What’s not being said about social media and what you need to understand

Having worked on the social side of the web for over ten years, there is tons that I've learned. Sharing is what I do for a living and I want to share my experiences on the social web:It's hard work - getting traction, conversation and measurable results are hard work.  Don't be fooled that social …

2nd Wedding Anniversay – What I am learning from my wife

Today I celebrate the best and most important decision in my life.  Two years ago Lisa Graves, became Lisa Graves Courtines, my gorgeous wife.  Before you get spooked, I'm not going gush lovingly in a public post, Lisa knows how important she is to me.  I want to extoll all the great things that I …

Social Media Weekend at Columbia University: Observations

I spend most of my weekend up at the Columbia Journalism School's Social Media Weekend conference. Sree and his band of volunteers did a great job.   It was small, chaotic, slightly seat of the pants but very effective.  Held in just two rooms across the hall from each other, it was easy to get …