Category Archives: research

The Fitbit Creed

We are Fitbitters. We are Ultra Flex-ible: we battle weather, injury, fatigue, traffic, loose dogs and loose gravel, and keep going. Some eat Special K; many run 5K’s or 10K’s. We don’t just walk in neighborhoods, we Surge through Zip … Continue reading

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Getting Engaged and Experienced in Vegas

WOW. What happens in Vegas: I’m writing about it, and analyzing it. Ok, before anyone goes scrambling for legal counsel and/or relationship counsel-ing, what I’m analyzing is Sitecore Symposium 2014 in Las Vegas: a slickly-produced conference with, I’m guessing, judging … Continue reading

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Battery case user, battery case user, pants on fire

…and other adventures from the iPhone 5 energy frontier When it comes to mobile battery life, I’ve been hurt before. For two years I owned an HTC Droid Incredible, which was a great phone but also had what I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Alabama, and other thoughts

Since around March 1 I’ve been working remotely from my personal favorite venue among the places I’ve lived and worked thus far in my lifetime: Huntsville, AL, USA. (You may find that quite a statement from someone whose current home … Continue reading

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Newtown calls for new answers | Introduction & Part 1

A dear cousin has a childhood friend whose daughter attends Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. As I understand it, their young daughter was home sick on that fateful day, just before Christmas 2012, when a cowardly, misguided and, … Continue reading

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MarketBLOG 2012 in review by WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. [WordPress’s words, not mine, but kind of hilarious so I’m keeping them.] Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog … Continue reading

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GoDaddy finally Likes Facebook!

I still (yes, in 2012) use GoDaddy to host and self-build/edit my core professional portfolio/branding domains. The dichotomy in my online presence becomes clearer with every word I type…here on my 100% FREE MarketBLOG, or on my just-as-100%-free MarketPOWER+ News … Continue reading

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LinkedOUT: I understand. Really, I do. Do you?

Hint: the real problem is LinkSpam I get a connection request almost every day now on LinkedIN. Look legit, professional, someone I’d like to know? No-brainer: “Accept.” So I don’t understand why LinkedIN tries to restrict you to connecting “only … Continue reading

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Manic like Zuckerberg but without the billion$

I now have three favorite movies. In no particular order, they are: The Breakfast Club. “Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented.” Or: “So it’s sort of social. De-men-ted-and-sad, but social.” Classic. A million … Continue reading

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Facebook privacy: 3 Degrees of Separation

Even Facebook knows the term “Friend” is relative–and that relatives may not be friends. That’s why the network, which in its IPO prospectus says it has more than 800 million active users, is in discussions with companies in a little-known … Continue reading

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