I love technology and how it changes our lives. There's something almost spiritual about how new technologies connect and empower us. And it's really cool, too.
I talk about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery, and occasionally try my hand (with some successes and some failures) at a bit of humor. I love to create conversations across my social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing
- Active User Since Beta
- Beta Tester of Google+ Collections
- In the Top 750 U.S. G+ Profiles according to CircleCount.com
- Have Appeared in Hangouts On Air Alongside Mark Traphagen, Ronnie Bincer, Peter G. McDermott, J.C. Kendall (R.I.P.), Ray Hiltz, Melissa Carlson, Sarah Hill, DeAno Jackson, Adam Eyster, Yifat Cohen, Martin Shervington, Lee Smallwood, Meilani MacDonald, Elaine Nieberding, Sana Ahmed, Mia Voss, and Others
- Known for: Commentary, Analysis, and Reviews of Technology - Social Media and Internet Marketing Trends and Strategies - Science News and Analysis - Image and Video Memes - Humor - Weird News
Communities I Moderate
How to Get the Most Out of Google+
Be yourself. Be passionate. Be open. Share. Leave great comments. Make great stuff, whatever it is, photos, memes, thought provoking articles, selfies, geekery, stories about your children, your adventures and misadventures, your day, your home life, your professional life. Use Social Media however you want to!
Seek out people with similar interests and passions, or people whose interests inspire you, or people who are just great to talk to. Make it your own. Talk to the world, and be prepared for the world to talk back. If no one you know is using Google+, try meeting people who are, because in my experience we're mostly a friendly lot. Above all else, be authentic.
Did you know Google has made an Official Guide for growing your presence on Google+? It's called the Google+ Partner Playbook
and it's free to download.
My First 'Viral' Post
Every story of Social Media success begins somewhere. Mine began with the following post on Google+ (which was also an article on my personal blog): Google+ IS and WILL BE a Huge Success
The article was shared by Mark Traphagen
, and from there spread farther and faster than I had ever imagined anything I wrote would. Four years later I still stand behind that statement, and I'm glad I saw the potential of Google+ in the early days. A lot has changed since then, but Google+ is a huge success in its own right with a large and passionate user base. That first spark of social networking connection inspired me to dive deeper into the online realms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Facebook again, and now I get to enjoy the company of thousands of great minds and great souls all around the world.
I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials and tribulations that we faced.
I'm an absolute technology geek, especially for personal computing. If software runs on it, I want to know about it. I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me. I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, The Avengers, and Homeland. The geekery runs deep within me, but so does the artist and the dreamer.
I'm also an Elder Scrolls addict, 1/16th Ewok, half Vulcan, and three-quarters Irish potato stew.
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman