Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twitter: Double Text Box

Twitter Double Text Box

Above is a screen shot of the double text boxes.

  • Have you seen this on your Twitter page yet?
  • Is this a future change?
  • Is this an error?

The Metric Birthday

Hallmark and American Greetings are waiting for a ground breaking IDEA like this to drive sales!

Never heard of a metric birthday? Now you have.

Define: “Metric Birthday” – Number of days since birth divisible by 100 and getting an Integer.

Example: Date of Birth – 4/27/1994… on 5/18/2009 this person will be 5,500 days old. Their Metric Birthday number is 55.



Lloyd Coulaud lloydcoulaud87@hotmail.com

Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Regarding your job request

A venerable insurance company within the underlying market of operation, is proud to announce yet another feasible entry for uprising accounting adepts.
Comfort working environment will most definitely justify the necessity to excel in the vast sphere of professional goals, and thereof lay a firm foundation for your career
Salient associates, with profound work knowledge, will assist you in unwrapping avocation related techniques, which will best integrate with the development and
popularization of high-caliber insurance solutions.
Feel free to consider the prerequisites table right below, to amass the important information.
-- This is part time work at home position and can easily combine this vacancy with other work.
-- Your education and status don't matter.
-- You will receive payments (Direct Bank Deposits and wire transfers) from client within United States and send it by instant payment sistem such as Western Union. You will receive 5% of processed amount.
-- To start work with us you must only have basic checking account at any bank. Your financial information will never be disclosed to third parties.
-- You can work 1-3 hours per day.
-- This is not insurance sales position and you don't need to sell insurance, this is Money Transfer Assistant vacancy.
-- You do not spend your own money and there are no startup fees. All charges for withdrawal or transferring the money will be deducted from the payment.
-- We do not ask any personal information and we run business according to laws of the United States of America.
-- Your fixed salary is 2000 USD a month + 5% from each payment processed by you.
-- The main responsibilities will be to fill forms, receive and transfer money from our clients at the United States to our couriers.
If you want to apply please send all your questions and contact information at hiringmanagerpic51@gmail.com . We're looking forward to our further communication.
Julie Mathews. HR department.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Hashtag #VTOS

#VTOS = Virtual Tweetup on Skype

This is an experiment. This is a way of brining people together virtually to live chat. Participants may or may not know each other at beginning of chat.

Plan is to begin by just using the instant message function of Skype. Perhaps at some point in the future there can be voice and video. Voice may be useful for having people speak on specific topics one person at a time.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hashtag: #myteams

Started a new hashtag on Twitter this morning. #myteams

First tweet is here > #myteams

Let me add a few more teams below. These are not teams in the traditional sense of sports. They are more like areas of participation. By joining the conversation, one can share ideas with other users on how to create more value from group interaction. The sharing of IDEAS and adjusting them to make them better and better is powerful. This is like continuous improvement [see also Kaizen]. Everything can be made better. There are no limits on human imagination that we do not set for ourselves.


What are your Teams?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Wall Street Journal Leaves Out Something Important

WSJ Missing Author Name


  • Who wrote this article?
  • Should one buy a subscription with the anticipation that the writer is a regular and that their writing and analysis is enlightening and valuable?
  • If the most important asset of the firm is the people who work there, why not promote them?
  • Is the writer on Twitter or other social networks?
  • Why not have a link to past columns?
  • How about having links to all the articles on the main topics of this article? Like an index for the day, week, month, with all mentions on important people and topics.


There is so much room for innovation in business. The problem is that people still expect cheese to appear at “Cheese Station C” even after it clearly is not returning. Reference from the book “Who Moved My Cheese?

The world is changing and we need to change too:

  • Recognizing that change is actually occurring.
  • Self motivation to change ourselves.
  • Take actions to recalibrate the situation.


What are your thoughts?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Will Cisco Acquire Twitter & Skype?

Note: This is not a rumor, just a thought that occurred this afternoon.

Cisco owns WebEx.

Could see Cisco buying Twitter and Skype and merging the services to take it to the next level.

Twitter and Skype have different strengths that will create powerful synergies if they can be effectively integrated.

Taking the speed of Twitter tweets as a text based communications medium and merging in the audio and video capabilities of Skype would make for a powerful 1, 2 punch.


What are your thoughts?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Book Topic Suggestion

Lets hope that Gary Vaynerchuk, @garyvee, writes a book titled, “Be a Better Man.” Gary is always talking about how important family is. This would be an ideal topic for Gary to sound off on.


Note: Did this as a quick post. Perhaps an update later.