Hal Lublin on March 3rd, 2010

Tweet I’ve written a few posts about Facebook etiquette, mostly about application ettiquette, and I think there’s a point I missed that I wanted to touch on. I know I come down pretty hard on people whose news feed is made up almost entirely of apps, quizzes and games, but the reality is that for some […]

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Hal Lublin on February 22nd, 2010

Tweet My experiences with Social Media conferences has largely centered around the unconference setting of the BarCamps. BlogWorld was a much more structured setting, but still had a loose feel to it. Today I’m attending my first Gravity Summit on the UCLA campus. It’ll definitely be a different experience for me, and one I’ll be […]

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Hal Lublin on February 19th, 2010

Tweet I hated online dating when I was single. I must have changed my profile on JDate five times to try and strike a tone that I thought was indicative of my personality and I still never got close. I think most people struggle to “sell themselves” in the online setting because the end result comes […]

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Hal Lublin on February 12th, 2010

Tweet OK, so yesterday I complained about a problem I have with spammy, hard-sell behavior on Facebook. I wound up receiving a few comments about people who also can’t stand Farmville, Yoville, MafiaWars, SuperPokes, Vampires, Zombies, Vampires v. Zombies, Mafia Zombies, SuperVampirePokers who live on Farms and so on. Since I’ve already discussed what the players of […]

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Hal Lublin on January 15th, 2010

Tweet Have a great weekend everyone – go out on a date, hang out with friends, throw a party, do whatever you want. No judgement here, but before you run off to Facebook to upload the embarrassing pics you snapped last night, don’t think for one second that nobody is going to look at them. […]

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Hal Lublin on January 4th, 2010

Tweet Happy New Year, everyone. We’ve reached the first Monday of 2010, and with it comes the steely resolve to keep the promises we made to ourselves on Friday (weekends don’t count, right? We always start on Monday). I call shenanigans on that. TOTAL shenanigans. Resolutions are nothing more than promises designed to be broken.We […]

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Hal Lublin on December 28th, 2009

Tweet In catching up on my “tween-holidays” blog reading, I came across this article from The Social Customer which stated: According to a recent survey, poor customer service costs $338.5B per year in lost business. The reasons for this lost business are when customers defect and abandon their purchases. The hardest hit industries across all […]

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Hal Lublin on December 21st, 2009

Tweet I figured for the holiday week I would review one tech/social media themed gift idea. Santa Claussman (or Hanukkah Harry – I’m Jewish, OK?) came to the Lublin household early this year and brought with him the Motorola Droid. I should admit up front that I suffer from big time iPhone envy. I love the […]

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Hal Lublin on November 17th, 2009

Tweet It took a tragedy for me to understand how powerful social media can be. When my mother passed away 15 months ago, I watched as what felt like half of the internet shut down in her memory on the day of her funeral. People I had never met were memorializing her and creating a […]

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Hal Lublin on November 2nd, 2009

Tweet One of the things I love about Facebook is that it’s kind of all things to all people. Some people use it mostly for the games, and that’s fine with me. Some use it to reach out to customers and create an online community around their product/service. I’m cool with that too. I use […]

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