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I got started with blogging in 2004, and one of the great inspirations during the early years was Darren Rowse. Darren started blogging back in 2002 and has evolved his brand over the years to become one of the most prominent figures on the blogging scene. In this video from BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, I talk to Darren about how he got started, some of his top tips for new bloggers, and what keeps him going every day. It’s always a pleasure when you get a chance to meet someone that is not only successful, but also genuinely a great person.
One of his best tips? Clearly understand who is reading your blog. In fact, take the step to write out stories for who your readers are. Make up names, describe everything about them. Creating these persona’s for your blog will surely take your blogging to the next level.
Enjoy the video interview with Darren Rowse, ProBlogger.
Google+ has been around for business for just a couple of months and it already is changing the way social media works. While Google+ for business has yet to launch, people all over the world are joining Google+ to find out what the buzz is all about. In short order, Google+ has been able to add over 50 million users to the server. Facebook has been forced into high gear to copy Google+ features, and come up with some other unique offerings and features of its own. But what is the true brilliance of Google+? Why do I believe Google+ is here to stay? Why will businesses everywhere be flocking to Google+ in the next six months? In this episode of Miguel Carrasco dot Com, Where Marketing and Technology intersect, I tackle this question, and share some of my insights with you on Google+.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on the world’s first Windows 8 Slate device at the Microsoft Build conference a little over a week ago. Some of my favorite features include how fast it turns on, the beautiful user interface, and the seamless way it seems to just pick up printers, keyboards, mice, and any other device I can think of. I take a lot of pictures so having the SD Card slot available has been a dream to have. The more I use it, the more I realize that while I have loved my time with the iPad, the iPad was never going to be able to replace my laptop. As a road warrior, I want to be able to leave my laptop at home when I go on a business trip. Do you know how insane it is to carry a laptop, power cable, iPad, Digital SLR, Rode Microphone, and a few other gadgets in my bag?
The Windows 8 Slate device is a game changer. It’s beautiful, boots in 2 seconds, and gives me the full power of a laptop, and the portability of an iPad. It lasts forever, lets me remote into my other PC’s, and has a beautiful interface. When I need to take notes, I just use the stylus. Rather than write a long review, I decided I would make a video so you can see for yourself what the fuss is all about. I hope you enjoy it.
Winnipeg Interactive Technology Company Thinks Outside The Box
I was at a local event this week when I first heard Meghan Athavale talk about her company, PO-MO Inc. When she described how she was using the Microsoft Kinect technology to”teleport” people onto buildings, I couldn’t think of anything else for the rest of the day. It was the perfect example of how merging amazing technology, and brilliant creative talent can create something magical. The brilliant people over at PO-MO Inc. have written custom software to turn any surface into an interactive display, and then take information being fed to into the Kinect, and using it to map people onto buildings.
This is really something you have to see vs. read about so here is my best shot of capturing the magic of Kinect powered building projection technology.
Projecting amazing art and graphics onto buildings is actually nothing new, however blending that with Kinect to “place” people into the experience is genius! You have to experience this in person to see how brilliant this truly is. PO-MO Inc. demonstrated their technology last night in Winnipeg and I had the pleasure of getting to meet Meghan, founder of PO-Mo Inc. We talked about everything from standing in line the first day the Kinect devices were released and buying as many as they could carry, to the company’s goals and aspirations for the future.
I don’t want to disclose all their secrets, but I do want you to grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and watch my five minute interview and demonstration with PO-MO Inc. founder Meghan Athavale.
If you want to contact PO-MO Inc. just head over to their web site. They also have a great facebook and twitter presence that makes it very easy to connect with them. They have some other amazing videos as well on their Vimeo page that are worth checking out. PO-MO Inc. not only creates magic with Kinect, but they also create: motion controlled floors, mobile phone controlled walls, laser painting, 3D building projection, mist and fog screens, club and festival visuals, and more.
The world is changing. There has never been a better time for entrepreneurs with great ideas to get out there and try something. For all the doom and gloom that the economy is crumbling, there is an easy solution. You know that crazy idea that you have? That idea that you’ve always wanted to try, but always shoot down in your own head because you feel its not possible? Forget what you think. It is possible. You can do whatever it is you want to do, and be whatever you want to be.
Take that crazy idea you have and turn it into reality. Meghan knows full well that if you truly believe that something is possible, it’s absolutely achievable.
Windows Phone 7 lets you take complete control of social media. Windows Phone lets you add LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MSN, Yahoo, Google, and more all into your phone. You might say “My phone does that already.” but the reality is, it doesn’t even come close. Windows Phone integrates social networks right into the overall experience of using the phone. Your phone contacts are an aggregate of all your social networks. Text Messaging allows you to text people with facebook, twitter, or sms all within one interface.
Calendar includes facebook events. Your profile allows you to tweet, check-in to various places, and even check “notifications” across all social networks. Want to take a picture and share it? Simply snap a picture, and have the phone automatically detect faces in the phone, tag it, and upload the picture to facebook. I could talk forever about how amazing this phone is for social media people, but why not watch a quick video and understand why I’m so excited about the Windows Phone 7 technology.
Are you responsible for your businesses twitter account and wondering what you should be posting on Twitter? Are you trying to build your own personal brand? During the first episode of my new Video Cast Series I explain the 80/20/100 rule that I have used for my own personal brand, clients, and friends with incredible success. Watch this quick 6 minute video, implement some of the advice, and watch your level of engagement, twitter follower count, and the all important “listed” number clime to new heights.