Posted on 08 December 2011
What an excellent breakfast today.
Thanks everybody that braved the morning’s
(Metaphorically) it was great to meet around the Expedition fire (while it was snowing) fresh with tales from the wild. It was great to share the time with everybody along with two new folks:
Liz Jostes (our speaker) and Bryan Burnett of O.R. Nurses, Inc.
It was great to hear what’s happening with the CA’s
StartupMemphis site. Check it out and don’t miss Dowd’s Cloud! Thanks James!
Awesome discussion about the many ways to use
DropBox, and other great utilities out there like HeyTell and (my favorite) ShowMeWhatsWrong.com (Thanks Bryan!).
Liz did an outstanding job walking us through
Klout. Not only did she share the scoring, and some of the controversy about Klout, but she also shared a side by side comparison of her own experience. Check it out: Klout’s not for everbody, and not for Liz (anymore). Here’s her Klout (BarCamp Memphis version) presentation on SlideShare. Great work Liz!
Posted on 06 May 2011
Thank you so much to everyone who presented at our May Show & Tell Breakfast! We’ve definitely got some neat new tools to try out, and here’s the quick recap, in case you missed it!
Create an event, broadcast it to your followers.
Works like Twitter for events. You have a feed that shows you not only events from your connections, but also events based on your location and interests.
Subscribe to individual feeds; see where your friends are going and which events they are attending.
Can import Meetup.com info.
Can auto-create an event on your Outlook Calendar.
BEST PART: Allows event planners to reach a wider base, consisting not just of their existing social connections, but also those who’ve specified particular interests.
Ties your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts into a game that awards points based on engagement.
Invest in individuals that participate in social media and earn points. Like the stock market.
See returns on your investment as they engage in the social media scene.
The more involved and influential they become, the more “profit” you make.
BEST PART: More points awarded for deeper engagement, encouraging meaningful social media interaction.
Funding platform for music, film, art, technology, design, food and publishing.
Pitch your ideas to the masses, individuals in the community contribute funding for your projects.
BEST PART: A world with more art.
MotionX-GPS iOS App for iPhone and iPad
GPS App for the iPhone and iPad
iPhone – $0.99 / iPad – $2.99
Voice guidance can be purchased in-app for an additional $2.99/month or $19.99/year.
BEST PART: In-app links to Facebook Places and Wikipedia. Share your location and get all the info about it from inside the app.
Crawls social media sources for the search term you provide
Returns data in realtime
Streams live twitter results of your search terms
Easily set up a Google Alert from the search page to get emails for new mentions.
Google Fusion Tables
Import data (CSV, XLS, Google Spreadsheet).
Create visualizations of data through charts, graphs, Google Maps overlays.
Can share with friends or make publicly available.
BEST PART: Pretty graphs!!
2011 Tennessee NEXT Conference May 5-6 Nashville TN
Event “focusing on technology based-economic development.”
28 tech startups will be presenting.
Presentations are divided into 4 tracts of business types, each containing 7 businesses
BEST PART: Memphis is represented by 7 different businesses, including
StiQRd. You go guys!
Mashup of various social media feeds, blogs and search engines that return the latest information based on search term that you provide.
Can customize and bookmark your own page.
Only view information sources that you select.
Produces a clean, simple user interface with a consolidated view of your favorite social media sources.
BEST PART: The tagline – “Inhale the web.”
Thanks for coming out guys! See you at the
next one on June 1st! Continue Reading...