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About jimcaruso

Guy from Earth. Global technology evangelist. Bleeding-edge, early adopter. Writer, marketer, deal-inventor, engineer, manager, executive, and team enabler. Interested in the confluence of publicity and social media, blogging and blog/CMS engines, and everything tech. A proponent of government transparency, liberty, and the Open Web. Dangerously technical. Advocate for good.

Jim Caruso Quotes in Forbes.com

Jim Caruso Quotes in Forbes.com This post first appeared on M1PR.com, click for the original Below, you will find a number of articles from Forbes Agency Council member, Jim Caruso, available on Forbes.com Damage Control: 12 Ways To Create An … Continue reading

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Video & Text Transcripts from SXSW

Here are transcripts of my videos from SXSW (a few years ago). There are several short videos, so I put them all on one page with the transcripts. Need reasons to go the SXSW; here you go: Connections with speakers … Continue reading

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Influencing “Winning Attitude”

How To Influence A “Winning Attitude” In Your Team Influence Players Without Creating Undue Pressure Author: Jim Caruso NOTE: I wrote this a long time ago when I was coaching youth and adult soccer. It still applies. Developing a “Winning Attitude” … Continue reading

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Video Conferencing Applications

Video Conferencing, Screen Sharing, Video Chat, and Online Presentation applications Continue reading

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Check Web Performance to Protect Your Brand

When I do a preliminary check of a potential ally or client I have a quick procedure that includes web performance, online content, and social media engagement. This starts with speed. Continue reading

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Breweries In Vermont & New York

I met friends of mine at Tupper Lake in New York in 2018, so I collected a list of local breweries and brewpubs. Continue reading

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Rapidly Growing List of Georgia Breweries

Finally, after decades of limited brewpubs, few craft beers, and no independent brewers in Georgia, the laws were changed and that opened what seem to be the floodgates of indy breweries. Here is my lst. Continue reading

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Pro Bono Work Achieves Business & Personal Goals

  Pro Bono Service Provides Value to You and Your Firm You get internal and external value, via: Making the world a better place for everyone Recognition for having an innovative giving strategy Positive influence on your community or planet … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse August 21, 2017

Yes! It happened just as predicted by science. Plus, we were lucky enough to have left ridiculously early to drive towards the totality of the solar eclipse path near Clemson, SC. So, we enjoyed a view of the eclipse, partially … Continue reading

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WordPress Site Performance, Plugins, etc.

Here is a post on WordPress administration. It lists some settings, themes, plugins, and other baseline installation requirements for speed, stability, security, and usefulness. Note that this JimCaruso.WordPress.com site is hosted at WordPress.com and that this blog post refers to … Continue reading

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Tips on Blog Formatting for Readability

These Tips Make You Blog More User-Friendly They Immediately Improve Your Writing, Blog, Press Release, or Website Regardless of the Writer or Their Writing Ability Here are some initial observations I prepared for a client, evaluating across all the writers … Continue reading

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Tie PR Strategy Directly To Tactics For Best Results

One method for attaining higher quality results, is a PR process that embeds strategy within the tactical documentation for the client. MediaFirst identifies the desired, future positioning for a client. This is a view of how the client firm wishes … Continue reading

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Social Media Merging Online Reputation, Personal & Business

The online craze that is social media or social networking is creating a greater overlap between an individual’s personal and business reputations. For most of us, this phenomenon is most evident from Facebook. Facebook is now the largest of the … Continue reading

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Clients’ Top Ten Requested Traits

This is a list of the top traits for our media relations team members by our clients. These traits have won us praise over many years: 1. Communicate well with me 2. Be competent and experienced, in technology and business … Continue reading

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Awareness Is The First Step In Customer Creation (Sales)

“Customer Creation” is the lifeblood and purpose of any business, according to management guru, Peter Drucker. One view of the sales cycle is that Awareness is the first step in the multi-step process of Awareness ~> Knowledge ~> Selling ~> … Continue reading

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Lead The Social Media Charge

 For Today’s Business Professional, LinkedIn + Facebook + Twitter Matter Most Businesses and individuals increasingly see the value in online social media for industry connections or introductions and clearly for employment opportunities. Beyond these are company branding, business reputation management, … Continue reading

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OpenSocial Rapidly Interconnecting Collaborative Social Networks

What’s amazing about OpenSocial is how it accelerates the pace of interconnection, previously rampant mostly within single, rapidly growing social networking communities. OpenSocial ties these fast-growing communities together for a quantum leap in value and connection (to people, groups, organizations, … Continue reading

