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by Shonali Burke on April 22, 2010

Is It Easy To Do Business With Your Company?

by Shonali Burke on April 22, 2010

When technology works against you I was arranging lunch with a vendor and suggested Kora, the hip, new Italian restaurant in Crystal City.  I wanted to e-mail my contact Kora’s address, phone number and a link to a Google map.  Alas, the entire Kora site is in Flash, which is beautiful, but it’s not very [...]

by Shonali Burke on February 1, 2010

Does The Social Web Mean The End of Privacy?

by Shonali Burke on February 1, 2010

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has gotten a lot of flack lately for his pronouncement (during an interview with TechCrunch) that privacy norms have evolved over the years and privacy is essentially dead.  I watched the interview myself and think the criticism is overdone.  I think that Zuckerberg has correctly described the times and his company [...]

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 [...]