Bud Light's Not So Platinum Social Media Campaign
So it’s probably safe to assume that everyone saw the Super Bowl commercials. There were some great commercials this year all trying to take the conversation around their brand online with QR codes, shazam, URLs, and hashtags. I guess we can call all these call to actions the start of the Social TV trend. One that stuck out to me in patictular was Bud Light’s new Platinum beer...
Why Carry Paper Business Cards?
Now that I’m living in Austin I figured I should get some kind of cool business cards for meetups and business stuff. But I thought “really how often do people actually hold on to your card and put your information in their phone?” I figure its really low because I get business cards and never put that person in my iPhone much less keep the card for a long time. There are apps...
Everyone is creative in their own way!
Tonight I tried to explain to my mom what I was doing in dreamweaver and photoshop to make a facebook application/tab and she didn’t get how it worked, then she showed me this awesome quilt that she is sewing for my uncle and how she has to sew all these pices together and line up panels and her color scheme and I didn’t get how it all worked. I told her “we are both creating...
Spotify, Any Track, Any Time, Anywhere?
So I’m having a great time listening to music on Spotify. Since Monday I’ve been streaming tons of albums and I think this has replaced iTunes and pandora for me. Today I was exploring music popular in Spain and around the world, but a lot of the music isn’t available to the United States! What is up with that? I know there are licensing rights, but we live in a global society...
facebook Comment "Likes" for iPhone
Currently the iPhone facebook app doesn’t support “likes” for comments. I find this is a popular feature that people us on the normal facebook site. The “like” feature is a dynamic way for people to agree and interact with comments on facebook. A lot of the time I find it frustrating that I can’t like comments from the facebook app being that 75% of my facebook...
I’m at Boyd’s Sanatorium (Las Cruces, NM) In 1917, Van Patten went bankrupt and sold Dripping Springs to Dr. Nathan E. Boyd. Boyd’s wife had recently contracted tuberculosis. Boyd turned the resort into one of the first tuberculosis clinics funded by the federal government. Boyd’s Sanatorium was a cluster of buildings some 100 feet beyond the former Van...
Pandora Hack (Updated 04/28/11)
*** So the current app in the chrome store no longer works, so If you have the old pandora extension delete it and follow this LINK to get the new secret Anesidora extension. The app is exactly the same just named different, I imagine pandora got mad because it was bypassing all adds and the limits on free listening. So download the new app and get your jam on! So a lot of us use Pandora on...
New Facebook Photo Takeover.
Today Feb. 9th 2011 it seems that facebook pushed out an update to how we view pictures in feeds, and on recently tagged photos in profiles. Before when you clicked on a picture you were taken to that pictures photo page where you could comment, tag or like a picture. Now when you click on a photo it takes over your screen and allows you to comment, tag or like a picture without leaving the page...
Wordpress Theme Store →
There needs to be an official wordpress theme store for people to design and sell approved themes to the public. (cc @wordpress)
2011 New Years Resolutions
Being that it’s the new year I guess it’s time for the New Years Resolution list. I know I can accomplish all these goals, I just need to stay focused. Become Healthier: drink more water, eat better, go to the gym 4-5 times a week, drink less alcohol. Read more often: try to read a new book every 1-2 months. Try to be a good person: take time to help people and do what’s right. Work to...
I’m at Christmas In Cruces “Checking out the lights with my family. ” Follow me on Gowalla
Meet.Me, the guy who didn't follow thru!
These past two weeks there have been two new web startups to hit the web scene and gain a lot of buzz. Flavors.me and About.me are companies that allow users to create a personal homepage to display links to all their profiles across the internet. Seems like a cool new idea……… Wait I thought of this company 2 YEARS AGO!!!!! 2 years ago I was sitting in a HTML class, we were...
Five Days with Google Chrome OS
So Friday morning I was watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and drinking coffee when I heard a ring from the door bell. It was the UPS man and he left a pretty big unmarked box at my doorstep. I figured it was for my brothers but when I inspected the box I found that it was address to me from a weird address in Kentucky. I hadn’t ordered anything so I thought this was pretty random. I...
