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 March 1st, 2010

Tweet One week ago I wandered out to UCLA for their 2nd annual Gravity Summit. I had scored a free pass due to my work with Social Media Club Los Angeles. Having never been to a Gravity Summit (they’re held at college campuses around the country from what I’ve been told) I really wasn’t sure what to expect. […]

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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 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 February 11th, 2010

Tweet …Don’t wipe your hands on my drapes. That’s not what they’re for, you know? I use ’em to keep the windows covered, or at the very least as decoration. If you’re like me, your home is your place, where you have your own rules. When you visit someone else’s house, you don’t conduct yourself […]

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Hal Lublin on January 21st, 2010

Tweet I woke up this morning with a post in mind, ready to be written, until I came across this post on ActiveRain. Before I get into it here, let me say that I am NOT going to comment on the politics here, which is the exact point I want to make. On a site that […]

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Hal Lublin on January 13th, 2010

Tweet Recently, I’ve become a bit of a plugin ho. I love finding new tools that enhance the blogging experience for me and the reading/browsing experience for my readers. In the last few months I’ve been using a plugin called Apture that may be the best one I’ve found yet. I like embedding things in blog […]

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Hal Lublin on January 7th, 2010

Tweet One of the cool things about my new Droid phone is the ability to blog using the “wp on the go” application. In fact, I’m doing it right now… The layout is pretty basic. I’ve got a very simple WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, an area for tags and an […]

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Hal Lublin on January 5th, 2010

Tweet I went to an uber-liberal Quaker school for the majority of my formative years. Hippies reigned supreme, we didn’t have a football team, and competition was deemed “not in the spirit of Friends.” In my freshman year of Upper School (high school), I learned two things in gym class (before it went independent study, basically […]

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Hal Lublin on December 29th, 2009

Tweet When you start out, improvising is all about rules. Actually, a lot of it is about don’ts: Don’t deny Don’t ask questions Don’t go for the joke Most people are so nervous starting out that you can actually see their brains working, trying to remember all the rules so that they can have a […]

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