The Presidential Candidate You Haven’t Heard About – The One Who Wants to Get Money Out of Politics

Two weeks ago I had never heard of Buddy Roemer. Now I follow him on Twitter, subscribe to his channel on YouTube, and am hoping to go to one of his events on the east coast next week. He’s the most refreshing political voice on the national stage. Buddy Roemer on MSNBC I encourage youContinue reading “The Presidential Candidate You Haven’t Heard About – The One Who Wants to Get Money Out of Politics”

Advice to Facebook: Time to Launch Operation Baby Come Back

Google started field testing Google+ last Tuesday. This has been very widely anticipated. Rumors have swirled for months about Google’s social strategy — what would it be, and when would it happen? Conventional wisdom has held for some time that Google is too geeky to get social right and that it is game over. ManyContinue reading “Advice to Facebook: Time to Launch Operation Baby Come Back”

FamilyLink seeks Cloud Computing System Administrator

FamilyLink has posted a job opening on Dice for a system administrator with Amazon or Rackspace cloud computing experience, as well as the following other requirement: 4+ years of Linux/UNIX administration experienceExperience with:-SMTP-RAID-networking-firewall configuration-subversion-MySQL-MySQL replication-PostgreSQL-DB monitoring & optimization-Apache-memcached-haproxy–systems monitoring software-ssh This year we have hired several key team members, including a couple engineers and designers, 2Continue reading “FamilyLink seeks Cloud Computing System Administrator”

#FinReg A Front Row Seat

I came to Washington DC this week on business, working on family history content partnerships with a half dozen major federal agencies, and also to attend the American Library Association conference which starts tomorrow. But my trip coincided with the House/Senate reconciliation conference on Wall Street Reform. And today is the day they are supposedContinue reading “#FinReg A Front Row Seat”

Who Will Actually Quit Facebook Over Privacy Issues?

There is a lot of media coverage about the high-profile people who are quitting Facebook and some surveys claim that up to 60% of Facebook users may quit Facebook over the recent privacy issues. I am very skeptical of surveys like this and so I decided to run my own survey on FamilyLink.com. We have beenContinue reading “Who Will Actually Quit Facebook Over Privacy Issues?”

Why This Entrepreneur is Having a Sleepless Night

Dear World, I bet if I were to ask everyone who knows me – including my family and all my entrepreneurial friends – to guess why I’m having a sleepless night – that no one would be right. Some of my friends might speculate that I’m having a “platform epiphany” like I did 3 yearsContinue reading “Why This Entrepreneur is Having a Sleepless Night”

MarketingSherpa: New Chart: How Much of the Online Budget is Social Media Getting?

Social Media’s Share of the Online Marketing Budget Click here to see larger, printable version of this chart Social media, which would have accounted for a very small increment of the “Other online marketing” slice just a few years ago, is now garnishing 11% of the average online marketing budget. Based on other trends indicatedContinue reading “MarketingSherpa: New Chart: How Much of the Online Budget is Social Media Getting?”