Washington, D.C. Finally Made It To The Forbes 2014 List Of Most Awesome City

After having lived and worked in many popular cities including Tehran, Shiraz, Paris, London, Bonn, Alicante, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C., I found DC as one of the most awesome and coolest city in America. That’s why back in 2009, I launched my D.C. based blog awesomeDC.com with the intention of showing the world Washington, DC is much more than just Politics, corruption, and scandals. I have been covering everything in awesome DC, with the focus on the technology, start ups,  parties, clubs, events, and of course the awesome Washingtonians, specially, the gorgeous and model looking women of DC 🙂 Read more of this post

80 Social Media And Content Marketing Predictions: 12 Scream of awesomize.me Business Model

Content marketing institute  just released a list of  interesting predictions by 80 different  social & digital media gurus with the focus on  the relationship between brand and content, the evolution of blogging, the future of Google’s influence, content marketing and distribution. Read more of this post

Awesomize your blog via your awesomize.me user profile page

Those of you already have user profile page on awesomize.me, you may now embed your awesomize.me profile page to your blog or your web site. Those of you not a member of awesomize.me yet, I urge you to check it out here and see the reason.

You can find the embedded code in the left hand side of your awesomize.me user profile page. Read more of this post

Social Media Tips for the Lawyers

Although, the legal industry faces more strict rules governing their use of social media (bureaucratic regulations), a recent survey from communications consultancy Greentarget notes that in-house attorneys now are using new media platforms to deepen their professional networks; to obtain their legal, business, and industry news and information; and to enrich their social and personal lives.

I do realize when it comes to the law firms, there are some additional ethical rules involved for using social media, but there are many ways to use social media that doesn’t violate those rules. Read more of this post

Marketing Your Business with Zero Budget

Having launched and operated a few start-ups since 1999 and now Awesome DC, here are a few tips I’d like to share with you on how to promote your business with ZERO budget. Read more of this post

Women on the Web: How Women Shaping the Internet

A new report by comScore titled  “Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet” shows more women than men across the world visit social networking sites and spend 30% more time per month using them.

Frankly, I am not surprised, women do pretty much the same things whatever communication tools you give them, whether it’s phone, TV, or the internet, they use it to talk to each other, look for deals, follow celebrity gossips etc. Read more of this post

Who Blogs the Most?

According to a report from the business intelligence for social media research company Sysomos, people within the age of  21 to 35 blog the most.

Other notable stats include: Read more of this post

Google Buzz And Blogging For Non-Profit Organizations

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One out of five people I know in DC works for a non-profit in town. There are at least one or two of such organization at every block in DC.  So, no wonder.  Although, the non-profit organizations have been pretty savvy in using  social media, I have been hearing mix messages about the way they have been using them compare to the profitable companies though. They do realize the importance of the social media for their survival in such tough economical condition, but not many of them have been using it effectively. In particular, their blogging method and their lack of familiarity with the social bookmarking tool Google  released last month,  Google Buzz.

It looks like they are all in pretty good hand using Twitter and Facebook. So, here are a few important tips I put together with the focus on Google Buzz and blogging. read more…