http://www.theverge.com – http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/20/2886806/the-decline-of-print-visualized-us-ad-sales. The recent news that Apple Computer has more cash than the federal government is just a hint at what’s going on. Against the backdrop of the federal deficit and Wall Street’s continued decline, the news broke last month that Apple is sitting on approximately $76.2 billion in cash (as of the end of June). This is more than the U.S. government claims to have (a paltry $73.7 billion). A high tech firm has eclipsed a mark that the former titans of our economy, the oil companies and auto makers, can only envy.
These pool maintenance companies are going to be in need of swimming pool supplies. If that’s what you sell, you will be targeting these customers. If you have a retail store you could be targeting homeowners as well. However, businesses such as health spas, hotels and condominium complexes are more likely to use the services of a pool maintenance company. Both Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) and Mocsin Shah (@m0hcin on Twitter) were Tweeting away as helicopters flew overhead, in addition to other events, not knowing they were live-blogging the events via the microblogging site Twitter.
So what is it? By definition (Wikipedia), social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Tweetdeck: TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz and MySpace application. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles from one application.
You can also make lists and view DM’S @ responses, favorite tweeter lists or groups all from one application. You can also send out “tweets” on the latest information available regarding real estate trends. Like what markets are doing the best and which or not doing as well. There is loads of information on the web that is relevant to real estate. You can read all about home inspections, mortgage rates, home staging and much more.
Share tips on how your clients can present their homes to sell them quickly. Being an avid tweeter, I said I used it primarily for business, which is not only true but also sad. I decided I needed to reevaluate my Twitter usage and perhaps provide some insight about the whole Twitter usage for those who are not using Twitter for business and they just do not get it. Yammer helps flatten companies in the sense that it allows information to flow more freely. But you don’t have to be a flat organisation to use Yammer.
One of the features that we rolled out after launch was ‘groups’. So you can create a group for your department, your team and just have private conversations within those groups. That the company can ultimately decide who gets to see that information is a very important part of it as well.