In the Bits & Bytes column of today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, way at the bottom, there’s a little item about my “sideline” as mixologist-for-hire. This service is my experiment with the web service Ether, which is an intermediary between experts and people looking for advice, conducted via telephone. (Their tagline: “Sell what you say.”) I wanted to see how well it … Read More
Today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Corilyn Shropshire looks at how companies deal with the problems of finding a great domain name (“Web is no bottomless pit for dot.com name seekers,” 8/16/2006): The World Wide Web is running out of names — or at least the most popular names that end with a dot.com suffix. Dot.net, dot.org and other suffixes still … Read More
We’re pleased to announce websites that we’ve designed or redesigned recently for clients.
Simple qualitative survey responses from customers, combined with qualitative feedback on your business’s strengths and weaknesses, can help you retain customers and gain new business.
How MySpace can be a worthwhile marketing/advertising option for business
(cross-posted at My Brilliant Mistakes) Calling all bloggers and wannabe bloggers: As a complement/counterpoint to our much-beloved Pittsburgh BlogFests, we’re starting a new type of event — one where instead of standing around talking about blogging, we get right down and do it. WHAT: The First Ever Pittsburgh BlogIN WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 1pm – 5pm WHERE: The Carnegie Library, … Read More
Last week I participated in a panel discussion at the HOBY PA-West Leadership Seminar. The seminar participants were junior and senior high school students, all aspiring leaders (and a fun bunch as well). The panel topic: “The Future of Newspaper, e-Media, and Local News.” My fellow panelists included Tracy Certo, Managing Editor of Pop City Media; Kelly Tabay, Producer, WPXI … Read More
If you’re uncomfortable in negotiating situations and don’t have a chance to take a course, you can get the critical basics from this concise article: “Basic Negotiating for Fun and Profit,” by Steve Pavlina.
On June 15, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar. The panel will be “Media and Communications: The Future of the Newspaper, E-Media, and Local News.” I’ll focus on blogging, but I’ll also talk about independent online publications like the much-missed (and soon-to-return) Inkburns. HOBY is a national youth leadership development program founded … Read More
Geek Night is a highly informal bimonthly gathering of people in the Pittsburgh high-tech industry. There is no dress code and no cover charge. Show up anytime after 5:00pm, and leave when you feel like it. When: Thursday, June 1, 2006, 5-9pm and later Where: The Church Brew Works at 3525 Liberty Ave in Lawrenceville (geeks gather in the bar … Read More
Carson Systems, makers of web applications, are true believers using blogging as a conversation, and in the power of openness in attracting customer and community interest. How do we know? Because they’re documenting their application development process as it happens on Bare Naked App. The app they’re creating is called Amigo, and in the blog they’ve been candid about left … Read More
Tuesday, May 9, 2006; 6-8 PM Heinz 57 Conference Center, Stanwix & Sixth Avenue, next to the Duquesne Club If you are a prospective entrepreneur looking for advice, a professional firm letting new companies know your capabilities, an investor seeking opportunities, or an entrepreneur trying to expand your network, this is the event for you. Hosts: PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet … Read More