UCLA Lecture: Social Marketing

Last night I had the honor of speaking to a class at UCLA about how to bring marketing to their online communities. A special thanks to Beverly Macy for inviting me, and to everyone in attendance. Some related links can be found on Delicious. Strategic social marketing   View more webinars from JessicaGottlieb

Best Practices: .org and why Your For-Profit Organization Shouldn’t Use It

This morning I spent four hours on the telephone trying to find services for someone I love. Since we are in the preliminary stages of finding these services I emailed some friends, took their recommendations and then looked up the websites of the facilities and starting calling. You can tell a lot from a phone call. When you’re a patient, a child, an advocate or a friend needing service the receptionist at the agency you are calling is your first introduction to a facility. Granted, first impressions can be wrong, …

Server Stuff

My morning started with a slow logon, and then this: Here’s the text of my tech support. I am not happy. Jon: [10:19:02 AM] Welcome to our real-time support chat. How can I help you today? Jessica Gottlie..: [10:19:02 AM] help, my site is very very slow [10:19:22 AM] actually it appears to be down Jon: [10:20:20 AM] okay I am showing that the account is being throttled quite a bit [10:20:32 AM] go ahead and login to the cpanel and go to the logs section to CPU Throttling Jessica …

Nintendo’s 3D Gaming Device Comes with a Warning for Children Under Six

According to the NY Daily News, Nintendo’s soon to be released 3d Gaming device comes with a warning that it could injure the eyes of children under 6. Last night I spent about half an hour with Alexander getting a dried out contact lens out of his eye. My son is incredibly lucky that with his vision problems we live a stone’s throw from UCLA and some of the most talented physicians on the planet. My son is nine, and he still wears a patch every day. Why? Because his eyes are …

Does Not #FollowFriday

In spring of 2009 Micah Baldwin started a twitter Meme that would never die. It’s called #FollowFriday. The idea behind #FollowFriday is that you (the twitter user) would take one fascinating person you follow on twitter, and explain to the rest of your followers why they should follow them. I embraced Follow Friday for most of 2009. I loved sharing great finds with my community. Unfortunately 2010 was the year that I didn’t use Twitter on Fridays, mostly Friday mornings. I would go to twitter and my entire stream would …