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How BuddyPress Evolved in 2011

Friday, January 27th, 2012

How BuddyPress evolved in 2011 While pretty much everyone who spends time on the web knows about WordPress, not many people I talk to have heard about its community-oriented companion: BuddyPress. For those of you who’ve never heard of such a thing, here’s a rundown of what BuddyPress is about: BuddyPress is a plugin that [...]

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Mission Success on Empire Avenue

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

I just ran my first mission on Empire Avenue.  Here is what I learned. What is a Mission? Missions drive social engagement. I setup my Mission to ask people to visit and click on the social sharing buttons on the left side of the page. You can click on the ones right here on [...]

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Empire Avenue for Content Promotion

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

I wrote a post on Slide Presentation Tips for Conference Speakers. Promoting quality content effectively is all about leveraging influence. Using a network is an effective method. Empire Avenue for Content Promotion I joined Empire Avenue back in April and have enjoyed many benefits, including an entirely new network of positive and motivated people. I am [...]

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Empire Avenue Resources

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

A continually growing list of off-site Empire Avenue resources around the web. The Official Resource Site Empire Avenue’s list of blogs, videos and news –   Video Robert Scoble’s interview with Dupes, the founder of Empire Avenue – from Apr 14, 2011, 52 min YouTube video   Empire Avenue Chat on Twitter   [...]

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Empire Avenue – How to Setup Your Account

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I joined Empire Avenue two months ago on 4/25/11. It is kind of like Twitter over four years ago in that most people don’t seem to get it. It is an influence stock market.   When your Purpose and Motive in joining and participating are clear the experience is more worthwhile. You can join EA [...]

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Drupal4Design Boston – Dries, Design, Drupal and WordPress

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The 2011 Druapal 4 Design conference in Boston left me with a lot to consider. Walking into the MIT Stata Center was a great start. My Content Management System Background After moving from a custom platform to Open Source development years ago, I felt it wise to choose one or two content management / development [...]

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Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Most of you land here by clicking on the Bio link on Twitter. Thanks. Hi. I am Jim Spencer and my primary Twitter account is fairminder. I have 7 other accounts (BlogWranglers, WebPageAdvisor, LocalSEOAdvisor, BlogNitro, BlogArmour, JBS Partners, Jim Spencer and MarketingLocals, but only post duplicate posts to them. I joined Twitter April 3rd, 2007 [...]

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Twitter Lists Profile – Better than Linkedin

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Each Twitter list has a name. When you get added to that list you are identified by the list owner as belonging to that subject area.  I am fascinated by the way different people see me. Generally speaking the topical subjects accurately represent some facet of my life. I just find it interesting to see [...]

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Social Media and Entreprenuers

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Social media can be a powerful growth engine for entrepreneurs. My first entrepreneurial venture, JBS Partners, was founded in 2002. Five years later (in 2007) Twitter and the Boston Social Media Breakfasts became a part of my experience. From these two seeds my network and this business have expanded far more than the first five [...]

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Twitter Tools

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Twitter tools number in the thousands, but picking out the ones that work for you takes some effort.  Below are a few of the Twitter tools that I recommend. Twitter Searching twitoria- Unfollow people who have not posted a tweet in week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 6 months or a year. tweetbeep – [...]

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