social media: "The Future of Abundance Interview with Tim Sanders" - 07/02/09 09:31 AM
In my last post, "Lovecats, Likeability, and a Plan to Save the World", I discussed the teachings of someone very influential to me. Tim Sanders, New York Times bestselling author of "Love is the Killer App", "The Likeability Factor", and most recently "Saving the World at Work" has been teaching the ways of the "Lovecat" for years.
As discussed in my previous post, the "Lovecat" method focused on approaching your life and business by "Obeying the Law of Abundance", and sharing your contacts, knowledge, and compassion with those around you. This mentality was a predecessor to the Social Web mentality that … (3 comments)

social media: Looking Beyond the Matix - 05/13/09 03:57 PM
Neo – “Why do my eyes hurt?”
Morpheus – “Because you’ve never used them before.”
One month ago I took the red pill and woke up from the Matrix.
I think it’s important to point out here that this is not a swipe or downplaying the importance of the community. The contributors and discussions that are shared there often times border on the level of brilliance. I have learned immensely from the leaders and contributors there. This is simply a personal account of how I began to look outside the Matrix, and what I … (6 comments)

social media: Rules for a Changing Game - The Rules of Social Media for Real Estate - 04/30/09 07:40 AM
The Humanizing of the Social Web for Business 4-29-09 - Dollinger
The Humanizing of the Social Web for Business 4-29-09 - Dollinger Matt Dollinger
" In this presentation that I did for the Chicago Sparkt event ( I touched the "Rules for a Changing Game" for real estate and business in general. With the emergence of Social Media into the business world we are moving from a "why" to a "how" strategy for this new technology. In this presentation I talk about what is NOT going to happen in business, and more importantly what innovative and successful companies are … (2 comments)

social media: The 10 Commandments of Twitter Usage (Real Estate Version) - 04/02/09 01:11 AM
The Ten Commandments of Twitter
(Real Estate Version)

Thou shalt completely fill out thy profile Thou shalt read Nik_Nik’s E-book before posting (Download it Here) Thou shalt LEARN from those you follow FIRST Thou shalt embrace a mentality of COLLABORATION Thou shalt SHARE thy knowledge with those around you Thou shalt READ thy article before sharing Thou shalt NOT SPAM THY LISTINGS TO TWITTER Thou shalt SHAMELESSLY PROMOTE thy new blog post Thou shalt not base your Twitter-worth on FOLLOWERS Thou shalt HELP new Tweeps learn these 10 Commandments Share your own additional Twitter Commandments in the comments below and … (6 comments)

social media: So you think your "Using" Twitter? Not yet you're not... - 02/21/09 01:41 PM
(In Follow up to an original post at The You Factor) And while we're all hopped up on the topic of Twitter, I wanted to give a shout out to a fellow blogger who I THINK (personally, me...) has probably put together the best list of Twitter Applications around. Twitter apps are all over the place. Whether hooking it up to FriendFeed so that your updates feed to your Facebook status, or a simple widget that resides on your blog to keep your readers up to date (see right sidebar!) these applications allow you to utilize Twitter more effectively and really … (12 comments)

social media: Social Media, RSS, Twitter and the Future of the Real Estate Industry - 02/21/09 06:52 AM
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Chicagoland Women's Council of RealtorsR on the power of Social Media in the marketplace. Originally titled, "Social Media - Do you Twitter?" I took a little creative liberty on myself and expaned the topic. My thought behind not sticking to the initial topic was based around one simple thought: -Twitter is not the silver bullet for real estate...
and there's so much more that they should be doing-
Personally, I enjoy Twitter, but think most of the time it's a bunch of noise unless you choose to follow the right people. … (3 comments)

social media: Using Google Reader to Manage your Blog Reading Behavior - 05/31/08 03:34 AM
Read any real estate magazine, talk to any coach, or read any literature, and they will most surely say the same thing... "GET BLOGGING!" Where I have recommended this to a number of the agents that I work with, my first recommendation is to take your time, find your voice, and read some to find out what differentiates a blog from a good blog. But with all of the blogs out there, how do you find time to read and manage them? Once again... Google to the rescue! Google has released another fantastic (and FREE) gadget to help you simplify your … (2 comments)

social media: When does the map of Web 2.0 become "Clouded"? (Part 1) - 04/29/08 07:59 AM
By mattdollinger at 2008-04-29 I shiver almost every time someone mentions the phrase Web 2.0. The catch phrase of the millenia, 2.0 refers to "the next step", NEW, better than the original. The "official" Wikipedia definition refers to Web 2.0 as, "a term describing a trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users". (see article here) So, what happens when our intricately laid plans of information sharing, creativity, and collaboration actually DISTANCE ourselves from our consumers instead of pulling us together for the sharing … (0 comments)


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