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 Economist Is Wrong To Dis Apple iPhone

The Economist magazine, which usually is very perceptive about global business, takes a divergent path by offering a hollow analysis of the Apple iPhone in its article “Apple pipped: The iPhone may already be outdated” [From Economist.com dated 13 April … Continue reading

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 Apple TV Is Well Executed

Yes, I bought an Apple TV the day it was announced. It’s installed and operational. The packaging is consistent with Apple’s nice design, set-up is simple, menu and navigation straight-forward, and viewing/listening is a great experience. Watching 320×240 formatted video … Continue reading

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 Study Shows Layout Speeds Reading

USC/Annenberg Study Confirms Value of Page Layout to Memory and Reading Speed of Articles “Eyetracking points the way to effective news article design” is a story in the Online Journalism Review of the Annenberg Center for Communications at USC. Featured … Continue reading

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 Attrition.org Data Loss Archive and Database (DLDOS) should scare anyone

This post was originally published on Twitter as a Tweet on 3 March 2013: Breaches of personal privacy and information loss are well documented and archived at Attrition.org Data Loss Archive and Database (DLDOS) at http://attrition.org/dataloss/. I mentioned this in … Continue reading

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 Dodgeball.com MoSoSo Mobile Social Software

Dodgeball.com is in the Mobile Social Software (MoSoSo) space. This seems useful and easy to use. It is within Google’s stable of applications, so it recognized my Google account and asked permission to use that account and log me right … Continue reading

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 Fake News Presents A Hazard To Reputations Of Clients & News Sources

PR allows the spokesperson to take a position on industry issues or announce news. The mixing of editorial with advertising may damage the reputation of firms that promote themselves or their position with “fake news.” Ultimately, undermining the value of … Continue reading

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 Suzanne Vega Performs Virtual Concert, Online on Second Life

MMO’s (Multi-Player Online) Game [or MMORPG (Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games)] offer to let people present themselves through an online environment via an avatar. I am fascinated by how businesses may eventually use this technology. It is clear that there … Continue reading

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Nokia N80 Is a great mobile phone

I decided on my next mobile telephone, the Nokia N80 (http://www.nokia.com). It’s a quad-band GSM phone with the full array of the top features that I wanted. First, it is a phone, not a computer shrunk to the size of … Continue reading

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PR Trends: Social Media Sites, Press Releases, Etc.

This is a well-considered blog entry (17 July 2006) by Andy Lark on trends affecting PR, such as the influence of social networking on public relations. 1.) Certainly, citizen journalism is immediate and ubiquitous, but it doesn’t replace professional journalists. … Continue reading

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Landline Bundles Appeal, But Broadband More Compelling Than Phone

In-Stat (19 July 2005) research corroborates my last post about the changes facing landline telecom carriers (ILEC, CLEC). The survey specifically assesses bundled telecom services. Bundling of services reinforces the tie between the supplier and customer and counters competition, specifically … Continue reading

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Mobile Lines Overtake Landlines & The Evolution of Mobile Advertising

First, one should note this shift from landlines to mobile telephone lilnes, which is changing the basis of competition for traditional telecommunications carriers, Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC), alike. Higher end services, such as … Continue reading

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 On “CBS News Unveils Web Strategy”

On "CBS News Unveils Web Strategy." Television broadcasters have enjoyed continuing streams of revenues from advertising – even increasing streams, even after these are proving less effective for advertisers. Viewership clearly is fractured, no longer just three (anyone remember?) or … Continue reading

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Skype & Mobility, Smartphone Choices for the Future

IP Telephony & Ubiquitous WiFi Are Coming IP-based (Internet Protocol) telephony is certain to overtake switched-circuit telephony. Skype leads in the number of Voice over IP (VoIP) users and certainly has a global reach. Mobile telephone handsets will eventually communicate … Continue reading

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 Mobile Phone Pick: E-TEN M500 Pocket PC (EN)

Well, after investigation to the point of no return, I decided on an E-TEN M500 Pocket PC (EN). You can’t actually buy them from a US carrier, but Expansys has every new toy that any bleeding edge technology adopter could … Continue reading

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What Happened to My Technorati Profile?

Technorati profiles are history. ** Update 7-2-2018 The Technorati blog index and rankings are gone. As of 2016, Technorati was acquired by Synacor. Blog indexes were one backlink for SEO and a source of curation for the early Web 2.0 Here … Continue reading

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