conference planners are using the crowd to attract [...]

by Jill Foster on September 17, 2009

The Chief Troublemaker Asks: Who's Afraid of User-Generated Content?

by Jill Foster on September 17, 2009

82 million & counting: a forever changed Web From homemade movies on YouTube, to movie and book reviews, comments on blogs, and entries in Wikipedia, user-generated content (UGC) has changed the Web forever. I can’t imagine the Amazon shopping experience without comments and ratings from other moms, the posts from the 500 or so people [...]

by Jill Foster on September 3, 2009

Threats to Your Profitability: Chief Troublemaker Warns of Project Overhang

by Jill Foster on September 3, 2009

After each Web site launch, I ask the Project Manager in charge what’s left to do. Why? Because inevitably, there are items that didn’t make the launch. I call this ‘Project Overhang’ and it can be deadly to a firm’s profitability and productivity. Project Overhang is what we call tasks that are left over from [...]