Do You Think Your Business Idea Is A Head of It’s Time?

A few month after Yurie systems, my first startup employer was sold to Lucent for a cool $1.23 B, as employee number 8th, I cashed out my stock options and lunched back in 1999. was the first B2B social networking site on the web years before myspace and Facebook of the world. I remember I ended up hiring  at least ten sales guy and wasted  a third of our series A funding, a cool $1 m on advertising to get the attention of the companies.  We rarely managed to get 300 companies to utilize the site.

Getting the companies to leverage the power of social networking to market their solution offerings and get engaged with their existing and potential clients online was something totally unheard of and premature.  Many of them even thought I was on dope 🙂 We had a good run with it till 2004 though. Read more of this post

The Clash of Social Media Titans: The Ultimate Winner Is You And Your Business!

As many of you know, and many including myself had been predicting, there’s now a rapidly brewing battle going on between the social media titans. According to the WSJ, Google has tweaked their search to favor those more active on their Google+ pages than other social networking site – Facebook, Twitter Call Out Google On Social Search Results.

Needless to say, the change has obviously pissed off the engineers working for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. While many of the heavyweights and their users are having to work real hard, the ultimate winner is you, the awesome users – especially those of you actively using the Q&A feature on – most of your pages on are now popping up ahead of your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages when searched for on Google.  Just Google yourself and check it out. The main reasons for this are, unlike Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, Read more of this post

Branding: Search VS. Social? How About Search AND Social?

With the rapid emergence and adoption of social media as a marketing tool, today’s marketers have been spending a significant amount of their time leveraging social media channels with customer interaction, collaboration, and idea generation being the main incentives for them to jump on such the social media bandwagon.

Despite all that, search engines are still the king when it comes to online marketing for the following reasons: Read more of this post

Why Your Business Can’t Afford Ignoring Google+ and

I have been on Google+ since their launch earlier this year. Although, I love it more than facebook, but I rarely see any of my facebook friends using it. I would say out of 460 of my facebook friends, only five of them including myself using Google+.

Well, their recent TV commercial during Lions vs. Packers football game on Thanksgiving day poised to attract my remaining 455 friends so as other remaining 750 m people  on facebook. Read more of this post

Ready to Make Video Calls From Your Facebook?

Starting today, you can now make a video call from your Facebook without having to open up your browser and log in to the social-networking site.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3… connect your Facebook account to Skype, then pick a Facebook friend, and hit the Skype video call button. DONE! I know… what’s the big deal here? Nothing! but for sure it’s much more convenient to make a video call.  Read more of this post

The Hot New Social Media Chick

I spent my Friday night making  social media Pee Pee Analogy,  and spent my Saturday night drinking Bodegas Atteca lady red making this:

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If You Build It Awesome…They Will Come

Minus the “Awesome” part, this was the line from the 1989 classic movie “Field of Dreamsthat inspired me to become a risk taker and an entrepreneur that eventually drove me to build in 1999 and in 2011. Certainly people are coming… I’ve included a few of them all the way at the end of this article:

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Only If Social media Existed 42 Years Ago When Buzz Aldrin Peed on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin, the American space hero was the first man to pee on the Moon exactly 42 years ago today. Yeap. Buzz  stood there, took it out in front of gazillions of people glued to the TV and did what every man would do when the bladder is full.

Can you imagine if we had all these social media channels 42 years ago? 🙂

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The Social Media Jungle Pee Pee Analogy

I finally had a chance to check out the new social networking site,  Google+, and to find out how they are different from other social media channels. After  spending two days of goofing off  and circling with other people on the site, I have the answer. The differences are simple! It’s all about our PEE PEE 🙂

I hope this will help you on your next social media strategy 🙂

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Google and Justin Timberlake Joining the Social Networking War

Translation: is needed on that wall more than ever now!

In case you missed the News, myspace is about to be brought back to life from dead by Justin Timberlake and Google is about to launch their social networking site,  Google+. They plan to compete head to head with Facebook.  What does this mean to you and your company?  In addition on killing your time on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today, whether you like it or not, you and your business will soon end up spending time on the two new social networking sites too.

The more social networking sites popping out, the more you and your company will need the portal, to manage all your social media channels. The platform to help you to distinguish your quality vs. quantity friends, fans, and followers.

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