Ten-Year-Old Facebook Shows No Signs of Exodus

Ten-Year-Old Facebook Shows No Signs of Exodus

Facebook Teen Exodus? Not so fast. The social network has had unparalleled growth each and every quarter. Here's the evidence.

There is No Such Thing as a “Lost Year for Tech”

There is No Such Thing as a “Lost Year for Tech”

Some thoughts (about Quartz article claiming 2013 was a "lost year for tech"), a couple of megatrends and eight startups to watch in 2014

Q&A with Cratejoy Founder Amir Elaguizy

Q&A with Cratejoy Founder Amir Elaguizy

Former Game CTO for Zynga's Bingo Flash Amir Elaguizy talks about subscription ecommerce platform Cratejoy, the YC startup he founded and leads.

Brick-and-Mortar Retailers in a SoLoMo World

Brick-and-Mortar Retailers in a SoLoMo World

SoLoMo, the term KPCB’s John Doerr coined a few years ago, has been used to define the convergence of social, local, and mobile technologies. The term “SoLoMo” may be short-lived — just another buzzword we will toss out the window — but the fundamental shift in how we use technology matters to retailers because it creates new opportunities (and threats) for customer relationships. Focusing on the consumer is the first step to earning sustainable attention, trust and loyalty. Technology is rapidly advancing to facilitate this in exciting new ways.

Q&A with Feast Co-Founder and CEO David Spink

Q&A with Feast Co-Founder and CEO David Spink

Q&A with David Spinks, Co-Founder and CEO of Feast, a startup that applies the online academy model to cooking classes. Feast's website says it is "an online cooking school where you'll find easy-to-follow online cooking classes to help you cook, eat and feel like a boss."  In this Q&A, David shares about becoming a startup CEO, developing Feast, 500 Startups, the startup life (David formerly worked at Zaarly and LeWeb), and more.  

Learn more about Feast at letsfea.st  and connect with David on Twitter @davidspinks.

Social Media Mistakes Are Symptoms of Flawed Brand Strategie

Social Media Mistakes Are Symptoms of Flawed Brand Strategie

Tragedy will always be around us, but hopefully brands will stop trying to leverage such tragedies for their own benefit. 

When in doubt, think about this: If you're not going to add value (to your audience), it's best to say absolutely nothing.

CMAD and The Gift of Community Management

CMAD and The Gift of Community Management

On January 28th, 2013, I will join others all over the world to celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day. My gift to community managers is that on CMAD I will make my book SOCIAL STATE available for *FREE* to anyone who wants to read it. My hope is that the book will help and inspire community managers and aspiring community managers.

In 2013, Choose Your Role Wisely

In 2013, Choose Your Role Wisely

This is the official video for my brand new book SOCIAL STATE.  All of us have a role in the development of the “Social State.” In 2013, choose your role wisely.

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