Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Groupon Takes on MA State Regulation

    I’ve been using Groupon for a little over a year now and I love it. Not only do I love Groupon because of the sweet deals that they give me, but because I genuinely believe that they at least try to do right by their customers. Even their controversial super bowl ad can at least Continue Reading

  • Subway Makes Great QR Codes

    This post was originally authored for Diversified Data Technologies, LLC and has been syndicated here for further publication by the author. What is a QR Code? QR Codes (pictured at right) are starting to show up everywhere. They’re at your favorite restaurants, websites, and even on t-shirts. QR Codes themselves are a great way to go beyond print media and Continue Reading

  • Hootsuite Analytics SUCKS

    Today marked a big day. Hootsuite finally improved its analytics to integrate all aspects of its social platform into one nicely designed report. No longer do you have to go to google analytics to check your clickthroughs from Twitter. It’s in the report. You don’t have to check twitter counter to get your trends analysis Continue Reading

  • Facebook Rents Movies

    It’s true. Facebook and Warner Brothers have teamed up to get in the streaming movie game. Move over Netflix. Get out of the way Amazon. The world’s largest online audience now has the ability to socialize over a movie. It’s truly a brilliant move on both of their parts. With the movie industry looking to Continue Reading

  • IHop Adds Chicken to its Social Menu

    This February IHop added a new item to its menu – Chicken and Waffles. And as far as I can tell, the newsworthy push has largely been online. Though their video has only received just over 5,000 hits on YouTube, they have recently boosted the video to display prominently on its website homepage and Twitter has taken note. But Continue Reading

  • Friendly’s Beats IHop at E-Mail Marketing

    I’ll admit, I’m a fast food, low quality kind of guy. I like my food, I like lots of it, and most of all I like it cheap. In fact, the cheaper the better. So naturally, yesterday was a great day for me. iHop was offering a free round of pancakes for a small charitable Continue Reading

  • Backlinks and Your Ranking

    Backlinks are an important part of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). A backlink is an incoming link to a website. In the past, prior to the days of the search engine, backlinks were the main way to get from one website to another, however it has now become an integral part of Search Engine Optimization. Search Continue Reading