Tuesday Question of the Week-Do You Wish There Was a Dislike button on Facebook?  

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Do you wish there was a "dislike" feature on facebook? Why?

Post your comments below. I want to know what you think. This is the start of a regular blog post called Tuesday Question of the Week (TQW.)

Gary Vaynerchuk's Bookstore Appearance  

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Gary Vaynerchuk author of Crushing It spoke candidly about his "spiel." He began with his beginnings, gratitude, and his mid-life crisis at 30.

I found his words very inspiring. Here is some great bullet points I took from the 30 minute video he posted on his twitter.

*"Content is at an all time high." Your personal brand is your most important brand. It will cost you mostly "sweat equity." Most people will not win at this because they don't have patience. Everybody is busy looking at their analytics and stats. When he first started his Wine Library TV, "nobody cared" for the first 18 months, but he never gave up.

*Content and customer service is most important, not twitter, facebook, and google wave... But you need to respect a thing like twitter and facebook if you are in business... Word of mouth is what closes in business, not advertising" 8 out of 10 times.

*In the end "the best storyteller wins."

*"The internet is the most underrated thing in our society...We should all be in the content business. Why let someone else have it." Now everybody's opinion counts and matters.

*"Your legacy is better than currency." What will your grandkids think of you? Because it will all be logged on the internet.

*"This is not an age game, it is a dna thing."

Check out the whole video here and let me know what you think. :)

Catch the Google Wave?  

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First you may be asking yourself, what the bleep is a google wave? A wave is a hosted conversation. According to the Google Wave page: 

"A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time."

A wave is best used for group projects, photo sharing, meeting notes, brainstorming, and interactive games. If you have 80 minutes to spare, there is a long video on what a google wave can do for you or your business. But if you are like me and want to see the shorter video first, check out this video.

Seems interesting for the right situation. Not sure how I feel about the twitter function on google wave. So far, I have not caught the google wave. Have you? What are your thoughts on it?

Crushing It with Your Brand  

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I just caught the newest edition of the New Media Minute with Daisy Whitney, where she talks about "Crush It," by Gary Vaynerchuk. She talks with Gary about how important it is for you to build your personal brand, even if you love your corporate job. According to Gary, you need to build your brand around what you are passionate about. Through social media you have the ability to do that by going directly to the consumer!

Based on this video and Daisy's endorsement, I can't wait to get my hands on the book!

If you are not following Daisy Whitney, and you are interested in the business of online video, you need to. She is a wealth of knowledge on "new media," as well as being a writer, producer, podcaster, on-air correspondent and all around cool person. :)

Tweet While You Work! Twitter is hiring!  

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It is really hard to believe that Twitter, one of the most powerful social media websites out there, has less than 30 employees. Yes, that is not a misprint! Twitter is a small company with mega power. Are you looking for a job?

"Though we're small, we offer the things you'll find at a big company—like competitive salaries and full benefits. We even have an HR department (her name is Krissy), if you have questions about your 401k, flex spending, health, dental, vacation, stock options, and all that stuff. Plus, everyone gets a meaningful stake in the company's long-term success."

If you are in San Francisco or wouldn't mind relocating, than head on over and check out the job opportunities from receptionist to software engineer.

Maybe the additional employees will help twitter from overloading! http://www.twitter.com/jobs