bryan coe digital marketing strategist

Blog Feed Changed

For all of you that have been using the feed for my blog, since I switched from Blogger to WordPress the address for the feed is slightly different.

The old one looked like this:

http://bryancoe.us/feed/rss.xml

The new url looks like this:

http://bryancoe.us/feed/rss/

Hopefully the change has not caused too many readers to fall off.

Where have I been? I’ve been Tweeting!

I haven’t posted much recently partly because I have been using Facebook and Twitter a lot lately. Most of you probably know what Facebook is, but you might be wonder what heck Twitter is…

Well, it’s a free online service that you can post 140 character long updates. Kind of like a status update, things you see or what you’re doing. One of my favorites:

“Just saw random woman walking down biz 222 with a parrot on her shoulder.”

Crazy, but I did actually see that a couple of weeks ago!

You can do a lot of things with these updates. I use it to change my Facebook status. There is an app on Facebook for this. There is supposedly one for MySpace too, but I can’t seem to get it work. Another API I use is from Twitterfeed. This allows me to tweet (the act of postin on twitter) the headlines of my blog posts. I do this for both my personal and business blogs. So, I manually/randomly tweet as well as automatically tweet when TwitterFeed sends my latest blog entries to Twitter. Then this all also updates my Facebook status.

Now, all this isn’t even the most intersting part. Within Twitter people can follow and you can follow other people. That doesn’t mean if I follow you, you have to follow me. However, you shouldn’t just follow people willy nilly. Like anything there should be a reason: ie, they are in the same industry, you know them already.. you get the picture. What it means is you receive updates from the people you are following and vice verse. Right I’m following 25 and actually 25 prople are following me. Two of the people I’m following you may actually know. Lance Armstrong and Guy Kawasaki.

If you and someone else are both following each other you can then have conversations. There is an option to reply to what someone says: @reply. Or you can message them directly. So, what happens is, people have conversations.

You might be asking.. What’s the point? Well, I’m using it as another way to get my company name out there and find like minded people: Entrepreneurs, people interesting in social media, localizaion professionals, freelance translators. To name a few. One of the great things about it is that you can connect with people that you may otherwise never have had the chance to connect with.

You can check me out on Twitter by clicking on the Twitter button on the right side of the page. You can also set up your own account through the button if you don’t have one already.

The next step for me is to set up a central place for all my blog entries, twitter posts and other online activity. I know there are apps out there to do this. I just have to find the right one and get it done!

Media Responsibility in a Time of Crisis

From lingstonbuzz.com

This is a very interesting post. The media loves to use buzz words and hype everything. Their take on the current financial crisis is nothing new. It does however get very tiresome having to sort through the hype for the real story. It is good to see a publication like the Washington Post address this.

“But as the Washington Post reported on Saturday, the sensational headlines were widespread last week. The word crisis was mentioned in headlines 92 times. Fear was used 21 times, and meltdown 15 times. The Post went so far as to question what doomsday words like Bubble and Crash actually mean.”

Read full post: Media Responsibility in a Time of Crisis

Comments…

Hey, I love having comments, but please let me know who you are. Even just initials would be great. Then if it’s someone I know I can figure it out and it won’t be public knowledge…

Search: Turtle Tacos

Some of you may remember my post about Turtle Tacos – Nov. 12 2006

Saturday night or I should I say Sunday morning after 2am. I was woken up by a some maniac girl yelling something about Turtle Tacos! It seems that they are a delicacy up at Penn State. But just a warning. You will be charged extra for them….

Apparently they have recently become popular again. I have software that tells me how people find site and people have been searching for Turtle Tacos and guess what, my blog comes up at number 1! Check out the link.

e-Life: Blackbird e-Solutions and the Tech. Industry

I’ve decided to start a blog for my company Blackbird e-Solutions called e-Life. I plan to use the blog to discuss issues that are relevant to the company. This will include topics that are of importance in the tech industry, as well as discussions about our products and services. Pretty much all things “e”. What does the “e” stand for. Electronic, this could also be an “i” for information, but I don’t want to get confused with Apple. 😉

I’m setting out with a goal to post at least once a week. I hope everyone will check it out. Feel free to post any questions you might have and I’ll do my best to answer them.