Jason mKey

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8 years 9 months ago

What if you could connect with a total stranger over the phone who shared a common interest or could possibly help answer a question? Enter Chatfe (pronounced chat fay), a New York based startup who recently gained some press in the New York Times for its ability to help others communicate in a rather unique way. Chatfe will connect you and a stranger over the phone while keeping both users identities and phone numbers private. Sign in and find...


8 years 10 months ago

If you blinked anytime in the past couple of weeks, you might have missed the uprising of Web 2.0 trendier than trendy Q&A service Quora. What happened? Out of nowhere I was receiving an onslaught of Quora friend requests. Maybe because news outlets such as CNN and TechCrunch decided to flood their feeds with Quora hype, but somehow Quora kind of exploded. It's a good thing. I've been championing the site for months now, have written about it here and at other outlets, and I'm glad it's receiving the attention that it has...


8 years 10 months ago

2011 Web 2.0 predictions part 4 of 5.

Throughout 2010 geolocation services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places took off. Check in services were virtually unheard of in 2009, but became the highlight of the South by Southwest Festival and continued to grow in popularity throughout the year. In 2011 we’ll see more check in competitors and more features to the current batch. In order for geolocation apps to continue staying relevant they’ll have to add advanced gameplay, more social features, or a lot more deals. Right now such apps are popular due to social...


8 years 10 months ago

2011 Web 2.0 predictions part 3 of 5

2010 saw many high points when it came to new tech products. A landmark year for smartphones, tablets, and laptops, 2010 was a year full of emerging technology. In 2011 we’ll see more content created specifically for new tech devices and as a civilization we’ll move towards never levels of connectivity. The associated media, advertising, and gaming companies that are built around emerging technologies will look to have a great year.

Avenues for online communication will continue to grow steadily. Developing countries...


8 years 10 months ago

2011 Web 2.0 Predictions part 2 of 5

In 2011 we’ll see an increase in focus when it comes to social media marketing. Boutique agencies along with large marketing firms will offer social media marketing solutions more often. Smart campaigns will start to include a multi-level approach consisting of deeper levels of customer contact. Facebook and Twitter will remain crucial as forums for marketing, but other outlets consisting of video, photo, question and answer, and audio will become more important. More businesses will have an outward facing blog and use it to communicate with...


8 years 10 months ago

2011 Web 2.0 Predictions part 1 of 5.

In 2010 we witnessed a continuing evolution of how human beings communicate with each other online. It’s nice to think that that we’re taking positive steps in the right direction towards a world where social networking, technology, and the population of the world are working together as one. In order to continue to move forward, in 2011 communication, online commerce, and the social web must continue to grow.

In 2011 web 2.0 social networks will continue to spread across the planet. Facebook will start to see...


8 years 10 months ago

After taking a look back on some of the social media trends of 2010 it's only natural to start looking forward to 2011. As businesses large and small continue to adopt social media trends and establish best practices, 2011 appears to be another landmark year for marketing, customer service, customer retention, public relations, and social good efforts utilizing the power of word of mouth and social media. In 2010 social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, grew larger by number and everyone from small business to large corporations started seeing the value in participating in...


8 years 10 months ago

In 2010 we witnessed a wave of new technology products. Some were very mediocre and many were rehashes of other products, but a handful stood tall above the rest. When a piece of technology can change the world by helping others communicate better, have more fun, or work more efficiently, it will often stand the scrutiny of the public and gain mass appeal. It takes the right combo of marketing, product placement, timing, and innovation to release a gadget that will be loved by millions. It's not easy, but it's great when a product lives up to the hype and becomes a hit. Here's a list of  some of the...


8 years 10 months ago

In a year filled with big headlines, new startups, and large organizations adopting new media marketing practices, a few social media events rose above the rest. Innovative marketing campaigns, the continued rise of social networks, and a few innovators earned the most attention. Here's a look at the top 5 social media events of 2010.

Twitter in the News

Twitter continued to soar in 2010 and has shined the brightest whenever major events capture the worlds attention. Earlier in the year the Haiti earthquake caught the world by surprise and Twitter was there to document it....


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