I’m at 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party “Merry Christmas! ” Follow me on Gowalla
Facebook 3.3.1 for iOS
Today with the announcement of new Facebook Places Deals, we are blessed with updates to iPhone and Android apps. Here is a quick look at the new iOS app. (Facebook 3.3.1 for iOS) First look at the new app and you notice that the Photo, Status, and Place features all have dedicated button at the top of the app. Basically as far as I can tell the functionality of these buttons stays the same...
Foursquare or Gowalla?
On October 26th Gowalla launched a handful of new features. I was thinking about gowalla all day and being that @iheartpoon and I are avid gowalla fans I came to a conclusion at the bar after I checked in on gowalla. Who do you think will win this battle to be the leader in location services?
So we all hate when we “like” or comment on a friends status on facebook and throughout the day we get 20 plus notifications sent to your mobile device or email. I know a lot of times people won’t “like” or comment on someones status just because they don’t want to be bugged all day. Well the Facebook gods have blessed me with a little feature that apparently...
Facebook Chat Redesign
Today while chatting with a friend on facebook I noticed a little redesign. Before facebook chat used to look like the picture below The person who you are chatting with would have their photo at the top, and while you chat it would just show the persons name and for your messages it would say “me.” Well today a new redesign went in to place, and this is what it looks like. ...
To delete or not to delete, that is the question.
Ok so I run a Facebook and Twitter community for my family’s farm. I’m promoting green and red chile which we are going to be selling online. Today I posted a blog post that someone else wrote about our farm. In the comments on Facebook a local competitor posted a message promoting their own website and farm. (See post here: New Mexico Green Chile Facebook Fan Page ) Question:...
"The Social Network" a.k.a. "The Facebook Movie"
So allot of us are probably seeing the hype today about the upcoming movie “The Social Network” the Facebook story. Let me first say that even though I check Facebook about 30 times a day I still somewhat dislike the company. Not so much because of how the site works but more because of the origins of the company. We all probably know the story about how facebook got started and...
Android=World Smart Phone Domination
So we all know that Apple iPhones are the cool kid smart phone on the block right now. The phone design, UI, and app store are what formed the current smart phone scene. But seeing the current growth of the Android platform things are about to change. I’m not going to quote exact industry percentages but simply try to prove a point. Here is the newest google numbers from the Google I/O...
Checking into Gowalla via your laptop.
Here is a little tip on how to check into Gowalla using your laptop or netbook. site: http://m.gowalla.com
iPhone App Review: iLoader (lite) for Facebook
iPhone App Review: iLoader (lite) for Facebook Upload pictures, video, create albums, edit video and photos, add captions and tag friends all on the go with this iPhone app for Facebook. Get more info and download at http://facebook.com/iLoader
My thoughts on the Apple iPad Good: * Price (but...
Finding work is hard work! #jobless
In Tucson @ 130am and staying at my friends house. I was getting tired so this stop saved me. 17hrs of driving … (pic) http://znl.me/WBH0O
Back in the hotel room, kinda tired from the day. I am really liking SF I just need to start a company so I can move … http://znl.me/TLRMX
Check out my trip from New Mexico to San Francisco for TechCrunch50. http://www.zannel.com/TC50Roadtrip #tc50 #startup #roadtrip
The drive up the pacific coast starts now!! #techcrunch50 #roadtrip (pic) http://znl.me/7T5R7
Stopping in Oxnard Ca. For some lunch. Feels like I am in Mexico!! Haha!!!
Now entering Arizona! (pic) http://znl.me/FYK2V
http://twitpic.com/h636z look at this check I got in the mail today. I am going to be ballin it up!!!!!
no camera on the new iPod Touch? WTF!!!! This makes no sense to me. #apple
I WAS going to update to iPhone OS 3.1 but since I am going on a big roadtrip Friday I will wait because I might need to tether my iPhone.
Got my real ID in the mail so now I wont get hassled by the door man at bars and ppl at albertsons! Foes your state give u a paper temp ID?
Eating dinner and watching Obama’s speech to the little ninos.
About to try this mint tea from India that smells like Dill Pickles. Hope it don’t taste like pickles. http://twitpic.com/h1vsz
http://twitpic.com/h1ws1 @garyvee on the front page of the NY Times iPhone app and http://www.nytimes.com #crushit
I booked my hotel room in SF for TechCrunch50, now time for a 3,000 mile road-trip!
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