Remember the giant-sized piano keys that Tom Hanks jumped around on in Big? Of course you do; you were just mentioning it the other day, remember? Anyway, aM laboratory’s Tone Matrix gizmo is way freakin’ cooler than that. Trying to describe it would suck all the art and wonder out of it, and still wouldn’t make it clear anyway, so just check it out. It takes about two clicks to understand how it works (and a potential afternoon to lose yourself in it).
From Makeuseof.com, a sweet overview of (drumroll…super-buzzword coming up!) SEO keyword tools:
In case you’re still wondering…
From SFWeekly.com, a cool article about working hard to live the dream in the new media age.
Just Tweet It
Wallpaper.’s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Read the article: San Francisco Music – Just Tweet It.
There are a huge–theoretically infinite–number of home-based business opportunities these days. Inc.com’s slideshow highlights 11 examples that show the range of options pretty well. If you don’t have one of these skill sets or interests, then at least seeing how others have converted their aptitudes and interests into viable, freedom-imbued, home-based careers can give you leads on how you might do the same for yourself.
There are actually 4 (very brief) “tales” in this blog post by The Financial Brand. They include a bonus tale, so I guess I’m spoiling the surprise. Sorry. ;-)
The blog entry discusses how 4 different financial institutions have used Twitter to successful ends both small and large. Most involve making previously-unhappy customers happy–something that many companies could do well to improve at.
Speaking of crappy banks, one of the “tales” here involves my least favorite bank of all time, Bank of America. And despite my pledge of honor to encourage people to never do business with them, I’m linking to this article that praises them for their customer service efforts…because I care about my clients that much. After all, if a giant turdball like BOA can successfully use Twitter to improve their reputation, think of what your company, which isn’t despicable, could do with it. :-)
Sean Carton from Clickz brings us a solid back-to-basics checklist of questions to ask yourself as you look to merge your business’s marketing goals with the social media information superhighway web 2.0 Internets. Because the social media information superhighway web 2.0 Internets are going to merge with your business’s marketing goals whether you like it or not. The only question is whether you are going to be leading the dance, or whether the the social media information superhighway web 2.0 Internets will be.