Photo Sharing, It’s What People Do

I visit and use Facebook very often, at least once a day to check on updates from family members, close friends and mostly to share photos. After reading many articles about Facebook’s IPO and the future of the company I decided to really think about what makes me go back to Facebook almost every day and it is simple to answer… photo sharing. Most of my family members post photos with short captions to Facebook in a daily basis, it is interesting to see the photos they share, more so than just reading a tweet or a short update about what they are doing, etc. There is not a doubt in my mind that Facebook’s photo sharing must be one of the most important features of the site, just look at all the posts about the photo sharing service from the Facebook blog.

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Accept It, Social Media Sites Are Helpful

I have been using different social media sites for a few years now. It took me a while to get into it because I considered it a big waste of time, I was wrong.

Social media sites are nothing but a way to communicate what we all have to say, to share, it can be a short message, a blog post, a picture, a new product, a rant, etc.

It is all about sharing information with people we know and people who we wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise, I love it! It is also a great way to keep up to date with the topics that are of interest to you. For example, as a software developer I follow (using Twitter) other software developers I trust and admire to see what they are up to, etc… I also follow the Twitter accounts of certain companies because I am interested in their products and services, and interestingly enough I have found it a lot easier to communicate with these companies via Twitter when I have a question, a praise or a complain. Sigue leyendo

Job Boards vs. Social Media Sites

When it comes to finding a job, you have many options these days. Long gone are those days where you just looked at the newspaper for job opportunities. Asking your friends and family if they know someone who is hiring is still very effective, most companies prefer interviewing people referred by existing employees than people they find in online job boards and the like. Some years ago, when online job boards came out, everybody started using them. People looking for jobs, for the first time, were able to “apply” to existing job openings with the click of a button, after creating some sort of profile. Sigue leyendo

Gary Vaynerchuk visits Austin, TX

On Wednesday September 15, 2010 Gary Vaynerchuk offered a dinner event where we talk about his experiences with his blog Wine Library and video blog Wine Library TV.

The dinner took place at the AT&T Conference Center in University Avenue and it was organized by Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange (TeXchange).It was a very well-organized event where the attendants had a chance to do some networking and enjoy a drink from the cash bar before the event started. Sigue leyendo