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There are both a number of applications I use every day and several I have played with that I thought I would share with you today.

5 compelling social apps - Biznology

"I am amazed how many naysayers--haters--the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has had, especially amongst the PR, marketing, social media, and nonprofit world."

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the perfect meme - Biznology

"I’m going to get a lot of blowback for this. The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. Finally, before I start, my entire argument about why I believe Google to be a lying liar that lies lies below the list to follow"

Google is a lying liar that lies - Biznology

When it comes to dominating search, especially when it comes to blogging and publishing, you need to always write your headlines and copy first for Google, then for people. Humans (and their flexible brains) are very forgiving when it comes to reading possibly stilted, “robotic,” keyword-explicit headlines and articles, but Google is not.

Write search optimized headlines but have a heart - Biznology

It feels to me like a very rich, very opinionated Google has decided what the right way to do social media is and they’re going to implement this utopian vision whether or not anyone else is interested in joining — or attending — their Church of Plus.

Google+ on its third birthday - Biznology

How your community ultimately grows is not up to you -- not your choice. A lot of the decision as to who and what your community becomes depends on the initial members. Your first 10 members will define your 100 will define your 1,000 will define your 1,000,000. The only choice you have as a business and as a host is who you invite to be your first 10-100 members. After that, you sort of have to get out of the way and then meet the needs of this new thing you have created.

So What is Native Advertising?

So What is Native Advertising?

The New York Times should have read this back in January 2012: "Being Pretty Isn’t Enough for Social Media Marketing"

Being Pretty Isn't Enough for Social Media Marketing - Biznology

Lurking is on the upswing. Social media's becoming more audience-driven than it is by producers, creators, and makers.

Lurkers are the 99.989% of Social Media - Biznology

I am a contributor to this free eBook -- please check it out.

I am fully invested in revisionist history. I believe that what I do with my blog is my choice. I love using a global search-and-replace plugin to universally change links, keywords, phrases, spelling, names, and phrases, completely revising my entire blogging history. And this is what I put into my latest blog post from today -- enjoy!

The Law of Large Numbers is the Digital Marketer’s Friend - The Social Media Monthly -- The Social Media Monthly Magazine is posting the best of my articles.

Blog your way into a first book

Oh, you charming sentimental bearded hipsters!: two brothers recreate childhood photos joe luxton (9)

Dominate Your Personal Brand On Google Images

This week I am going to just take it back to basics. Here’s a list, off the top of my head, of things that could and should make your social media and blogging life more full, exciting, passionate, accountable, and fruitful — and maybe a little less intimidating. Enjoy!

Google Authorship Brings Your Staff Out From Behind Your Brand -- Are you a bonafide Google Author yet?

Like Reece’s, link-builders and content marketers need to combine forces because they’re two great tastes that taste great together.

The funny thing about quantum states is that all iterations, no matter how many required to break the sort of key modern spies use, are not separate or different, they’re all manifestations of one over millions of instances. When the correct password is discovered, all the failed instances fall away and only the successful instance remains.