Category Archives: Social Media

Muhammad Ali turns 70

A Happy 70th Birthday to the Greatest of All-Time Muhammad Ali.

He truly was one of a kind in his prime. There wasn’t anyone like him before and there hasn’t been anyone after. He was way ahead of his time. Imagine how much bigger he could have been in the Cable and social media era? That’s not to take away from the impact he did have in his prime. He was a big part of the civil rights movement as well as the anti-war movement.
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Foursquare Lists

Now that Foursquare has added lists I am really going to make more of an effort to review places I dine at. I already did one such review earlier.

What is Foursquare?

Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. By “checking in” via a smartphone app or SMS, users share their location with friends while collecting points and virtual badges. Foursquare guides real-world experiences by allowing users to bookmark information about venues that they want to visit and surfacing relevant suggestions about nearby venues. Merchants and brands leverage the foursquare platform by utilizing a wide set of tools to obtain, engage, and retain customers and audiences.

At first I wasn’t sure how much I would use Foursquare but over the course of the year I have been using it more and more not only to get reviews for places but to leave them myself as well. It is a neat little tool that can be very helpful not only when you’re visiting a new city but also roaming around your own.

Do you use Foursquare? Why or why not?
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Ted Williams: From Homeless to being a National Star

Over the last day or so you probably have heard a lot of people talking about Ted Williams. No, they are not talking about that Ted Williams. His decapitated body remains frozen in Arizona as far as we know.

Ted Williams is a 53 year old homeless man currently living on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. The world now knows him as the “Man with the Golden Voice” courtesy of a story first reported by the Columbus Dispatch.

Banner from Columbus Dispatch linking to their coverage.

Williams who is originally from Brooklyn, New York was a radio personality in the 1990s.

Here is the original video that a reporter from the paper captured.

He is now getting recognition nation wide. Just how in demand is he? Just ask Kevin McLoughlin who is a spokesman for the NFL,

“My boss said to me: ‘If you don’t get him hired, you’re fired,'”

MSNBC has hired him to do some promotional work for them and those promos will start airing tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers were among the first to offer him a job. According to the Associated Press they offered him a two year deal plus living expenses. The same article mentions that he has an offer from NFL Films as well.

He has been making the rounds on the TV circuit. He reunited with his mother on the Today Show after 20 years.  

He has been all over the TV in the last day or so.

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Twitter’s new deceased-user policy vs. Facebook’s – CNN.com

A sign of the times?
It is a good step forward from Facebook and Twitter. It has become an issue that needs to be addressed. I went to Middle School with someone who passed away a year and a half ago. For a long time after her death, her Facebook page was still sending out notifications from “Mafia Wars” and other games people play on Facebook.

Twitter’s new deceased-user policy vs. Facebook’s – CNN.com

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